If you attended a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), music undoubtedly served as a cornerstone to your campus life experiences. There is probably a list of songs you can run off the top of your head that instantly takes you back to your student center after class, warm days on the quad, or dance breaks between plays on game days. Homecoming season is in full effect this fall, and students and alumni look forward to catching all the “cookout feels” as they hug each other like no time has passed and listen to songs guaranteed to be heard at any event.

In honor of Blavity U Homecoming Week, here’s a  Spotify playlist curated specifically for you. The anthems featured reflect the authenticity of HBCU campus life, and its categories range from the adrenaline-inducing beats featured in step-and-stroll songs to songs that emphasize the standard of Black excellence. Salute to the past, present, and future pioneers!

Blavity U Homecoming Week Playlist