Black College Tours: 2009
(Black Excel Annual Listing)

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Black College Tours: 2009
(Black Excel Annual Listing)

This 50+ tour list is only a startup offering for 2008.  Please circulate to our students, parents, schools, and educators.


Dates: April 5th to April 10, 2009 
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada

The 32nd Street Theater's 14th Annual "Unity Through Knowledge" HBCU Tour will visit Bowie State, Coppin State, Hampton, Howard, Norfolk State, Virginia State and Virginia Union in Washington DC & Virginia. The tour will take place during the Clark County School District's Easter break. The cost for the 6 day/5 night tour is only $1,050 and the fee includes round trip airfare, deluxe coach travel, hotel accommodations, guided campus tours, nightly college preparatory seminars, and a comprehensive tour of Washington DC including all the historical and cultural monuments and memorials! Interested students will be required to pay a $200, non-refundable deposit payment to reserve a seat. Seats are limited and based on a first come/first serve basis.  For more information, please contact Rev. Kelcey West, Founder and Tour Director at (702) 860-6638 or Address: Kelcey A. West at 3630 N. Rancho #101., Las Vegas, NV 89130. 


Caring For Young Minds Black College Tour 
(11th Annual) 
Based in Maryland 
Dates: April 6--April 11, 2009

 Each year, Caring for Young Minds takes a group of 230 high school students on a week-long college tour of several HBCU's.  This year, the tour will include: North Carolina Central, Livingstone, Tuskegee,Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Tennessee State, Fisk, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Morris Brown, and Spelman College. The final day of the tour will be spent at Six Flags Over Georgia theme park.
The cost is $600.00 which includes transportation, lodging and food expenses. For questions, please call 410-935-7017. Contact: Patrick L. Johnson, Tour Address: Caring For Young Minds/11 North Stead Court Catonsville, MD 21228.


2009 Spring College Tour (13th)
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
(Beta Lambda Education Institute)
Dates: March 15-22, 2009
Based in Kansas City, MO

This to goes to Howard, U. of District of Columbia, Bowie State,
Coppin State, Morgan State, U. of Maryland (Eastern Shore),
Lincoln (PA), Hampton, Norfolk State, Saint Paul's, Virginia State,
Virginia Union, Stowe State, and Lincoln (MO). Cost is $525.00.
Payment to Beta Lambda Education Institute. Mail to Roman
Lee LeBlanc at 5315 Cleveland Ave/Kansas City, MO 64130.
Phone:816-237-1906. Email: Or call
tour coordinator Jason Parson at 816-547-8736.


The 24th Annual Black College Tour
Sponsored by the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dates: March 29 to April 3, 2009

The 24th Annual Black College Tour, Inc. is selecting students for its highly renowned Black College Tour. The tour place allows students from Indianapolis, Indiana and surrounding areas the chance to actually visit a number of HBCU's.  Students will speak with admissions counselors and student ambassadors, and take walking tours of all the campuses. The tour will be visiting Tennessee State, Fisk, Alabama A & M, Alabama State, Tuskegee, Xavier, Dillard, Southern University, Jackson State, and Mississippi State. The cost is $450.00, which includes transportation, hotel, tour T-shirt, and tour portfolio. For more yu should write to Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter/Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc./P.O. Box 1364/Indianapolis, IN 46206-1364.


Step Higher 9th Annual HBCU 2009 Spring Break Tour
Dates: FOUR SCHEDULED TOURS, Various dates from
March 22 to April 10th
Based in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (Covington)

There are Tours A, B, C and D,  that Will depart out of Covington Kentucky. Go to website for specific tour listings. Schools usually schools like include Fisk, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Tuskegee, Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Rust, Hampton, Morehouse, Virginia Union, Virginia State, Bethune-Cookman, North Carolina Central, Bennett, Morgan State, and others. Cost $495.00 per Student. This includes Luxury Charter Bus with 6 Television, luxury Seats, Lodging, guided campus tour,  evening tours of Historical attractions and landmarks. Contact Janelle Hocker at (859) 743-2907 or email at Step Higher/PO Box 2306/Covington, Kentucky 41012-2306. Key info at


21st Annual Educational Student Tours (ETS) 
Based in Los Angeles, California 
Departure Dates: Tour A: April 5, 2008 to March 5
Tour B: June 21, 2008 to May 15th

