2020 Sarasota-Manatee Campus Events


October 5

Homecoming Kickoff & Stampede Comedy Show

7:30 p.m.


October 6

Murder Mystery

7:00 p.m.


October 7

Virtual Tour: Art & Medicine
1:00 p.m.

Homecoming Paint by Numbers Night
7:00 p.m.

Homecoming Ball & Royalty
7:30 p.m.


October 8

Virtual Drag Queen Bingo
7:00 p.m.


October 9

Homecoming Carni-Bull

5:00 p.m.


October 10

USF Bulls Football vs ECU

7:00 p.m.

Homecoming Kickoff & STAMPEDE COMEDY SHOW

Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Virtual

Homecoming Kickoff & Stampede Comedy Show Graphic

Join us as we celebrate a long-standing tradition to kick off the best week off the fall semester: Homecoming Week 2020. This year will be celebrated 21st-century style, all virtual and online. Through Microsoft Teams Live, we can all connect to hear speakers talk about the importance of Homecoming 2020 and to get excited about kicking off the first One USF Homecoming!

Once you’re feeling the Bull pride and spirit, join the Campus Activities Board for a night of laughter and conversation with celebrity comedian, Cody Ko, at this year's Stampede Comedy Show. There will be a Q&A session for students to ask questions! The comedy portion of the show is first come first serve. The first 250 students will be able to attend. Pre-registration is not required. 

Murder Mystery

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Virtual

You and a group of "sleuths" have been recruited to solve a high profile murder investigation! Come interact through a Live Chat and Live Moderator as clues are sent to your mobile device.

Virtual Tour: Art & Medicine

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m., Virtual

Explore the long shared history of art and medicine from the comfort of your own home!

The Ringling Museum was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable Burton Ringling and John Ringling for the people of Florida. Aside from the art museum, the estate also contains the Ringling's mansion, Ca' d'Zan, Mable Ringling's rose garden, the Circus Museum, and much more.

Art & Medicine is led by experienced museum educators and will feature objects from the Ringling collection and beyond.

Can't make it to this tour? We will be continuing the series in November, so stay tuned!


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Virtual

Unleash your inner artist without the pressure. Students will receive a custom homecoming paint by numbers to their homes and come together virtually for a night of painting. No painting skills required just bring yourself, your kit, and USF spirit.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m.., Virtual

USF Homecoming invites you to join the Royal Court at the 2020 Homecoming Ball! Be ready for a virtual interactive game show to celebrate the crowning of Homecoming Royalty 2020!

Virtual Drag Queen Bingo

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Virtual

Come ready to win and have fun! We will be hosting a Drag Queen Bingo were the queen will call out numbers with drag performances and singing in-between numbers. USF students can win Amazon Gift Cards.

Homecoming Carni-Bull

Friday, October 9, 2020, 5:00 p.m., Virtual

Join us for a virtual carnival hosted on Degy World, an immersive virtual event platform, with different activities for anyone to enjoy! With virtual games, prizes, and live entertainment, this Homecoming 2020 Carni-Bull will be an event you don’t want to miss out on! Make sure to grab a giveaway to remember this one of a kind event.

USF Bulls Football vs East Carolina University

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Raymond James Stadium

Homecoming Football Game

Head over to Raymond James Stadium to support your USF Bulls as they take on the ECU Pirates on Saturday, October 10! Please note that due to COVID regulations this will be a limited fan experience, and we have been working with local health officials to make sure your experience is safe and enjoyable as a USF fan. One of the most notable changes this season is that students will have the ability to claim seating pods that are physically distant in groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 total seats.

Important Information This Year

Student Claim Process: Beginning Monday, October 5th, we will open FREE tickets to USF Students for our Homecoming game on Saturday October 10th. All student tickets will be available through the Herd Perks App or through USFStudentTix.com. For more information, including a step-by-step walkthrough, please visit here.

Reduced Seating and Parking Capacity: In partnership with the Tampa Sports Authority and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we are establishing a physically distanced environment for our fans to enjoy games this fall. While this means there will be changes in capacity and locations in both stadium seating and its surrounding parking lots, it is our goal to provide fans the best possible options to see the Bulls play at Ray Jay this season.

Seating Pods: Seating for the 2020 season is designed with distancing in mind, and pods of seating have been establishing to keep your party safe while attending the game. Fans may not purchase part of a pod. To be given the available seating for your party, select the quantity first when viewing seats.

Cashless: All transactions will now be cashless at Raymond James Stadium. If you only have cash available, reverse ATM machines will be available throughout the stadium that will allow you to load cash onto a card that may be used at stadium vendors.

No Bags: In order to limit the transfer of items between stadium staff and fans as well as to expedite entry and reduce lines, no bags larger than a small clutch will be permitted to be brought into the stadium this fall.

Face Masks: Face masks will be required to be worn by all fans and all stadium staff at all times upon entering Raymond James Stadium.

Hygiene Upgrades: Upgrades have been made to increase the number and accessibility of hand-washing stations and sanitation kiosks throughout the stadium.

Pedestal Scanners: Pedestal ticket scanners with tap-and-go technology have been installed at every Raymond James Stadium gate, eliminating the exchange of phones between stadium staff and fans and speeding stadium entry.