Scenes from VCU's 2013 Homecoming.

Homecoming 2014 celebrates Ram Pride and community service

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Students will start the spring semester with a popular VCU tradition. Homecoming 2014 is a weeklong celebration of Ram Pride filled with activities and events. This year, students also can honor the legacy of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in community service opportunities.

Homecoming will take place from Jan. 13 to 19 and will include a “VCU’s Got Talent” contest, a homecoming court lip-synch contest, a parade and a festival in Monroe Park. The homecoming concert on Friday, Jan. 17, will feature Fabolous, Jhene Aiko and Mack Wilds. On Saturday, Jan. 18, the Rams’ men’s basketball team will face Duquesne University in a homecoming matchup, which begins at 4 p.m. at the Siegel Center.

With this year’s homecoming celebration leading into the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, VCU community members are invited to show their spirit by participating in community service activities.

VCU organizations launched a drive to collect toiletry items and winter clothing for those in need. Students, faculty and staff are invited to help sort and bag the items, which will be distributed by CARITAS, an agency that assists the homeless community. Volunteers are needed at the University Student Commons Richmond Salons on Sunday, Jan. 19, between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. A community dinner will follow but requires an RSVP. For more information about the drive or the community service opportunity, or to register for the dinner, visit

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