The University of South Florida is celebrating election night with a "tailgate watch party" that will feature music, mascots and a live broadcast from world news organization, the BBC.
The event takes place outside the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus, where television coverage of the election results will be projected on an outer wall of the USF bookstore.
BBC Radio will broadcast live from the event, with USF serving as one of a handful of election night coverage locations around the nation. The broadcast will feature interviews with USF faculty and students throughout the evening.
The BBC is also hosting a panel discussion with students and local political leaders from 6 to 7 p.m. That discussion will be simulcast on WUSF.
There will be food, appearances by Rocky the Bull and a performance by the USF cheerleaders, in addition to corn toss and other tailgate games.
The watch party, which is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Phi Beta, USF Student Government and the NAACP, is free and open to the public. Parking restrictions and fees will be waived in the three lots adjacent to the Marshall Student Center, beginning at 5 p.m.
The BBC also will broadcast Wednesday morning from the Marshall Student Center to discuss the election results.