Homecoming week approaches – run for tickets

Manuel Cedeño / Contributing writer

More than a month into the semester, when it seems that professors have conspired to assign their exams all within the same week, it’s difficult not to get overwhelmed by the stress of university life.  But some students keep Homecoming Week in their minds.

Sunday, Oct. 7 marks the beginning of Homecoming Week. Full of activities, both at the Modesto Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus, this year’s Homecoming is expecting its highest number in attendance yet.

It begins at Tamiami Park. The first event, Panthermonium, is broken down into two parts, Panthermonium Village and Panthermonium Concert. The village opens its gates at 1 p.m.

The village will host the final four groups competing in Battle of the Bands, where the winner will enjoy the grand prize: Opening for the Panthermonium concert, which starts shortly after the closing of the village.

Performing on stage will be Kat Lane, Cobra Starship, hip-hop artist B.O.B. and DJ Kaskade. Concert doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Homecoming will arrive to Biscayne Bay Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday with Kick-Off by the Bay and the dance, LXV Lounge.

In collaboration with the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Kick-Off by the Bay will run on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students can expect games, giveaways, a barbecue and kayaking.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Kovens Center will host the LXV Lounge.

“LXV Lounge will have some DJs, food and ‘mocktails,’ while the outside will be more of a lounge setting with couches and bands playing softer music.  It’s going to be like an actual club,” said Rafael Brazon-Di Fatta, Homecoming assistant director of communications.

For the events taking place at BBC, there will be free shuttle service for students between campuses.

Ticket prices are $30 for the Panthermonium concert and $15 for LXV Lounge and the step show.  All the other events are free. Tickets can be purchased online at hc.fiu.edu.

The Panthermonium Concert is expecting a crowd of about 20,000 people, students, alumni and the community alike.

“I cannot wait for the concert.  B.O.B. and Kaskade are gonna kill it for sure,” said Jorge Enseñat, senior and biology major. “Maurica is going to be hilarious.  Definitely going to the comedy show ‘Dassss it!!’”

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