Save the Date! Florida Tech Homecoming 2024

April 2 - April 7, 2024

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

Local Hotels Offering Alumni Discounts

Check out the highlights from 2023 Homecoming

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. 

Light Show at Gleason Performing Arts Center

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?

Mark Hertling

ROTC Guest Speaker: Lieutenant General (Retired) Mark Hertling

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Hartley Room (located on the second floor of the Denius Student Center)

Lieutenant General (Retired) Mark Hertling is a national security and military analyst for CNN. Hertling served for 38 years in the US Army, retiring in 2013 as the Commanding General of the US Army Europe and Seventh Army. He then served as a Senior VP at the Leadership Institute of Advent Health and authored the book Growing Physician Leaders. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Rollins College.

Please RSVP by emailing

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk On-Campus

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Race Start Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Florida Tech Campus - View Virtual Race Course Video

Join us for a 5K race through campus! Get your awesome Florida Tech t-shirt, goody bag, and enjoy a post-race party with beer provided by Broken Barrel Tavern and refreshments provided by Campus Dining. 

T-shirt size is not guaranteed if registering after February 20th but we will try our best to fulfill all requests

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

Online registration has CLOSED. You may still register on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10 am - 6:30 pm at Running Zone. You may also register on race day from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm at the race site.

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 L3Harris Commons building located at 3011 S. Babcock St. to check in and then join our student ambassadors for a one-hour walking tour around campus. Florida Tech is constantly growing, improving, and changing—so whether it's been one year or 30 since your last visit... you are sure to discover something new! 

Please sign up for one of the following times to reserve your spot:

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 which will include the weVENTURE Women's Business Center

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)

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

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM


Unable to attend in person? Watch the event live here!

Capt. Winston E. Scott is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and aviator. He entered Naval Aviation Officers Candidate School in 1973. He completed flight training and was designated a naval aviator in 1974. In 1980, Scott earned his Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering with Avionics. During his Navy career, Captain Scott served as a helicopter pilot with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron Light Thirty-Three at NAS North Island, CA, flying the SH-2F helicopter. He later served a tour of duty as a fighter pilot with Fighter Squadron Eighty-Four at NAS Oceana, Virginia, flying the F-14 Tomcat fighter/interceptor. He subsequently served as a production test pilot and engineering director at the Naval Aviation Depot at NAS Jacksonville, FL. Additionally, Scott served as a research development test and evaluation (RDTE) pilot and Deputy Director of the Tactical Aircraft
Systems Department at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Warminster, PA.
As an RDTE pilot, Scott flew the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 Hornet, and the A-7 Corsair aircraft. He has accumulated more than 7,000 hours of flight time in more than 25 different aircraft and over 200 shipboard landings. Captain Scott was an associate instructor of electrical engineering at Florida A&M University and Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Captain Scott was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1992. Serving as a mission specialist, he flew two space shuttle missions during which he logged over 24 days in space, including three spacewalks totaling over 19 hours.

He has advised elected officials on matters related to space and aeronautics. Recently retired, Capt. Scott is a professor emeritus at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. He holds the (retired) rank of professor of aeronautics in the College of Aeronautics and professor of music in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.

Capt. Scott belongs to the boards of directors of several corporate and non-profit organizations. He enjoys an active public appearance schedule.

Captain Scott’s book Reflections from Earth Orbit was published in 2005.

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.

Students, Faculty, and Staff – Sign up here!

Alumni and ParentsSign up here!

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 Stottler Field

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 Stottler Field!

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!

The RSVP deadline has CLOSED. Please contact the Director of Alumni Affairs, Jillian Leclerc, with any questions: jleclerc@fit.ed​u

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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