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Florida Tech Homecoming Week Features Music, Sports and More

Festivities Begin Nov. 1 with
Kickoff at Crawford Green

MELBOURNE, FLA. — 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.

For additional information on these and other Homecoming events and activities, visit http://homecoming.fit.edu/index.php.

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