Performance by comedian Brent Morin and concert with rapper 2 Chainz headline the campus festivities
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2016) – Students, faculty, staff and alumni at the University of South Florida invite the community to unite with them to celebrate Homecoming Week, Oct. 3-8, with a full schedule of events, including a kickoff, Stampede Comedy Show, concert, carnival and Running of the Bulls Parade.
The festivities, coordinated by the student-run Campus Traditions Board, start with a high-energy, pep rally-like Homecoming Kickoff beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 on the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza.
Tuesday night’s Stampede Comedy Show will be opened and emceed by USF alumna and internationally touring comedian Jessica Michelle Singleton, whose debut comedy album “Please. Don’t. Leave. Me.” reached #1 on iTunes earlier this year. Comedy Central’s Ted Alexandro and headliner Brent Morin, best known for his role in the Netflix series “Undateable,” complete the lineup. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for the show at the USF Sun Dome. The event is free and open to the USF community and the public. No advance ticket is required.
This year’s Homecoming concert features rapper 2 Chainz on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the USF Sun Dome, with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are free for USF students and they can purchase one guest ticket for $10. Tickets for faculty, staff and alumni are $15 with a passcode. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, Sept. 30 and are $25 plus fees. Visit the Homecoming website for ticketing instructions and links.
USF also invites the community to attend the Running of the Bulls Night Parade, which is expected to feature dozens of floats, as well as numerous watch parties along the campus parade route. The parade begins at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 on Holly Drive, near the Marshall Student Center, then proceeds to Maple Drive before turning right onto Alumni Drive.
Other events on campus throughout the week include a carnival, student talent showcase, USF men’s and women’s soccer games, alumni gatherings, a canned food drive and the kickoff of Family & Friends Weekend. The week concludes with the USF Football team’s game against East Carolina on Saturday, Oct.8 at noon at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets can be purchased at http://usfbullstix.com/.
For the full schedule of events, including those being held on other USF System campuses, visit www.usf.edu/homecoming.
The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.