Before the Howard University Bison and the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers suit up for their matchup in the Nation’s Football Classic on Saturday, take a look at this week’s events in anticipation of this historic rivalry.

Thursday, Sept. 8:

Presidential Symposium – Beyond the Stereotypes – the Stereotypes – Academics, Character and Black Male Achievement
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Howard University (Cramton Auditorium), 2400 6th St. NW, Washington DC 2005

Friday, Sept. 9:

UNCF Empower Me Tour/HBCU College Showcase and Recruitment Fair
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Washington Convention Center – Hall C, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, DC 20001

AT&T Kick Off Rally
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: Maryland Ave., SW between 3rd St. and Independence Ave.

“The Game Before The Game”: Howard University vs. Morehouse College Student Debate

Location: Howard University (Cramton Auditorium)

HBCU Alumni Networking Reception Co-Hosted by Howard University Alumni Association and the Morehouse College Alumni Association
Time: 7pm- 9pm
Location: DC Renaissance Hotel – Mount Vernon Plaza, 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Saturday, Sept. 10:

Pepsi Max Fan Festival
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (Lot 8)

AT&T Nation's Football Classic
Howard University vs. Morehouse College
Time: 3:30pm
Location: RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Sunday, Sept. 11:

 Chapel Service with Morehouse President Robert Franklin
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Howard University Rankin Chapel at Cramton Auditorium
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The Parties

Friday, Sept. 9:

 The Best of Both Worlds (Part 1)
Time: 5pm-3am
Location:The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

Morehouse/Howard: “Return of the Clash of the Titans”
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location:Ozio’s Rooftop Lounge, 1813 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Love Movement
Time: 10pm-3am
Location:Tabaq Bistro, 1336 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

South’n the City: The Afterwork Crunk Party
Time: 6pm-3am
Location: Pure Lounge, 1326 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009

Black Ivy League Live!
Time: 9pm- 3am
Location: Layla Lounge, 501 Morse St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Saturday, Sept. 10:

 The Best of Both Worlds (Part 2)
Time: 9pm-3am
Location: Teatro, 1909 K St. NW, Washington DC, 20006

The Party of Nations: Howard vs. Morehouse Afterparty
Hosted by Lance Gross and Big Tigger
Time: 9pm-3am
Location: Love Night Club,1350 Okie St NE Washington, DC 20002

The Black Party
Time: 9pm - 3am
Location:National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC, 20045

Sunday, Sept. 11:

Nation’s Classic Alumni Brunch
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Twins Jazz Club (top floor), 1344 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

A friendly reminder for students: Events DC is offering a promotion that allows students to receive a $10 discount on any ticket of $25 or higher for the game. The discount is available starting Wednesday at the RFK Stadium Box Office, the Howard University Cramton Auditorium Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlet locations. The discount is not available online. Ticket buyer must present a valid student ID with photo (high school, college or graduate school). Limit of six tickets per person.

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