Martin University Homecoming 2021

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OCTOBER 2-16 On the campus of Martin University
2186 N. Sherman Drive, 46218

Martin University, Indiana’s only predominantly Black institution (PBI) will see our alumni return to their alma mater to reunite with classmates, celebrate our achievements, and yes, party. There are homecoming events throughout the state of Indiana, and then there’s Martin University’s homecoming. It’s a family reunion, spirit-filled service to our community, and recognition of all the blood, sweat, and tears that makes a degree from Martin worth every step.

Indiana’s one and only PBI will show school spirit starting October 2, 2021, and run through October 16, 2021. Due to the pandemic, homecoming as we’ve known it has been altered. No virtual event could ever take the place of coming back to campus, basking in the energy, enthusiasm, and reuniting with friends and classmates. So, this year we want you to mask up, get vaccinated, and come show your Martin pride! GO MARTIN!

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Sat., Oct. 2, 2021, Homecoming Fall Fest Gold Rush 2021 • 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.

Martin University’s Homecoming kicks off with our Ready, Set, Enroll drive! Enrolling at Martin is that simple! Come out and learn about the opportunities at Martin University!

  • Meet Enrollment counselors

  • Learn about tech boot camps through Eleven Fifty Academy

  • Discover Martin’s academic and social programs

  • Enter to win a scholarship and more!


Sat., Oct. 2, 2021, The Overflow Room Gospel Concert
6:00 p.m. • Bethel Cathedral, 6417 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis, IN

United we stand, we praise, and we worship in support of enrollment at Martin University. Hosted by Carlton Amos, performers include Ervin Webster, Antwan Jenkins & Campfire, Mark Humphrey, and Gospel Recording Artist Geoffrey Golden. Advanced general admission tickets are $10, and VIP is $15; Tickets can be purchased at

Doors open at 5 p.m. for VIP admission and 5:30 p.m. for general admission.


Sat., Oct. 9, 2021, The National Center for Racial Equity & Inclusion Access Fair
10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Join our inaugural NCREI community resource access fair! This event was established to foster partnerships, disrupt systemic barriers, and connect the community to companies, organizations, and allies entrenched in work that combats systemic issues.


Attendees can look forward to promoting expungement services, educational options, banking opportunities, housing experience assistance, civic engagement, featuring Black-owned businesses, community conversations, and learning about public health options.


Sun., Oct. 10, 2021, Faith Moves Us Forward - City-Wide Martin Sunday Initiative

The Indianapolis faith community has always been a supporter of the mission of Martin University. From student enrollment to fundraising, faith leaders continue to drive the success of our institution. This year marks our first annual city-wide Martin Sunday scholarship initiative. We are soliciting at least two hundred communities of faith throughout the city of Indianapolis to contribute a minimum of $250 each to our BEARS. Scholarship fund to help students cross the graduation finish line. For more information or to participate email


Thurs. Oct. 14, 2021, High Tea & Royal Conversations First Lady’s Tea
12:00 noon till 2:30 p.m.

Alumni and guests are invited to join First Lady Tosha Huddleston for a delightful lunch and inspiring conversation with our featured speaker, Tamara Winfrey- Harris, acclaimed author and civic leader. Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics, and pop culture intersect.


Proceeds from the luncheon will help female students at Martin University persist in their educational pursuits through tuition assistance and The Care and Learning Drop-In & Youth Services Center. Tickets are available for $100 and can be purchased via For parties interested in event sponsorship, please contact the university at


[POSTPONED] Fri. Oct. 15, 2021 Martin University Homecoming Alumni Awards Recognition and Reception 6:30 p.m. - Gathertorium

Martin University Alumni are a vital part of our ongoing success! This year, we will honor outstanding alumni and current students with recognition awards. These awards will be presented at the first annual Homecoming Alumni Awards Recognition and Reception, hosted by Martin University. Experience refreshments along with the sounds of Groove Theory! A minimum donation of $25 will benefit Martin’s BEARS scholarship fund.