Florida State University alumni from across the nation will return to campus next week and join current students in this year’s Homecoming celebration, "Florida State: University of Champions."
Major events for Homecoming week include:
- Homecoming Parade—Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. The parade will feature the Marching Chiefs, Osceola, Renegade, bands from Godby and Chiles high schools, and more than 100 organizations. It begins on Call Street and ends at the Westcott Fountain. Richard Brinson, longtime director of the Flying High Circus, is the Grand Marshal.
- Clock and Seal Annual Homecoming Banquet—Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m., Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Keynote speaker is former FSU linebacker Marvin Jones. For ticket information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FSU Panama City Campus’s 17th Annual Nole ‘Fest—Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m. This event if for the entire family, with games for kids, food and live music. The evening will conclude with the lighting of the bonfire and kickoff of the Torch Run. Open to the public, free admission. For more information about Nole ‘Fest 2006, call (850) 522-5035.
- Alumni Awards Banquet—Friday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m. Honoring recipients of ODK’s Grads Made Good award, Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award and the FSU Alumni Association’s Bernard F. Sliger Award and Grand Marshal Award. The banquet will be at the Alumni Center on West Tennessee Street. Cost is $50. Advance reservations are required.
- USO Tribute Show—Friday, Nov. 17, dinner–6 p.m., show–8 p.m. An evening under the Flying High Circus tent filled with music and memories from World War II through Desert Storm, featuring the talents of FSU students and President T.K. Wetherell. Dinner + show: $50; Show-only: $15. For more information, visit www.fsu.com. For tickets call 850-644-6500 or visit www.tickets.fsu.edu.
- Pow Wow—Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. A special evening of laughter and entertainment featuring Stephen Colbert. Tickets are currently sold out. Limited tickets may be released on the day of the show.
- FSUCares/Homecoming 5K Run—Saturday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m., FSU Campus. The Homecoming Committee is teaming up with FSUCares organization to host a 5K. Proceeds will go to FSUCares’ philanthropic efforts. There will also be a health fair sponsored by the College of Medicine and Thagard Student Health Center.
- Homecoming Game: FSU vs. Western Michigan—Saturday, Nov. 18, kickoff at 2 p.m. The Florida State Seminoles will take on the Western Michigan Broncos at Doak Campbell Stadium.