ETS is a tour group that's been featured on TV (ABC), and has been around for a long time.  Tour A visits Bennett, Clark - Atlanta, Hampton, Howard, Johnson C. Smith, Morehouse, North Carolina A&T, Paine, and Spelman. Tour B visits Alabama State, Dillard, Jackson State, Morehouse, Southern U., Tuskegee, and Xavier. The cost is $1,628 (students), $1,805 (adults) and includes airfare from LA and back, hotels, buses, meals, and more. There'll be chaperones and supervision. You must make calls for plans and other info. Phone: (818) 891-8087.  FAX (818) 892-1384 Email:  For more info go to Website:  Address: Educational Student Tours/16850 Gresham Street/North Hills, California 91343


Based in New York City --Dates unclear

This tour is an annual event.  Generally the tour visits many schools (over 20)  like Howard, Hampton, Spelman, Norfolk State, North Carolina Central, Clark Atlanta, North Carolina A&T, Virginia State, Virginia Union, Morehouse, Bennett, Morgan State, Morris, Coppin State, and others.  Usually the tours span over a two week period coinciding with the Easter school break. A past price was in $650 range. For more info call (718)-670-3361.  You should visit the website at: for details/application and media presentation.


Vision For Success College Tour 2009
Three Tours--March 22-27, March 29-April 3rd,
April 5th-April 10th
Based in Fairfield, Ohio

Tours 1 & 2 are to the same schools: Fisk, Tennessee State, Lemoyne-Owen,
Jackson State, Dillard, Xavier, Southern U AM, Tuskegee, Alabama State,
Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark-Atlanta. Tour 3 is to Clark-Atlanta, Morehouse,
Spelman, Barber-Scotia, Johnson C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, North
Carolina Central, Bennett, Morgan State, and Howard.  Cost is $495 student,
$275 chaperone. Vision For Success/P. O. Box 18531/Fairfield, OH 45018-0531
Phone: 513-607-8894 or 513-604-4782. Email:


HBCU Campus Tours 2009
Tour Dates: Tour A-March 22-29
Tour B--June 14-21
Tour C--Nov. 15-22
Based in California

Tour A heads to Spelman, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, South Carolina State,
Bennett, Howard, Hampton, Lincoln, Cheyney, and Coppin State. This tour
includes tour of Washington,DC (Library of Congress, Lincoln Memorial, etc).
Tour B goes to Fisk, Tennessee State, U. of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Philander
Smith, Prairie View A&M, and MeHarry Medical College, and cultural site stops.
Tour C goes to Dillard, Xavier, Tougaloo, Talladega, Tuskegee, Florida A&M,
and Bethune-Cookman. Also a Battle of the Bands football game and more.
Cost is $1,700 plus airlines fare, bus, seven nights with breakfast. Trip
included chaperones, certified teachers and aid advisor. For more info email or call 909-447-6800. HBCU Campus Tours,
P.O. Box 4513 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729. Website:


22nd Anniversary Black College Tour
(Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc./Xi Phi Chapter)
Based in New York City

*This is 2008 info

This is a six-day, five night tour headed to Hampton, Delaware State, U.
of Maryland at Eastern Shore, Howard. Morgan State, North Carolina
Norfolk State, Central, North Carolina A&T, Virginia State, and
Virginia Union.  Cost: $495. Send to Black College Tour/Xi Phi Chapter/
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity/PO Box 616/Hamilton Grange Station/
New York, NY. 10031. Phone contact: Charles Johnson, Tour Director:
646-271-3997. Web and application:


U-Can College Tour 2009 (United College Action Network)
Dates: June 14 to June 19, 2009
Based in California

Visits include Fisk, Tennessee State, MeHarry Medical College,
Morehouse, Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, Albany State, Florida A&M,
Dillard, and Xavier. Cost is $1,555.  Airfare, bus, hotels. Tour
Coordinator is Barbara Evans. Phone: 916-591-8558 (after 6:00,
Cali time). Other contact.
Telephone: 916-921-8226. Email:
Address: United College Action Network/PO Box 5249/Fair Oaks,
CA 95826.

