Homecoming Week 2013
October 26- November 2
The Homecoming team is hard at work planning a spirit-filled week filled with traditional events like the 5k Run/Walk, Comedy Show, Fall Family Fest, Parade, ExtravanCANza, student organization competition, Talon Awards, King & Queen crowning, and the Homecoming Concert! Read below to find out more about each event.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013
FAU Day of Service
7:30 a.m. Seven Community Sites. Choose one to serve.
Kick off Homecoming Week by showing your FAU pride in the community! Join Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) and the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service (WCCES) in observing FAU Day of Service on Saturday, October 26 th . Students, faculty and staff can volunteer with us at any one of seven service project sites that day. Transportation provided, space is limited. Sign-up today! Service projects:
To sign-up for a service project, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . For questions, call 561-297-3607.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
FAU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk
5:15 p.m. Track & Field Complex, Boca Raton Campus
HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK
COURSE: 5K certified course through the Boca Raton Campus, start at FAU Track & Field Complex
START TIME: 5:15 PM
AWARDS: Top three (3) Male/Female overall; Top Masters; Top three (3) in five-year age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24...to 70+
COST: $10 - Under 18 $25 - Pre-registration (until 10/14)
$30 - After 10/15 - Race Day FAU Students FREE*
*FAU students must pre-register by 10/17 at noon at www.fau.edu/campusrec in order to receive race t-shirt; must be currently enrolled student
5K Run/Walk is timed by Accuchip Timing
ONE-MILE FUN RUN/WALK
COURSE: One-mile fun run around the FAU Track
START TIME: 6:15 PM
AWARDS: Run is non-competitive, medals
COST: $10 - 15 and Over $5 - 14 and Under
T-SHIRTS: Guaranteed for all pre-registered participants
Free kids run. Ages 8 and under on the FAU Track after one-mile run. Starting at 6:30 PM.
T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered participants of 5K and One Mile Run/Walk. There will be a bounce house and slide for the kids and food and drinks for all participants.
Florida Atlantic University FAU Track & Field Complex 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431
ONLINE : www.active.com
FAU STUDENTS: Must pre-register at www.fau.edu/campusrec
RACE INFO : by 10/17 at noon
October 19-26, 2012 The Runner’s Edge 3195 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33431
To create a Fundraising Team visit: www.active.com/donate/faucard2012
Monday, October 28, 2013
Homecoming Kick-Off CarnivOWL
4:00 p.m. South Housing Field, Jupiter Campus
Bring in Homecoming with style with the CarnivOWL sponsored by COSO, Housing & Residential Life, Jupiter Program Board, MacRSA and Student Involvement & Leadership. There will awesome carnival rides and attractions, side-show acts, classic carnival food and lots of chances to win OWL pride prizes.
Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration & Owl Hunt
5:30 p.m. FAU Stadium, Boca Raton Campus
Kick off Homecoming Week outside the FAU Stadium and enjoy lots of fun-filled novelties. This event will run from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, but get there early while the Homecoming giveaway items and the carnival food is still there!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
extravaCANza: Canned Food Sculpture Contest
10:00 a.m. SO Building, Boca Raton Campus
Come watch student organizations go head to head in this unique Homecoming competition sponsored by the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service and SAVI (Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement)! Teams race against the clock competing to build the best sculpture out of canned food items. All non-perishable items used in the sculpture building are then donated to Boca Helping Hands.
Davie Homecoming Spirit Day
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm Davie Plaza, Davie Campus
Join in on the Homecoming spirit at the Davie campus with Homecoming giveaways!
8:00 p.m. Live Oak Pavilion, Boca Raton Campus
The Timucua Pageant is one of FAU's longest running annual traditions sponsored by Housing and Residential Life. Don't miss our 14th Annual event to see who earns the coveted title of Mr and Ms Timucua 2013. Contestants will compete in several categories including formal wear, talent, school spirit, interview, and other themed events. The winning contestants will also get VIP seats to the Homecoming Comedy Show; ride in the Timucua spirit car in the Homecoming Parade; receive a Housing Scholarship; and be featured in future Housing publications/brochures. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TimucuaPageant and Twitter @timucua12 for more information.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Ice Cream Social & Finish the Float Party
2:00 p.m. The Burrow, Jupiter Campus
Enjoy a tasty treat between classes at the Ice Cream Social while also participating in a surprise craft for Finish the Float, which will featured on the Northern Campuses Float in the Homecoming Parade.
Fort Lauderdale Homecoming Spirit Day
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. AT Breezeway, Fort Lauderdale Campus
Join in on the Homecoming spirit at the Fort Lauderdale campus with Homecoming giveaways!
9:00 pm Outdoor Stage, Boca Raton Campus
We continue the Homecoming Week celebration with the Homecoming Concert! This show is FREE to FAU students, but has limited capacity, so be sure to get your tickets early through the Student Involvement & Leadership office on your campus.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Talon Awards Ceremony
6:30 p.m. Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center, Boca Raton Campus
FAU celebrates its 17th Annual Talon Awards Ceremony during Homecoming 2013. Since 1997, the Talon Award Ceremony has recognized outstanding leaders from the community, alumni, faculty and student body. Co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and Student Government, this year's ceremony will recognize four outstanding individuals, including an FAU student!
Homecoming Comedy Show
8:00 pm Kaye Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Enjoy a night of comedy celebrating Homecoming Week at the Kaye Auditorium in the Student Union. This show is sponsored by Student Government Program Board and is FREE to FAU students, but has limited capacity, so be sure to get your tickets early. Tickets are available to FAU students in the Box Office located in the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus. Tickets are also available on the partner campuses in their Student Involvement & Leadership offices. Tickets will be available beginning October 1, 2013.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Homecoming Parade & Fall Family Fest
5:00 p.m. Boca Raton Campus
2013 celebrates the 7 th Annual FAU Homecoming Parade. Every year, this parade gets bigger and better! We anticipate over 60 entries in this year’s parade including student organization floats, decorated golf carts, specialty cars and motorcycles, walking units, as well as several marching bands. This is truly a community event on FAU’s Boca Raton campus and we are excited to host FAU students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Boca Raton community, as well as their families, at this traditional parade.
Join us after the Homecoming Parade on the Housing Lawn for more Homecoming festivities hosted by President Saunders! Enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, photo booth novelties, sand art, caricature artists, jugglers, circus performers, along with lots more entertainment. Enjoy the delicious cookout sponsored by Business Services and Chartwells.
Homecoming Shabbat Celebration
8:00 p.m. FAU Stadium - Premier Level, Boca Raton Campus
For the first time all FAU Alumni, students and parents are invited to the FAU Owls' home to celebrate Shabbat with a festive meal and song. Everyone is welcome to partake this new and ancient tradition.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Homecoming Football Game vs Tulane University
5:00 p.m. FAU Stadium, Boca Raton Campus
Come to cheer on our fighting OWLS to victory! Enjoy lots of giveaways before the game from the Homecoming Committee and get ready for the halftime show where the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned!
Contact the Homecoming Staff