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Parent & Family Day

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October 18, 2014 - Parent & Family Day

Join us for one of FIU's greatest traditions: Parent & Family Day!

We have planned a day filled with fun and FIU spirit. Below you will find an outline of the activities. We hope that you will consider joining us!

Registration has now closed for this event. Please note that tickets ($50 each) are only required for parent and family members (children 10 and under do not need tickets). All current FIU students do not need tickets for admission to Parent & Family Day activities and events (they will be seated in the student section for the football game). If you have questions, please contact our office!

Paint Nite

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 in the MARC Pavilion (second floor) - 6:00pm

As a pre-event for our Parent & Family Day package, join us for a night filled with music, wine, appetizers, and art! With the help of an artist, participants will each paint their own unique Roary masterpiece. At the end of the night, attendees will see how creative they can get and be amazed with their final result just within two hours. There is no previous painting experience needed and we ensure a night of stress free fun and entertainment. Come and join us to channel your inner artist and show off your hidden talent by RSVPing at this link: Paint Nite has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event.

FIU Proud Parent & Family Brunch

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in the FIU Stadium Club - 11:00am

Join us for the best way to start your FIU Homecoming experience: the FIU Proud Parent and Family Brunch! This event will include catered brunch, appearances by Roary the FIU mascot, FIU cheerleaders, give-a-ways, and other great entertainment. Our FIU President, Mark Rosenberg, will also be in attendance to meet your FIU proud family.

Parent Leadership Council Meeting

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 - Parkview Multipurpose Room - 1:00pm

The Parent Leadership Council's goal and mission are to actively engage our parents and family of FIU students to become a prevalent leadership team. This meeting will include discussion on what in which our parents and families can support our students, ways that the Council can reach out to other family members, and identify ways to remain involved with the University (events, programs, fundraising, etc.).

Homecoming Parade

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 - starting at Lot 9 to Tamiami Park - 1:45pm

Join your student, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community as we showcase our FIU pride, spirit and unity. This year's Homecoming Parade is going to feature various FIU organizations, floats, performers, marching bands, dancers and more. The parade will lead to the tailgating area before the Homecoming game.

FIU Tailgate

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 - Lot 6 (our space is closer to the Stadium across from the Geico tent) - 3:00pm

Join us at the official tailgate tent for FIU Parents and Family to tailgate before the game. This will be a fun-filled event complete with food, cash bar and traditional tailgate games!

Homecoming Football Game - FIU vs. Marshall

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium - 6:00pm

Game time! Watch as the FIU Panthers take on Marshall in a game that is sure to UNLEASH THE SPIRIT!

Additional Opportunities

FIU Recreation Services welcomes FIU Parent and Family Day attendees to visit and/or use the Recreation Center on both Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9am-6pm and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10am-8pm. Please note that children under 18 are not permitted use of the activity areas due to liability concerns. A Guest Waiver must be completed for every adult Rec Center visitor.

Looking for pictures and videos of past Parent & Family Day events? Click here!

To also keep yourself up to date on future events, like our Parent and Family Day Facebook page!