Events

Homecoming Schedule 2019

  • Monday, August 26

    50 Days Till Homecoming
    Time: 2pm • Graham Center Fountain

    This event will be the biggest 50 Days in Homecoming’s past years. Build your own acai bowls, school essentials, and school spirit!

  • Thursday, September 12

    Football Frenzy
    Time: 11:00am • Engineering Center Lawns 
    Audience:Open to the public 

    Sponsored by the Homecoming Council and the Student Programming Council.

  • Friday, October 4

    Panthermonium
    Time: 6:00pm • MMC - Ocean Bank Convocation Center
    Audience: Open to the public( Ticketed Event)

    Arguably the biggest event of the year. FIU’s Panthermonium Homecoming concert, will feature internationally acclaimed artists. This event is open to the public with general admission floor seats readily available until the event sells out.

     

  • Saturday, October 5

    Royal Reunion
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm • Ricardo Silva Stadium
    Audience: By invitation only.

    We welcome back past FIU Homecoming Court winners, so they can meet current contestants. 

  • Sunday, October 6

    The Crown - Court Pageant
    Time: 6:30 pm • MMC - GC Ballrooms
    Audience: Open to the public

    Support the final Homecoming Pageant contestants as they display their talents & efforts in becoming this years’ Homecoming Court. Tested on their knowledge of our University and exemplify Panther Pride through our week of Homecoming events in hopes of being crowned Homecoming Duke/Duchess, Prince/Princess, and King/Queen. This will truly be a night of laughs, memories, fun, and a sense of community for FIU.

  • Monday, October 7

    Homecoming Kick Off
    Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm • Panther Plaza (BBC)
    Audience: Student, Faculty/Staff

    BBC’s first event during Homecoming Week. Kick off fuels the students with FIU pride for the upcoming week of events. Students gather to celebrate the beginning of a week of spirit and fun.

     


    Unleash the Spirit
    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm • I-75 Ground Floor
    Audience: FIU I-75 Student and employees

    Show us your Panther Spirit! Get a FREE Homecoming shirt, snacks & beverages. Supplies limited. Go Panthers!

  • Tuesday, October 8

    Taste at the Bay
    Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm • Parking Lot 2 (BBC)
    Audience: Student, Faculty/Staff

    We are bringing you our newest spirit event at the Beautiful Biscayne Bay Campus. Come connect and have fun with your friends, colleagues, and family at this Block Party/Food truck like event. We’ll be collaborating with various alumni vendors.


    Unleash the Spirit 
    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm • I-75 Ground Floor
    Audience: FIU I-75 Students and employees

    Show us your Panther Spirit! Get a FREE Homecoming shirt, snacks & beverages. Supplies limited. Go Panthers!


    Trail of the Torch: MMC
    Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm • MMC Marc Lawn
    Audience: Open to the public

    Trail of the Torch is hosted by the FIU Student Ambassadors and sponsored by your FIU Alumni Association, Bank of America and the Student Government Association! The event will take place at the MARC Lawn across from Vicky Bakery, where attendees can enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Attendees can check in, enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Be sure to check out our international student organization showcase while enjoying live entertainment and the chance drawing in support of our Student Emergency Fund, to support students in crisis.

    Be sure to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to learn who are 4 Torchbearers are!  After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway at the Torch by the PC Steps! Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe in” and get a wristband will be able to get the event giveaway!

    Visit go.fiu.edu/FIUTOT to learn more about this event!


    Caribbean Bash 
    Time: 6:00pm-11:00pm • Wolfe University Center Ballrooms (BBC)
    Audience: Student, Faculty/Staff

    Come celebrate Caribbean culture through food, music, dancing, performances from student organizations and more. Students of all cultures are welcome and experience a trip through the Caribbean.

     

  • Wednesday, October 9

    Festival of the Panther King 
    Time: 12:00pm • BBC_ WUC Panther Square 
    Audience: Open to the public

     


    Panthers Got Talent
    Time: 5:30pm • MMC- Ocean Bank Convocation Center
    Audience: Open to the public

    Join us for a night full of entertainment & indescribable talent from our very own Faculty/Staff & students! International being our middle name, we have a diverse line up of associated members to our University that will showcase their abilities on stage for a whole community to witness. Between solo and team competitions come out and find out who has what it takes to take home the Gold! 


