Events

Homecoming Schedule 2018

  • Monday, August 20

    50 Days Till Homecoming: Yard Show
    Time: 7pm • Housing Quad Pool-MMC

    This event will be the biggest 50 Days in Homecoming’s past years. National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Homecoming have come together to host the 50 Days Countdown Pool Party and Annual Yard Show on ​Aug. 20th, first day of Fall 2018. Splash into the semester with some “Miami essential” giveaways, foooooooooood :), and the Annual Yard Show

  • Friday, August 24

    Heroes of the Bay: Homecoming Countdown
    Time: 1pm-3pm • Panther Square-BBC

    Celebrate with your FIU Homecoming Council as we countdown for the 2018 Homecoming week! Join us for Heroes of the Bay! Featuring food , folks and fun.  Sign up in advance to be in the DJ Battle and bring your superhero costume to participate in our Costume Contest!

  • Saturday, October 6

     

                                 panthermonium 2018 flyer. Miguel and Rich the Kid are the artists. Concert takes place on October 6, 2018, sponsored by Geico

    Panthermonium
    Time: 6:30pm • 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.

    Student tickets are $10 and faculty staff are $15. You can  purchase tickets at the OneCard office at BBC and MMC through October 25 at 5 pm.

    Public tickets are $25 and can be purchased at go.fiu.edu/HCConcertTickets  until October 5 at 11:59 pm.

    Day of show all tickets will be $35 regardless of classification and can be purchased at the box office

  • Sunday, October 7

    Royal Reunion
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm • BBC - Bayview Pool
    Audience: By invitation only.

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


    Men's Soccer Game
    Time: 7:00 pm • MMC stadium 
    Audience: Open to the public 

  • Monday, October 8

     

    Dancing the Bay Away (BBC)
    Time: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm •  Panther Plaza (BBC)
    Audience: University Wide

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

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    FIU Business Homecoming Kick-Off
    Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm • MMC - CBC Lobby
    Audience: College of Business Students and employees

    Join FIU Business as they get ready to celebrate our FIU Panthers Football team during their 2018 Homecoming Kick-Off event. Enjoy music, appetizers, the FIU Spirit Squad and Band as your meet and greet this seasons FIU Football players!


    Celebration at I-75
    Time: 4:30 pm-6:30 pm • I-75 Ground Floor
    Audience: I-75 Students and employees

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

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    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 Miami-Dade county.

    The Crown COurt Pageant, October 8 at 6:30pm MMC GC ballrooms

  • Tuesday, October 9

     

    Celebration at I-75
    Time: 10:30 am-12:30pm • I-75 3rd Floor
    Audience: FIU I-75 Student and employees

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

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    Celebration at I-75
    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!

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    Caribbean Bash: Show Me Your ID Now
    Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm •  WUC Ballrooms (BBC)
    Audience: Open to the public

    Caribbean Bash, hosted at the BBC Campus, celebrates the 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.

    Student, faculty and staff enter for free. Guest tickets are $5 at the door.

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

    Trail of the Torch is sponsored by your FIU Alumni 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. Be sure to check out the organizations showcase while enjoying the live entertainment and the chance drawing in support of our student scholarships. The evening will culminate with the annual torch procession and lighting of the FIU Torch of Knowledge!

    Trail of the torch MMC October 9 at 6:30pm MARC Lawn infront of Vickys Cafe

  • Wednesday, October 10

    Common Reading Author Visit
    Time: 12:00 pm • MMC - GC ballrooms 
    Audience: University Wide

    For more info on common reading events, go to https://cse.fiu.edu/common-reading/


    Roary's Birthday
    Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm • BBC - WUC Panther Square 
    Audience: University Wide

    Show us your Panther Spirit! Come celebrate Roary's birthday with us!

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    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! Your 2018 Duke and Duchess will be crowned at this event!

    Panthers Got talent, October 10 at 5:30pm in the MMC Ocean Bank Convocation Center


    Celebration at I-75
    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!

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    Trail of the Torch: BBC
    Time: 5:30pm- 7:00pm • BBC: Panther Plaza
    Audience: Open to the Public

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  • Thursday, October 11

    Diversity Day
    Time: 9:30am-3:30pm • BBC - WUC
    Audience: University Wide


    Diversity Day Luncheon hosted by Black Student Union
    Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm • BBC - WUC Ballrooms
    Audience: Students

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    Common Reading Author Visit: BBC
    Time: 2:00pm • BBC - WUC Ballrooms
    Audience: University Wide

    For more info on common reading events, go to https://cse.fiu.edu/common-reading/


    Celebration at I-75
    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!

