FAMU announces changes in parking, COVID testing in preparation for Humphries viewing, services
Florida A&M University Thursday announced details about parking and other arrangements in place for services Friday and Saturday honoring the late President Frederick Humphries.
The parking lot behind Lee Hall will be closed on Friday. Employees are asked to use the lot at the Frederick S. Humphries Science Research Building parking lot on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or the gravel parking lot at Osceola and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
- 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. - Dr. Humphries Lying In Repose (Public Viewing)
- 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. - The Public Wake
- 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Omega Service (Open to the Public)
Beginning 8 a.m. Saturday, the L.S. Barley Lot, the Bragg Stadium/Howard Hall lot, and the south lot of the fieldhouse will be closed for the funeral service.
Those attending the funeral service are allowed to use the following lots: The Parking Garage, Bragg Stadium parking lot, the Welcome Center lot, School of Business & Industry lots, the Gore Education Complex lot on Gamble Street, and the Charles Winterwood-Library lot.
The Venom Shuttle will transport attendees to and from the funeral service.
FAMU is encouraging mourners to wear face coverings. Attendees are asked not to take photos of Dr. Humphries as he lies in state.
Alfred Lawson, Jr., Multipurpose Gymnasium
- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Dr. Humphries Lying In Repose (Public Viewing)
- 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - In Memory Celebration Service
COVID testing, vaccinations
The vaccination and COVD-19 testing sites will be closed Saturday and reopening on Monday.
The Meek-Eaton Black Archives has created a memorial exhibit to celebrate the life and legacy of Humphries. Using items from the Fred Humphries collection, the exhibit will highlight Humphries’ presidential tenure, memorabilia of the FAMU centennial celebration and the College of the Year celebration and other items.
The exhibit will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The exhibit will remain up for public viewing for the duration of the summer.
Archivist Murrell Dawson curated the exhibition.
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