Show Your Shark Pride and Make a Difference in the Community

Reconnect with old friends and with your Shark community during NSU’s Homecoming and Alumni Week. Bring your family and friends for in-person festivities and support your alma mater while having some fun. Meet other alumni through in-person and virtual events and make new professional and personal connections.

Explore a Full Week of Activities for Alumni

Bring the whole family to celebrate 2022 Homecoming and Alumni Week! Join us on campus and on social media.

Special Olympics 17th Annual Sallarulo's Race for Champions 5K Run/Walk

When: Saturday, November 5 | 8:00 a.m.
: NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Get out your running – or walking - shoes and sign up for the 17th Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions to be held at the Fort Lauderdale Campus on Saturday, November 5. Hundreds of runners and walkers will participate in this 5K race to benefit Special Olympics Florida.

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the run starts at 8:00 a.m. along Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. ALL Alumni, Faculty, staff and students who sign up to run or walk with the NSU team, will have the $39 per person fee WAIVED. All registered participants will receive a few race shirts, medals, and gift bag. You can also choose to start your own fund raising page to help support Special Olympics. 

Following the race, an awards ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. Special Olympics Florida’s athletes, their families and all race participants are invited to stay and celebrate at the Carnival of Champions featuring breakfast and lunch, surprise celebrity guests, refreshments and entertainment. 

Use code NSU2022 to waive the registration fee. Fins Up!

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#BleedSharkBlue Social Media Challenge

When: November 7-13
Where: Anywhere!

NSU Sharks know there are no boundaries when it comes to showing your Shark Pride. During Homecoming and Alumni Week, we invite you to flood social media with photos of how you #BleedSharkBlue, even if you are oceans away! 

NSU alumni who participate in this challenge will receive a FREE mailed NSU alumni car decal. Here's how to enter:

  1. Find your favorite NSU shark spirit photo 
  2. Post the photo on social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook)
  3. Tag @NSUalumni and #BleedSharkBlue in your post

Note: If your profile is on private, please let us know that you have participated by emailing us a screenshot of your post, along with your full name and NSU ID to

Will you be on campus during Homecoming and Alumni Week? Snap a photo from NSU's "selfie spots" on campus! Look for a sticker located near some of NSU's notable landmarks:

  • Guy Harvey Mural inside of the University Center (second floor)
  • NSU Letters outside of the UC
  • Shark Fountain
  • Fins Up Letters outside of Mako Hall
  • Terry Building Clock
  • Gold Circle Lake (Horvitz side)
  • Sherman Library (outdoors, facing front of building)

Au Café: French Conversation

When: Tuesday, November 8 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Where: Don Taft University Center, 2nd Floor Lounge 

Do you want to improve your French? The Department of Humanities and Politics is proud to host a Homecoming and Alumni Week Au Café: French Conversation Table! Enjoy café while practicing your french in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 

All levels are welcomed. 

2022 Au Cafe flyer inviting those who want to practice their French conversation skills

Fischler Paint and Sip

When: Tuesday, November 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual

The Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice is proud to host a virtual paint and sip homecoming event for alumni. This creative session will be guided via Zoom by NSU student artist Mikaela Whitmer.

A paint package will be provided to attendees. This event is limited to the first 30 registrants and is now full.

Movie Night: Jaws

When: Tuesday, November 8 - Movie Night | 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
: Mailman Hollywood Building - Second Floor Auditorium

Come out to the Alvin Sherman Library Quad (Lawn) area for our Homecoming and Alumni Week movie night! The Department of Humanities and Politics and NSU Center for the Humanities will be celebrating NSU’s Annual Film Series: The Reel featuring JAWS.

Presented by the Department of Humanities & Politics, Nova International Relations Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Green Sharks. Hosted by Dr. Aileen Miyuki Farrar and Dr. Yair Solan

Questions? Contact or

2022 Movie Night flyer inviting people to come out to watch a movie

Distinguished Alumni Lecture

When: Wednesday, November 9 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. 
: Online via Zoom

NSU distinguished alumnus Sunil Patel, D.O. is a board certified physician specializing in nephrology and practices medicine in Apple Valley, CA. Join this conversation with Dr. Patel as he shares his journey from being an NSU biology major to a leader in healthcare. 

"NSU's Biology Program served as a gateway to my career in Osteopathic Medicine and medical profession. It challenged me in various aspects, particularly academically, allowing me to be prepared for rigorous curriculum for medical school ahead. I felt prepared for the first year of medical school. I was also nominated and a recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, which opened many opportunities when applying to medical school and as well residency programs. What impressed me most was the proximity and closeness of relationship I developed with faculty and other students, creating a life long friendship."

