Homecoming event schedule

Use this guide to find out where you want to be during Homecoming


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Presidential Debate

Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., FAU Stadium

Come together with students of all political backgrounds and take part in a viewing party of the last presidential debate of 2016.


Stop Hunger Now

Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m., Boca Raton campus Recreation and Fitness Center

Let Homecoming be a week to give back to your community — join other students for an on-campus service project that aims to package over 50,000 meals by 4 p.m on Oct. 22.

Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer
Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Drag Show

Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m., Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium

Support your local drag queens and kings by coming out to a night of musical performances and audience interaction. Be prepared to have a wild night.

Max Jackson | Staff Photographer
Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Homecoming 5K Run for Autism

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m., Boca Raton campus Outdoor Stage

The annual 5K raises money for FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Free food and children’s activities will be offered, as well as the opportunity to win medals.


Homecoming Kickoff Bonfire

Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., FAU Stadium

An FAU tradition and South Florida’s largest bonfire, this kickoff will get students pumped for Homecoming week with a performance by Texan country singer Chase Bryant.

Patrick Martin | Contributing Photographer
Patrick Martin | Contributing Photographer


Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m., Social Science Building

Show off your artistic side for a good cause with ExtravaCanza — a sculpture-making competition between student organizations where cans are the medium. After the event, the cans will be donated to Boca Helping Hands.



Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m., Jupiter campus Housing Lawn

Gather for some casual sports to get in the Homecoming spirit. Last year’s event featured a rock climbing wall, a 120-foot slide and a zero gravity ride.

Students celebrate at Owl Fest last year. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer
Max Jackson | Staff Photographer


Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m., Boca Raton campus Outdoor Stage

Make the most of Homecoming and watch LunchMoney Lewis and Kesha perform at the Student Union outdoor stage.

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More than Football with Michael Sam

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m., Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium

Get advice on how to pursue one’s dream from football player Michael Sam, the first openly LGBT player to be drafted into the NFL.


Red Hot Madness

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., FAU Arena

This pep rally, hosted by Owl Athletics, will introduce the men and women’s basketball teams and feature a slam dunk showcase by both teams. A performance from the FAU Cheer and Dance teams will take place as well. There will be free food offered and prize giveaways for students.

Max Jackson | Staff Photographer
Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

NPHC Stroll Off

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 p.m p.m., FAU Arena

Watch fraternities and sororities step it up with the Homecoming Stroll Off step competition. Competitors use claps, steps, words and more to come up with a synchronized percussive routine to get the crowd energized.


Fall Family Fest

Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m., FAU Stadium lawn

Celebrate the end of Homecoming on the Boca Raton campus stadium lawn with free food and rides. Families are allowed to attend.