Florida Classic Consortium Events

Florida Blue Florida Classic
Saturday, Nov. 22
2:00 p.m. Kickoff - Orlando Citrus Bowl - ESPN Classic

FanFare 9:00 a.m. - Free admission for game ticketholders

Historic rivals Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University meet on the gridiron for the 35th time. 

(For RV or bus parking, call 866-330-7275)



Florida Blue Battle of the Bands
Friday, Nov. 21
7:00 p.m. - Amway Center


Get ready for crowd-pleasing dance teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines and roaring brass sections. Tickets start at $16.


Florida Classic Consortium Kickoff Luncheon presented by Florida Blue
Friday, Nov. 21
11:30 a.m. Doors; 12:00 p.m. Program - Rosen Centre


The Classic weekend gets started with players, pep bands, university officials and student leaders gathering to celebrate the season, preview the upcoming matchup and show that Rattlers and Wildcats remain divided on the field but united in the world. Individual tickets are $55 (including lunch) while a table of 10 (eight guests and two football players) is $550.

To purchase luncheon tickets, call Florida Citrus Sports at 407.423.2476.


Florida Blue Florida Classic Career Expo and Diversity Job Fair
Friday, Nov. 21
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Amway Center


The Career Expo and Job Fair is geared to provide college students and working professionals of all ages with both education and opportunity. The event itself aims to stimulate hiring across Florida by offering attendees with an opportunity to meet and greet with top businesses and hiring companies throughout the state. Free professional development and employment search seminars will be offered as well featuring Recruiters and local career experts.


The Official 2014 Florida Classic Pre-Game Rooftop Party
Friday, Nov. 21
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. a.m. - The Plaza Penthouse (121 S. Orange Avenue)


Presented by Coors Light and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.
Featuring DJ M-Squared & DJ Mannie Fresh.


Florida Classic Official Afterparty
Saturday, Nov. 22
Doors 9:00 p.m. - Vain Orlando (22 S. Magnolia Avenue)


Presented by Coors Light.
Featuring performances by 2 Chainz and DJ Drama.


State of the Florida HBCU: Pathway to Preeminence on Retention and Graduation
Sunday, Nov. 23
10:30 a.m. - Rosen Centre


Historically Black Colleges and Universities are the stamping grounds for creating conditions that encourage student success for those who enter and exit with a credential. In light of the living missions of these nuanced institutions, there is a growing concern on the rate of retention, persistence and attrition at HBCUs. This panel discussion will feature Florida’s HBCU presidential leaders discussing best practices for common concerns as it pertains to retention and graduation for the broader community.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Florida Memorial University
  • The Honorable Nathaniel Glover, Jr., President, Edward Waters College
  • Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Dr. Elmira Mangum, President, Florida A&M University
  • Dr. Rosa Cintron, Researcher/Lecturer, University of Central Florida
  • Dr. John Michael Lee, Vice President, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

The event is free and open to the public.


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