Events

Homecoming Schedule 2017

  • Thursday, September 14

    50 Days Till Homecoming
    12:00pm - 2:00pm • BBC - WUC Ballrooms

    It’s time to get LIT! Join your FIU HC BBC Homecoming Council as we present to you the “50 Day Glow Up Till Homecoming!” Come out on Thursday, September 14th for food, fun, glow-in-the-dark games, activities, and a surprise performance! Music will be provided by iHeartRadio’s DJ Zaga. See you there, Panthers!

  • Thursday, September 21

    Get Ready for Homecoming
    4:30pm - 6:30pm • FIU at I-75 Ground Floor

    Distribution of sunglasses & Jamba Juice Smoothies to FIU at I-75 students. Supplies limited!

  • Friday, September 22

    Faculty & Staff

    Spirit Hashtag Competition
    Registration Deadline - 5:00pm

    Register your college or unit name by Friday, September 22nd to participate in the Spirit Hashtag Competition and then start tweeting, sharing and liking until Homecoming Game Day, Saturday, November 4th. For more information, please click here


    Homecoming Faculty/Staff King & Queen
    Nomination Deadline - 5:00pm

    Who are you going to nominate for this year’s Homecoming Faculty/Staff King and Queen? The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, September 22nd. For more information, please click here.


    Faculty, Staff & Retiree Panthers Got Talent Registration
    Registration Deadline - 5:00pm

    Our FIU family will take center stage at this year’s Panthers Got Talent show on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30pm in the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. There will be a winner for best individual, small group and large group performances in addition to a faculty, staff or retiree winner. During the show, the FIU Faculty/Staff Homecoming King and Queen will also be announced. This event is open to all students and employees; no tickets required. The deadline to register to perform is Friday, September 22nd. For more information, please click here.

  • Friday, October 20

    Faculty & Staff

    Spirit Decorating Competition
    Picture Submission & Registration Deadline - 3:00pm

    Who is going to have the most “Panthered” out office this year? It’s time to turn your workspaces into a sea of gold and blue for this year’s Spirit Decorating Competition! Register your department by Friday, October 20th at 3:00pm. For more information, please click here

  • Saturday, October 28

    University & Community

    Panthermonium: Rise of a Legend
    Doors open: 6:30pm • MMC - Convocation Center

    Homecoming is back and in full motion, and that means Panthermonium is right around the corner. This long standing show entering it's 6th installment plans to deliver the some of the biggest names in music today.

  • Sunday, October 29

    Invite Only

    Royal Reunion
    Doors open: 10am

    This event has more royals than a deck of cards. The Royal Reunion will host all former FIU Court royalty along with 2017 court candidates. Invitations and arrangment will be made to those contacted to attend.

    University & Community

    Unleash the Crown - Court Pageant
    Doors open: 6:00pm • MMC - GC Ballrooms

    It wouldn’t be Homecoming without the race to Unleash the Crown. The annual celebration will feature a 007 Gala theme that will defintely leave you...shaken.

  • Monday, October 30

    Students Only

    Cirque De Nuit
    Doors open: 12:00pm -3:00pm • BBC - Panther Sq/Plaza

    As the countdown gets closer and closer each day, the 50 days countdown builds the excitement while promoting panther pride.


    Unleash Your Legacy
    4:30pm -6:30pm • FIU at I-75 Ground Floor

    Free Homecoming shirts, food and beverages to FIU at I-75 students. Supplies limited.

    University & Community

    Trail of the Torch
    6:00pm - 8:30pm • MMC - Housing Quad through Torch

    BBC's occurring on Nov. 2. Application to nominate students will open on Aug. 21.

    Invite Only

    Emeritus Circle Luncheon
    12:30pm - 2:30pm • Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

  • Tuesday, October 31

    Students Only

    Unleash Your Legacy
    4:30pm -6:30pm • FIU at I-75 Ground Floor

    Free Homecoming shirts, food and beverages to FIU at I-75 students. Supplies limited.

    University Wide

    LXV Lounge: Halloween Town
    7:00pm -11:00pm • BBC - WUC Ballrooms

    Let's light the night away and experience an out of this world event. Indulge in our free food, and take advantage of our amazing giveaways. Come out and take pictures, dance and enjoy our performers! Join us Tuesday, October 31, from 7-11 PM in the WUC ballrooms.

  • Wednesday, November 1

    Students Only

    Unleash Your Legacy
    4:30pm -6:30pm • FIU at I-75 Ground Floor

    Free Homecoming shirts, food and beverages to FIU at I-75 students. Supplies limited.

