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Homecoming 2018

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Abe Fischler Boulevard Circle

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

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Hardrock Stadium

Description: Current NSU students who wish to attend a Fins Football home game must first reserve their package for the 2017 season by submitting a one-time $75 refundable fee. Students can then redeem their package and claim a ticket to any desired game/s once student and/or guest reservations for that game are open. For more information, please visit

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: JCPenney Store, 8000 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33388 

* Shark Shuttle is available from the Shark Circle*

Description: Don't get caught under-dressed at a professional interview or networking event again with the inaugural Suit-Up sale at JCPenney! For one day only, NSU's Career Development and Alpha Kappa Psi will be partnering with JCPenney to bring you an opportunity to purchase career apparel at an extra 40% off discount in addition to any other sales and promotions. This is an opportunity for NSU students and alumni to present themselves as professionally as possible while reducing the financial burden that professional clothing can sometimes cause. Current NSU students and alumni are welcome to attend.

  • Prizes and giveaways
  • Free mini makeovers at Sephora inside JCPenney
  • Fashion Show
  • Discounts and promotions
  • Shark Shuttle transportation will be provided (starting at 5:30 pm at the UC Shark Fountain, shuttle will run about every 25-30 minutes. Last pick-up from the UC will be around 8:30 pm).

Register here for the event today!

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Atrium

Description: Join fellow alumni as they give advice to current students and help them learn about the importance of networking. This event is open to all students and alumni food and drinks will be served.


Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: University Center Shark Circle

Description: Join us as we kick-off the week of events in our Opening Ceremony. The event will be filled with music, food trucks, interactive games, a basketball knockout with our NSU Basketball team, student performances, an appearance by Razor the Shark, and much more! The night will begin with celebrating our Shark Pride as we look to have a great start to Homecoming week!

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online Event

Description: Unable to make it to campus for Hhomecoming week? Join us online for a special edition of NSU Alumni Chats!


Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Gold Circle Lake

Description: Every year, dozens of NSU students, faculty, and staff come out to cheer Razor’s Edge students in the Annual “Anything That Floats” Raft Races that takes place during NSU’s Homecoming Week at the Gold Circle Lake. The Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement in conjunction with Recreation and Wellness is excited to continue this tradition in having both Razor’s Edge Leadership AND all registered student clubs and organizations participate for the chance to compete and win $2000!

There will be 6 heats. The winner’s from each heat will be in the qualifying 7th final round and it will consist of three winners.

  • First place winner will win $2000
  • Second place will win $1000
  • Third place will win $500

All prize money will either be awarded to the student organization account or the money will go toward a Razor's Edge Student Legacy project.

In order to participate, you must complete the online team registration by visiting Although the packet will be turned in online, all 6 teams members’ Liability Release Forms need to be physically signed and turned in together to the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement. In addition, attached you will find the Rules and Regulation Packet for this year’s race in addition to Raft Races Frequently Asked Questions. Online registration as well as all 6 Liability Release Forms are due to the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement by November 1st, 2018 at 5 pm in order to participate. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Rialto Heller, Coordinator of Aquatic Programs and Services at (954) 262-6804 or  This has been a longstanding tradition and we hope to see many of you be a part of this experience!

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location: Performing and Visual Arts Theater (PVA), Don Taft University Center

Description: Join the Unified Greek Council as they stroll, step, and salute in our fourth annual Homecoming Yard Show in the PVA. 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 8, 2018

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

Location: The Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Description: What a way to celebrate Homecoming Week with your fellow NSU Sharks! Come out to dance the night away at the biggest event of the week - the Homecoming Bash! We have DJ Hercules from 99 JAMZ spinning on the one's and two's and be ready to "dress to impress" on a night of fun! Please bring your Shark Cards and a government-issued ID with you. 

Tickets go on sale starting October 29th, 2018. Tickets will be sold from Monday through Friday, 11 AM - 4 PM, in the Office of Campus Life & Student Engagement, located in the Don Taft University Center. Please see the breakdown of ticket prices below. 

NSU Students - $5
NSU Alumni - $7
Guests of NSU Students and/or Alumni - $10
Students will have a max of two (2) tickets that they can purchase. Tickets will be sold the day of the event with the above times and will be sold ONE HOUR PRIOR TO DOORS OPENING.


  • If you choose to take your own transportation, please park at your own risk in the designated parking lots and/or garages. 
  • You are not allowed to re-enter the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center if you leave the facility.
  • Prior to entering the venue, if you, the student, alumni, and/or guest show signs of being under the influence, you will not be allowed to enter. 
  • No bags are permitted in the venue (handbags are permitted). See below for specific sizes.
  • 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 and promotional purposes, please be aware that all NSU buildings are equipped with video and audio surveillance and there will be photography taken at the event.
  • No food and/or beverages are allowed onto the Rick Case Arena upon entering.
  • The entrance will be located towards the Flight Deck area. Please proceed to the barricaded entrance point.

Bag Policy Sizes

Today is the day to wear NSU Gear all day around campus! Let's show off that Shark pride! #FINSUP #NSUSharks

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Pedestrian Walkway

Description: Prepare to dominate the Claflin University Panthers as we continue the celebrations before the Basketball Game at our Homecoming Tailgate! Hosted by Office of Residential Life and Housing in partnership with NSU Athletics, get ready to gather all of your friends and come out for free food, giveaways, and exciting activities before the basketball game! 


Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

Description: Come out to the Shark Tank and support your NSU Men’s Basketball team as they take on Claflin University. 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!

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Location: Flight Deck Backyard

Description: Still want to celebrate Homecoming after the Basketball Game? Looking to enjoy your Friday night?! The Undergraduate Student Government Association is back with Friday Night Flights! Enjoy great late-night food by Shark Dining, music, activities, and much more!

The 2018 Homecoming Court will consist of 18 selected students to represent Nova Southeastern University. Throughout the week, the students will have their chance to showcase school pride and exemplify why they should be chosen as this year’s winners. Final winners will be selected based on a series of categories throughout Homecoming Week. The candidates will be selected from a process including an application and interview, and 2 males and 2 females from each class will be represented on this year’s court (with the exception of Homecoming King and Queen which will be 3 males and 3 females). The winners will be announced at the Homecoming basketball game on Friday, November 9, 2018.

If you are selected to be a part of the 2018/2019 Homecoming Royalty Court, all selected candidates must attend the mandatory informational meeting on Thursday, November 2nd from 12 pm - 1 pm in the Rosenthal Student Center, Room 200. No exceptions will be made.

Homecoming Court Applications will open on October 12th at 8 am and will close on October 19, 2018 at 5 pm.  Click here to apply for the Homecoming Royalty Court. 
For more information, please contact Hailey Czubernat (Homecoming Court Chair) at
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