Alumni Weekend & Homecoming


Join us for a special Alumni Weekend and Homecoming celebration as we shine a light on the University of Miami’s campaign for our next century and celebrate all that it means to be a Miami Hurricane.

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Main Events

Friday, November 5

5-8 PM

Foote University Green

Festival on the Foote Green

Our homecoming celebration starts here! The Festival on the Foote Green is the place to reunite with classmates, reconnect with your school or college, and learn about the University’s plans for an ever brighter future. Fuel up on family-friendly food and beverage options, available for purchase. Guests of all ages will enjoy the fun zone games and activities, and Sebastian and the Hurricanes cheerleaders will take the stage to get you fired up for the boat burning and fireworks show.

7-9:30 PM

Lakeside Patio

’Canes Lounge

’Canes Lounge is the ultimate destination, a spot at the heart of campus to gather, celebrate, and let your Hurricane pride shine! This ticketed area is the ideal place to take in the outdoor patio atmosphere, enjoy delicious fare and an open bar, and share your sunniest memories of the U with friends and family. This memorable setting will be illuminated further by the grand finale: fireworks and the boat burning on Lake Osceola, a time-honored homecoming tradition. ’Canes Lounge guests will have front-row seats to enjoy all the action! Each ticket includes food and an open bar, and a portion of each ticket purchase supports student scholarships. Ticket pricing: $80 per adult, $45 for guests ages 13-20, and complimentary for children 12 and under. Space is limited and tickets will not be sold on site; get your tickets now!

8:30 PM

Lake Osceola

Boat Burning and Fireworks

All eyes will be on Lake Osceola as thousands of ’Canes gather for one of the University’s most cherished traditions: the boat burning ceremony and spectacular fireworks show. Legend has it that if the mast of the boat falls before the boat sinks, the Miami Hurricanes will win the homecoming football game the following day. Passed down since 1956 from one generation of ’Canes to the next, this unique student-led tradition reminds us that the U’s indomitable, pioneering spirit still burns brightly.


Saturday, November 6

Hard Rock Stadium

Coors Light Pre-Game Chillgate

The University of Miami Athletics Department and Coors Light are teaming up to host the Coors Light Pre-Game Chillgate. Enjoy a 3-hour open-air, covered event with fresh food, cool drinks, tailgate games, plenty of seating, live entertainment and more. Purchase your ticket before this exclusive event sells out!

Hard Rock Stadium

Homecoming Football Game: Miami vs. Georgia Tech

Cheer the Miami Hurricanes on to victory against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Hard Rock Stadium!

All in-person events will be hosted in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines, local government regulations, and/or University guidelines, all subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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