TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2017) – The Tampa Bay area community is invited to join USF alumni, students, faculty and staff as the university celebrates Homecoming Week, Oct. 9-15. Known as SuperBull XXI, the week’s events on the campus in Tampa include a parade, carnival, concert, comedy show and kickoff rally featuring USF mascot Rocky D. Bull and the Herd of Thunder marching band.
The event schedule, coordinated by the student-run Campus Traditions Board, includes:
-Monday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.: Kickoff rally, outside the Marshall Student Center.
-Tuesday, Oct. 10, doors open at 7:30 p.m.: Stampede Comedy Show, USF Sun Dome. The event, which is free and open to the public, features Judah Friedlander from television comedy show “30 Rock” and The Lucas Brothers from the movie “22 Jump Street.” No advance tickets are required.
-Thursday, Oct. 12, doors open at 7 p.m.: Homecoming concert, USF Sun Dome. Rapper Angel Haze will open for headliners D.R.A.M., known for his Billboard #1 Top Rap Songs hit “Broccoli,” and pop artistKiiara. Tickets are $25 for the public and can be purchased online.
-Friday, Oct. 13, noon – midnight: Homecoming carnival, USF Sun Dome parking lot. The event includes a student talent showcase at 8:30 p.m.
-Friday, Oct. 13, 6:45 p.m.: Running of the Bulls Night Parade. The parade, featuring more than 50 floats, begins on USF Holly Drive (near the Marshall Student Center), proceeds to USF Maple Drive, and ends on USF Alumni Drive near the Alumni Center.
-Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.: USF Football vs. Cincinnati at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are available for purchase at http://usfbullstix.com/.
Other events on campus throughout the week include the fall undergraduate research conference, volleyball and soccer games, a canned food drive and the Family & Friends Weekend. For more information about events being held on all USF System campuses, visit www.usf.edu/homecoming.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.