UF Homecoming festivities are in full swing

Popcorn, power walkers and political figures – just some of the things you can expect at UF Homecoming.

After a slow but steady return to in-person events in 2021 following the cancellation of Homecoming in 2020, the parade and other festivities are back in full force. Homecoming festivities kicked off on the morning of October 7 with a festival, the Gator Gallop Race and the annual Homecoming Parade.


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