    Unleash the Spirit 
    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm • I-75 Ground Floor
    Audience: FIU I-75 students and employees

    Show us your Panther Spirit! Get a FREE Homecoming shirt, snacks & beverages. Supplies limited. Go Panthers!


    Trail of the Torch: BBC
    Time: TBA • BBC
    Audience: Open to the public

    Trail of the Torch is hosted by the FIU Student Ambassadors and sponsored by your FIU Alumni Association, Bank of America and the Student Government Association! Attendees can enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Attendees can check in, enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Be sure to check out our international student organization showcase while enjoying live entertainment and the chance drawing in support of our Student Emergency Fund, to support students in crisis.

    Be sure to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to learn who are 4 Torchbearers are!  After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway at the Torch by the PC Steps! Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe in” and get a wristband will be able to get the event giveaway!

    Visit go.fiu.edu/FIUTOT to learn more about this event!

  • Thursday, October 10

    Onyx Lunch: Black Alumni 
    Time: 12:00pm • BBC- WUC Panther Square
    Audience: Open to the public


    The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn
    Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm • GC Lawns- MMC
    Audience: Open to the public

    Last year’s new event has becoming a tradition. Come connect and have fun with your family, friends, and colleagues at this Carnival/Festival like event. We invite you to enjoy some great food, get energized with cool activities, dance a little with some music, and much more. Definitely a night to remember on the lawns.Evening will end with fireworks!!

    Your Prince and Princess, as well as your Faculty/Staff King and Queen, will be crowned at this event!


    Unleash the Spirit 
    Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm • I-75 Ground Floor
    Audience: FIU I-75 students and employees

    Show us your Panther Spirit! Get a FREE Homecoming shirt, snacks & beverages. Supplies limited. Go Panthers!

  • Saturday, October 12

    Housing & Residential Life Student Leaders Alumni Reception 
    Time: 2:00pm • MMC - Parkview SKy Lounge 
    Audience: Previous Housing and Residential Life Student Leaders

    All former student leaders of Housing and Residential Life (RAs, RHA executive board members, graduate assistants, etc.) are invited to join our current Housing and Residential Life team for refreshments before the parade! 


    Unleash the Spirit
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm • I-75 Ground Floor
    Audience: FIU I-75 Students and employees

    Show us your Panther Spirit! Get a FREE Homecoming shirt, snacks & beverages. Supplies limited. Go Panthers!


    Homecoming Retiree Reunion
    Saturday, October 12
    Audience: By invitation only

    President Mark B. Rosenberg invites all FIU retirees and a guest to join us for the many festivities during Homecoming, including the annual Homecoming Retiree Reunion. To RSVP or for more information, please contact HR Relations at (305) 348-0101.


    Roar Lounge
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm • MMC - Parkview Hall, Multipurpose Room 100
    Audience: Open to the public(ticketed event)
    Cost: $25 for adults, $5 children 
    Purchase tickets here

    Prior to kick-off, join the FIU Alumni Association for food, drinks and A/C at Parkview Hall. Bring your family and friends – everyone is welcome!

    For just $25 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3 and under are free), enjoy a meal ticket, soda, entertainment and Panther spirit swag. Your ticket includes two drinks to start and a cash bar will also be available. (Registration link will open during the Fall semester.)

    For Football game tickets, contact FIU Athletics at 305-FIU-GAME or FIUSports.com.


    Parade
    Time: 5:00pm • Route will go Lot 9 to Lot 4
    Audience: Open to the public

    Celebrate with us in our biggest display of Panther Spirit every year, the Homecoming Parade. Attendees include students, faculty/staff, and the numerous families and friends of our FIU Community (that’s you)! Come out to watch the decorative floats, cool spirit cars, and walking brigades...or be in it! Go Golden Panthers!

     


    Homecoming Football Game
    Time: 7:00pm • MMC - Riccardo Silva Satdium  
    Audience: Open to the public(ticketed event)

    Celebrate with us in our biggest FIU Football Game of the year, the Homecoming Game. Attendees include students, faculty/staff, and the numerous families and friends of our FIU Community (that’s you)! Come out to support your FIU Football team. 

    FIU Students may enter game for FREE. Students may enter all home football games through either Gate 5 or Gate 6.  Gates open 1 hour before kickoff and close immediately at the end of each home game. A valid FIU One card is required for admittance.  

