Florida Tech Homecoming 2023

Save the Date: March 21-26

All Homecoming events are open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and registered/paid family members attending Family Weekend.

Local Hotels Offering Alumni Discounts

  • Hotel Melby
  • 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

Welcome to the Jungle: HOCO Kick-Off in Panther Plaza

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kick-off Homecoming Week at Welcome to the Jungle! Feel the Panther Pride as we celebrate the official start of homecoming with food, drinks, and plenty of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. 

HOCO LipSync at Gleason Performing Arts Center

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

Watch the student organizations competing in the Royalty Competition perform on stage in the ultimate Lip Sync Battle! Each team will perform its routine and the judges will determine who comes out as the 2023 victors. The 2022 Lip Sync champions were Pi Kappa Alpha and It’s On Us. Can they win it again or will another organization take the microphone trophy?

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk On-Campus

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Race Start Time: 5:30 PM

Join us for a 5K race through campus! Get your awesome Florida Tech t-shirt, goody bag, and enjoy a post-race party. 

Winners of all age divisions and overall winners will receive a special Panther Pride medal!

Register here!


Registration deadline is March 22, 2023, by 11:59 pm EDT

Pricing:

  • General - $30
  • Florida Tech Faculty/Staff - $25
  • Florida Tech Student - $20

Race proceeds benefit the Florida Tech Running Club!

Panther Vice: HOCO Casino Night in the Clemente Center

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Put on your finest outfits and play casino games like blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps to try and win as much as you can!  In addition to the casino, enjoy the mocktail bar, photo booth, and other exciting Panther pride activities. The night will conclude with an auction for a variety of incredible prizes.

 

Please note that no real money will be used for the casino. 

Aerial Photo of the Florida Tech Campus

Guided Campus Tours

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Meet at the Alumni Center to check in and pick up an alumni swag bag, then hop on the famous Florida Tech trolley with your fellow Panthers to explore campus and see all of the recent developments. We'll make the following stops where you'll have the option to get off the trolley and walk around:

  • L3Harris Student Design Center
  • Esports Center
  • Joy & Gordon Patterson Botanical Gardens

The tours will be led by current students and an alumni staff member.

Seating on the trolley is limited, so a reservation is required. Please sign up for one of the following times:

  • 3:00 pm Campus Tour - Registration coming soon
  • 4:00 pm Campus Tour - Registration coming soon

Colleges Open House 

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alumni, families, and faculty/staff are welcome to explore each college's facility, meet with its faculty, learn about its programs, and see its labs/technologies!

College of Aeronautics

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

College of Engineering and Science

College of Psychology & Liberal Arts

Campus Map

Homecoming Fest

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cost: Free!

Location: Nance Park, 201 N. Miramar Ave., Indialantic

We're taking the Fest to the BEACH this year! Be part of Florida Tech's annual Homecoming Fest, our FREE concert at Nance Park in Indialantic! 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... SAINT MOTEL

**Parking is limited, so please park on campus and take the shuttles to and from Nance Park. Complimentary coach buses will be running from 6pm - 11pm from TWO locations on campus:

  • In front of the Clemente Center (3011 Panther Place)
  • In front of Residence Hall Circle (2745 Country Club Road)

Lecture Series: Capt. Winston Scott at Gleason Performing Arts Center

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM

Winston Scott is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and former NASA Astronaut. He logged 24 days, 14 hours, and 34 minutes in space, including 3 spacewalks totaling 19 hours and 26 minutes.
 
From serving as the dean of the college of aeronautics to playing trumpet in the university's jazz band, Capt. Scott has always been an active member and an essential part of our community. Currently, he serves as senior advisor to the president at Florida Tech.

HOCO Lunch at Panther Dining Hall

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Price: $12  -  All you can eat!

Enjoy an island-themed lunch at Panther Dining Hall, including Cuban bowls, jerk chicken, plantains, and much more.

Reserve your spot today!

Let's Flam-an-gooooo: Greek Life Alumni and Family Event in the Hartley Room

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us in the Hartley Room to celebrate the spirit and pride of being a part of a Florida Tech fraternity/sorority! United together, the Greek community will use this time to show their passion for scholarship, service, leadership, and brotherhood/sisterhood. 

The Hartley Room is located on the second floor of the Denius Student Center and is the main banquet venue for the campus.

Women's Lacrosse Match vs. Tampa at Florida Tech Panther Stadium

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM

Cheer on the Florida Tech Women's Lacrosse team as they take on the University of Tampa at Panther Stadium! (Fields located at Palm Bay Magnet High School: 101 Pirate Ln, Melbourne, FL 32901)

Tropic Like It's Hot: HOCO Carnival at Crawford Green

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Homecoming Carnival will have a variety of activities, giveaways, food, and more. It will also be the last chance to vote for Homecoming Royalty! Stick around as the winners of the Spirit Cup and the 2023 Royalty Competition will be announced towards the end of the night.

Florida Tech Annual Alumni Awards Gala in the Clemente Center

Must be 21+ to attend

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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!


General Tickets: $125 per Person

Alumni: $100 per person (applies to an alum's guest ticket as well)

Faculty & Staff: $100 per person (applies to faculty/staff guest tickets as well)

GOLD: $75 per person (applies to Class of 2012-2022 graduates ONLY)

Theme: Neon Jungle

Dress: Formal (tuxedos or suits for men, below-the-knee dress or gown or dressy pantsuit for women)

RSVP by March 10, 2023 - Register Here!

Homecoming Mass & Pancake Breakfast at the All Faiths Center

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

Time: 11:00 am

Florida Tech Catholic Campus Ministry cordially invites all alumni, parents, families, and friends to an Alumni Mass. Following the Mass, Newman Club students will be in the kitchen cooking a FREE pancake breakfast.

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