2019 Sarasota-Manatee Events


October 7

USFSM Homecoming Kickoff

11:00 a.m.

Office Decoration Judging



October 8

LipSync Battle

5:30 p.m. 


October 9

Clash of Classes

12:00 p.m.

Goat Yoga

5:30 p.m.

USF Tampa Homecoming Ball

8:00 p.m.


October 10

Tailgate DIY

11:00 a.m.

USF Tampa Homecoming Concert

8:00 p.m.


October 11

USF Tampa Carnival and Talent Showcase

3:00 p.m.

USF Tampa Running of the Bulls Parade

6:30 p.m.


October 12

Bus to Homecoming Football Game

Time TBD

USF Bulls Football vs. BYU

Time TBD

USFSM homecoming kICKoff

Monday, October 7, 2019, 11:00AM - 3:00PM, FCCI Main Rotunda

Please join USFSM in the Main Rotunda for the Kick-Off of Homecoming! The announcement of the office decorating contest and the crowning of our Homecoming Royalty will happen here followed by the balloon drop!

Office Decoration Judging

Monday, October 7, 2019, All Around Campus

Check out various offices who have decorated for Homecoming!

LipSync battle

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30PM - 8:00PM, Selby Auditorium

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!

Clash of classes

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 12:00PM - 4:00PM, Student Commons

Ready to get you bull hearts racing with competition? Well come on out to the Main Rotunda from 12-4 for some energizing clashes including Bulldown Showdown Trivia, Around the World Ping Pong, and many more, including an ending battle with a Dodge-a-Bull tournament and a Tug-a-Bull challenge! Bring your best game face and be ready to clash witht the classes!

Goat Yoga

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 5:30PM - 6:30PM, Courtyard

Wanna get your yoga on with some cute goat friends? Come on out from 5:30PM - 6:30PM and have a YOGA-tastic time!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:30PM, USF Tampa Marshall Student Center Ballroom

USF Homecoming invites you to join the Royal Court at the 2019 Homecoming Ball! Enjoy a night of refreshments, dancing, and celebration as we crown the USF Homecoming Royalty!


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 11:00AM - 3:00PM, FCCI Main Rotunda

Are you ready for the Football Game? Come out to the Rotunda and get your craft on! CAB is providing various stations and vendors for you to create your own Tailgate crafts.


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:00PM, Yuengling Center


Student tickets: $10 - Students may buy guest tickets for $15
Staff/Faculty tickets: $20 (Available September 23. Code Required.)
Alumni tickets: $20 (Available September 23. Code Required.)
Community tickets: $25 (Available September 23)

USF TAMPA Carnival and talent showcase

Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:00PM with performances beginning at 8:30PM, Yuengling Center Parking Lot

Join us in the Yuengling Center 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.


Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:30PM, Watch along Holly, Genshaft, and Alumni Drive

The Running of the Bulls Homecoming Parade is an event to remember. Come be a part of a USF tradition and support your favorite student organizations, local businesses, and USF departments! There will be watch parties and lots of fun along the route, so be sure to walk around! It's the perfect environment for families and students alike.

Learn more about the route, watch parties, and parking information here.

Bus to homecoming football game

Saturday, October 12, 2019, Time TBD, FCCI Main Rotunda

RSVP for your seat on the bus to the game. Visit USFSM's Bullsync to get your spot now! Do not forget to sign up for your free student ticket!

USF Bulls Football vs. byu

Saturday, October 12, 2019, Time TBD, Raymond James Stadium

Head over to Raymond James Stadium to support your USF Bulls as they take on the BYU Cougars! Click here to purchase tickets. Please note that Raymond James Stadium has changed their clear bag policy. Please review before heading to the game.