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    The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm • GC Lawns- MMC
    Audience: Open to the public

    We are bringing our newest spirit event of Homecoming. 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 2018 Prince and Princess, as well as your Faculty/Staff King and Queen, will be crowned at this event!

    Uncaging panthers on the lawn, October 11 at 5pm at the MMC GC lawns


    Women's Soccer Game
    Time: 7:00pm • MMC - Soccer Stadium
    Audience: Open to the public

    Show us your Panther Spirit! 

  • Friday, October 12

    Craft
    Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm • MMC - GC Ballrooms
    Audience: Open to the public (registration required)

    We are excited to have faculty, staff, and alumni on campus to kickoff Homecoming weekend with this year’s second new event! Sample delicious bites and spirits while helping us raise money for FIU Ignite.

    Registration required: Register Now!

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    A Night in Paris: LXV Lounge
    Time: 7pm-11pm •  Wolfe University Center Ballrooms - BBC
    Audience: Students

    BBC’s annual Homecoming Dance, celebrates the end of Homecoming with a themed dance and elaborate decor. Food, music, special giveaways, and more are some festivities that occur during.

    Student, faculty and staff enter for free. Guest tickets are $5 at the door.

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  • Saturday, October 13

    Celebration at I-75
    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!

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    Parade
    Time: 3:30pm • 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 Parade October 13 at 3:30pm in LOT 3


    Roar Lounge
    Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm • MMC - Parkview Multipurpose Room 100  
    Audience: Open to the public(ticketed event)

    Registration Required: Register Now!


    Homecoming Football Game vs Middle Tennessee
    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: Game Ticket Purchase!

    Your 2018 King and Queen will be crowned at this event!

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

     

Faculty/Staff Homecoming Schedule 2018

  • Spirit Decorating Competition

    Registration Opens: Thursday, June 28th
    Picture Submission/Registration Deadline: Friday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m.
    Winner Announcement: Saturday, October 13th 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 Friday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m. For more information, please click here.

    Interested in unleashing the spirit but don’t want to participate in the formal competition? We encourage you to participate during Homecoming week (Saturday, October 6th – Saturday, October 13th).

  • Homecoming Faculty/Staff King & Queen

    Nominations Open: Thursday, June 28th –  Friday, September 14th 
    Finalists’ Campaign & Voting Period: Friday, September 21st – Friday, October 5th
    Winner Announcement: Thursday, October 11, The Uncaging Panthers on the Lawn, 5:00 p.m. GC Lawns- MMC

    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 14th.  To cast your vote and for more information, please click here.

  • Panther Pride Social Media Competition

    Picture Submissions Open: Thursday, June 28th
    Picture Submissions Deadline: Friday, September 21st
    Likes Competition Ends: Saturday, October 13th

    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

  • Panthers Got Talent

    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! Your 2018 Duke and Duchess will be crowned at this event!

    Panthers Got talent, October 10 at 5:30pm in the MMC Ocean Bank Convocation Center

  • The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn

    The Uncaging: Panthers on the Lawn
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm • GC Lawns- MMC
    Audience: Open to the public

    We are bringing our newest spirit event of Homecoming. 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 2018 Prince and Princess, as well as your Faculty/Staff King and Queen, will be crowned at this event!

    Uncaging panthers on the lawn, October 11 at 5pm at the MMC GC lawns

  • Craft

    Craft
    Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm • MMC - GC Ballrooms
    Audience: Open to the public (registration required)

    We are excited to have faculty, staff, and alumni on campus to kickoff Homecoming weekend with this year’s second new event! Sample delicious bites and spirits while helping us raise money for FIU Ignite.

    Registration required: Register Now!

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  • Homecoming Retiree Reunion

    Saturday, October 13th
    Audience: By invitation only

    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 Homecoming Retiree Reunion. To RSVP or for more information, please contact HR Relations at (305) 348-0101.

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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
Homecoming Advisor
stamill@fiu.edu

Shontae White 
BBC Advisor
shwhite@fiu.edu

Keturah Hudson
Overall Director
khuds020@fiu.edu 

Kaila Jospitre
AD of BBC Programming
kjosp001@fiu.edu