Seminole spirit will be ignited this fall as Florida State University celebrates Homecoming 2014, “Fueling the Flame,” Nov. 2 to 8.
With live performances, a street parade and alumni events, the week will culminate with a gridiron matchup between the Florida State Seminoles and the University of Virginia Cavaliers. To learn more, visit alumni.fsu.edu/fhq#homecoming.
SUNDAY, NOV. 2
•Warchant, featuring Big Sean, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is free for students who present a valid Gold FSU ID at the door. Tickets for the general public, on sale through Ticketmaster, are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show.
FRIDAY, NOV. 7
•The Homecoming Parade, organized by the Student Alumni Association and featuring more than 60 student groups, will begin at 2 p.m. on West Madison Street near the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. It will proceed north along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, turn west along College Avenue and south onto Copeland Street. A live parade feed will be available at alumni.fsu.edu/parade for those unable to attend.
•A Happy Hour, co-hosted by the FSU Alumni Association and the College of Human Sciences, will take place at the Alumni Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free for association members and $10 for guests, the event will allow FSU students, alumni and fans to enjoy food, fun and Seminole spirit in preparation for Saturday’s Homecoming game.
•Pow Wow, the annual pep rally held the night before the Homecoming game, will take place at 8 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Comedian Colin Jost of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” will open the show for fellow SNL star Kenan Thompson. In addition, the show will feature performances by the FSU Cheerleaders, Golden Girls, Marching Chiefs and members of the Flying High Circus. The event is free for students who present a valid Gold FSU ID at the door. Tickets for the general public can be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Civic Center box office.
SATURDAY, NOV. 8
•The FSU Alumni Association’s Homecoming Awards Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Alumni Center Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Awards to be presented include the FSU Alumni Association’s Bernard F. Sliger Award, the FSU Alumni Association and Omicron Delta Kappa’s Grad Made Good Awards, the Garnet & Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award and the Friends of the Florida State University Libraries Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at alumni.fsu.edu/awardsbreakfast or by contacting Whitney Powers at (850) 644-7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Oct. 31.
•The Florida State Seminoles, currently No. 2 in national rankings, will take on the Virginia Cavaliers at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. Kickoff has yet to be announced. Seminole Clubs and Chapters around the country will host game watching parties for those unable to be in Tallahassee for the big game. Find out more at alumni.fsu.edu/gamewatching.