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Bringin' it Home: Destination Florida Tech

Homecoming 2019 | October 24-26

Bringin' It Home celebrates the diversity of Florida Tech's student and alumni body from around the world, as well as the spirit of gathering embodied by Homecoming celebrations. Florida Tech has a richly diverse history with alumni from over eighty countries! The festivities planned during Homecoming Week provide many opportunities for students and alumni to gather in Melbourne to celebrate and show their #PantherPride!  

Local Hotels Offering Alumni Discounts

  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Crowne Plaza Oceanfront
  • Doubletree Suites Oceanfront
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites
  • Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Residence Inn Melbourne Airport
  • Tuckaway Shores Resort

Alumni Hotel Discounts



Homecoming 5K

Join us as we kick off our Homecoming festivities with a 5K race through Downtown Melbourne. Get your awesome Florida Tech t-shirt, goody bag, and enjoy a post-race party at Meg O'Malleys with food, drinks, and live entertainment!

Thursday,  October 24th

Race time: 6 PM

Registration Required - Sign Up Today!


Homecoming Fest

Be part of Florida Tech's annual Homecoming Fest, our FREE concert in the heart of Downtown Melbourne! The Florida Tech Alumni Association and Student Government Association, in partnership with Deuterman Productions, present a night you won't forget, featuring street vendors, food, drinks, family activities, and of course... an AMAZING CONCERT. 

Featuring: Matisyahu, Hirie, RDGLDGRN, and Kash'd Out

Friday, October 25th

Concert starts: 6 PM


Homecoming Football Game & Tailgating

Join fellow Panthers for the sporting event of the year! Set up a tent and grill-out on campus for a pre-game party. Then join the crowd at Panther Stadium to cheer on our football team!

Saturday, October 26th

Tailgating: 10 AM |  Alumni Section: Grassy area behind Harris Student Design Center & the All Faiths Center

**Campus trolley system will be shuttling fans from the Harris Student Design Center stop to the stadium.**

Kick-Off: 1 pm |  Florida Tech vs. West Florida @ Panther Stadium (Palm Bay High School)

Get Tickets Here!



Awards Gala

The Homecoming Gala features the Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award presentation and honors one outstanding alumnus/alumna from each college.  Reconnecting, reminiscing, cocktails, dinner, award ceremony, live music, and dancing make this event the highlight of Homecoming Weekend! You can't miss this. Gather a group of your alumni friends and reserve a table for an unforgettable evening!

Saturday, October 26th

Cocktail reception begins: 6:30 PM

Advanced Reservation & Tickets Required: Reserve your seat now!


Gala Sponsorship Opportunities



This year, we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Army ROTC at Florida Tech!

Details for the special ROTC events can be found at

ROTC 50th Anniversary


Homecoming Weekend Panther Pub Prowl

Thursday, Oct. 24 - Saturday, Oct. 26

Did you know that your fellow Panthers own a BUNCH of bars and breweries in Melbourne?? Check out the list below to visit our local alumni establishments and show them some love! Look out for Pete the Panther at each location, take a picture, and tag us in your Facebook & Instagram photos to be entered to win Florida Tech swag bags! #PantherPride #Panther4Life #FloridaTechHomecoming2019. Send them to for a chance to be featured in Florida Tech Magazine.


Register for the Pub Prowl


Stained glass window of All Faiths Center Florida Tech

Homecoming Mass - All Faiths Center

Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11 AM 

Florida Tech Catholic Campus Ministry cordially invites all alumni, parents, families, and friends to an Alumni Mass celebrated by Fr. Michael Neeland, SDS.  Following the Mass, coffee and donuts will be available in the fellowship area.