Homecoming has been a long standing tradition embraced by our FIU family and community. The weeklong event gives alumni an opportunity to reconnect with their alma mater and for students, faculty, staff and retirees to showcase their Panther spirit and pride.

Be sure to see the rest of our scheduled events below.

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FIU Homecoming Events

The Crown
The Crown
Panthers Got Talent
Panthers Got Talent
Caribbean Bash
Caribbean Bash
Taste of the Bay
Taste of the Bay
The Uncaging
The Uncaging

Friday, September 30

The Crown Pageant

6:00 PM – GC Ballrooms

The Homecoming Court process is a yearly tradition that happens during the week of Homecoming to crown our homecoming royalty. The court promotes affinity for FIU and allows students to showcase their school pride. This will truly be a night of laughs, memories, fun, and a sense of community for Miami-Dade county.

Saturday, October 1


Doors open at 6:00 PM – Ocean Bank Convocation Center

Come out to Panthermonium, FIU's biggest concert that occurs every year. With over 4,000 attendees, it has become one of the most successful events at FIU. Every year we get critically acclaimed artists such as Diplo, Lil Yachty, Sheck Wes, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, & so many more.

Ticket information to come!

Sunday, October 2

Panthers Got Talent

Doors open at 5:00 PM – Ocean Bank Convocation Center

Come see our FIU Panthers on stage at Panthers Got Talent, an FIU Homecoming tradition in which students, faculty, and staff are able to perform live. Join us for a night of entertainment with singing, dancing, and so many more acts to see who has what it takes to take home the Gold.

Monday, October 3

Family Reunion

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – WUC Panther Plaza (BBC)

The Biscayne Bay Campus’s first event during Homecoming week hosted by Campus Life. The Family Reunion is a way to bring together past and present Campus Life council members. In 2020, it became an official Homecoming event and serves as an outlet for alumni and current students to mix and connect in the presence of music and food.

Tuesday, October 4

Taste of the Bay

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM – WUC Panther Plaza (BBC)

This is your chance to try an array of dishes from local food vendors around our Biscayne Bay Campus. They will show you what they've got, and there will be something for everyone to enjoy among our different featured restaurants!

shopFIU Day

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – GC Lawns

Back by popular demand! shopFIU Day will be held this Fall during Homecoming week. Join us on Tuesday, October 4th in the GC Lawns from 11:30 AM -1:30 PM. Come out and meet some of your favorite dining, retail, and service partners on campus. There will be free giveaways and games. Also, stop by the shopFIU table to register and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a VIP gameday experience for you and your friends for Homecoming Day! 

Movie @ the MARC

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM – MARC Building Lawns

Join the College of Arts, Sciences & Education along with the FIU Young Alumni Network for a showing on the MARC Building Lawns. Enjoy giveaways, FREE popcorn and a photo booth! FIU Spirit Gear is encouraged – bring lawn chairs & picnic set ups too! Food & beverage available for purchase. Movie showing begins at 7:30 PM.

To RSVP, visit: https://calendar.fiu.edu/event/movie_the_marc_homecoming_reunion_2022#.YtV2w5PMIqw

Touchdown Tuesday at FIU@I-75

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Ground Floor at FIU@I-75

Celebrate Homecoming with FREE boxed meals, shirts, and take a selfie at our photo stations!

Wednesday, October 5

Wild Wednesday at FIU@I-75

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Ground Floor at FIU@I-75

Celebrate Homecoming with FREE sweets, shirts, games & prizes!

Caribbean Bash

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – WUC Ballrooms (BBC)

Caribbean Bash is a culture-packed event traditionally held at the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami for those wanting to experience the culturally charged event. This event features DJs, food vendors, and dance competitions. Anyone wanting to appreciate the islander culture can come and join.

Thursday, October 6

Throwback Thursday at FIU@I-75

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Ground Floor at FIU@I-75

Celebrate Homecoming with FREE shirts and snacks from the past!


5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – GC Lawns and Surrounding Areas

The Uncaging is the ultimate spirit event that occurs during Homecoming week. 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 activations, dance a little with some music, and much much more. The annual Trail of the Torch will take place as well! Definitely, a night to remember on the lawns.

Friday, October 7

FIU Swimming and Diving TYR Fall Classic

5:00 PM – Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center (BBC)

To purchase tickets, visit: https://fiutickets.com/tickets/events

Hillel at FIU Homecoming Shabbat

6:00 PM – Location: TBD

Bring your school spirit to meet other Jewish Students at FIU and enjoy a warm Shabbat environment, while celebrating FIU Athletics and Panther Pride!

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/HomecomingShabbat

FIU Women's Soccer vs. WKU

7:00 PM – FIU Soccer Stadium

To purchase tickets, visit: https://fiutickets.com/tickets/events

FIU Volleyball vs. UAB

7:00 PM – Ocean Bank Convocation Center

To purchase tickets, visit: https://fiutickets.com/tickets/events

Saturday, October 8

FIU Swimming and Diving TYR Fall Classic

10:00 AM – Biscayne Bay Aquatic Center (BBC)

To purchase tickets, visit: https://fiutickets.com/tickets/events

Spirit Saturday at FIU@I-75

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Ground Floor at FIU@I-75

Celebrate Homecoming! Wear blue & gold and show off your Panther vibes! Enjoy FREE shirts and catered lunch!

FIU CASE Family Tailgate

2:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Tailgating Area

FIU's College of Arts, Sciences & Education is excited to invite CASE faculty, students, staff and alumni to join us for a Panther Spirit-filled day of fun. Stop by our tent for complimentary food and drinks, a chance drawing for 2 Club Level seat tickets to the game and giveaways. The first 50 guests will receive a special treat!

To RSVP, visit: https://calendar.fiu.edu/event/fiu_case_family_tailgate_homecoming_edition_2022#.YtV2p5PMIqw

Roar Lounge Homecoming Tailgate

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Location: TBD

FIU takes on the University of Connecticut on Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. Prior to kick-off, join FIU Alumni for food, drinks and fun from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. For just $20 (children ages 12 and under are free), enjoy a meal, soda, entertainment and Panther spirit swag. A cash bar will also be available. Bring your family and friends – everyone is welcome!

For more information, visit: https://www.fiualumni.com/football/index.html

Homecoming Game

Arguably the most anticipated game of the season for students is the homecoming game! The homecoming game takes place at our own stadium and it’s also where the homecoming royalty is announced!


Our sponsors play a huge part in making every FIU Homecoming one to remember. For more information on how to become a sponsor contact Natalie Betancourt at Nbeta018@fiu.edu.