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Bold in Black and Gold

A tradition since 1912

Homecoming week brings together students, faculty, staff, future Hawkeyes, and alumni from across the world in celebration. From the construction of the Corn Monument and the naming of Royalty, to the echoing cheers and the Iowa Fight Song at Kinnick Stadium, Homecoming week creates experiences that last a lifetime.

In 2022, as the Hawkeye community grows and evolves, our traditions continue to move forward. Join us once again as Iowa City turns black and gold and comes together to unite as Hawkeyes. On Iowa; Go Hawks!

Homecoming parade details for 2022

  • The parade begins at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, October 28th in downtown Iowa City!
  • To participate in the parade, please visit this page. Applications are due on Friday, October 7 at 5 p.m.
  • Questions or concerns can be directed to the parade directors, Matt McDonnell and Vera Barkosky, at

Learn more about the Homecoming Parade

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Homecoming game: Iowa versus Northwestern

Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Kinnick Stadium

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Each year, we welcome Hawkeye Alumni back home to Iowa City to celebrate alongside more than 15,000 spectators that come from around the world to watch the parade.

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Homecoming at Iowa will select two applicants to each receive a scholarship to be presented during Homecoming week!

2022 Homecoming buttons and shirts

Homecoming Merchandise

Homecoming t-shirts and buttons are now available to order!


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Homecoming Parade

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Homecoming game: Iowa versus Northwestern

Kinnick Stadium
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Tippie College of Business Homecoming BBQ

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