Homecoming on the horizon

Homecoming on the horizon

View of Lake Osceola during the annual boatburning homecoming event. 
By UM News

View of Lake Osceola during the annual boatburning homecoming event. 

Homecoming on the horizon

By UM News
During Homecoming week UM faculty and staff can look forward to enjoying free food, free events—including a concert, and many ways to show their ’Cane spirit.

Homecoming isn’t just for students and alumni. Employees have a strong sense of pride in the U and homecoming is a great opportunity to share that pride with fellow colleagues and the UM community. This year UM faculty and staff are invited to join in the festivities and check out some of the new events created just for them.

"As a big fan of my own university’s homecoming festivities, I always wondered if there was a place for non-UM graduates to join in the fun," said Sarah Artecona, associate vice president for community engagement at UM. "Working with Student Affairs and Alumni Relations, we organized a number of ways employees can be part of the week of activities."

Here’s a summary of can’t-miss happenings to look forward to:

  • Celebrate what it means to be a Miami Hurricane. Enjoy free catered BBQ and live music to kick off the 2018 Homecoming events on Oct. 31 on the Gables campus Lakeside Patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • Take a break and grab a bite with your work besties. Mark your calendar for free donuts that will be distributed to faculty and staff at the medical campus and Rosenstiel campus on Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Snag free concert tickets. Join Hurricane Productions for the concert event of the year at the Watsco Center. A limited number of employee tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned for more details on the headliner and ticket distribution dates.
  • Show your spirit. Homecoming events are designed to unite the campus and fill each Hurricane heart with pride. Learn more about all the different homecoming events organized each year by students in the Homecoming Executive Committee.
  • Is UM your alma mater? Homecoming is also a time when alumni and friends come together to celebrate being a 'Cane. Check out these happenings planned throughout Alumni Weekend.

Stay tuned for more information on Homecoming 2018 throughout the weeks leading up to the employee events, which run from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. Learn more about homecoming events geared towards students here and alumni here.