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Kick the week off right and support a great cause...

Sunday 9/29
  • United Way 5K

    Noon, Carver Hawkeye Arena


    Anyone and everyone is invited to take part in this great event to raise money for a worthy cause, sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life. Check-in will begin at noon, and the race will start at 1 pm at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Not a runner? No problem! Volunteer! Registration fees include a t-shirt and race packet. Register here!

  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival

    Noon - 5 PM, Hubbard Park (Rain Location: Field House)


    Since 1990, the Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival (CCDF) has given members of The University of Iowa and its surrounding communities an opportunity to learn about each other through food, games, dance, music, literature, storytelling, arts, and crafts. Come kick off the Homecoming week right! Check out their website for more information!

Come for the competition, come for the fun...

Monday 9/30
  • Blood Drive

    10 AM - 5 PM, 2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU


    Come out to the 2nd Floor Ballroom of the IMU to support a great cause in honor of the 2013 University of Iowa Homecoming week. UI blood drives have had great success in the past, so it's up to you to continue the tradition and help us get as many donations as possible! 

  • Recyclable Boat Races

    8 PM, Field House Swimming Pool


    Come for the competition; come for the fun, as students take over the Field House pool for the most unique boat race the UI campus has ever seen! Don't forget to deck out your boat and team outfits with Homecoming spirit! Teams may include up to four members as representatives of one residence hall, student organization, or unaffiliated group. Registration coming soon!

Make a ruckus with your fellow Hawkeyes...

Tuesday 10/1
  • Hungry Hawkeyes Alumni Dinner

    5:30 PM, Old Brick


    Meet and learn from dynamic and notable Iowa alumni with diverse backgrounds and experiences when you attend Hungry Hawkeyes on October 1st! At this meal you get the opportunity to network with successful alums and mingle with fellow classmates, gain experience with dinner-etiquette, and hear stories from our alumni about their time at the UI. Space is limited, so reserve your spot and rank your alumni hosts! 

  • Ruckus at the Rec

    6 PM, CRWC


    Enjoy some friendly competition with your friends, different student organizations, and Fraternities and Sororities as you participate in various field day activities. This year's games include tug-of-war, volleyball, and dodgeball, so head down to the CRWC and join in on the fun and don't forget your student ID!

  • Casino Night

    9 PM, Currier MPR


    Get your Vegas on at the 2013 Homecoming Casino Night! All your favorite casino games will be available to play at the Currier Multi-Purpose Room. Be sure to come out and take advantage of an opportunity to have some guaranteed fun with your friends!

How many signatures can you collect?

Wednesday 10/2
  • Sports Night

    6 PM, UI Athletics Hall of Fame


    Come out to the UI Athletics Hall of Fame (2425 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City) for a chance to participate in some fun activities, hang out with Herky and most importantly, show your Hawkeye spirit! You'll even have a chance to meet some of the UI's premier athletes and get some autographs! The possibilities are endless at this great event celebrating the 2013 UI Homecoming.

Show your Hawkeye spirit...

Thursday 10/3
  • Iowa Shout

    6 PM, IMU Main Lounge


    Don't miss this amazing event where current Iowa students show their spirit through performances centered on our Homecoming theme, "Countless Hawkeyes. One Spirit". Catch the talented dancing, acting, and just plain fun that fellow UI students will show off. All you have to do is stop by the Recreation Building by Kinnick Stadium to experience this exhilarating display of Hawkeye Spirit! All students are invited to take in the experience with their fellow Hawkeyes!

  • Emily Galati - CAB Comedian

    10 PM, The Wedge Downtown


    Come check out another great show brought to you by the Campus Activities Board! Not your typical female comedian, Emily Galati does not dwell on the differences between men and women or any of the other cliche topic you have come to expect from female comics. Instead, she offers up intelligent and hilarious material, with impeccable timing and a charm rarely seen on the comedy stage. Come with friends and laugh the night away!

  • CAB Movies

    8 PM & 11 PM, Illinois Room & Iowa Theater, IMU


    Put on your comfiest PJs, pack your favorite movie snacks, and enjoy a movie on the big screen! Grab your roommates and friends and head to the IMU. Come see the Lone Ranger in Illinois Room and Pacific Rim in the Iowa Theatre! See you all there. Only $3 per ticket!

Join in the fun and festivities...

Friday 10/4
  • Parade

    5:45 PM, Downtown Iowa City


    Please check our Facebook Page for the most up to date information on the status of the parade tonight!

    Gather your friends, family, and lawn chairs, and head downtown for a Homecoming celebration! The parade is a Homecoming tradition that's been in the Hawkeye family for decades. It's the best way to get pumped up for the big game and the floats are something you do not want to miss. Secure your spot early and plant your seats anywhere in Downtown Iowa City along the parade route. Don't miss out on this exciting show!

  • Coronation

    Following the parade, NOW IN THE IMU MAIN LOUNGE


    Come see the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen get crowned after the parade and attend a special FREE concert immediately after! Join your fellow Hawkeyes and bask in the Homecoming festivities in downtown Iowa City! 

  • Concert

    After Coronation, NOW IN THE IMU MAIN LOUNGE


    SCOPE Productions is proud to sponsor the 2013 University of Iowa Homecoming concert. Due to rain, the show will take place in the IMU Main Lounge on Friday, October 4th immediately following the Homecoming parade. This event is free and open to the public.

     

    Visit SCOPE's website for more information!

  • CAB Movies

    8 PM & 11 PM, Illinois Room & Iowa Theater, IMU


    Put on your comfiest PJs, pack your favorite movie snacks, and enjoy a movie on the big screen! Grab your roommates and friends and head to the IMU. Come see the Lone Ranger in Illinois Room and Pacific Rim in the Iowa Theatre! See you all there. Only $3 per ticket!

