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Homecoming 2019 Events

Opening Ceremonies & Homecoming Spirit Day
Monday, November 4th, 11am - 2pm
Lakeside Patio
Join the Homecoming Executive Commitee, ODK, and various performing groups as we kickoff Homecoming 2019! ODK will ring in Homecoming at 11am, and the event will feature live music, free food, entertainment, giveaways, and more. Come out and show your Canes spirit! 

King & Queen Pageant
Monday, November 4th, 7pm
Shalala Student Center, Grand Ballroom
Join us as we crown the Homecoming Court! Finalists will be judged on their 'Canes spirit, talent, and poise, along with their resumes. Who will be the next University of Miami Homecoming King & Queen?

Spirit Tree Competition
Tuesday, November 5th, 11:00am
Spirit Tree Behind Ashe
The Spirit Tree is the only orange tree on the University of Miami campus. Cheer on the teams as they present their Spirit Tree Ornaments to the judges at this one-of-a-kind event!

Alma Mater Competition Prelims
Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30pm
Shalala Student Center, Grand Ballroom
The top three teams battle it out to see who will be crowned the Alma Mater Champion!

Hurricanes Help the Hometown
Wednesday, November 6th, 11am - 2pm
Lakeside Patio Stage
Come participate in the oldest service day at the University of Miami!

Organized Cheer Competition
Wednesday, November 6th, 7pm
Lakeside Patio Stage
O-Cheer is one of the most popular events of the week! Check out the teams as they lip-sync and dance to your favorite tunes. It's sure to be a heated competition loaded with talent!

Alma Mater Competition Finals
Thursday, November 7th, 10:45am
Rock Plaza
The top three teams battle it out to see who will be crowned the Alma Mater Champion!

Homecoming Concert, presented by Hurricane Productions
Thursday, November 7th, 8pm
Watsco Center
Join Hurricane Productions for the concert event of the year! Information on free student tickets can be found at

Hurricane Howl
Friday, November 8th

6pm - 10pm: Food Trucks
Miller Circle
Grab a bite from one of your favorite Miami food trucks! A limited number of free $5 food vouchers will be provided to students with a valid Cane Card.

6pm - 8pm: Block Party
Foote Green
Students, alumni, and families are invited to join in the fun at the Homecoming Block Party. There will be live music, rides, games, and a number of special art displays.

7pm - 10pm: 'Canes Lounge
Lakeside Patio
The ’Canes Lounge, formerly Alumni Lounge, is the ultimate destination to gather in the heart of campus with VIP access to the spectacular firework show, boat burning tradition and more! Join us to enjoy a delicious tapas, spirits and to celebrate your pride and passion for the “U”! For more information, click here

8:30pm: Boat Burning Ceremony & Fireworks
Lake Osceola
Celebrate the biggest tradition of Homecoming with thousands of 'Canes around Lake Osceola. Tradition states that if the mast of the boat falls before the boat sinks, UM will win the Homecoming football game. This is an event that you won't want to miss!

Miami vs. Louisville
Saturday, November 9th, 3:30pm
Hard Rock Stadium
Cheer on the 'Canes as they take on Louisville. The overall Homecoming competition winners will be announced, and the Homecoming Court will be introduced on the field.