Homecoming 2018 Schedule of Events

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Comedy Show

Location: UNF Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

In need of a laugh? Come to the staple event of Homecoming and enjoy Marlon Wayans and Ron Funches as they will have you laughing your feet off. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free for students with an Osprey1Card and non-student tickets can be purchased day of or in advance for $30.00 through the UNF Box Office.  The first 250 Alumni can get discounted tickets through the ticket box office with the discount code provided by the Alumni Association. Tickets for Alumni will be $20.00 dollars. Tickets can be bought online and in person at the UNF Ticket Box Office. 


Monday, February 12th, 2018

Lip Sync

Location: Lazzara Performance Hall 
Time: 7:00 p.m.

More info on this year’s theme can be found in the Lip Sync section of the packet. The performances will be judged on the following: time specifications, professionalism, originality, synchronization, creativity, appearance, costumes/props, continuity, lip-syncing, crowd response, and creative use of the theme. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No Bags will be allowed. 


Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Food Fort Competition

Location: Student Union Plaza

Time: 3:00 p.m. 

Join us in raising awareness and generating support for our Lend-A-Wing Pantry! This year, we are looking to gather a variety of items such as boxed cereals, pastas, pasta sauces, peanut butters, and other non-perishables in addition to cans. The Food Fort Competition, previously known as the Can Castle Competition, will have two different point categories: one category based upon the items you brought, which will each have a unique point value, and one category for design. Points scored in the design category will be determined based on overall look, use of space (10ft x 10ft), UNF school spirit, “Nest Fest” theme incorporation, and overall creativity. Points scored in the food items category will be determined using a score sheet that we will publish closer to the competition, which will award different point values to different items. May the best Food Fort win!


Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Mr. & Ms. UNF

Location: Robinson Theater  

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Come out to support your fellow students as they compete for the title of Mr. & Ms. UNF. The contestants will compete in the following categories: Formal wear, Q&A, Talent and Homecoming/UNF Spirit. The top three men and women will be announced directly following the event.  Mr. & Ms. UNF will be crowned on Saturday, February 17th during the basketball game against NJIT. Contestants do not have to be a member of a team if they wish to compete in the Mr. and Ms. UNF pageant. Students are allowed to participate in this event if they are not a member of a team/group.


Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Banner Contest Judging

Location: Student Union Plaza

Time: Judging at 1:30 p.m.

Teams will paint a banner on a flat twin size sheet (66" x 96") that will be hung on the outside of the Student Union. Your banner must include “Homecoming 2018” and your team name. Anything in addition to the bare minimum requirement will not count against your score. Each banner will be judged on creativity and overall appearance. Banners must be brought to the Student Union Reservation Desk, in the Student Union (SU) Administration Office (58E-1302) by 10:00 a.m. on February 2nd, 2018.


Friday, February 16th, 2018

Night of Fun

Location: Amphitheater

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Night of Fun is UNF’s annual Homecoming carnival. We will have carnival rides ranging from family friendly to wild thrill, as well as free food, free giveaways, build-a-bear, caricatures and other activities. Anyone can attend Night of Fun but teams will have a chance to sign in and earn bonus points towards the Homecoming trophy.


Bin Wars

Location: Amphitheater

Time: During Night of Fun

Each team will be given a recycling bin to design and paint, designs can include but are not limited to UNF, team name, Homecoming Spirit and Ozzie Osprey.  These bins will be displayed and used at Night of Fun. 

*Each team will pick up their recycling bins from the Osprey Productions Offices in Building 58 East, Room 3102, starting January 30th, 2018.

*Please email the Osprey Productions Director at opdir@unf.edu to schedule a time to pick up your bin.

*Bins are due on February 16th prior to 4:00 p.m. at the Coxwell Amphitheater.


Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Swoop the Loop

Location: Student Union Plaza

Time: 8:00 a.m.

It’s time for UNF’s annual 5k run and Fun run! Whether you’re running the race, cheering on your team, or handing out water, come to a good old fashion race. You can run as a team or as individuals. Teams may also volunteer at this event to compete for Homecoming points. Register online at 1st Place Sports for free as a student. http://www.unf.edu/homecoming/Swoop_the_Loop_5K_and_Fun_Run.aspx. This event will be hosted by the UNF Alumni Association. 


Homecoming Game 

Location: UNF Arena

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Come on out to watch your favorite Ospreys play against NJIT in the Homecoming Game.  During half time, we will be announcing the winners of Mr. and Mrs. UNF and the Homecoming competition.  Admission is free for students with an Osprey1Card.  There is no better way to end out the Homecoming week!