2017 Homecoming Schedule
Homecoming Royalty Competition - 8pm, Maucker Union Ballroom
Sunday, Oct. 1
- Window Painting - 4-6pm, College Hill
Monday, Oct. 2
UNI Soccer vs. Viterbo University - 6 pm, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Office Decorating Competition - 10 am, across campus
- Outdoor Movie "Star Wars: Force Awakens" - 8pm, Lawther Field (Maucker Union Ballroom rain location)
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Picnic - 11am, Campanile Plaza (Maucker Union rain location)
While supplies last
Amazing Race - 5:30pm, Maucker Union Roof Plaza
Register your team
Thursday, Oct. 5
Homecoming Special Dinner - 5-6:45pm, Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers
Friday, Oct. 6
Welcome Back Bash - 5-7pm, Alumni Plaza south of the Campanile (rain location: Rod Library)
Pep Rally - 7:30pm, West Gym
Campaniling - 12am, Campanile Plaza and Library
Saturday, Oct. 7
Metal Casting Center Open House - 8:30-10:30am,Industrial Technology Center
Wright Hall Open House - 9:30am-1pm (brief ceremony at 10am)
Celebrating the career of David Sands Wright and 100 years of Wright Hall
ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - 9:30am, West Gym 204
Homecoming Parade - 11 am, College and 23rd Street
Presented by University Book & Supply
Lunch at Piazza (Redeker) and Rialto (Towers) - 11:30am-1:15pm
Alumni enjoy a discounted price! $8.50 for adults and $7 for youth ages 5-11
All-Alumni Tailgate - 12:30-3:30pm, West of the UNI-Dome
In partnership with Hy-vee Fan Zone
Please print your free admission ticket!
UNI Football vs. Western Illinois - 4pm, UNI-Dome
For game tickets, please visit unitix.uni.edu or call 319-273-4TIX to order tickets.
Have fun and stay safe this Homecoming! safety.uni.edu
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, 2017. 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.
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 Downloads
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
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.
Homecoming Office Decorating Competition
When: Homecoming Week, October 1 - 7
Where: Your Office
Who: Any Campus Office
Why: Bragging rights and lunch for best overall decorated office, most spirited office, and most creative office.
Details: Register online by Friday, September 29. Judges will review all registered offices on Tuesday, October 3 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Offices will be judged on creativity, originality, construction and utilization of this year's theme. Office decorating can range from individual offices to front desk/reception areas to an entire office space. The winner will be announced on Thursday, October 5 on the UNI Homecoming page, and also notified directly by the Homecoming committee. Contact Bill Henninger by email or phone at 319-273-6383 with questions.
HOMECOMING SAFETY TIPS
Have a plan! Be responsible.
Surround yourself with people who have your best interest in mind.
Keep an eye on your friends. Never travel alone.
Leave with the group you came with.
Be aware of what’s going on around you at all times.
If you choose to drink alcohol, eat a substantial meal before you drink; pace your drinks to 1 drink per hour; measure your drinks; determine in advance not to exceed a set number of drinks; and avoid shots & drinking games.
Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe or uncomfortable for any reason, call for help. In case of an emergency, call 911.
Need a ride? Don’t forget about the Weekend SafeRide (map and schedule below)!
Department of Residence
College Hill Partnership Liaison
Student Wellness Services
Homecoming Parade Director
Amanda Jahnke Sauer
Communications and Website
College Hill Partnership Liaison
Reunions, Colleges Liaison, Alumni Tailgate
Department of Residence
Dining Services Liaison
Advancement Activities and Alumni Tailgate
Officer Craig Skilling
Public Safety Liaison