TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2013) – Expect to see the University of South Florida campus filled with even more green and gold than usual as students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrate Homecoming Week, Oct. 21-26.
The 2013 Homecoming kick-off begins at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 21 at USF’s MLK Plaza, located south of the Marshall Student Center. The event features a pep rally-type celebration with student-athletes, coaches, and USF band.
USF also invites the community to attend The Running of the Bulls parade, which is expected to feature more than 50 floats, nearly twice as many as last year, as well as about a dozen watch parties and food trucks along the parade route. The parade begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 near the Marshall Student Center and ends at Fowler Fields. The Grand Marshal is Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Among the week’s other scheduled events:
-Tuesday, Oct. 22: Stampede Comedy Show, featuring comedian DeRay Davis. 7:00 p.m., USF Sun Dome
-Wednesday, Oct. 23: Homecoming Ball (The Green Gala). 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Marshall Student Center Ballroom
-Thursday, Oct. 24: Carnival. 4:00 p.m. – midnight, Fowler Fields, located south of the USF Sun Dome
-Saturday, Oct. 26: USF Bulls football game vs. Louisville, noon, Raymond James Stadium
The week also includes numerous philanthropic events, including a blood drive and soda can tab drive, benefitting the Shriners Hospital for Children, located on the USF campus.
Coordinated by USF’s student-run Campus Traditions Board, the theme for this year’s Homecoming Superbull XVII is “There’s No Place like Homecoming.”