Hampton U. Homecoming party returns to Peninsula

By Tyana Talley

The anticipated Hampton University Homecoming cabaret is here. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, students will pack the Hampton Convention Center to let loose and have a good time.

Known to many students as "Que Cab," the annual event hasn't been in Hampton for years. Last year, the venue was at Club VA Live in Chesapeake. In the years before, the semi-formal event was hosted in Portsmouth, Norfolk and other locations.

"Our profits were very good. Moving the location closer was more convenient for students who don't have cars," said Raquan Haynes, class of 2016 and an Omega Psi Phi member.

In the weeks leading up to Que Cab, the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity sold tickets during Hampton's 12 to 2 day social. The first 100 tickets were sold for $10. Once they were gone, the price went to $15 and up again. Hundreds of tickets were sold to the student body over the course of the last week.

This year's venue will not have an open bar. In the previous years, there has always been a bar to accompany the party for students with the proper identification. "I guess it's better that the location is closer, but there's no bar," said, Thomas Wood, Omega Psi Phi member and '08 alum. "In 2009, there wasn't a bar, but there were bars afterwards."

The Omega Psi Phi Que Cab will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. It will be held in Ballroom E-G at the Convention Center. Jeans, sweats and white T-shirts are not permitted. The cabaret allows students to step out and enjoy a night out on a school night.

Ladies, grab your little black dresses and heels. Men, wear your dress slacks and button-up collar shirts. Tonight will be a night to remember.

The event hasn't sold out of tickets, but you must contact an Omega Psi Phi Fraternity member directly if you're interested in purchasing tickets.

The writer is a student at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

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