Register for the Lecture

2022 Alumni Lecture - Sunil Patel 's journey from biology major to nephrologist in California

Forman Field Dedication and Veterans Celebration

When: Friday, November 11 | Dedication: 10:00 a.m., Celebration: 11:00 a.m.
Where: NSU Armed Forces Service Flag Plaza on Forman Field, NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Join our veterans and distinguished guests on November 11th to celebrate a Veterans Day that will be unlike any other in NSU’s history as we dedicate the US Armed Forces Service Plaza at Forman Field. The event will honor and recognize our veteran students, faculty, and staff who continue to impact our community through their leadership and service to others.

Presented by NSU Military Affairs

2022 Veterans Day Dedication flyer inviting others to attend the Forman Field dedication

NSU Men's Basketball vs. The University of Fort Lauderdale

When: Friday, November 11 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rick Case Arena

Join us as we cheer on the Sharks during the Men's Basketball game vs The University of Fort Lauderdale. Alumni can attend in-person or stream online! Register today!

Cost: Free for NSU Alumni and three (3) guests, must RSVP by November 9th.

RSVP: Sign Up Here

Ticket Prices: $7 - general admission, $5 - senior citizens, Free admission for children 12 and under.

Did you know? In 2021-22, Coach Jim Crutchfield and the Sharks finished the regular season with an undefeated record and won both the Sunshine State Conference and NCAA South Region titles. Come out and support a fast-paced, high-scoring brand of basketball that is a leader in virtually all offensive categories.

Distinguished Alumni Lecture

When: Friday, November 11 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Carl DeSantis Building, Room 3000

NSU distinguished alumnus Nick Carris, Pharm. D., BCPS is an associate professor and Director of Ambulatory Care at the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy. His lecture Prediabetes: An Undiagnosed Pandemic is open to all. Hosted by the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biological Sciences.

A reception will follow. 


2022 Alumni Lecture - Nick Carris as he discusses the pre-diabetes pandemic

NSU Athletics Hall of Fame

When: Saturday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m.
: Rick Case Arena

Founded in 2007, the NSU Athletics Hall of Fame is designed to recognize NSU Athletic alumni, former coaches, friends of the athletic department and program pioneers for their outstanding athletic achievement and contribution to the NSU Athletic programs. For more information on the history of NSU Hall of Fame inductees, visit

The 13th NSU Athletics Hall of Fame class includes men's swimmer Esau Simpson, women's basketball player Danielle Robinson, women's golfer Abbey Gittings, rower Lauren Boudreau, and the inaugural men's and women's swimming coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron. To read more, visit the NSU Sharks Hall of Fame page.


  • General admission - $70

  • NSU faculty, staff, and students - $50

  • Purchase a table, seats 8 - $500

Tickets must be purchased by November 3

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NSU Athletics Alumni Brunch, Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

When: Saturday, November 12 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Championship Club Room in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center

All NSU athletic alumni, Knights and Sharks, are invited back to campus for a brunch celebrating NSU Athletics' 40th anniversary. Alumni are welcomed to bring up to three guests.

Food will be provided, RSVP is required.

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Backyard Beach Bash

When: Saturday, November 12 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House, 4414 N Surf Rd, Hollywood, FL 33019 

The Halmos College of Arts and Sciences proudly hosts a Backyard Beach Bash at the Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House! Please join us for some family friendly fun at Hollywood Beach on November 12 (Saturday) from 4-6 p.m. We will have food, fun and games and you can tour the Center and see our sea turtles!

RSVP for the Backyard Beach Bash


2022 Backyard Beach Bash flyer inviting people to attend

Pharmacy Class of 1992, 2002, & 2012 Reunion

When: Saturday, November 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Funky Buddha Brewery, 1201 NE 38th St. Oakland Park, FL 33334

Reunite with the NSU College of Pharmacy alumni and friends! This event is open to all NSU pharmacy alumni and will celebrate the class of 1992, 2002, and 2012 as we commemorate 10, 20, and 30 years of Shark Pride!

$75 entry, per person, includes open bar (beer, wine, hard seltzers) and food. RSVP by October 26.

Sign Up for the Reunion

Pharmacy Class of 1992 and 2002 Reunion flyer inviting people to attend

Military Support Packages

When: Due to Tropical Storm Nicole, this event is postponed to Friday, November 18. More details to follow.

NSU is proud to partner with the Military Heroes Support Foundation during Homecoming and Alumni Week! We invite NSU alumni, students, and community members to come together to help assemble care packages that will be distributed to our military heroes. 

Want to bring items? Here at the items most requested by soldiers: 

  • Energy Bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Protein Bars
  • Fruit Bars
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Individual bags of trail mix
  • Individual bags of dry fruit
  • Individual bags of peanuts
  • Individual bags of cashews
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Cheez-It
  • Crackers
  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Prepackaged Tuna/Chicken with crackers
  • Chex Mix
  • Baby Wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash Men and Women Dove
  • Any kind of snacks!

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