to uni homecoming 2019 and beyond

September 29th - October 5th


2019 Homecoming Schedule

Thursday, September 26

  • 8 p.m - Homecoming Royalty Competition (Maucker Union Ballroom)

Sunday, September 29

Monday, September 30

  • 5:30 p.m. - Homecoming Kickoff (Lawther Field) 
    (Maucker Ballroom rain location. Watch and social media for updates.)

Tuesday, October 1

  • 10 a.m. - Office Decorating Competition (across campus) 

Wednesday, October 2

  • 11 a.m. - Homecoming Picnic (Campanile Plaza - Maucker Union rain location)

  • 5:30 p.m. - Amazing Race (Maucker Union)
    5:00-5:15 check-in | 5:30 pre-race entertainment | 6:00 race begins 

Thursday, October 3

  • 5-6:45 p.m. - Homecoming Special Dinner (Rialto Dining Center)

Friday, October 4

  • 8 p.m. - Pep Rally (West Gym)

  • 12 a.m. - Campaniling (Campanile Plaza)

Saturday, October 5

  • 9-11 a.m. - Alumni Welcome Tent (1012 W. 23rd Street, across from the UNI Bookstore)

  • 11 a.m. - Homecoming Parade
    Presented by UNI Bookstore

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch at Rialto (Towers)
    Alumni enjoy a discounted price! Cost is $9 for adults and $7.50 for youth ages 5-11

  • 12:30-3:30 p.m. - Panther Fan Zone Tailgate (McLeod Center Parking Lot)
    Cost is $5 per person.

  • 4 p.m. - UNI Football vs. Youngstown State (UNI-Dome)

Alumni Reunions

 For more information on these reunions, please visit or call (319) 273-2355.

Class of 1969 50th Reunion

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

College of Education

Gridiron Club

Honors Program Alumni

Marching Band

Physics Alumni

Rho Epsilon/Real Estate Alumni


Women's Rugby

Homecoming Parade

Bookstore Logo

The 2019 Homecoming Parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 5, presented by the UNI Bookstore! 

Alumni Welcome Tent

Make plans to stop by the Alumni Welcome Tent before the annual Homecoming Parade. Take advantage of complimentary donuts, coffee and Panther giveaway prizes while supplies last. 

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 5
1012 W. 23rd Street, across from the UNI Bookstore

2019 Parade Information

2019 Homecoming Parade Committee

Parade Route Map

Parade Entry Form

Parade Liability Regulations & Waiver

Golf Cart Usage Regulations Form (Student Orgs Only)

Emcee Information


Student and Community Entries

The parade is a great way to bring together the university, its alumni and community to celebrate the past, present and future of UNI. Contact Homecoming Parade Director Eric Ramos with any questions.

NOTE:  All student orgs will need to provide their own cardboard for float building this year!  

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.

This year student orgs will pick up their supplies at the Mandatory Parade Meeting.  The additional supplies not in your parade box will be available the week of homecoming.

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"


Window Painting

homecoming window 2017To the Hill and Beyond!  Join the College Hill Partnership in preparing for UNI Homecoming on the Hill, Sept. 29, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. 

You and your student organization could be kicking off #UNIHOCO 2019 by painting one of your favorite College Hill Businesses! The College Hill Partnership has partnered with twenty-three College Hill Businesses to offer College Hill Window Painting for UNI Homecoming.  Top three (3) designs will be awarded prizes. Spots will be given on a first come first serve basis. Limited spots available. Application forms are due Sept. 13 to participate.


Office Decorating Competition

When: Homecoming Week, September 29-October 5Homecoming Office Decorating

Where: Your Office

Who: Any Campus Office

Why: Bragging rights and lunch!

Details: Judges will review all registered offices on Tuesday, October 1 between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Offices will be judged on creativity, originality, construction, performance and/or utilization of this year's theme. Awards will be separated into the following categories:

Best of Show - Interactive (e.g. food or performance) 
Best of Show - Decoration (e.g. decor only)
Most UNI Spirit (e.g. performance or decor)

Office decorating can range from individual offices to front desk/reception areas to an entire office space. The winner will be announced by Wednesday, October 2 on the UNI Homecoming page, and also notified directly by the Homecoming committee. 


Mike Bobeldyk
Director, Student Life
Homecoming Co-Chair

Brooke Croshier-Sidebotham

Officer Andrea Jennings
Public Safety

Erica Eischen
Department of Residence
Residence Hall Activities

Mallory Huebner
Campus Activities Board
Homecoming Executive

Kathryn Huber
College Hill Partnership

Brian Hadley

Connie Hansen
Student Life
Parade Adviser

Amelia Holden-McMurray
University Relations
Marketing and Communications

Doug Johnson 
UNI Bookstore

Amy Mohr
Alumni Association and Foundation

Janet Paul
Dining Services

Leslie Prideaux
Alumni Association and Foundation
Homecoming Co-Chair

Amanda Ubben
Alumni Association and Foundation
Alumni Welcome Tent

Eric Ramos
Homecoming Parade Director

Jenna Petersen
Student Wellness Services
Health Promotion

Community Partners

UNI Bookstore Logo
Homecoming is sponsored in part by the UNI Bookstore. For more information, please visit or call (319) 273-BOOK.