Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2019

By Life@TheU

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2019

By Life@TheU

Faculty and Staff Events

Monday, Nov. 4

OPENING CEREMONIES AND SPIRIT DAY | Lakeside Patio, Coral Gables campus | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate what it means to be a Miami Hurricane. Enjoy FREE catered BBQ and live music as we kick off Homecoming. Claim your vouchers worth $20* to redeem at the food trucks during Hurricane Howl.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

SPIRIT TREE COMPETITION | Spirit Tree, Coral Gables campus | 11 a.m.
Show off your spirit by decorating an ornament to be hung on our Spirit Tree, the only orange tree on campus.

KETTLE CORN(ER) | Marine campus | 11 a.m.
Enjoy FREE kettle corn with your colleagues at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Claim your vouchers worth $20* to redeem at the food trucks during Hurricane Howl.

EMPLOYEE DAY MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME—LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS. MIAMI HURRICANES | Watsco Center| 6:30 p.m.
Cheer on the ’Canes as they take on the Louisville Cardinals. University of Miami employees are eligible to purchase up to four tickets for $1.50 each. Get tickets at hurricanesports.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

KETTLE CORN(ER) | Medical campus | 11 a.m.
Enjoy FREE kettle corn with your colleagues at the Miller School of Medicine Schoninger Research Quadrangle. Claim your vouchers worth $20* to redeem at the food trucks during Hurricane Howl.

HURRICANES HELP THE HOMETOWN | Lakeside Patio, Coral Gables campus | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In anticipation of Veterans Day, join the Homecoming Executive Committee and Veteran Students Organization, in partnership with Troopster, to build care packages for Miami-based veterans.

Thursday, Nov. 7

HURRICANE PRODUCTIONS HOMECOMING CONCERT | Watsco Center, Coral Gables campus | 8 p.m.
Hurricane Productions announced this year’s concert will feature Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage. A limited number of FREE tickets* will be available to faculty and staff. Learn more at miami.edu/fs-homecoming.

Friday, Nov. 8

’CANES COLORS DAY | All campuses
Wear orange, green, and white as we celebrate Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2019. Coordinate with your supervisor regarding appropriate attire for your role.

HURRICANE HOWL | Coral Gables campus | 6 to 10 p.m. 
Celebrate with food trucks, a block party, the ’Canes Lounge (formerly Alumni Lounge), boat burning, and fireworks.

FOOD TRUCKS | Miller Circle, Coral Gables campus | 6 to 10 p.m.
Swing by to grab a bite to eat on us! Redeem your vouchers worth $20*, which can be picked up during Homecoming events on Nov. 4 (Gables campus), Nov. 5 (marine campus), or Nov. 6 (medical campus).

BLOCK PARTY | Foote University Green, Coral Gables campus | 6 to 8 p.m.
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families are invited to join in the fun with live music, kids rides, games, and art displays.

'CANES LOUNGE | Lakeside Patio, Coral Gables campus | 7 to 10 p.m.
Get a front-row seat at the ultimate destination in the heart of campus with VIP access to the spectacular fireworks show and boat burning tradition. Enjoy delicious tapas and spirits while celebrating your pride and passion for the U. Faculty and staff who donate 1% of their salary to the 2019 United Way campaign are invited to enjoy the lounge with a guest for FREE. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alumniweekend.miami.edu.

BOAT BURNING CEREMONY AND FIREWORKS | Lake Osceola, Coral Gables campus | 8:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the biggest tradition of Homecoming with thousands of ’Canes around Lake Osceola. Learn more about UM traditions.

Saturday, Nov. 9

ALUMNI PREGAME | Hard Rock Stadium | 2.5 hours prior to kickoff
Get excited as we prepare to face the University of Louisville for our 2019 Homecoming football game. Hear from our grand marshal and other special guests as you enjoy musical performances by the Frost Band of the Hour, food, drinks, and activities for the family.

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME—LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS. MIAMI HURRICANES | Hard Rock Stadium | TBA
Cheer on the ’Canes as they take on the Louisville Cardinals. Join your colleagues as we welcome the 2019 Homecoming Court. University of Miami employees are eligible to receive ONE complimentary football game ticket and can purchase up to THREE additional tickets (for $1 per ticket). Get tickets at hurricanesports.com.


*These items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.