Carl Ray’s Della Tours 
June 15-June 18, 2009
Based in Ocala, Florida

This tour heads to Florida A&M. Clark Atlanta, Tuskegee, Spelman, Morehouse, and Bethune Cookman. The cost is $350 for  hotel accommodations, charter bus, and meals. College Bound, Inc. Contact Virginia R. Grant (352) 208-4894 or Reginald Jackson (352) 362-1029 Email:


(Capital City Tours
March-October, 2009  Based in

Raleigh, North Carolina

This tour includes campus visit, Q&A for parents & students, hotel accommodations,
continental breakfast, dinner and bus transportation.  The tour list includes 
St. Augustine's, Shaw, North Carolina Central, North Carolina A and T, Bennett, Fayetteville State, Johnson C. Smith, and Livingstone College. Contact: Tom Hancock
1-877-Tours-05 (919-232-2557). email

(Beta Lambda Chapter) 
Based in Kansas City, Missouri 
Dates: March 15 to March 22, 2009

This tour is sponsored by the Beta Lambda Charter of ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.  The Tour will usually include visits to Howard; U. of the District of Columbia; Bowie State; Coppin; Morgan State, Eastern Shore, Lincoln University (PA); Hampton University; Norfolk State; Saint Paul's; Virginia State, Virginia Union, Harris - Stowe State; Lincoln (MO). The cost is around $525 and includes rooms, luxury buses, and a Montgomery Civil Rights Tour. For more info Tour Coordinator, Roman Lee, by phone 816-237-1906 or by email at Go to website: http://

The 14th Annual Spring Black College Tour
Dates: March 25-29, 2009

(air flight included)
Based in San Jose, CA

Tour is 5 Days and 4 nights to Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman,
Alabama A&M, and Tuskegee. Also a visit to the Civil Rights Museum in
Alabama. Price is for $1225.00 (price including airfare, bus, and hotels).
Mail to: Della Tours/ 10123 Bon Vista CT/ San Jose, CA 95127.
For Information call Carl Ray at 408-259-6516 or Cell: 408-206-1768
Email: Website:


Black College Tour 
(Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter 
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority) 
April 6 to April 8th, 2009
SMLAC’s Black College Spring Break will include visits North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, Winston Salem, South Carolina State, Johnson C. Smith, and Fayetteville State. The cost is $380. The calendar also includes motivational workshops, social/cultural activities, entertainment, and many other exciting opportunities. To apply for this opportunity you may contact us at or  Website: http://


Historically Black College Tour 
Dates: April 5 to 9, 2009. Based in Maryland.

Students will visit Clark-Atlanta, Morehouse, North Carolina A&T, Bennett, Johnson C. Smith, Hampton, Virginia State, and Virginia Union. The cost of the trip is $425. Three night hotel (doubles), and breakfast and lunch meals. For additional information call 301 265-8326 or 301 248-8833. The trip is sponsored by the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Spring Break Black College Tour: Urban Leadership Institute 
Based: Baltimore, MD 
Sections A and B 
Dates: Make Contacts, Dates TBA

*Needs 2009 update

The Urban Leadership Institute usually sponsors tours with orientations, family meetings, and more. Deluxe bus, quality hotels, guided campus tours, 3 meals daily and other extras. Here are a some of the colleges (using a two section approach) that have been visited in the past: Morgan State, Bowie State, Howard, Hampton, Norfolk State, Virginia State, Virginia Union, North Carolina, A&T, Bennett, Shaw, Morehouse, North Carolina Central, Spelman, Clark Atlanta, and St. Augustine's. Stops have included Busch Gardens, Six Flags in Atlanta.  Call Regina Salliey, Tour Coordinator, at 877.339.4300 or via email at for payment and discount options. Checks payable to Urban Leadership Institute, 2437 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218 Website at


Perfect Light Educational Program, Inc.
2ndAnnual Black College Tour 2009

Departure: Sunday, March 22, 2009
Return: Friday, March 27, 2009
Based: Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Area

Tour Packages Include:

Package A-  Clark Atlanta University, Tennessee State, Kentucky State, Jackson State, Fisk, Spelman, Alabama State, Lane College, Tuskegee, Morehouse and LeMoyne Owen.
Package B- Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, Howard, St. Augustine's College, South Carolina State, Hampton, North Carolina Central, Norfolk State, Claflin State University 
Cost per Student: $495.00. Both Packages Include: Lodging, Travel, 10 Campus Tours, 3 Dinner Meals, Snacks, Visits to Historical & Cultural Sites, Campus Events, Breakfast, T-shirt and Back-Pack. Bonuses: Post College tour Workshops & ALL Chaperones are required to Undergo Background Check and Conflict Management Training. For More Info: Kamilah Bryant, Executive Director- Office: 513-541-7099 * Fax: 513-541-0989 or E-mail: Website:


