Your Guide to FSU Homecoming 2015

After learning about the Homecoming Chief and Princess nominees last week, this week I’ll be sharing insight about all the exciting news and events related to Homecoming week (November 8-14, 2015). Florida State University has been celebrating homecoming since 1948. At first it was very short and simple, only the weekend. It was not until 2003 that FSU decided to spice it up and add a week full of fun events and shows, such as Pow Wow and Warchant for the students. I spoke with Madison Lanius, Pow Wow Assistant Director who also serves on the Homecoming Executive Board to ask her a few questions about the major events going on around campus this week.

Her Campus (HC): So tell me, what exactly is Warchant?

Madison Lanius (ML): Florida State University Homecoming and SGA present Warchant featuring Zac Brown Band live with Drake White at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center November 12 at 7 p.m. In the past few years some artists have been Florida Georgia Line, Big Sean and, this year, Zac Brown Band. An FSU or TCC student ID is required for admission with a discounted FSU student ticket. This is not a general admission show, so purchase tickets with those you want to sit and enjoy the concert with. For online student ticket purchases, make sure to enter the promo code: FSUHC. For student tickets purchased at the Civic Center Box Office, you must present your valid FSU Student ID per student ticket purchased. The Civic Center Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

HC: So what exactly is Pow Wow? Can explain to me what students have to look forward to for Pow Wow?

ML: Pow Wow is the longest and, in my opinion, greatest tradition at FSU. It is the big pep rally the night before the homecoming football game. Over the years, it's evolved into much more than just a pep rally, which is the first half of Pow Wow now. We have celebrity comedians come for the second half, which has included stars such as Jimmy Fallon, Kathy Griffin and Stephen Colbert. This year, we are so pumped to welcome Amy Schumer to that list of names. If you registered to get a wristband, make sure you pick it up by 7 p.m. or it will be released to the standby line, which is first come, first serve.

HC: Is there any surprise that the students can look forward to this week?

ML: There is definitely a major surprise during Pow Wow, but you will just have to be in the audience to find out what it is!

Courtesy: FSU Homecoming

This week’s Homecoming schedule:

Monday, November 9th

  • The Student Veteran Film Festival will be held in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. They will be playing the marquee film, The Hornet’s Nest. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Spear-It-Night, a large-scale talent show, will be held in the Union ballrooms tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The show is FREE for everyone so grab your friends and head to the union ballrooms for some amazing entertainment.

Tuesday, November 10th 

  • Chief and Princess Elections will take place. Students can vote from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. here.

  • Check out the Union for the Homecoming Banner Contest. Sororities, fraternities and other organizations all around campus design a banner emphasizing the homecoming theme of the year.

  • Skit Night will be held at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. A bunch of FSU organizations and clubs will be putting on a skit describing the theme of homecoming and the homecoming game. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. This event is free of charge.

Wednesday, November 11th

  • There will be no events on this day due to Veterans Day. On the bright side, there’s no school either.

Thursday, November 12th

  • Warchant, featuring the Zac Brown Band, will be held at the Civic Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, November 13th

  • At 2 p.m. the Homecoming Parade will start at the Civic Center and works its way around campus! Roads will be closed so make sure you're prepared.

  • Pow Wow will be held in the Civic Center on Friday night, featuring Amy Schumer. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 14th

  • Two hours before Kickoff for the FSU vs. NC State football game Jimbo Fisher is hosting a True Seminole Tailgate at Wildwood Plaza.

Take note of all these festivities and go celebrate the Garnet and Golden Age, Collegiettes!