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Homecoming & Alumni Week 2021

2021 Homecoming and Alumni Week 

NSU alumni - get ready for a fun-filled week of virtual and in-person homecoming festivities! 

22HC-tshirt.pngThis year, we are proud to partner with the Special Olympics Broward County and the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale to kick off the homecoming fun with complimentary in-person events for the whole family. Then, get ready to put your fins together for events and contests specially curated for alumni with the option to join virtually, in-person, or at participating regional campuses. Show off how you #BleedSharkBlue by entering our social media contest, tour the beautiful Oceanographic Center that showcases stellar views of Florida's coastlines, write a letter to support our troops in honor of Veteran's Day, and more! 

Interested in more festivities? Check out the homecoming fun from Student Affairs.

BONUS FOR NSU ALUMNI: Participate in any of the listed alumni events on this page to get a complimentary 2021 NSU Homecoming and Alumni Week t-shirt. (One t-shirt allowed per alumnus.)

Saturday, November 6 – Saturday, November 13, 2021
Bleed Shark Blue Social Media Challenge 

Calling all Sharks!  It’s time to dust off your fins and show us how you #BleedSharkBlue!  NSU Sharks know no boundaries, so this Homecoming & Alumni Week we invite you to flood Instagram with photos and videos of how you #BleedSharkBlue, even if you are oceans away!

The top three Sharks in EACH CATEGORY (1. Alumni 2. Students 3. Faculty/Staff) with the most likes will receive gift cards to the NSU Bookstore (valid online as well).

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Complete the registration link here.
  2. Follow @nsualumni on Instagram
  3. Upload your most creative content to Instagram and use the hashtag #BleedSharkBlue. Make sure to tag @NSUalumni 
  4. The Instagram post/reel with the most likes at the end of the week wins!

The top three posts with the most likes in each category (alumni, students, faculty/staff) will receive gift cards to celebrate their Shark spirit!

  • First Place: $100
  • Second Place: $50
  • Third Place: $25

Note: Contests begins 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 6th through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 13th.  The posts with the most "likes" win!

Questions? Contact Laura Miller.

Special Olympics 16th Annual Sallarulo's Race for Champions 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, November 6 | 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Get out your running – or walking – shoes and sign up for the 16th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions to be held here on our campus on Saturday, November 6. Runners and walkers from all over South Florida will come to campus to participate in this 5K race to benefit Special Olympics Florida – Broward County.

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the run starts at 8:00 a.m. in the circle on Abe Fischler Blvd. ALL alumni, faculty, staff, and students who sign up to run or walk with the NSU team, will have the $30 per person fee WAIVED. Use code NSU2021 during registration. All registered participants will receive a free T-shirt and medal. You can also choose to start your own fundraising page to help support Special Olympics. 

Following the race, an awards ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. Special Olympics Florida – Broward County’s athletes, their families and all race participants are invited to stay and celebrate at the Carnival of Champions featuring breakfast and lunch, surprise celebrity guests, refreshments, and entertainment.

Register here.

Sunday, November 7 | Noon to 5 p.m.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale - Alumni Day 

The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first Alumni Day on Sunday, November 7! Alumni get FREE admission and can bring up to four family members to enjoy a day of exhibits and activities.

Alumni will also get BOGO wine at the Museum Cafe and receive a 20 percent discount at the Museum Store when joining the Museum as a member on Alumni Day and a 10 percent discount at the Museum Store all through the year. Explore the Museum Store to discover our unique gifts and merchandise before the big day!

Register here. 

Monday, November 8, 2021 | 9 – 10 a.m.
Distinguished Alumni Virtual Executive Breakfast 

An exclusive, invite-only event: Nova Southeastern University salutes outstanding graduates at the yearly Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards (DAA) ceremony, the highest and most prestigious honor that NSU bestows upon its graduates.

