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FIU takes on Middle Tennessee in our Homecoming game on Saturday, October 10, at 4 p.m. ET. Leading up to the big showdown, there's a full schedule of alumni and family-friendly virtual events during Homecoming Week at FIU. Stay tuned for announcements on virtual engagement opportunities so you can cheer on our Panthers from home! See everything your alma mater has in store for you below. 

For a full list of Homecoming events and ticketing information, please click here.

Panther HOMEcoming Home Office Decoration Challenge

Get your Panther spirit on with our HOMEcoming Home Office Decoration Challenge! We want to see how you rock the Blue & Gold at your office while you work from home. Snap a pic with your favorite FIU regalia in your home office or your Blue & Gold gear, and tweet or tag us @fiualumni!

  • Food Drive (Thursday, Oct 1. and Friday, Oct. 2)

    Food Drive
    Time: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Location: Rider Business Loop

    Show your Panther spirit and give back to your alma mater at the all-new Homecoming Food Drive. During this two-day event, we'll be collecting nonperishable food items and toiletries for the FIU Student Food Pantry. The pantry is available to assist all currently enrolled FIU students, who may take up to 10 pounds of food each visit. The locations at MMC and BBC distributed more than 15,000 pounds of food to students in need in the 2018-2019 school year.

    If you can't make it to campus, please consider making a monetary donation to the Student Food Pantry. Details on how to donate will be announced soon.

  • Panthermonium Concert (Sunday, Oct. 4)

    Panthermonium Concert feat. Steve Aoki 
    Time: Virtual Room Opens at 7:15 p.m. | LocationLooped App and Website

    Panthermonium is one of Homecoming's biggest events – and this year, it's FREE for alumni, students, faculty and staff! FIU's annual concert will be completely virtual this year using the online platform Looped, which allows participants to engage more with the artist, bringing you a whole new Panthermonium experience. 

    Want a chance to meet the artist? Donate to the FIUstrong fund in support of fellow Panthers in need as a result of the pandemic. Details on how to donate and enter will be announced soon.

  • Onyx Virtual Networking (Monday, Oct. 5)

    Onyx Virtual Networking 
    Time:
    5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. | RSVP: go.fiu.edu/bsuonyx

    This will be a virtual networking event for current students, and FIU's Black alumni. At this event, Black alumni will share their stories and experiences and students will be given the opportunity to foster connections with alumni who have experience in their areas of interest.

  • "Pave Your Path:" Panthers Influencing Latin America and the Caribbean (Monday, Oct. 5)

    "Pave Your Path": Panthers Influencing Latin America and the Caribbean
    Time:
    5 p.m. - 6 p.m. | RSVP: https://go.fiu.edu/pypfiudc 

    FIU in Washington D.C. invites you to join students, alumni, and friends to celebrate the success of our alumni and the potential of our next generation. Over the last decade, over 600 FIU student interns have launched their careers in our nation's capital, and on October 5, we're recognizing their overall IMPACT! Join FIU D.C. for a special Homecoming Week discussion to learn from some of these career trajectories and to discuss some of the issues of the day. Click here to learn more.

  • Peer Advisor/Panther Camp Alumni Reunion (Tuesday, Oct. 6)

    Peer Advisor/Panther Camp Alumni Reunion 
    Time:
    7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | RSVP: go.fiu.edu/papcfreunion

    Calling all Peer Advisor and/or Panther Camp Facilitator Alumni! Join Orientation and Family Programs during Homecoming Week to virtually reconnect and reminisce about great memories with your fellow teammates. You will also learn how alumni can support Orientation and Family Programs. #PAWS #PRIDE

  • Amplify Your Leadership With a Whisper (Tuesday, Oct. 6)
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    We have partnered with FIU's Center for Leadership to bring you our main (virtual) event for Homecoming, Amplify Your Leadership With a Whisper, featuring Dr. Nathan J. Hiller, Executive Director of the Center for Leadersip and Associate Professor of Global Leadership and Management, College of Business. 

