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The Golden Age

Decades past shine anew

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.

This year, we channel the vivacious spirit and elegance of the Roaring Twenties, merging its timeless charm with our contemporary values and vigor. Through our events, decor, and performances, we bring to life the golden glow of yesteryears, celebrating not just a decade, but also a century of tradition, resilience, and innovation. Our homage to the "Golden Age" is a testament to our storied past and our bright future.

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2023 Homecoming Parade Livestream

Began at 5:45 PM on Friday, October 6th.

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Parade

Each year, we welcome Hawkeye Alumni back home to Iowa City to celebrate alongside more than 20,000 spectators that come from around the world to watch the parade.

Livestream recording now available!

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Homecoming: Iowa Shout

Iowa SHOUT!

Iowa SHOUT! highlights students’ Hawkeye spirit by showcasing the creativity of student organizations all across campus in a fun-filled talent show. SHOUT! is a free event open to all.

Registration is now closed.

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Fall Marathon 5K Run

Hawks Run Home 5K

Open to campus and our Iowa City Community, the Hawks Run Home 5K is a philanthropic 5K in collaboration with Dance Marathon and in support of the Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Registration is now closed.

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For Alumni

Coming back to campus? Stop by our Iowa Alumni page to see events for alums, our visit guide, and more. 

Alumni page

History

Homecoming has been a tradition at Iowa for over 100 years. Learn more about how we've celebrated over the years. 

History

For Staff

There are plenty of events for our faculty and staff to get involved with Homecoming. 

Faculty

Meet the 2023 Homecoming Court

Maddison Smith: Homecoming Court 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Courtney Ries: Homecoming Court 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Sabrina Leistikow: Homecoming Court 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Sushma Santhana: Homecoming Court 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Natalie Knapp: Homecoming Court 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023
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Benton Renaud: Homecoming Court 2023

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Gillian Vilimek: Homecoming Court 2023

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Brooklyn McKee: Homecoming Court 2023

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Sebastien Janelle: Homecoming Court 2023

Sunday, October 1, 2023
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Vera Barkosky: Homecoming Court 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023
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Events

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Homecoming Parade

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Homecoming game: Iowa versus Purdue

Kinnick Stadium