Celebrate the tradition...

Saturday 10/5
  • Game Day: Iowa vs. Michigan State

    11 AM, Kinnick Stadium


    Dress in your Homecoming day best and help cheer on your Hawkeyes celebrate the winning tradition! Grab your friends and head to Iowa's historic Kinnick Stadium for the big event! Be sure to stop by and check out the Homecoming apparel sales on the corner of Hawkins and Melrose (right in front of Kinnick). See you in the stands!

  • CAB Movies

    5 PM, 8 PM, & 11 PM, Illinois Room & Iowa Theater, IMU


    Put on your comfiest PJs, pack your favorite movie snacks, and enjoy a movie on the big screen! Grab your roommates and friends and head to the IMU. Come see the Lone Ranger in Illinois Room and Pacific Rim in the Iowa Theatre! See you all there. Only $3 per ticket!

Sunday 10/6
  • CAB Movies

    1 PM, Illinois Room & Iowa Theater, IMU


    Put on your comfiest PJs, pack your favorite movie snacks, and enjoy a movie on the big screen! Grab your roommates and friends and head to the IMU. Come see the Lone Ranger in Illinois Room and Pacific Rim in the Iowa Theatre! See you all there. Only $3 per ticket!

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Parade

Friday 10/4

Please check our Facebook Page for the most up to date information on the status of the parade tonight!

Bring a chair and arrive early anywhere in Downtown Iowa City along the parade route. The parade includes floats from local businesses and student organizations as well as special guests.

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In the parade? Want to be?

Royalty

Each year, Homecoming honors current students who show an exemplary Hawkeye Spirit as the Homecoming King and Queen.

If you are interested in applying, please see below for King and Queen requirements. Also, Homecoming honors members of the Hawkeye community by presenting an Honored Guest each year. See below for a list of past Honored Guests, and keep an eye out for this year’s addition!

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Kings and Queens

  • 2012 Mitch Plimmer & Lily Allen-Duenas
  • 2011 Kevin Velovitch & Wei Du
  • 2010 John Rigby & Erica Hayes
  • 2009 Rohit Vupulluri & Amy Stout
  • 2008 David Hartwig & Meredith DeBoom
  • 2007 James O'Hollearn & Emily Alden
  • 2006 James Ankrum & Kristi Musser
  • 2005 Zack Johnson & HollyAnn Lopez
  • 2004 Dan Haage & Cheryl Davenport
  • 2003 Adam Case & Sarah Oakley
  • 2002 Mike Brooks & Helen Fuller
  • 2001 Chad Barnard & Kellan Brumback
  • 2000 Tod Gengerke & Kathryn Brigger

Honored Guest History

  • 2012 Liang Chow, Head US Women’s Gymnastics Coach, 2012 London Olympics & Former Iowa Gymnastics Teams Coach, 1991-1998
  • 2011 Glen Patton, Former Iowa Swimming Coach
  • 2010 John Pappajohn, Co-founder of Iowa’s JPEC, 1996 President, Equity Dynamics Inc.
  • 2009 Jamia Nash, Singer/actress
  • 2008 Vala Calkins-Kindon, Community member, recipient for Habitat for Humanity home
  • 2007 Brandon Routh, Actor, Superman Returns
  • 2006 Jim Zabel, "Official voice of the Hawks," WHO Radio Personality Des Moines
  • 2005 Ron Steele, KWWL-TV, News Anchor
  • 2004 Bump Elliot, Iowa Athletic Director, 1978-1990
  • 2003 Hayden Fry, Iowa Head Football Coach, 1978-1998
  • 2002 John Pappajohn, Co-founder of Iowa’s JPEC, 1996 President, Equity Dynamics Inc.
  • 2000 Eddie Robinson, 56 yr. Football Coach at Grambling State 1999, NFL Players ’ Lifetime Achievement Award
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Scholarship

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Tell us about your Hawkeye Spirit!

Homecoming at Iowa recognizes the connection between Hawkeye Spirit and Academic Success at the University of Iowa. We will select two applicants to each receive a $500 Scholarship to be presented before the Homecoming Concert!

 

Apply Now!

Scholarship Application

Habitat for Humanity

The University of Iowa Homecoming Executive Council would like to thank you for your interest in supporting our fundraising efforts to benefit the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity!

This year, we are committed to raising over $2500 to help construct a home for a deserving family in the Iowa City area. Only by partnering with outstanding groups like yours will we reach this goal and continue to foster a phenomenal partnership between the University of Iowa and Habitat for Humanity. To help reach our goal of $2500, we need YOUR HELP! Join us in our fundraising efforts by attending various events that we are sponsoring listed below!

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Habitat for Humanity Fundraisers

  • Rummage at the Ramp
  • Coldstone Challenge
  • Penny Wars
  • More to come!

Want to know more information about how you can get involved? Contact our Council:

Homecoming Council

APPLY FOR THE 2014 COUNCIL HERE!

2013 Homecoming Council

Advisors

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Tshirts and buttons


Buy your 2013 Homecoming T-shirt and Buttons!

Also available at the University Book Store in Old Capitol Town Center and in the University Book Store booth at the IMU

Information Packet

The resource for all things Homecoming

Sponsors

  • Alumni Association
  • CSIL
  • US Bank
  • CAB
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Scope
  • IMU
  • West Bank
  • Housing & Dining
  • Riverside Hotel & Golf Resort
  • ARH
  • The University of Iowa Alumni Association
  • Hills Bank
  • Formosa