16th Annual “Get on the Bus” HBCU College Tour
Based in Long Branch, New Jersey
(The Pearl of the Jersey Shore)
Dates: Unclear

*Needs 2009 Update

This tour is co-sponsored by the Long Branch, New Jersey Housing Authority and the Department of Recreation. The tour usually visits Johnson C. Smith Univ., North Carolina A & T Univ., North Carolina Central Univ., Shaw Univ., Saint Augustine College, Winston Salem Univ., University District of Columbia and Bowie State University. The cost of the 5 day/4night tour is $400 per student. The tour cost includes round trip transportation on a deluxe coach bus, tour windbreaker, tour tee-shits,information binder, back pack, 3 meals per day, four night stay at a 4 star hotel, pre tour soul food dinner for students and parents, tour of historic sites and 7 adult chaperones screened and approved by the City of Long Branch, NJ. For further information contact Carl F. Jennings at (732) 571-6545 or Brenda Anderson at (732) 571-6608.


17th Annual HBCA College Tour
Dates: April 14 to 19th, 2009
Based in New London, CT.

Tour includes Howard, Virginia Union, North Carolina A&T, Winston Salem,
North Carolina Central, and St. Augustine. Cost: $295.  For more info
Contact: Ms. Patterson at 445-5470 or Mr. Fonville at 848-1847.mail: Website:
HBCA tour committee., P.O. Box 1385, New London, Ct. 06320-1385.


Theresa C. Suggs/Roy T. Lyons College Tour (33nd Annual)
Dates: Feb. 15th to 19th, 2009
Based in Maryland

This tour is sponsored by the Pan-Hellenic Council of Montgomery County. Schools to be visited include visit Morehouse, Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, Johnson C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, Hampton, Norfolk State and Virginia Union. The cost of the tour is $500 and includes transportation, hotel, breakfast and dinner daily. Applications will be accepted until the buses are filled. For information and reservations contact Mr. Darrell Marbury, Chairperson, at 301 390-8402.


(Xi Kappa Lambda Education Foundation) 
Based in Houston, Texas 
Dates: March 13-21, 2009

This tour will visit Xavier, Southern U., Florida A&M, Spelman, Morehouse, Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, Fisk, Tennessee State, Alcorn State,and  Alabama State. The cost is $700 (early registration). $850 regular. Luxury coach travel, hotel stays, and two meals per day, including snacks.  There will be at least 8 chaperones/counselors. Call for more info call: Daryl Walton at (713) -773-0125 or Roger McDonald (713) 988-8440.  Xi Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc./PO Box 1522, Missouri City, TX 77459-8522  Web:


Annual Historical Black College Tours 2009
sponsored  by Gibbs Travel

Based in Houston, Texas
Dates: Two Tours: March 14-March 29; June 14-June 23, 2009

Spring Break Tour visits the following schools.  Howard, Morgan State, Hampton, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Jackson State, and Norfolk. Cost: Double,Quad, Triple rooms from $499 to $589.  Summer Tour includes Florida A&M, Bennett, Tuskegee, Tennessee State, Howard, Clark-Atlanta, Fisk, Spelman, Morehouse, and North Carolina A&T. Cost: $599 to 699. Address: Gibbs Travel/ PO 300231, Houston, Texas 77230-0231. Phone: (713) 748-2242.


2009 Black College Tour (New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Youth Ministry)
Dates: April 9th to April 17th, 2009
Based in Southfield, Michigan

The schools toured will be Howard, Bowie State, Hampton, Clark Atlanta,Spelman, Morehouse, Alabama State, Fisk, Xavier, Tennessee State, Jackson State, Dillard, Alabama A&M, Kentucky State, and Tuskegee.The cost for bus and hotels is $599.00. Price includes round trip motor coach and hotel stays, and Black College tour T-shirt. For more info, call Deacon Keith Roberson at 248-470-4390 or Alton Williams at at 248-569-9021. Address: New Hope MBC Attn: Black College Tour/PO Box 2179, Southfield, MI 48037-2179. Website:


(Why Inc and Robert Patrick Associates)

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana
Dates: Call for 2009 info

This tour usually includes visits schools like Spelman,  Clark Atlanta, Fisk, Morehouse, and Tennessee State. and includes campus tours, lunch, transportation and accommodations.  Call Robert Patrick at 317-227-7423 Website:


William  E. Edwards Annual College Tour (WEE-ACT)
Based in Stamford, CT 
Dates: Call for info

In the past the visits were to Delaware State, Norfolk State, Hampton, Howard, and Bowie State.  Students also visited historical landmarks.  Also included will be a visit to The Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore. For additional info call 203-326-0029 or e-mail: Address: PO Box 11343/Stamford, CT. 06911-3343.


