USF Homecoming Week Features Dozens of Events

Homecoming 2013 starts Oct. 21 and Includes Parade, Carnival, Philanthropic Activities, USF Bulls Football Game.

USF System President Judy Genshaft and USF mascot Rocky have a personal homecoming invitation.

By Adam Freeman

USF News

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2013) – The University of South Florida campus will be filled with even more green and gold than normal as students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrate Homecoming Week, Oct. 21-26.

Follow all the events on Storify at USF Homecoming Week 2013.

This year’s Running of the Bulls parade is expected to feature more than 50 floats, nearly twice as many as last year, as well as about a dozen watch parties and food trucks along the parade route. The parade begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 near the Marshall Student Center before ending at Fowler Fields. The Grand Marshal is Vincent Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Among the week’s other scheduled events:

-Tuesday, Oct. 22: Stampede Comedy Show, featuring comedian DeRay Davis. 7:00 p.m., USF Sun Dome

-Wednesday, Oct. 23: Homecoming Ball (The Green Gala). 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Marshall Student Center Ballroom

-Thursday, Oct. 24: Carnival begins. 4:00 p.m. – midnight, Fowler Fields, located south of the USF Sun Dome

-Friday, Oct. 25: Parade, concert featuring Wiz Khalifa and DJ Enferno

-Saturday, Oct. 26: USF Bulls football game vs. Louisville, noon, Raymond James Stadium

For a full list of events, visit

The week also includes numerous philanthropic activities, including a blood drive, canned food drive benefiting Metropolitan Ministries, as well as a soda can tab drive, benefiting the Shriners Hospital for Children, located on the USF campus.

Coordinated by USF’s student-run Campus Traditions Board, the theme for this year’s Homecoming Superbull XVII is “There’s No Place like Homecoming.”

Adam Freeman can be reached at 813-974-9047