University of Iowa


Homecoming Council Button Archive Honored Guests

Homecoming at Iowa began in 1912 and has stood as one of the most longstanding traditions at the University of Iowa.  This celebration of the University and its history truly brings people together and increases the Hawkeye spirit among all people. 

The Homecoming Council, a student-run organization made up of sixteen members, plans the events of Homecoming week.  The council works year-round to prepare for the celebration.

100 Years of Homecoming

Enjoy learning a few highlights of the UI's century-old homecoming tradition. David McCartney, university archivist, recounts some stories, drawing from holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Iowa Libraries. David also shows the short film "The Fame of the Black and Gold" which features historical footage and highlights of 14 early Hawkeye football games of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.