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For Alumni and Friends: University of Iowa Homecoming 2020

The parade floats, Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony, and Pentacrest concert will all have to wait a year. But that doesn't mean the University of Iowa's century-old fall tradition will be entirely dampened by the pandemic.

Now scheduled for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 after the Big Ten postponed its fall sports season, Homecoming Week is being reimagined for 2020. Some events have moved to a virtual format, while new programs allow Hawkeyes to celebrate from afar. 

New events for 2020 include virtual Hawkeye trivia, alumni visiting classes via Zoom, two virtual career fairs for students and alumni, an Iowa Spirit Day social media photo challenge, and a virtual parade. Meanwhile, mainstays like the homecoming buttons and the homecoming court (minus the coronation ceremony) will continue.

Fall 2020 Virtual Engineering Career Fair
Fall 2020 Virtual Engineering Career Fair (Virtual)

Thu, Oct. 1, 2020
Online Event
Virtual Event

Students are encouraged to attend, update their resume, and research participating employers. Alumni and friends are als...

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Iowa Innovation, Business and Law Center Fall Speaker Series: Audra L. Savage
Iowa Innovation, Business and Law Center Fall Speaker Series: Audra L. Savage (Virtual)

Thu, Oct. 1, 2020
12:30pm — 1:30pm
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Virtual Event

Featuring Audra L. Savage, a post-doctoral fellow at Emory University School of Law, Savage will present Beyond Aunt Jem...

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Hawkeye Trivia Challenge
Hawkeye Trivia Challenge (Virtual)

Thu, Oct. 1, 2020
7:00pm — 9:00pm
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Virtual Event

It wouldn’t be a Hawkeye homecoming without a little friendly competition! Fly solo or create a trivia dream team and co...

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Iowa Spirit Day: Social Media Photo Challenge
Iowa Spirit Day: Social Media Photo Challenge

Fri, Oct. 2, 2020
Online Event

Whether it’s a throwback photo of you and your roommate, your future Hawkeye, or your dog decked out in black-and-gold, ...

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Iowa Stay-At-Homecoming Parade in St. Louis Area
Iowa Stay-At-Homecoming Parade in St. Louis Area

Fri, Oct. 2, 2020
5:45pm — 6:45pm
St. Louis Area

In the spirit of drive-by birthday parties, bridal showers, etc., the St. Louis Iowa Club is hosting an Iowa Stay-at-Hom...

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Stanley Reads Book Club
Stanley Reads Book Club (Virtual)

Sat, Oct. 3, 2020
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Online Event
Virtual Event

Stanley Reads Book Club puts the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art’s recent exhibitions in conversation with lite...

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