2017 Sarasota-Manatee Events


October 9

Homecoming Kickoff
Main Rotunda
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Office Decorating Judging

Throughout Campus

All Day


Painting with a Twist Café



October 10

Lip Sync Battle




October 11

DIY Fair Courtyard 1

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

7th Annual USFSM Bulls in Biz Home Coming After Hours Networking Event

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


USF Homecoming Ball

8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

USF Tampa Marshall Student Center Ballroom


October 12

Animal Show

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.




USF Homecoming Concert

USF Sun Dome

ft. Dram, Kiiara, and opener Angel Haze

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.


October 13

Carnival & Student Talent Showcase

12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sun Dome Parking Lot


Running of the Bulls Parade

6:45 p.m.

USF Tampa Campus


October 14

USF Bulls Football vs. Cincinnati
7:30 pm
Raymond James Stadium


Monday, October 9, Main Rotunda

Please join USFSM in the Main Rotunda for the Kick-Off of Homecoming! We will have a balloon drop, announce the winners of the office decorating contest, and crown our Queen and King. Keep your eyes open for some special guests from Manatee County. Don't forget to grab a treat while you're there!

Painting with a Twist

Monday, October 9

Up to 40 lucky students will be able to RSVP for USF themed paint night in the café. Come show off your artist skills while a representative from Painting with a Twist walks you through the steps. Remember to RSVP for your spot on OrgSync.

Office Decoration Judging

Monday, October 9. More information coming soon.

Lip Sync Battle

Tuesday, October 10, Selby 6:00 p.m.

Ever dreamt of being famous but don't quite have the voice for it? Can you mouth every word of your favorite Backstreet Boy's song? Can't help singing along to Drake? Be center stage or share the spotlight with friends in an all-out battle. Not a student, that's okay! Faculty and Staff are encouraged to participate on their own teams or with students. So...are you the NEXT USFSM Lip-Sync Idol?

Not quite ready to share your talents with the world? That's ok too! Come on out and cheer on your favorite performers!

DIY Fair Courtyard

Wednesday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Come out to the courtyard and get your craft on! CAB is providing various stations and vendors for you to create your own crafts. Look around and you might even find some great snacks to go with your crafts.

 USF Tampa Homecoming Ball

Wednesday, October 11, 8:30pm-12:00am - USF Tampa Marshall Student Center Ballroom
USF Homecoming invites you to join the Royal Court at the 2016 Homecoming Ball! Enjoy a night of refreshments, dancing, and celebration as we crown the USF Homecoming King and Queen!

 7th Annual USFSM Bulls in Biz Home Coming After Hours Networking Event

Wednesday, October 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm - Courtyard
Join us at USF Sarasota-Manatee to network with fellow alumni, students, and friends! Food will be provided and local businesses will be on display.

USF Tampa Homecoming Concert

Thursday, October 12, Doors 7:00 p.m. - USF Sun Dome
Get excited for one of the biggest parties of the year featuring DRAM, Kiiara, and Angel Haze!

Animal Show

Thursday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jungle Gardens will be bringing eight animals to campus for a show! There will be everything from a Flemish Rabbitt to a Burmese Python. Come check out the show and you might get to touch one.  


Friday, October 13, 12:00pm-12:00am - Sun Dome Parking Lot
Join us in the Sun Dome parking lot where you can enjoy plenty of rides, food, and performances by talented USF Students! There will be a variety of family-friendly and adult rides for all ages to enjoy! All rides are free and food will be available for purchase.

USF Bulls Football vs. Cincinnati

Saturday, October 14, 7:30 pm - Raymond James Stadium
Head over to Raymond James Stadium to support your USF Bulls as they take on Cincinnati!  Click here to purchase football tickets. Please note that Raymond James Stadium has changed their clear bag policy. Please click here for more information.