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Homecoming: October 1-7, 2017

2017 Homecoming Schedule

2017 Homecoming Schedule


Golden Graduate Reunion
Class of 1967  

College of Education


Football Athletes

2007 Football Team

Honors Program


Marching Band

Real Estate


Thursday, Sept. 28

  • Homecoming Royalty Competition, Maucker Union Ballroom (Time TBD)

Monday, Oct. 2

  • 5:30 p.m., Kick-Off, Lawther Field 

  • 6 p.m., UNI Soccer vs. Viterbo University, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex

Tuesday, Oct. 3

  • 10 a.m., Office Decorating Competition, across campus

  • Outdoor Movie

Wednesday, Oct. 4 

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Picnic, Campanile Plaza (Maucker rain location)

  • 5:30 p.m., Amazing Race, Top of Maucker Union

Thursday, Oct. 5

  • 5 - 6:45 p.m., Homecoming Special Dinner, Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers

Friday, Oct. 6

  • 5-7 p.m., Welcome Back Bash, ALumni Plaza south of the Campanile (rain location: Rod Library)

  • 7:30 p.m., Pep Rally, West Gym

  • 12 a.m., Campaniling at the Campanile Plaza and Library

Saturday, Oct. 7

  • 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright Hall Open House - Celebrating the career of David Sands Wright and 100 years of Wright Hall. 
    Brief ceremony at 10 a.m.

  • 9:30 a.m., ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, West Gym 204

  • 11 a.m., Homecoming Parade, presented by University Book & Supply

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Lunch at Piazza (Redeker) and Rialto (Towers) - Alumni enjoy a discounted price! $8.50 for adults and $7 for youth ages 5-11

  • Noon-2 p.m., Lawther Hall Open House - Come see the newly remodeled residence hall!

  • 12:30-3:30 p.m., All-Alumni Tailgate, in partnership with Hy-vee Fan Zone, West of the Dome - Please print your free admission ticket!

  • 4 p.m., UNI Football vs. Western Illinois at The UNI-Dome

For game tickets, please visit or call 319-273-4TIX to order tickets.

Have fun and stay safe this Homecoming!

Homecoming Parade


University Book & Supply

The 2017 Homecoming Parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017! The parade is a great way to bring together the university and its alumni and community to celebrate the past, present and future of UNI. If you’d like to participate in this year’s parade, please fill out the forms noted below and submit by Sept. 22, 3017. Parade Entry Mandatory Meeting will be Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. (University Room in Maucker Union)! Please contact Homecoming Parade Director Maureen Hart with any questions.

Meet our 2017 Homecoming Parade Committee

Check out the 2016 parade 
and then sign up to be a part of the 2017 parade by downloading a parade entry form (below).

To view the parade route map, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Parade Entry Form DownloadsExample golf cart float constructed using cardboard, paint, tape and zip ties.

Homecoming Parade Entry Form 
(Please complete an entry form for EACH individual entry)

Parade Regulations and Liability Waiver (all participants must complete this form)

Golf Cart Usage Agreement (UNI student groups/orgs only must complete this form)

Entry Description/Emcee Information (all participants must complete this form)

Limited supplies will be provided and available to student organizations building floats: tag board, zip ties, painter’s tape, cardboard, TempraPaint, foam paint brushes, scissors, tape measure, yard stick, string, staple guns and duct tape (for cardboard), paper rotary rack (20 rolls), permanent markers, wire cutters, rubber cement, markers, exacto knife and blades, plastic tarps.

Additional supplies that student organizations may want to bring: extra cardboard, streamers, chicken wire, tissue paper, colored napkins, fringe, pipe cleaners, battery operated lights, wrapping paper, yarn, balloons, foil, stencils, floral, garland.

NOTE: Duct tape cannot be used to tape anything to the golf carts. No painting the actual golf cart. Items can be pre-painted and attached to cart.

Standard two-seat golf cart dimensions: length = 94.5" / width = 47" / height = 45.7" / height with canopy/suntop = 68.5"

2017 Grand Marshal: President Mark A. Nook

Photo of President Nook and wife Cheryl

We're excited to have President Nook as our 2017 Homecoming Grand Marshal! 

Mark A. Nook began serving as the 11th president of the University of Northern Iowa on February 1, 2017. Prior to this appointment, he served as chancellor of Montana State University Billings (MSUB). 

Originally from Holstein, Iowa, Nook has committed his Midwest education and values to higher education for many years and on many levels. He uses his enthusiastic leadership style to ensure each student reaches his or her educational, professional and personal life goals.

Prior to serving as the chancellor at MSUB from 2014-2016, Nook was the senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin System from 2011-2014. He also served as provost (2007-09 and 2010-11) and interim chancellor (2009-10) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and in a variety of roles at St. Cloud State University.

He graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics in 1980 before obtaining a master's degree in astrophysics from Iowa State University in 1983. Nook received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. 

President Nook and his wife, Cheryl, reside in the UNI President's House. They have three adult children and two granddaughters.



Ashley Adams

Student Life
Student Activities

Mike Bobeldyk 
Student Life
Homecoming Chair

Daniel Brunscheen

Christina Danielsen
Advancement Division

Erica Eischen
Department of Residence
Residence Activities

Andy Fuchtman
College Hill Partnership Liaison

Brian Hadley

Shawna Haislet
Student Wellness Services
Health Promotion

Connie Hansen
Student Life

Sarah Harms
Athletics Liaison

Maureen Hart
Homecoming Parade Director

Bill Henninger
Faculty Representative

Amanda Jahnke Sauer
University Relations
Communications and Website

Doug Johnson 
College Hill Partnership Liaison

Amy Mohr
Advancement Division
Reunions, Colleges Liaison, Alumni Tailgate

Coree Burton
Department of Residence
Residence Activities

Janet Paul
Dining Services Liaison

Leslie Prideaux
Advancement Division
Homecoming Chair

Amanda Ubben
Advancement Division
Advancement Activities and Alumni Tailgate

Officer Craig Skilling
Public Safety Liaison