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FAU to Celebrate Homecoming 2023: 'Ride the Wave'

FAU 2023 Homecoming: "Ride the Wave"

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate “Homecoming: Ride the Wave” beginning Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 21.


Florida Atlantic University will celebrate “Homecoming: Ride the Wave” beginning Thursday, Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 21. All events, except for Owl Manor (as noted below), are open to all FAU students, faculty and staff.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:

Homecoming Hype-up

Thursday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campus Recreation Lawn

Celebrate the start of Homecoming with tie dye and engage in other free activities. _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Annual Owl Manor

Friday, Oct. 13, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.

Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium

Open to FAU students only, 18+, must show valid state identification

A Homecoming staple that never disappoints, with high-energy performances and other show-stopping moments. For tickets, visit this link.

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Day of Service

Saturday, Oct. 14, departing at 8:30 a.m. from FAU seal in front of Student Union

Event lasts from 9 a.m. until noon, with lunch after in Live Oak A

Join in a Pine Jog service project, with transportation provided to and from the event, and lunch offered afterward.

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Meet the Court (Who’s Who)

Monday, Oct. 16, from noon to 3 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

Come out to the Student Union to meet the students campaigning for the Homecoming court and get ready to cast your vote.

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FAU Celebrates 50 Years of Hip-hop

Monday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Live Oak, Student Union

Learn about the impact of hip-hop music over the past 50 years at this interactive experience. There will be great music and dancing, and food will be provided.

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Wave Rider

Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BBQ & Housing Lawn

Ride the wave of Homecoming with huge water slides and inflatable water volleyball. There will be music, food and free Homecoming items.

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Cooler Cool Down

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon

Palms, Student Union

A crafting event where students can paint and decorate their very own 9-quart coolers. These will come in handy for a beach day or for the Homecoming football pregame.

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Hoot & Holler

Wednesday, Oct. 18, beginning at 8 p.m.

Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium

An interactive music gameshow where students can play hits from different genres and win prizes. Students will be called to the stage, partner with one of the DJs, and try to win over the crowd with their song choice.

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Pool Party with Plushies

Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Campus Recreation Pool

The Homecoming tradition of building your own plushie by the pool continues. There will be music and food provided.

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Party in Paradise, featuring the Annual Stroll-off

Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m.

BBQ, HPT, Housing and Diversity Lawn

Party in Paradise kicks off the Homecoming game weekend with a barbecue, food and giveaways, and a spirit station to gear up for the game. At 6:30 p.m., the annual Homecoming stroll-off will begin, featuring performances by the National Panhellenic Council and the United Greek Council.

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FAU Football vs. UTSA and Tailgate in Paradise

Saturday, Oct. 21 – Kickoff time and tailgate location TBA

Ahead of the Owls’ Homecoming matchup against the UTSA Roadrunners at FAU Stadium, enjoy tailgating leading up to kickoff – and be sure to wear red FAU gear for the theme of the game.

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The following event will take place at Spanish River Park, 3001 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton:

Boca Beach Day

Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Celebrate Homecoming and close out Hispanic Heritage Month with a beach party. There will be a DJ, food and games.

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The following events will take place at the John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, in Jupiter:

CarnivOWL

Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Soccer Field

Celebrate Homecoming on the Jupiter Campus with the annual CarnivOWL. Experience rides, games and prizes, meet new friends and eat fair food.

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Jupiter Has Talent

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Administration Building, AD-119

Join the Program Board and Housing as this annual Homecoming event returns.

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Surfboard Decorating

Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Burrow, Student Union

Join Campus Life and Jupiter Council of Student Organizations in a surfboard decorating contest.

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Picnic in Paradise

Friday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Turf Field

Students and alumni are invited to join Student Government and the Honors College to enjoy food, play frisbee and celebrate Homecoming.

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The following event will take place at FAU’s Broward campuses:

Homecoming Harvest Fresh Market

Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Poolside, 101 North Beach Road, SeaTech campus, Dania Beach

Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Student Union Oasis Lounge, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus

Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

HE-610 Student Lounge, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale campus

Join a harvest fresh market to pick free produce and create fall-in-Florida crafts, such as cooler painting and more. Food also will be provided.

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For more information, follow @fau_Homecoming on Instagram.

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