    This exclusive and complimentary live webinar is based on the Center for Leadership's work
     with over 3,000 leaders – from CEOs to front-line managers and aspiring leaders – and highlights four hidden insights and best practices you can use to authentically lead yourself and your team towards greater clarity, engagement, and results.

    Spend your lunch with us on Tuesday, October 6, from 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. and join the online discussion! Click here to RSVP.

  • Taste of the Bay (Tuesday, Oct. 6)

    Taste at the Bay
    Time: All Day • Location: Multiple locations

    Taste At The Bay made its first appearance last year as the newest addition to the FIU BBC Homecoming event list. It consisted of food vendors coming out and showcasing their best dishes on their menu. We filled our tummies with all kinds of food while our ears were also being filled with music. This year instead of having them pack up and come to us, we’re going to be popping up at their kitchens! Restaurants include King Jerk, KC Healthy Cooking, Sweet Delight Cheesecakes, and The Squeeze Juice Bar. Come into these wonderful restaurants with your mask, FIU Gear or FIU ID, a positive attitude, and an empty stomach. Don’t miss the chance to get free samples (while supplies last) and great discounts!

    Follow @fiuhcbbc on Instagram for more details!

  • Panthers Got Talent (Wednesday, Oct. 7)

    Panthers Got Talent
    Time:
    7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Location: Parking Lot 5

    Alumni, students, faculty and staff will come together to showcase their talents at our annual Panthers Got Talent show, a friendly competition among the FIU community. The event will be in-person as well as streamed online for those unable to attend. 

    The in-person event will be in the form of a drive-in theater, where you'll be able to watch the performances from the comfort of your own car. Attendees without cars will sit in an assigned section and are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Social distancing will be observed to ensure a safe environment. Stay tuned for the registration link coming soon!

  • The Roar Report (Saturday, Oct. 10)

    The Roar Report
    Time: 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Location: Streamed at hc.fiu.edu 

    The Roar Report, a talk show-style broadcast that will feature both live and pre-recorded segments, will serve to remind the FIU community that there is unity in a world full of uncertainty. 

    Some segments include new and thrilling adaptations of our famous FIU Homecoming traditions, such as the crowning of this year's Homecoming Court and Faculty and Staff King and Queen, the Trail of the Torch, and the annual firework show – with a twist. The Roar Report will also feature new, interactive events that include all members of the FIU community, including DIY and cooking segments as well as exclusive interviews with alumni who are making a difference in their communities and at FIU. 

  • Homecoming Caravan (Saturday, Oct. 10)

    Homecoming Caravan
    Time: 12:30 p.m. | Modesto Maidique Campus

    Do you Rep FIU and bleed Blue & Gold? Show it off with FIU's Homecoming Caravan! The Homecoming Caravan will take place at FIU's annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 10, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Alumni, students, faculty, employees, retirees, and the entire FIU community is invited to deck out their cars in Panther pride and drive around campus to celebrate another successful Homecoming week.

    The most Panther-spirited cars will be entered into a social media contest, and the winner will be announced on FIU's Instagram account afterwards.

    Partipicants should arrive no later than 12 p.m. to LOT 9, where the cavaran will kick off at 12:30 p.m. You may add final decorations to your vehicle in Lot 9, which will be available beginning at 11:30 p.m. Please note that only cars or SUVs will be allowed to participate in the caravan. No floats or open platform vehicles are permitted.

    Make sure to register to participate by Wednesday, October 7. Click here to register.

  • Homecoming Game (Saturday, Oct. 10)

    Homecoming Game
    Time: 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU | Virtual Engagement Opportunity: Panther HOMEcoming Home Office Decoration Challenge

    In the first home game of FIU Football's 2020 season, your Panthers will be taking on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Saturday, October 10 at 4 p.m. Make sure to catch the game on ESPNU!

    Throughout Homecoming Week, we want to see your Blue & Gold spirit! Post a picture of your home office decked out in FIU gear, tag us @fiualumni and use the hashtag #FIUatHome to be featured on our social media pages!