The nomination period for the 2020-21 NSU DAA Awards has been extended. Nominate a Shark here. For more information, contact Laura Miller, Director of Alumni Relations at

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Trifecta Tuesday - Alumni Faculty/Staff Appreciation 

An exclusive, invite-only event for alumni supporters who also showcase their talents as faculty/staff at NSU. This annual tradition is our way of recognizing this special group of Sharks. 

Questions? Contact Laura Miller.

November 9, 2021 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Paint and Sip hosted by the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice (FCESCJ)

Grab a paintbrush and cocktail! Join your fellow FCESCJ alumni as we dive in for a night of participatory art and fun, as you are guided through the creation of a stunning painting worthy of being hung in the NSU Art Museum by our very own talented NSU student and Shark Cage business owner, Mikalea Whitmer!

Pre-registration is required and has limited capacity. Early registration is strongly recommended as supplies will be provided.

Questions? Contact Katie Peacock for more information. 

Tuesday, November 9 | 5:30 p.m. (Virtual)
NSU Law Alumni Fintastic Underseas Virtual Adventure

Join us the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law for a fun, fantastic underseas adventure! Answer clues and question to find your way to the surface! 

Register here.

Questions? Contact Karen Rose

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
NSU Alumni Tours at the Oceanographic Campus and Guy Harvey Research Center

The Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center sits on a 10-acre campus that is home to cutting-edge research in the marine and environmental sciences.  Located only 12 miles from the Main Campus and nestled at the end of Von D. Mizell and Eula Johnson State Park, the Oceanographic Center is located directly on the entrance channel of Port Everglades and within 100 yards of the open Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to share photos of your experience on social media and tag @nsualumni! 

We invite all alumni to visit this spectacular campus, with tours led by current students. 

Register here.

Questions? Contact Laura Miller.

Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Leveraging your CCE Connections

Join the College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) for a special Homecoming and Alumni Week event to learn more about how you can leverage CCE in your professional career even after graduation. Attendees will be updated on CCE happenings, explore ways to professionally and personally connect with the college, and network with fellow CCE alumni.

RSVP at with event code “cyber”.

For questions or more information, please email Adriana Bates at

Veterans Day Letter Writing
Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Event is open to all alumni, faculty, staff and students! Letters will be be placed in care packages to our nation's troops in partnership with Operation Gratitude.

Davie Campus: Join us and NSU’s Veteran faculty and staff in writing letters for our troops serving our country. Come prepared to write a message from the heart for our servicemen and women, and to meet NSU leadership who have also served in the armed forces. 

Virtual: Join us anytime, anywhere! Write your virtual letter by clicking here. Letters will be printed out and sent to Operation Gratitude. 

Questions? Contact Laura Miller.

Fischler Social Hour - Cocktails and Conversations 
Thursday, November 11 | 6 to 7 p.m. (Virtual)

Join Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice Dean Kimberly Durham and college leadership for drinks and casual discussion about topics regarding the college, and socialize with fellow alumni as we celebrate Homecoming 2021. Those who attend will be entered to win a fin-tastic Shark swag bag and gift card!

Register Here

Questions? Contact Katie Peacock.

Thursday, November 11 | 6 to 7 p.m. (Virtual)
Conversation with the Dean (NSU Law)

Spend some time networking with your fellow alumni from the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. Dean Juárez will host this event and participate in a report to the alumni as well as a Q&A period. 

Register here. 

Questions? Contact Karen Rose

Saturday, November 13, 2021
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. -  VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON

In-Person: NSU Sharks Men's Basketball vs. Florida National (Rick Case Arena)

Alumni Basketball Watch Party:  Cheer on the NSU Men’s Basketball Team with your fellow Sharks!  Join us for the Sharks Homecoming game and receive a free t-shirt, game swag, and a chance to win fin-tastic prizes at the half-time.

Register here.

Virtual Alumni Watch Parties - Home or at NSU Regional Campuses

Can’t swim back home in time for the game? Not a problem! Join us for the Men’s Basketball Virtual Watch Party at participating regional campuses or join us from the comfort of your own home. Opportunities to win swag will be presented at half time. 

Register here. 

Questions? Contact Laura Miller.

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