NEW ORLEANS (November 4, 2021) – Hitman Holla of “Wild ‘N Out” host Dillard’s comedy event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Dent Hall as part of Dillard’s Homecoming activities, which will start Sunday and run through next weekend.
Homecoming activities will include the traditional coronation activities, the DU vs. Xavier basketball game and parade next weekend, along with special guests and fun surprises, according to the Dillard Activities Board.
The theme “Certified Bleu Devils” plays on the title of Drake’s recent album “Certified Lover Boy.” Many events are open to the public, but masks and social-distancing rules will be observed. And the basketball games on Friday, Nov. 12, have been moved to the Lakefront Arena to facilitate social distancing.
As of Nov. 1, participants are required to be vaccinated and masked for the events. Students can submit their proof of vaccination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The comedy show “You Only Live Twice,” featuring Tyler Chronicles and Darrren Brand, will be open to the public. Information regarding ticket sales will be released soon.
Here’s what’s on – tap:
– Sunday: Activities will start with a “Who Dat vs. Dirty Birds” football watch party at noon on the Williams Lawn.
– Monday: “We Outside” event at noon on Kearny Terrace and “Devils Glow, Too” at 9 p.m.
– Tuesday: “New Friends in the Industry” at noon on The Oaks and a midnight breakfast in Kearny at 10 p.m.
– Wednesday: A “meet and greet” with a special, as-yet-unnamed celebrity guest is set for noon on Kearny Terrace.
– Thursday, Nov. 11: The 89th Miss Dillard Dejoan Mitchell, a senior English major from St. Rose, and Mr. Dillard Andrew Logan, a Mass Communication senior from New Orleans, will be crowned and their royal court introduced at the coronation and after-party, set to start at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Carver Theater.
– Friday, Nov. 12: The Lady Bleu Devils will match up against Xavier at 5:30 p.m. in the Lakefront Arena, followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.
– Saturday, Nov. 13: The Homecoming parade will start the final day of festivities at 9 a.m. and travel through the Gentilly community, followed by a block party at noon in the Student Union parking lot, the NPHC Plaza dedication at 1 p.m. and the culminating comedy show at 8 p.m.
Kristin Lane, student engagement coordinator, encouraged area residents to come outside and enjoy the floats during the parade. She said the community also is welcome to attend the block party.
Follow @BleudevilsDab on Twitter to be updated on special guests, clues and giveaway prizes.
(Rachel Carter contributed to this report.)