    Registration Required

    Your 2019 King and Queen will be crowned at this event!

    Plan your game day experience, visit the FIU Parking website for tailgating information: Parking Website,

     

Faculty/Staff Homecoming Schedule 2019

  • 50 Days to Homecoming

    50 Days Till Homecoming
    Time: 2pm • Graham Center Fountain

    This event will be the biggest 50 Days in Homecoming’s past years. Build your own acai bowls, school essentials, and school spirit!

    Should you have questions about these Homecoming festivities, please contact Trudy Fernandez, Director, HR Relations and Director, FIU Retiree Association at 305-348-0101.

     

  • Spirit Decorating Competition

    Picture Submission/Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 1
    Online Voting: Thursday, October 3 – Tuesday, October 8
    Winner Announcement: Saturday, October 12 during HC Game

    Help your department find it’s roar! Join in on the fun for this year’s Spirit Decorating Competition by transforming your workspaces into a sea of blue and gold! Picture submission and registration deadline is Tuesday, October 1. For more information or to register, please click here.

     *New this year - You’ll have an opportunity to vote for our winning teams! Stay tuned for instructions during the Thursday, October 3 – Tuesday, October 8 voting period.

    Should you have questions about these Homecoming festivities, please contact Trudy Fernandez, Director, HR Relations and Director, FIU Retiree Association at 305-348-0101.

     

  • Homecoming Faculty/Staff King & Queen

    Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 20
    Online Voting: Tuesday, October 1 – Tuesday, October 8
    Winner Announcement: Thursday, October 10 at The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn

    The search is on! We are looking for our next Homecoming Faculty/Staff King and Queen. Do you know someone who is deserving of this royal honor? If so, we want to hear from you! Submit your nominations by Friday, September 20. To cast your vote and for more information, please click here.

    Should you have questions about these Homecoming festivities, please contact Trudy Fernandez, Director, HR Relations and Director, FIU Retiree Association at 305-348-0101.

     

  • Panther Pride Social Media Competition

    Photo Submission Deadline: Friday, September 20
    Likes Competition Ends: Tuesday, October 8
    Winner Announcement: Saturday, October 12 at the HC Game

    Calling all proud Panthers! In the spirit of Homecoming, show off your Panther Pride on our DHR social media channels. This is a great opportunity to showcase your favorite FIU gear, spirit items, and everything FIU Blue and Gold in one picture. 

    Appropriate submissions will be featured in our Panther Pride Photo Album on our FIUHR Facebook and the post with the most collective “likes” will be named the social media champion at this year’s Homecoming Game. For more information and to get a head start click here.  

  • Panthermonium Concert

    Panthermonium
    Time: 6:00pm • MMC - Ocean Bank Convocation Center
    Audience: Open to the public( Ticketed Event)

    Arguably the biggest event of the year. FIU’s Panthermonium Homecoming concert, will feature internationally acclaimed artists. This event is open to the public with general admission floor seats readily available until the event sells out.

  • The Crown Pageant

    The Crown Pageant
    Date: October 6
    Time: 6:30pm • Graham Center Ballrooms
    Audience: Open to the public

    Support the finalist for Homecoming court as they display their talents and spirit! This will truly be a night of laughs, memories, fun, and a sense of community for FIU

  • Trail of the Torch MMC

    Trail of the Torch: MMC
    Date: October 8
    Time: TBA • MMC
    Audience: Open to the public

    Trail of the Torch is hosted by the FIU Student Ambassadors and sponsored by your FIU Alumni Association, Bank of America and the Student Government Association! Attendees can enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Attendees can check in, enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Be sure to check out our international student organization showcase while enjoying live entertainment and the chance drawing in support of our Student Emergency Fund, to support students in crisis.

    Be sure to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to learn who are 4 Torchbearers are!  After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway at the Torch by the PC Steps! Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe in” and get a wristband will be able to get the event giveaway!

    Visit go.fiu.edu/FIUTOT to learn more about this event!

  • Panthers Got Talent

    Panthers Got Talent
    Registration Deadline: Friday, September 20
    Event Date: October 9
    Time: 5:30pm • MMC- Ocean Bank Convocation Center
    Audience: Open to the public

    Our FIU family will take center stage at this year’s Panthers Got Talent show on Wednesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. There will be a winner for best faculty, staff or retiree performer. Tickets are not required for this event. The deadline to register to perform is Friday, September 20. To register, please click here.

