Top of PageSkip to main content

Homecoming 2016

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Alvin Sherman Library Quad

Description: Special Olympics Broward County invites you to participate in the Annual Sallarulo's Race for Champions 5k! Visit for more information.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: NSU Arena

Description: Come out, show your shark pride, and cheer on your NSU Sharks as they go head to head with Rollins in this Sunshine State Conference match-up in the NSU Arena. Admission is free to all NSU affiliates with their Shark card and all US Military personnel. 

Date: Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location:NSU Shark Fountain

Description: Join us as we kick-off the week of events in our Opening Ceremony. The event will be filled with music and food from all over the world, performances, and much more. The night will be filled with celebrations of all cultures as we look to have a great Homecoming week.

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Alvin Sherman Library Quad

Description: Ready? Set? GO! Bring your friends, classmates, and your organization to compete in our annual relay race. Test your speed, strength, and agility through our course, and win some money for yourself or your student organization!  Traditionally, this race only includes tricycles, but we have added much more activity to go along with our Olympic theme!

Racing will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Alvin Sherman Library. 

If you are interested in participating in this awesome event, please sign up your team (4 people per team) by visiting deadline for entries will be Monday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the Office of Campus Life & Student Engagement at (954) 262-7288.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: NSU Flight Deck Pub, Backyard

Description: Join the Unified Greek Council as they stroll, step, and salute in our second annual Homecoming Yard Show in the Flight Deck Backyard. The event will also include a live DJ and is open to all NSU students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as members of the community. Be sure to come out and have a great time with us! 

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: Noon

Location: Don Taft University Center, Spine

Description: Stop by the University Center Spine to enjoy good times! Find out more about all of the upcoming activities and organizations on campus. This event will also include free food, music, and our customized ring novelty event. You don’t want to miss out! 

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Location: Passion Night Club-Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


Description: Come out to dance and have a great time with your fellow NSU Sharks and friends! Shark Shuttle Service will be provided from 9:00 p.m. -2:00 a.m. at the NSU Shark Fountain, in front of the Don Taft University Center.

Tickets go on sale starting November 3, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Office of Campus Life & Student Engagement, located in the Don Taft University Center. Tickets cost $10 for advance purchase and $15 on the day of the event. No tickets will be sold at the door. 


  • Prior to boarding the NSU Shark Shuttle, if you, the student and/or guest show signs of being under the influence you will not be allowed to board
  • No bags are permitted on the shuttle of in the club (handbags are permitted)
  • All NSU students and guests will be held in accordance to the NSU student handbook along with any and all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • For security purposes, please be aware that all NSU shuttles are equipped with video and audio systems
  • No food and/or beverages are allowed onto the Shark Shuttle
  • As it pertains to the NSU Shark Shuttles, all students will be held responsible for any cleaning and/or damages that occur (i.e. vomiting, fighting, general misuse) while on the shuttle to and from Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel will be subject to judicial review and/or sanctions as defined by the NSU Student Handbook.

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: NSU Arena

Description: Come out to the Shark Tank and support your NSU Men’s Basketball team as they take on St. Thomas in their home opener! This game is sure to be a good one, so you don’t want to miss out! There will be giveaways throughout the game as well as the official reveal of the Homecoming Court winners at half time!

Laugh Your Fins OffFeaturing Plus Pierre, David Rosario, Darius Culpepper and Justin Elliott               

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

Time: 10:00 p.m. (following the Men’s Basketball game)

Location: Performing and Visual Arts Theater (located at the Don Taft University Center)

Description: Come enjoy yourself with some of the funniest comedians South Florida has to offer. Following the Basketball game, kick back, relax, and laugh your fins off. 

Free for all NSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Must present SharkCard at entry. $20 (cash only) for non-NSU guests.

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Alvin Sherman Library Quad

Homecoming Court nominations will open on October 24, 2016.  Click here to nominate your ideal candidates for Homecoming Royalty. Nominate as many people as you want, just make sure to fill out important information about nominees!

Deadline for nominations is Monday, October 31 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

The winners will be announced at the Homecoming basketball game on Friday, November 11 2016.

For more information, please contact Emmie Swegle (Homecoming Court Chair) at

Homecoming VIP Challenge

Homecoming VIP Challenge!

The challenge will open on Wednesday, November 2, and continue through Thursday, November 10.

Attention Sharks!

#SharksHC is upon us and we want you to have the best Bash experience ever. Get excited, because this year, we will be continuing our tradition of the Goose Chase VIP Photo challenge. The winners will get an exclusive VIP experience. This includes a limo ride, dinner, and your own VIP section during the Homecoming Bash! We will also be allowing each member of your team to have one additional guest with you in the VIP section as well.

Here’s how it works:

  • Download the GooseChase iPhone or Android app.
  • Sign up for a team username (up to 10 team members may login under the same account).
  • Join the game by searching for "#SharksHC VIP Party Challenge" from within the app (click the search button and enter the game name).
  • Start completing missions when the game is started!
  • Each mission has a name, description and point value. Photo proof is required to receive points for a mission. Just select the mission you want to complete from the mission list, take a picture with the phone's camera and press the submit button.
  • You'll receive the points right away, but remember that all photos are subject to review. This means that you can lose those points at any time if the photo doesn’t match the assigned task. Once the photo has been judged, resubmission will not be taken into consideration, so please make sure your submissions are correct.

The winners of the challenge will be announced at SEA Thursday on November 10, taking place in the Don Taft University Center from noon-1:00 p.m.

Happy Hunting!

Return to top of page