Alumni Weekend & Homecoming

Join us for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming as we welcome alumni, parents, fans, and friends back to campus to celebrate all that it means to be a Miami Hurricane.

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Main Events

Thursday, November 3

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Kislak Center

LGBTQ+ Alumni and Friends Recognition Reception

Celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our LGBTQ students, alumni, and allies while sharing campus community highlights during this inspiring and exciting complimentary reception.


Friday, November 4

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Golden Ibis Society Celebration + Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience

From business and marketing in the world of sports to focusing on your mind, health, and wellness, the Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience welcomes ’Canes back to the classroom for an interactive educational series.

Join us for thought-provoking presentations and lectures by renowned faculty members Dr. Windy Dees (Show me the money! NIL and the business behind college sports) and Dr. Firdaus Dhabhar (A Hassle a Day May Keep the Doctor Away - Harnessing Good Stress and Minimizing the Bad) who are lighting the way through their innovations in research and teaching, making a lasting impact on our students, our community, and the world.

This year's experience features the Golden Ibis Society Celebration including lunch, spirits, and a special musical performance by students from the Frost School of Music. 

7 - 9:30 p.m.


’Canes Lounge - SOLD OUT

The ultimate destination, ’Canes Lounge is the spot at the heart of campus to gather, celebrate, and let your Hurricane pride shine! This ticketed event - with a stunning view of Lake Osceola and the new Lakeside Village - is the ideal spot to take in the atmosphere of a campus buzzing with 'Canes, all while enjoying delicious fare, an open bar, and sharing your brightest memories of the U with friends and family. This memorable setting will be illuminated further by the grand finale: a VIP viewing area where you can take in the fireworks and boat-burning traditions.

A portion of each ticket purchase supports student scholarships!

8:30 p.m.

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 ever brighter.


Saturday, November 5

4:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Stadium

Pregame Celebration

Enjoy pregame festivities at Hard Rock Stadium as we prepare to cheer on our Miami Hurricanes to a Homecoming victory. 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!

Purchase tickets here

7:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Stadium

Homecoming Football Game: Florida State vs. Miami

Cheer the Miami Hurricanes on to victory against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium!

7 p.m.

Beat Culture Brewery & Kitchen | The Tank Brewing Co. | Titanic Brewery & Restaurant | Unbranded Brewing Co.

Beat FSU: 'Canes Takeover Watch Party

Not going to the game? This is your chance to celebrate Alumni Weekend & Homecoming with fellow alumni, parents, fans, and supporters as we cheer on the Hurricanes to victory during this rivalry matchup. Join us for a ’Canes Takeover Watch Party at one of four alumni-owned and supported breweries.

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