NSU will celebrate Homecoming Week from Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, with events designed for students to show off their shark pride, celebrate the school year and be a part of one of the most memorable college experiences.
This year’s homecoming will be coordinated by a student-run committee. An improved venue for the Homecoming Bash and new activities at the tailgate are just some of what students can look forward to.
“This year, the tailgate leads right up to the homecoming game, so it will be more like a real tailgate,” explained Brittany Schemtob, senior psychology major and campus entertainment director for the undergraduate student government association.
“Everything is different this year,” she added. “This Homecoming is going to be the best one that NSU has ever had,” she said.
Block Painting Party, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Members of student organizations will have the opportunity to work together and leave their mark on the school at the annual block painting party. Student organizations spend the day painting murals on the sidewalks to, between the Alvin Sherman Library and Don Taft University Center, that represent their student organizations.
Women’s volleyball game, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
Students are encouraged to wear navy and grey, bring their school spirit, and come out to support the women’s volleyball team. Our Sharks will play against Barry University, one of our biggest confrence rivals, in the University Center Arena. The first 100 people to attend the game will get to attend “Stuff-a-Shark”, where they can create their own shark s-stuffed animal.
“Anything That Floats” raft races, Nov. 7, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Student organizations will get to compete against each other in this annual raft race that’s far from ordinary. Students work as teams to build their own rafts, out of any material that will float, and race it around Gold Circle Lake, hopefully without sinking. The winning team will receive a cash prize for their organization. Gold Circle Lake is located between the Alvin Sherman Library and the Horvitz Administration Building. The deadline for raft registration is Nov. 2. For more information on the event, including registration, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 954-262-7288.
Flight Deck Follies, Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
The gentlemen of NSU will get to strut their stuff at this all-male beauty pageant where the men dress as women and compete for the crown. Applications for entry are located in the Office of Student Activities, room 1235 of the Don Taft University Center. For more information, contact the Office of Student activities at 954-262-7288.
SEA Thursday: “Shark Infested Waters”, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This SEA Thursday, an event where student organizations table in the University Center to build student envolvment on campus, will have an extra special dash of shark pride. Come out to meet the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen candidates, revel in school spirit, and get ready for the Homecoming Bash later that night.
Homecoming bash, Nov. 8, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The big party, organized by the Undergraduate Student Government Association, is being held at Passion Night Club at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Shark Shuttle services will begin at 9 p.m. and run until 2 a.m. at the Shark Fountain in front of the Don Taft University Center. Tickets cost $10 and sales begin Oct. 29. They will be available for purchase in the Office of Student Activities until 10 p.m. on the night of the event. However, throughout the whole day of the event, the price will increase to $15. No tickets will be sold at the door of the club. Formal attire is required, and students must present two forms of identification upon entry, including their NSU Sharkcard.
Homecoming tailgate, Nov. 9, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Don’t miss the food and festivities at the annual tailgate near the Shark Fountain outside of the Don Taft University Center. This year the tailgate, will occur right before the homecoming basketball game. Students can gather to meet with NSU athletes, play games, get their homecoming shirts, and show off their shark pride before they cheer on the NSU women’s basketball team.
Homecoming basketball game, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.
Come out again to support the lady Sharks at the homecoming basketball game. The NSU women’s basketball team will play against Palm Beach Atlantic University. Cheer on the team and wait for half time, when NSU will announce its 2012 Homecoming King and Queen.
Sallarulo’s Race for Champions 5K and Carnival, Nov. 10, 8 a.m.
The Special Olympics of Broward County will hold its seventh annual 5K race at NSU, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics athletes. Students may register for $10 until Nov. 7. The race will be followed by a carnival, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with food, games and entertainment. Those who register for the race will gain free admittance to the carnival. For additional information, visit www.sallarulosraceforchampions.org or call Jodi Jabs at 954-262-8459.
“Laugh Your Fins Off” comedy show, Nov. 10, 8pm.
To cap off homecoming week, NSU will host a comedy show with stand-up comedian and actor Nick Swardson in the Arena at the Don Taft University Center. Among all his writing, acting and producing credits, Swardson is perhaps best known for playing Terry Bernardino in “Reno 911!” and appearing in many films with Adam Sandler. He also created and starred in his own show “Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time”, which aired on Comedy Central in 2010 and 2011. The comedy show is sure to be a hilarious evening and a fantastic end to homecoming. Tickets can be purchased at the Arena box office. For more information, please contact the Student Affairs’s Office of Special Events and Projects at 954-262-7283.