Mark your calendars for Homecoming!

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the university community.

Dear Panthers,

Can you feel the excitement building as we get closer to Homecoming 2017?

In a month, our entire FIU will Unleash the Spirit! Once again, we’ll call home our alumni and welcome the community for a week of rallies, concerts, parades and other exciting events that highlight our many traditions, accomplishments and student-athletes.

Let’s get ready the only way we know how… Panther style! We’re hosting two special countdown events on Thursday, October 12 at MMC and BBC.

Join us for Glow Up from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the BBC WUC ballrooms! There will be glow-in-the-dark games, activities, and a surprise performance! The party doesn’t end there. If you’re at MMC, keep the summer vibes alive with a giant pool party with your Panther family at Waves from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the housing quad pool.

Get pumped for Homecoming 2017!
Relive last year’s highlights with this

And make sure to mark your calendars for Homecoming Week 2017! The fun starts Saturday, October 28 and runs through Saturday, November 4.

For the past few months, our FIU Homecoming Council has worked hard to put together an exciting lineup of events! Some special highlights include:

Panthermonium: Rise of a Legend
In years past, 2Chainz, J. Cole and Tiesto have all taken the stage at Panthermonium. Get ready to rock at FIU’s Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s artist will be announced in the GC Pit Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m., in collaboration with FIU Student Media. For free student tickets, please click here.

Unleash the Crown – Court Pageant
Who’s going to take the crown this year? Find out on Sunday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the GC Ballrooms, when we showcase our Homecoming Court. The annual celebration will feature a 007 Gala theme that will definitely leave you… shaken. This event is open to all; no tickets required.

Trail of the Torch
Join the FIU Student Ambassadors for the lighting of the torch of hope, knowledge and opportunity on Monday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. on the MMC Housing Quad. There will be food, entertainment, giveaways and a special concert. BBC will also host their own Trail of the Torch on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Panther Plaza. Both events are open to all; no tickets required.

LXV Lounge: Halloween Town
Homecoming and Halloween are better together! Join us on Tuesday, October 31 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the BBC Wolfe University Center Ballrooms for a night of free food, giveaways and dancing! This event is open to all; no tickets required.

Panther Prowl: Watch the Throne
Get ready for a night of laughter at the FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. Panther Prowl is one of the longest standing entertainment acts at FIU and has featured some of today’s most popular comedians. For free student tickets, please click here.

Caribbean Bash
Grab your Caribbean and Carnival gear and join us on Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the BBC Wolfe University Center Ballrooms to enjoy a night of different cultures, traditions, performances and more. Remember to bring your flag and rep your country!

Homecoming Parade
Floats, spirit cars, and walking brigades – there is no better way to get ready for the big game than the Homecoming Parade! Come cheer on your fellow Panthers and community members on Saturday, November 4 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. For this year’s parade participation packet, please click here.

Homecoming Game
It all leads up to this! Following the parade, let’s rattle the cage at 7:00 p.m. for the big game against the University of Texas at San Antonio. Students enter for free using their FIU OneCard.

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There’s so much more happening! If you want to participate in the Homecoming Court, spirit teams, Panthers Got Talent or the parade, please click here. For a full list of events and ticketing information, please visit

And remember to stay connected. Follow FIU Homecoming’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

We need you to help make this year’s Homecoming bigger, better and fiercer than ever! Please take part in all of the festivities and support our FIU!


Go Panthers!



Mark B. Rosenberg