Things to Know is your weekly guide to keep you informed and in the know. Just read it and go! This week we’re giving you the low-down on all things Homecoming.
1. It takes a Village
Homecoming week kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 7, with the Panthermonium Village at Tamiami Park. The free event is open to the community and features musical performances from cover bands of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, a live Battle of the Bands, community vendors and a kid zone for young Panther fans.
2. Your daily dose of spirit
Celebrate all week long with events every day of the week. Check out the Panther Prowl comedy show on Monday, Kick-off by the Bay at BBC on Tuesday, BBC’s LXV Lounge on Wednesday, Panthers’ Got Talent on Thursday and the NPHC Homecoming Step Show on Friday. Event and ticket information is available at hc.fiu.edu.
3. Come one, come all
Homecoming isn’t just for students. Concerts, shows and the game are open to the public [tickets: events | game], and there are a slew of festivities for alumni (170,000 of you and counting!), parents, faculty and staff. Check out the full schedule here.
4. Marching on
Get to campus early on game day to catch the Homecoming Parade, which begins at 3 p.m. and features floats, performers, marching bands and more. Grab a seat in the grandstands in front of the Frost Art Museum or hang out along the parade route, which leads right into the tailgating area.
5. The big game
Your Panthers take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in a conference game on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m., at FIU Stadium. FIU is looking to reprise their rout of MTSU last season (final score 31-18 – ouch). We’re going for a Blue Out, so wear your best FIU blue!