     

  • Trail of the Torch BBC

    Trail of the Torch: BBC
    Date: October 9
    Time: TBA • BBC
    Audience: Open to the public

    Trail of the Torch is hosted by the FIU Student Ambassadors and sponsored by your FIU Alumni Association, Bank of America and the Student Government Association! Attendees can enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Attendees can check in, enjoy food, festival like snacks and get tons of giveaways. Be sure to check out our international student organization showcase while enjoying live entertainment and the chance drawing in support of our Student Emergency Fund, to support students in crisis.

    Be sure to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to learn who are 4 Torchbearers are!  After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway at the Torch by the PC Steps! Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe in” and get a wristband will be able to get the event giveaway!

    Visit go.fiu.edu/FIUTOT to learn more about this event!

  • The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn

    The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn
    Date: October 10
    Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm • GC Lawns- MMC
    Audience: Open to the public

    Come connect and have fun with your family, friends, and colleagues at this Carnival/Festival like event. We invite you to enjoy some great food, get energized with cool activities, dance a little with some music, and much more. Definitely a night to remember on the lawns.Evening will end with fireworks!!

    Don’t miss the announcement and crowning moment of our 2019 Faculty/Staff Homecoming King and Queen at the start of the event.  

     

  • Craft

    Craft

    Date: October 11
    Time: 5pm • MMC - GC Ballrooms
    Audience: Students( 21+), Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Retirees, Community (registration required)

    We are excited to have faculty, staff, and alumni on campus to kickoff Homecoming weekend! Sample delicious bites and drinks while helping us raise money for FIU Ignite. Registration required.

  • Homecoming Retiree Reunion

    Saturday, October 12
    Audience: By invitation only

    President Mark B. Rosenberg invites all FIU retirees and a guest to join us for the many festivities during Homecoming, including the annual Homecoming Retiree Reunion. To RSVP or for more information, please contact HR Relations at (305) 348-0101.

    Should you have questions about these Homecoming festivities, please contact Trudy Fernandez, Director, HR Relations and Director, FIU Retiree Association at 305-348-0101.

     

  • Homecoming Day

    Roar Lounge
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm • MMC - Parkview Hall, Multipurpose Room 100
    Audience: Open to the public(ticketed event)
    Cost: $25 for adults, $5 children 
    Purchase tickets here


    Prior to kick-off, join the FIU Alumni Association for food, drinks and A/C at Parkview Hall. Bring your family and friends – everyone is welcome!

    For just $25 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3 and under are free), enjoy a meal ticket, soda, entertainment and Panther spirit swag. Your ticket includes two drinks to start and a cash bar will also be available. (Registration link will open during the Fall semester.)

    For Football game tickets, contact FIU Athletics at 305-FIU-GAME or FIUSports.com.


    Parade
    Time: 5:00pm • Route will go Lot 9 to Lot 4
    Audience: Open to the public

    Celebrate with us in our biggest display of Panther Spirit every year, the Homecoming Parade. Attendees include students, faculty/staff, and the numerous families and friends of our FIU Community (that’s you)! Come out to watch the decorative floats, cool spirit cars, and walking brigades...or be in it! Go Golden Panthers!

     


    Homecoming Football Game
    Time: 7:30pm • MMC - Riccardo Silva Satdium  
    Audience: Open to the public(ticketed event)

    Celebrate with us in our biggest FIU Football Game of the year, the Homecoming Game. Attendees include students, faculty/staff, and the numerous families and friends of our FIU Community (that’s you)! Come out to support your FIU Football team. 

    FIU Students may enter game for FREE. Students may enter all home football games through either Gate 5 or Gate 6.  Gates open 1 hour before kickoff and close immediately at the end of each home game. A valid FIU One card is required for admittance.  

    Registration Required

    Your 2019 King and Queen will be crowned at this event!

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Panthermonium 2019

Student and Staff can purchase tickets at the OneCard office at BBC and MMC. 
Guests must purchase tickets 

Homecoming Faculty/Staff King and Queen 

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
Homecoming Advisor
stamill@fiu.edu

Shontae White 
BBC Advisor
shwhite@fiu.edu

Manny Castillo
Overall Director
ecast171@fiu.edu 

Dave Bordes
AD of BBC Programming
dbord010@fiu.edu