NSU CommunityFest
NSU CommunityFest Logo

NSU CommunityFest is an annual festival that celebrates and connects NSU students, employees, and their families in a carnival-like atmosphere around the Gold Circle Lake.

The event was initiated and developed in 2003 by Michelle Manley, an NSU student who wanted to bring the university community together and build school spirit.

While this is a student initiated event, NSU CommunityFest is also an event that involves the collaboration of NSU staff and students, as well as community businesses and organizations. For more information on how you can get involved, we encourage you to check out the information below.

The 12th Annual NSU CommunityFest

  • With an average of 4500+ participants each year, we invite YOU to be one of thousands to share in the tradition this year!
  • Where and When:
    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Noon - 4:00 p.m.
    Gold Circle Lake

    How to Get Involved:

     • Volunteer Opportunity
       Project Serve Points will be given to all
       student organization members who
       volunteer

     • NSU Student Organization
       Fin Points will be given to all
       student organization who participate

     • NSU Department

     • Community Partner

  • Event Information:
    - Slides
    - Petting Zoo
    - Music &   Entertainment
    - Fun Snacks
    - Food Vendors
    - Sports Games
    - Obstacle Courses
    - Bounce Houses
    - Face Painting
    - Free Giveaways &   Drawings
    …and lots more

    View Event Photos


Thank you to our 2014 CommunityFest Sponsors


Mako Shark Sponsors:

  • 3J Hospitality (America's Backyard, Revolution Live, and Stache)
  • 5 Cent Tees
  • Chartwells
  • Davie Subs & Sandwich Café
  • Delvecchio's Pizzeria
  • Flashback Diner
  • Hungry Howie's
  • Jimmy John's
  • Juice Blendz
  • Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
  • NSU Business Services
  • NSU Undergraduate Student Government Association
  • Padrino's Cuban Cuisine
  • Pepsi
  • Pizza Loft
  • Tropicalaser

Silver Sponsors:

  • Candy Cottage
  • Crispers
  • Everlast Productions
  • Individually Wrapped
  • Jimmy Riffle’s Old Florida Bar-B-Q
  • Kaplan Test Prep
  • Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery
  • NSU’s Office of Residential Life and Housing
  • NSU University Relations
  • Red Mango
  • Regional Campus Pan Student Government Association
  • Tropical Smoothie Café

Blue Sponsors:

  • Baron Marketing
  • Global Communications – Sprint
  • Holiday Inn Express Suites Plantation
  • Natural Chicken Grill
  • NSU Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • NSU Campus Card Services
  • NSU Career Development
  • NSU College of Healthcare Sciences
  • NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • NSU Abraham S. Fischler School
  • NSU Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
  • NSU University School
  • NSU Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Suntrust Bank
  • Wizard Creations

We would also like to thank the following departments and business for their generous drawing donations:

  • NSU Bookstore
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Will Tutor U
  • Publix

We would also like to thank the following attractions, entertainers and businesses for providing their services at CommunityFest:

  • Host: Lesa Phillips
  • 1st Class
  • All Star Events
  • Fradel Delgarde
  • Infinite Motion Dance
  • Maasti Dance Team
  • Mako Band
  • Miami Dolphins
  • NSU Vocal Ensemble
  • Pet N Parties
  • Radio X
  • Riff Tides
  • Sharkettes
  • The Shermanettes
  • Starr Ice
  • Sun Sentinel

NSU Offers Transportation from Regional Campuses to Main Campus

Do you attend NSU at one of the Regional Campuses, or are you an alumnus/alumna living in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Palm Beach, or Miami/Kendall? If so, NSU is providing transportation to main campus at a VERY discounted rate, so you, your family and friends can attend NSU CommunityFest! Click on your Regional Campus location below for more information and to RSVP your seat on the bus!

For more information, please contact your Coordinator of Student Affairs.