October 3-8, 2022

We’re excited to partner with Community Main Street and KWWL to celebrate the University of Northern Iowa. Join us for an exciting week filled with food and fun at various community and alumni events!

UNI Homecoming parade float on Main Street, Cedar Falls


Don't miss this community favorite! Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.

‌Parade Details

UNI alumni gathered at an Alumni Club event


Join us at the heart of campus with a Homecoming 2022 celebration.

‌Alumni Events

UNI Football Players in the UNI-Dome


Cheer on the Panthers as Football and Volleyball take on Illinois State.

‌Purchase Tickets

Full Calendar of Events

Monday, Oct. 3

HoCo Office/Dorm Decorating (Campus & Community)
Post a picture of your decorated office, dorm, apartment or classroom for a chance to be voted The Grooviest using #That70sHoco or The Most Panther Proud using #1UNI on Twitter and Instagram. Voting will begin Friday, Oct. 7. The winner will be announced Saturday, Oct. 8, before kickoff. Be sure to follow UNI on Instagram and Twitter to know if you're the winner!

Softball Hit-A-Thon
5:30 p.m.  |  Robinson-Dresser Sport Complex

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Traditions Challenge Amazing Race (UNI Students/Faculty & Staff)
4:30 - 6 p.m.  |  Maucker Union Rooftop
Register  >>

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Homecoming Dinner Theater (UNI Students)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Maucker Union Ballroom
Register >>


Thursday, Oct. 6

University Picnic (UNI Students, Faculty & Staff)
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Campanile Area

Carillon Performance
12:30 p.m.  |  Campanile Plaza

Women's Soccer vs. Drake
3 p.m.  |  Campus Soccer Field


Friday, Oct. 7

Post a picture in your favorite shade of Panther Purple using #PantherFriday! 

Carillon Performance
10 a.m.  |  Campanile Plaza

Our Tomorrow Exhibition
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  |  Rod Library Learning Commons

Golden Grad Luncheon (Invite Only)
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Commons

Anthropology Dig Open House
12 - 2 p.m.  |  South part of campus, in the field south of the creek and east of the observatory

Student Org Golf Cart Decorating Party (UNI Students)
2 - 5 p.m.  |  Downtown Cedar Falls

UNI Swimming & Diving Meet
5 p.m.  |  WRC Pool

Campaign Celebration and Michael Cavanaugh Concert
5:30  - 9 p.m.  |  Campanile Plaza
Food trucks, beer & wine garden
With Special Guests Kurt and Brenda Warner

UNI Volleyball vs. Bradley
6 p.m.  |  McLeod Center

Homecoming Dance Party
9 - 11:45 p.m.  |  Campanile Plaza

Midnight  |  Campanile Plaza

Saturday, Oct. 8

Homecoming 5k Run/Walk
8 a.m.  |  2700 Campus Street
Packet pickup is Friday, October 7th from 5:00 - 6:00pm on the SW side of Maucker Union or Saturday morning from 7:00 - 7:45am at the race start line
Register Here >>

Homecoming Parade
10 a.m.  |  Cedar Falls Main Street
With VIPs Kurt and Brenda Warner
Register Your Parade Entry >>

Women's Rugby Club vs. Iowa State
10 a.m.  |  West of the Dome

Wrestling Open Practice
10:30 a.m.  |  West Gym
Lunch/Tailgate begins at 12:30 p.m. and program to follow

Men's Soccer Club vs. St. Thomas
1 p.m.  |  West of the Dome

Hy-Vee Tailgate
1 - 3:30 p.m.  |  West of the UNI-Dome

UNI Football vs. Illinois State
4 p.m.  |  UNI-Dome
Get Tickets >>

UNI Volleyball vs. Illinois State
7 p.m.  |  McLeod Center
Get Tickets >>

Community Information

Cedar Falls


College Hill Partnership

Cedar Falls Community MainStreet

Experience Waterloo



MainStreet Waterloo

Homecoming Contacts

Mike Bobeldyk

Student Life

Leslie Prideaux

Alumni Association

Sara Kies

University Relations