    University & Community

    Ed event (Best Buddies International)
    12:00pm - 3:00pm • BBC - Panther Sq/Plaza

    The Best Buddies Organization is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical isolation of the people with mental or physical disabilities. This event will encourage college students to help and reach out to those in need. Everyone needs a friend!


    Roary's Birthday
    12:00pm - 3:00pm • BBC - Panther Sq/Plaza

    This event will include a bake-off competition, and is partnered with Hospitality & Alumni Relations


    Common Reading Book Author Visit
    12:00pm -1:00pm • MMC - GC Ballrooms

    Book signing will follow.


    Panther Prowl: Watch the Thrown
    6:30pm • MMC - Convocation Center

    Panther Prowl being one of the longest standing entertainment acts of FIU has had its' stage graced by some of the funniest comedian acts in pop culture. This year prepare to feel enlightened by the transformation of Convention Center at FIU.

    Invite Only

    Business Alumni Panel
    TBA

    Topic will be "Diversity and Inclusion within HR"

  • Thursday, November 2

    Students Only

    Common Reading Book Author Visit
    2:00pm - 3:00pm • BBC - WUC Ballrooms

    Book signing will follow.


    Unleash Your Legacy
    4:30pm -6:30pm • FIU at I-75 Ground Floor

    Free Homecoming shirts, food and beverages to FIU at I-75 students. Supplies limited.

    University Wide

    BSU Spirit and Soul BBQ
    12:00pm - 2:00pm • BBC - Panther Sq/Plaza

    Invite Only

    Tri-Council Reunion
    TBA

    University & Community

    Trail of the Torch
    6:30pm - 8:00pm • BBC - Panther Sq/Plaza

    MMC's occuring on Oct. 30


    Panthers Got Talent
    5:30pm • MMC - Convocation Center

    It's back by populuar demand, Panthers Got Talent is calling for all the talent our Panthers have to offer. Join us as we partake in the most attended student featured event on campus. From dancing to singing, and the interperative arts, you won't wanna miss this.

  • Friday, November 3

    University Wide

    Be-YOU-tiful
    11:00am - 1:00pm • BBC - Panther Plaza

    Come out and experience a trip through the Caribbean! Join is in the WUC Ballrooms on Friday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM, open to students, faculty, staff, and the community! There will be food, fun, dancing, photos, clubs, and more! Bring your flag and rep your country. This is an event you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss!


    Carribean Fest
    5:00pm - 11:00pm • BBC - WUC Ballrooms

    Come out and experience a trip through the Caribbean! Join is in the WUC Ballrooms on Friday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM, open to students, faculty, staff, and the community! There will be food, fun, dancing, photos, clubs, and more! Bring your flag and rep your country. This is an event you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss!

  • Saturday, November 4

    Students Only

    Unleash Your Legacy
    11:30am - 1:30pm • FIU at I-75 Ground Floor

    Free Homecoming shirts, food and beverages to FIU at I-75 students. Supplies limited.

    Invite Only

    Governmental Relations Reunion
    12:00pm - 2:30pm • MMC - Reagan House

    Retirees Reunion
    2:30pm • MMC - Ocean Bank Convocation Center Lobby

    President and Mrs. Mark B. Rosenberg invite all FIU retirees and a guest to join us for the many festivities during Homecoming, including the annual Retiree Reunion. For more information, please contact Trudy Fernandez, director of HR Relations at 305-348-0101

    University & Community

    Tailgating: Generals
    12:30pm - 6:30pm • MMC - Lot 4, 6, 7

    Registration details to come


    Tailgating: Roar Lounge
    4:00pm - 6:30pm • MMC - Parkview Lawn

    Registration details to come


    Parade
    3:00pm - 4:30pm • MMC - South Campus Drive

    Let's kick-off the game of the year the right way. Catch the FIU Parade as it leads us into a great football experience. Watch as our students, faculty, staff and community supporters display their panther pride for all to see.


    Football Game vs Texas at San Antonio
    7:00pm • MMC - Stadium

    Students enter for free using OneCard. Tickets can be purchased via Athletics. Lighting of the Torch Ceremony as well student King & Queen announcement will be during halftime.

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Contact

Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Homecoming Office GC 2214
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, Florida 33199

305-348-0197
Fax 305-348-3823

Council Staff

Stephanie Miller
Assistant Director
stamill@fiu.edu