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Homecoming Week is a special time of the year when our FIU family and friends come together to celebrate our Panther pride! As president Mark B. Rosenberg shares, Homecoming is about the memories and hopes of our University Family. It is a time to celebrate the unity of our community and the many positive elements of our ideally located University.

Spirit Decorating Competition

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 7th
Judging: October 11th - 14th

The university community is encouraged to "Unleash the Spirit" by decorating their work areas with Panther items and FIU Blue and Gold.

We will have three (3) catefories that will be judged separately:

  1. Gold Spirit - Entries comprised of more than one department, such as an entire college or division. (e.g. College of Education, Division of Human Resources)
  2. Blue Spirit - Individual departments or offices (e.g. Payroll, GC Event Planning Office)
  3. Door - This category will focus entirely on door decorations.

To register your areas and recieve more information, please click here

All participants must complete the online registration and submit their area's pictures by Friday, October 7th. Judging will take place the following week, starting on Tuesday, October 11th, through Friday, October 9th.

Be sure to read and follow our safety guidelines. Departments who do not abide by the safety guidelines will be disqualified.

Spirit Hashtag Competition

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 7th

Join in on the fun during FIU's Homecoming by participating in the Spirit #Hashtag Competition! All faculty and staff are encouraged to show off their panther spirit via social media for an opportunity to win special prizes!

The competition is underway, so please be sure to sign up no later than Friday, October 7th. You must register your unit's hashtag to be considered for the competition. Click here to register.

Once registered, use your hashtag to post, share, tweet and “selfie” your way through Homecoming festivities scheduled now through Saturday, October 22nd. The competition will end with the conclusion of the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 22nd. All registered participants will be notified after the competition.

FIU Faculty/Staff Homecoming King & Queen

Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 30th

Nominations are now open for the third annual FIU Faculty/Staff Homecoming King & Queen Competition! Cast your nominations today for your favorite faculty or staff member candidates. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, September 30th.

Once nominations close, the top 10 finalists will be announced in HR News & Campus Updates with further instruction on how to cast your final vote. Campaigning and voting for the top 10 finalists will take place from Thursday, October 6th to Friday, October 14th.

The FIU Faculty/Staff Homecoming King & Queen will be announced at this year's Panthers Got Talent Show - make sure to secure your seat for the royal crowning moment!

Panther's Got Talent

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 30th

You won't want to miss your chance to be amazed as our FIU students, faculty, staff and retirees take center stage at Panther's Got Talent! Join us for a night of fun and special performances by our talented FIU family on Thursday, October 20th at the FIU Arena (doors open at 5:30 pm). We will also be announcing the 2016 FIU Homecoming Faculty/Staff King & Queen at the event.

The application deadline to perform is Wednesday, September 30th. Space is limited for performances, so don't delay and register today!

Solo performance: Registration Form
Blue Division (teams consisting of 2-6 performers): Registration Form
Gold Division (teams consisting of 7-20 performers): Registration Form

There will be a winner for the best faculty, staff or retiree Panther performance.

FIU Retiree Reunion

President and Mrs. Mark B. Rosenberg invite all FIU retirees and a guest to join us for the many festivities during Homecoming 2016, including the annual Retiree Reunion taking place on Saturday, October 22nd.

Should you have any questions please contact Trudy Fernandez, Director of HR Relations at 305-348-0101 or Ashley Ares, Communications Account Manager at 305-348-6099

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