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.

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FIU Homecoming traditions

  • Panthers Got Talent

    Watch your fellow Panther's take center stage! The Homecoming Duke and Duchess get crowned at this event.

  • Trail of the Torch

    One of FIU's longest standing traditions. This event brings together the FIU community in a spirit/pep rally style event which will include the traditional lighting of the Torch of Knowledge, Service & Opportunity.

  • The Uncaging (homecoming festival)

    One of the newest spirit events for FIU Homecoming, The Uncaging features a carnival like experience right in the middle of GC Lawns.

  • Panthermonium (homecoming concert)

    The biggest concert event on campus takes place during homecoming week at the Ocean Convocation Center. Be sure to stay on the lookout for this years lineup.

  • Homecoming tailgating

    The biggest tailgate of the season! Be sure to get there early to claim your spot.

  • Homecoming game

    The entire week leads up to the homecoming football game. Your Homecoming King and Queen will also be crowned at this event.


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.


Come out to Panthermonium, FIU's biggest concert that occurs every year. With over 4,000 guests every year, 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.


Come see the 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.

Taste of the Bay

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!

Caribbean Bash

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.


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. Definitely, a night to remember on the lawns.

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.


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