The Mary L. Stone Black College Tour
Dates: APRIL 13 TO 19TH, 2009.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Tour will be visiting 12 Historical Black Colleges and Universities Howard, Hampton, and Morgan State. Also, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and The Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Change. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance counselors. Contact The Kingsley Association for more information at 412.661.8751. Website:


6TH Annual College Tour
"Lifting The Veil"
Dates: Tour leaves April 5, 2009
Based in Florence, Kentucky

This tour is sponsored by Next Level Mentoring Program.
Visits to Florida A&M, Bethune Cookman, Savannah State, South Carolina State,
Benedict, Fayetteville State, North Carolina Central, North Carolina
A&T, Winston-Salem State. Costs: $375. Contact Walter Ingram at
8459 US 42, #122/Florence Kentucky. Phone: 859-384-7527.


Thoroughbred College Tours 2009
Dates: March 29 to April 3rd
Based in Louisville Kentucky

Schools to visit include Florida A&M, Florida State, Spelman, Morehouse,
Clark-Atlanta, Georgia State, Fisk, Tennessee State, Kentucky State, and
Vanderbilt U. Cost: $600.
Phone: 502-386-6008. Address: PO Box 197445/Louisville, Kentucky 40259-7445.

Black College Tour 2009 (Hope United Methodist Church Ministries)
Dates: April 12 to April 18, 2009
Based in Southfield Michigan

Visiting Tennessee State, Fisk, Xavier,  Dillard, Southern U., Alabama State,Tuskegee University, Florida A&M, Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark-Atlanta  The trip cost of $550 covers transportation, lodging, T-shirt, tote and the banquet. Additional expenses are needed for food, spending money and special attractions. Deposits are now being accepted. Call for details. Contact Sheree Calhoun (313) 802-4745 or Robert Douglas (248) 356-1020


YMCA Historically Black College Tour
(YMCA Metro Youth Collaborative)
Dates: Spring Break
Based in Detroit Michigan

Tour usually includes Morehouse, Florida A&M, Alabama A&M, Spelman,
Tennessee State, Clark-Atlanta, Tuskegee, Fisk, Kentucky State.
Cost: $500. Six Night hotel accommodations, Charter bus, T-shirts,
two social outings. Address: YMCA Metro Youth Collaborative/
7375 Woodward Suite 2600/Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 309 1552 phone


Arrow Collegiate HBCU TOUR 2009
Dates: April 7 to 12, 2009
Based in Maryland

College visited include Florida A&M, Florida State, Clark Atlanta,
Johnson C. Smith, Bennett, Spelman, Morehouse, Hampton,
Norfolk State, Virginia State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T.
Stops at cultural locations as well as Disney World/Universal Studios.
Hotel stays, meals, and Coach Transportation. Cost: $450.
Contact Sabrina Crowder at 301-505-2204 or Alexander Reese
at 301-312-7914. Address:Arrow Collegiate Tour/PO Box 1022/
Temple Hills, MD 20757.


Hope United Methodist Church Ministries
Black College Tour 2009
Dates: April 12 to 18th.
Based at Southfield, MI (at Church)

Tour includes Tennessee State, Fisk, Alabama A & M, Alabama State, Tuskegee, Florida A&M, Savannah State, Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark-Atlanta. The trip cost of $550 covers transportation, lodging, t-shirt, tote and the banquet. Additional expenses are needed for food, spending money and special attractions.Contact Sheree Calhoun at (313) 742-8130 or Robert Douglas at (248) 356-1020. Website:


