Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Homecoming 2016 festivities

22511298311_1ce29c7289_kBy Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 

From Panthermonium to the Panther Prowl Comedy Show and everything in between, it’s been an amazing Homecoming Week so far.

Now it all comes down to tomorrow’s Homecoming weekend festivities, leading up to the FIU Football Homecoming Game against Louisiana Tech at FIU Stadium.

Below is a rundown of all the activities taking place and everything you need to know to unleash your Panther Spirit.

FIU Homecoming Game Tailgating

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | Modesto A. Maidique Campus | Tailgating lots open at 8 a.m.

As a reminder, FIU has revised tailgating plans for the 2016 FIU football season. For guidelines, a campus tailgating map or to reserve your spot, please click here.

FIU Proud Parent and Family Brunch

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | Graham Center Ballrooms | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The best way to start your FIU Homecoming experience is with the FIU Proud Parent and Family Brunch. This event will include catered brunch, appearances by Roary the FIU mascot, FIU cheerleaders, giveaways and more entertainment. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg will also be in attendance. Register for Parent and Family Day.

Proud Parent and Family Association Meeting

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | Graham Center 150 | 1:30 – 2 p.m.

The Proud Parent and Family Association’s goal and mission are to actively engage our parents and family of FIU students to become a prevalent leadership team. Their meeting on Oct. 22 will include discussion on ways in which parents and families can support our students, ways that the council can reach out to other family members and to identify ways to remain involved with the university (events, programs, fundraising etc.).

Silver Pride Reunion

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | North side of FIU Stadium adjacent to Parkview housing | 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The FIU Alumni Association invites the class of 1990 and preceding years to come back to campus during Silver Pride Reunion. Reconnect with friends and discover what’s on the next horizon for FIU. Join us at Roar Lounge (see below) – our exclusive spot for alumni, friends and family – to enjoy food, drinks and family-friendly activities before the game. Share stories with old friends, catch up on the past 25 years and discover what’s on the next horizon for FIU!

Homecoming Parade

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | Parade Starts 2:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the commencement of the 36th FIU Homecoming with us as we parade through the streets of FIU.

Roar Lounge

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | North side of FIU Stadium adjacent to Parkview housing |2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Roar Lounge offers something for everyone, including music, food, beverages, giveaways, appearances by the FIU marching band and much more. The FIU Alumni Association will help get you pumped up during this exclusive, air-conditioned tailgate party.

Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium | Game Starts: 7 p.m.

Following the parade, join your fellow panthers as they watch FIU football, currently atop the Conference USA standings, take on Louisiana Tech in an important conference showdown. You don’t want to miss this one! To purchase tickets for the game, please click here.

Below is Homecoming 2016 Map, featuring the parade route, tailgating lots and more. For more information on parking for tomorrow’s activities, click here.fiu-homecoming-map-legend2