Everyone is welcome to join alumni for There\’s No Place Like Homecoming 2013, Oct. 24-26. The three-day event includes a free concert and an awards ceremony that will recognize the very best of Florida Tech’s alumni. Homecoming events start at 6 p.m. Thursday with a 5K Run in Downtown Melbourne to benefit Florida Tech cross country teams. To register, visit http://homecoming.fit.edu/run.php.
On Friday, there’ll be an Open House at the newly renovated Link Building, 2-4 p.m. Join in the pep rally, starting at 4 p.m. at the Panthereum; it’s for the football game on Saturday. Homecoming Fest takes place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Downtown Melbourne with a lively street party featuring street vendors, food, drinks and a live performance by Taking Back Sunday, an American rock band from New York, with several opening acts. This free concert is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), Alumni Association (FTAA) and Main Street Partners, and is open to the public.
Saturday events kick off with the Homecoming Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on campus. Florida Tech will play its first Homecoming football game against Warner University at 1 p.m. A tailgate party before the game will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Later that evening is the Homecoming Awards Gala, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Clemente Center, which celebrates alumni and features the all-faculty band, TWITCHY. Each college will present their Outstanding Alumni Awards and the Alumni Association will present the Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumnus Award.
For more information and a list of Homecoming activities, visit http://homecoming.fit.edu; contact the FTAA at (321) 674-7190; or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.