Suggs/Lyons Annual HBCU) Tour
February 15th - 19th, 2009.
Maryland Based

Sponsored by The Pan-Hellenic Council of Montgomery County, MD - Visit the campuses of Shaw U., North Carolina Central U., Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark/Atlanta U., North Carolina A & T, Hampton U., Johnson C. Smith U., Norfolk State U. & Virginia Union. Applications will be accepted until buses are filled to capacity. Cost of Tour: $400.00. Fee includes transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner each day). Make your reservations early. Contact: Darell Marbury at 301-390-8402. Application and extra info at http://

The Pathways 12th Annual College Tour
Date: in April 5 to April 11, 2008
Based in Marietta, Georgia

The following schools will be visited:  Bethune-Cookman, Florida State,
 Florida A&M, Dillard,  Xavier, LSU, Southern University, Alabama State,
Tuskegee and Auburn. Cost: $750.  Address: Pathways Educational Services/
 2900 Delk Road #281, Suite 700/ Attn: College Tour 2008/Marietta, GA 30067-5350.


YMCA Historically Black College Tour
Dates: April 11-19, 2009. (Spring Break).

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tour includes visits to U. Houston, Prairie View A&M, Dillard,
Grambling, Louisiana State, Xavier, U. of Texas, Texas Southern,
Southern U. & AM, and Langston U. Call for price: 414-374-9433.
Hotel accommodations, Charter bus, T-shirts.YMCA Metropolitan
Milwaukee/Northside Branch/1350  West North Avenue 53205.


Annual Black College Tour 2009
(Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Omega Omega Chapter)
Dates: April 5 to April 9th
Based in Philadelphia, PA

This tour heads to Howard, South Carolina State, Claflin, Clark Atlanta,
Florida A&M, Spelman, Morehouse, Tuskegee, Alabama A&M, and
Bethune Cookman. Cost is $445 for bus, hotels, and all meals. Mail
to Mrs. Parkinson-Hall at 1111 East Phil-Ellena Street, Philadelphia, PA
19150. Website:


HBCU College Tour
by Way of Life A.M.E. Church,
(in partnership with the Chi Omega Chapter
of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc)
Dates: Dates Unclear 
*Needs update

This tour usually visits schools like Bowie State ,
Morgan State, Coppin State, Howard, and Wilberforce.
Cost: $250. Contact LaToya Bannister Hill at LBannister@ Mail to: Way of Life AMEC.PO Box 501249.
Indphs, IN. 46450. Application and web:

14th Annual Spring Black College Tour
Based in San Jose, CA

Dates: March 25-March 29, 2009

This HBCU tour departs from San Jose International Airport and visits an impressive array of schools each year. Schools to be visited: Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, Spelman, Alabama State, and Tuskegee. The Martin Luther King Center Ð Atlanta, GA and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. Total cost: $1,025. The director is Carl Ray who started a Youth Opportunity Program in East Palo Alto in 1968 and began recruiting youth to attend HBCU's in 1970; then undertook sponsoring tours to the colleges.  To date, he has chaperoned more than 2,000 students on HBCU tours. Tour is sponsored by DELLA TOURS/ 10123 Bon Vista CT, San Jose, CA 95127. For info call Carl Ray @
408-259-6516 or 408-259-9470. Or go to


13th Annual Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Historical Black College Tour,
Dates unclear.. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

*Need update

Contact: Kenneth Minefield, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Foundation,
PO Box 99274 Pittsburgh, PA 15233.  For application and necessary info
go to


The NEED HBCU Tour 2009
Dates: April 11-18th
Based in Pittsburgh, PA

This tour includes Cheney, Hampton, Howard, Johnson C. Smith,
Clark Atlanta, Lincoln, Morgan State, Norfolk, North Carolina A&T,
Spelman, Morehouse, and Tennessee State. Also the National
Underground Railroad Freedom Museum, Martin L. King Jr. Visitor
Center, and more. Cost: $500.  For more information call
Arlene Holland at 412-566-7393 or 412-566-2760. The Warner
Centre/332 Fifth Avenue/Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Email:ATyler


Historically Black College Tour

Based in Maryland.
Dates: Call for dates and extra info
Students are invited to participate in the Historically Black College Tour which will take place March 16-19, 2008. Students will visit Clark-Atlanta, Morehouse, North Carolina A&T, Bennett, Johnson C. Smith, Hampton, Virginia State, and Virginia Union. The cost of the trip is $405. A $135 deposit is due by January 7th. For additional information call 301 265-8326 or 301 248-8833. The trip is sponsored by the Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church.


