MELBOURNE, Florida – The theme for Florida Institute of Technology’s 2017 Homecoming is “Old Hollywood,” a fitting focus given the action, drama, laughs and thrills the multi-day celebration promises to provide.
Running Nov. 1-4, the annual gathering of alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members from the Space Coast and points beyond will feature a carnival, live sporting events, a free concert, an awards gala and much more.
It all starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Homecoming Kickoff sponsored by Greek Life. The two-hour event, happening at Crawford Green on the Florida Tech campus, will offer food and giveaways, the introduction of the Homecoming King and Queen, and other activities and games.
Here’s a look at other Homecoming highlights:
Thursday, Nov. 2
6 p.m.: Meg O’Malley’s presents the FIT Homecoming 5K Walk/Run in downtown Melbourne. Features T-shirts, goody bags and a post-race party at Meg’s. Visit http://homecoming.fit.edu/run.php to register and for more information.
7 p.m.: You’ve just shown your talent for running. Now see what talents Florida Tech students have as they put on a talent show at Clemente Center.
Friday, Nov. 3
6 p.m.-midnight: Homecoming Fest in downtown Melbourne. The Florida Tech Alumni Association has joined forces with Melbourne Mainstreet to offer a memorable evening featuring street vendors, food, drinks and free music from the Scottish rock band The Fratellis. Visit http://homecoming.fit.edu/fest.php for more details.
Saturday, Nov. 4
11 a.m.: Tailgate party on campus.
1-4 p.m.: Homecoming football game: Panthers vs. the University of West Georgia Wolves at Florida Tech Panther Stadium. The Homecoming King and Queen will be presented at halftime. More information and tickets at http://homecoming.fit.edu/football.php.
6-10 p.m.: Homecoming Awards Gala, Clemente Center. Dinner and awards, including the presentation of the Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award, followed by dancing and live music. Registration at http://homecoming.fit.edu/gala.php.
6-10 p.m. Carnival at Crawford Green. This fun event will include food trucks and carnival games amid the Old Hollywood theme.
Photo credit: FIT