FAU to Celebrate Homecoming 2016 ‘Owlympics’

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 “Owlympics” beginning Saturday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 29, on FAU’s Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses.

By kelsie weekes | 10/19/2016

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 “Owlympics” beginning Saturday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 29, on FAU’s Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses. Homecoming 2016 is sponsored by FAU Student Government, and all events are open to FAU students, faculty and staff unless otherwise noted.

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

Stop Hunger Now
Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
FAU Campus Recreation

FAU’s Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning will host this on-campus meal packaging event, with the goal of packaging more than 50,000 meals throughout the day.

Drag Show
Saturday, Oct. 22
Doors at 8 p.m. and show at 9 p.m.
Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium
**Open to public for $10**

Join the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) for an unforgettable show featuring our local drag kings and queens.

Homecoming Run for Autism- 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m.
FAU Track & Field
**Open to public**

FAU’s Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD), along with FAU Campus Recreation, team up to host one of the largest 5K’s in Boca Raton. Runners and walkers will run through the football stadium and receive finisher medals. There will be free food, children’s activities and more. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/BocaRaton/FAUHomecoming5KRun to register.

Homecoming Kickoff Bonfire featuring Chase Bryant
Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
FAU Stadium Lawn
**Open to public**

It’s FAU’s hottest event of the year, literally. Country music star Chase Bryant will take the stage to get students pumped up for Homecoming week.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SO Rotunda

Support FAU student organizations as they construct sculptures made from canned goods. Following the event, all non-perishable food items will be donated to Boca Helping Hands.

Diversity Bash
Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Diversity Way

Celebrate FAU’s cultural diversity with this fun event featuring a dance-off competition between student organizations.

OwlFest featuring Kesha and Lunchmoney Lewis
Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
FAU Outdoor Stage

Rapper Lunchmoney Lewis performs his hit single “Bills,” followed by pop superstar Kesha, best known for her hit singles including “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R” and “Die Young.”

More Than Football: Michael Sam
Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium

Michael Sam is an American football player who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the NFL draft. Sam will offer insight into leveraging your individual strengths to pursue your dreams and achieve success.

Red Hot Madness
Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
FAU Arena
**Open to public**

Don’t miss your first chance to meet the 2016-17 FAU Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. The event features a slam dunk showcase, along with free food and giveaways.

Talon Awards
Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center
**Invitation only**

The annual Talon Awards Ceremony, co-sponsored by the FAU Alumni Association and Student Government, will recognize four outstanding leaders from the community, alumni, faculty and student body. FAU softball coach Joan Joyce will be recognized for her long-serving commitment to the University and her incredible career in sports.

NPHC Stroll Off
Thursday, Oct. 27 from 9 to 10:30 p.m.
FAU Arena
**Open to public for $10**

Join NPHC fraternities and sororities as they perform their best moves and show pride for their student organization.

Fall Family Fest
Friday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Stadium Lawn

FAU staff, faculty and students can bring the entire family for this annual fall tradition. There will be food, rides and some unexpected surprises for the kids.

FAU Football Game vs. Western Kentucky University
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m.
FAU Stadium
**Open to public**

Cheer on your FAU Owls as they take on the Hilltoppers. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during halftime.

The following event will take place at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:

Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Housing Lawn

FAU’s Jupiter campus kicks off Homecoming with its annual “CarnivOWL” festival. This family-friendly event features carnival rides, face painting, balloon artists, games, popcorn and so much more.

The following event will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:

Kickoff BBQ
Monday, Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m.
Diversity Way

FAU’s Davie campus kicks off Homecoming 2016 with an afternoon of food, drinks, music and entertainment.


For a complete list of this year’s Homecoming events, visit www.fau.edu/homecoming/events/