FIU celebrates The Uncaging for Homecoming (includes video story)

FIU celebrated homecoming on Thursday with the annual Uncaging event. There was free food, rides and the long-time tradition Trial of the Torch. 

This pep rally-style event was one for the ages. It started with carnival games and t-shirt tosses. Greek life and campus engagement also had tables giving away goodies and flyers to promote their affiliations. 

The homecoming duchess and duke were announced while the king and queen will be announced at the game on Saturday at 7 p.m.

In the evening, the Trial of the Torch began with a student leading FIU staff and students to light the torch while the band played high-spirited music.

The special occasion ended with fireworks that lit up the night sky. Another successful year of FIU’s The Uncaging brought out panther pride in all students.

Samantha Gutierrez is a Latina freshman majoring in Digital Communication and Media. She is bilingual and enjoys covering stories about the environment and local events. She is passionate about broadcasting and aspires to pursue a career in anchoring.

Esteban Rodriguez is a freshman majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He hopes to work in late-night entertainment, Filmmaking, sports journalism, and/or broadcast television. 


Megan is a Digital Communication and Media Major with a focus on Television and Multimedia Production. She is also pursuing a minor in Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics. After graduation, she plans on using the skills and knowledge gained to become an editor in the entertainment industry.