Delaware Valley College Tours, Inc
Dates:April 3 to April 10th, 2009
Based in PA (meetings usually at Comm.
College of Philadelphia)

Tour visits Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, Morgan State, North
Carolina Central, South Carolina State, Tuskegee, Howard, Hampton,
Benedict, Claflin, Virginia State, and Elizabeth City State. Call for
cost and fees. Phone: Mr. Coy Butler at. 610-527-3116
Delaware Valley College Tours, Inc/P.O. Box 491/Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


YMCA Black Achievers College Tour 

Based in Central Kentucky

To Florida and Georgia colleges. For more information contact Freddie Brown, YMCA Black Achievers Director at 859-226-0393 or email to


National Black College Tours 2009
Dates: 2 tours ( March 14-21 and April 4-10)
Based outside Atlanta, Georgia

Tour A: Lincoln (PA), Coppin State, Morgan State, Howard,
Bowie State, Virginia Union, and Virginia State. Tour B:
Hampton, Norfolk State, Elizabeth City State, Shaw,
St. Augustine, Fayetteville State, Allen, and Benedict.
Cost:contact administrators. Phone contact: 404-551-2481.
Mail address: 2303 Haflinger Circle, Conyers, GA 30012. Email:
For more info Go to


College Campus Tours
Dates: Jan. 17th to June 18th, 2009
Tour originating from Atlanta, Houston, and New Orleans

This tours head to most of the HBCU's and several other major schools
across US regions. Visited colleges might include Spelman, Hampton, 
Georgetown, Florida A&M, U. of Florida, Dillard, Louisiana State, Southern
U, Xavier, and countless other locations. You must visit the website.
Mississippi U.  Cost: from $325 to $650.  Contact Shaun I. Lain
P.O. Box 355/Fayetteville, GA 30214/Phone: 770-703-1509


College Excursions USA (7 tours)
Dates: Varying all year, from Feb. 2009
till end of year).
Starting point at several USA locations

Tours historically black colleges and universities that hold membership
affiliation with The College Fund. It's an extensive list, including schools
like Howard, Hampton, Spelman, Johnson C. Smith, Xavier, Florida
A&M, Dillard, and more. Visits to cultural locations abound. Cost
varies from $700 to $900 range. You must call a rep at (800) 715-9985
for assistance/details.  Key info is at the website:


College Choices 4 U Black College Tour
Dates: June 16th to June 26th, 2009
Serving San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, CA

Morgan State, Howard, Hampton, Virginia State, Johnson C. Smith, North Carolina A&T, Benedict, Florida A&M, Florida State, Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, Xavier, Dillard, Tuskegee, Alabama A&M and Tougaloo. Cost is $1850 Tour Cost includes all tour transportation and lodging.  Ticket to Disney World and Journal. Contact: Judi Flannery at 510-276-7021 EXT. 2. Email:  Website: Address: 2145 Strang Avenue/San Leandro, CA 94578


Black College Tour
(Michigan Metro Group)
Dates: April 5 to 10th, 2009
Based in Michigan

Round Trip by Wide Body Coach and hotel accommodations (Quad
Occupancy). Cost is $525 which includes a tour of Hurricane
Katrina Sites.  For more info you must contact Mrs. Linda McAllister
at  248-802-3525 or Mrs. Nadonya Muslim 313-622-4967. 


AYA Annual HBCU Tour
Based in Bronx, New York

This tour usually visits 10+ HBCU's. Previous year tours visited
Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, North Carolina A&T, Hampton,
Norfolk State, Morgan State, and Lincoln, Bennett, and Virginia
Union. Usually cost is around $700. Contact AYÁ, Inc.
for more info. Address: 3723 East Tremont Avenue, Suite 1/
Bronx, New York 10465/ Tel: 718.989.2166/E-mail:


Micheaux's Learning Center College Tour 2009
Dates: TBA (Several tours)
Based in Nashville.

At least three tours during 2009. Visits schools like Florida A&M,
Savannah State, Albany State, and North Carolina Central.
Educational Director is LaTisha L. Jordan. Contact number is



2009 College Tour
(Turner Chapel AME Education Ministry)
Dates: April 4 to 10th, 2009
Based in Marietta, GA

Colleges to be visited are Tennessee State, Howard, Georgetown, Duke,
Norfolk State, Hampton, U. North Carolina, Vanderbilt, North Carolina Central
and North Carolina A&T. For more info contact Rev. Don Ezell at


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