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Homecoming 2017

Stay tuned for the date announcement for next year's celebration. In the meantime, below is the 2016 schedule to give you an idea of the weekend lineup and also be sure to view the photo album for the 2016 "Blue Pride Worldwide" Homecoming - click here

Each year we are excited to involve UIU students, faculty and staff, the Fayette community and especially welcome back to campus our alumni. The Homecoming Committee is working diligently to ensure this is the biggest and best Homecoming celebration yet. We hope to see you in October.

Homecoming Itinerary:

  • Pep Rally, Bonfire and Coronation - East of Victory Gate, 7:30 p.m. - Kick off your weekend with this Homecoming tradition, sure to energize you for a whole weekend of Peacock fun.

  • Tell Your UIU Story - Henderson-Wilder Library - Add your oral history to the UIU Archives by sharing stories of your time at UIU and after graduation. The recording booth, near the check-out desk, is self-service. Stop by Thursday (7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.) or Friday (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). To arrange an alternative time, contact UIU Archivist, Janette Garcia at 563-425-5722 or visit
  • Alumni Welcome - Parker-Fox Hall, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Stop by the Alumni Office when you arrive on campus and sign the alumni guest book, flip through old yearbooks, and take part in a campus tour if you'd like.

  • UIU Homecoming Archives Display - Student Center, 2nd Floor - Take a walk down memory lane and view memorabilia from all 100 years of UIU Homecomings.

  • Final Colgrove-Walker Hall Tour - Colgrove-Walker, 11 a.m. - "CW" will retire and close its doors on November 1. Don't miss this final one-hour guided tour and be sure to stick around and share your favorite "CW" memory with other guests. 
  • Open House at the President's Home - 308 Washington St., 12:30-3:30 p.m. - For more than a year, this home has been under major renovation. Built in 1900, the residence has not only served as the home to University presidents and their families but also provided accommodations for numerous dignitaries and guests. A variety of special student events have also been held at the site. All are invited to attend this special sneak peek of the President's Residence and ongoing restoration project. Guests may enjoy coffee, tea and desserts.

  • Eighth Annual UIU Student Research Poster Session - Baker-Hebron Hall and the sustainability solarium in Garbee Hall, 1 - 2:30 p.m.  - Join the School of Science and Mathematics in viewing posters detailing the activities and work of many of the school's undergraduates.

  • Art Reception - Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Edgar Fine Arts, 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Don't miss your chance to view "The Landscapes of Northeast Iowa," by artist, Mark Haltof, class of 1971. This exhibition is open to the public all week (including Sunday) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Northeast Iowa Rocks! – Solarium, Garbee Hall, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – This display features rocks and fossils from Northeast Iowa and beyond, including specimens that have been recently donated to UIU by Burton and Dorothea Odekirk of Fayette.  UIU geoscience faculty can help identify favorite rocks or fossils from your own collection—just take photos on your phone or portable camera, and include a ruler or familiar item for scale.  (If you choose to bring a specimen for identification, please transport it carefully.)

  • UIU Women's Soccer - Pattison Field, 3 p.m. - UIU vs. Southwest Minnesota 

  • 4th Annual President's Ball - Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. - Join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fundraising at the "Night of One Hundred Stars," President's Ball. Guests may enjoy a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., with a dinner program and dancing to follow. For tickets and sponsorship info, please visit RSVP required. 
  • Homecoming Parade - downtown Fayette, 10 a.m. - This tradition is an alumni favorite. Make your way downtown and enjoy the parade with your UIU family. To submit an entry please call 563-425-5966 or complete the 2016 Parade Entry Form and return to Naomi Aziz at Upper Iowa University - Office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development. 

  • Alumni Awards and Honor Class Luncheon - Student Center Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. - This event will honor the classes of '46, '56, '66, '76, '91 and '06 as well as recognize our distinguished 2016 Alumni Award recipients and Heritage Society Members. A special gift will be presented to members of the 50-year class. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch program begins at noon. RSVP required.

  • UIU Homecoming Football Game - Harms-Eischeid Stadium, 2:05 p.m. - UIU vs. Winona State

  • Hall of Fame Banquet - Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. - All are invited to the banquet to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of Upper Iowa University athletes, coaches and officials. The cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner program at 7 p.m. RSVP required. 
Student Traditions

Throughout Homecoming week, UIU students will be hosting several events and activities. Peacock Pride will be spread city and campus-wide as they partake in the following:

  • Sunday - Student Fashion Show
  • Monday - Fayette Campus and Downtown Window Painting Competition begins + Comedy Night
  • Tuesday - Powder Puff Day and Parade Float Building
  • Wednesday - King & Queen Voting, Clubs and Greeks Sidewalk Chalk Challenge

For all the details on student activities,

Additional Information & Resources:

Pavo Blue 

(coffeehouse, gifts and UIU apparel)

Located in downtown Fayette, Pavo Blue will be open: 
Thursday and Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Peacock Connection

(on-campus gift shop)

Located in the UIU Student Center, Peacock Connection will be open:
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Harms-Eischeid Stadium Store on Saturday: 1-4 p.m.

Handicapped Parking Several designated parking areas are available on campus. Please refer to the Homecoming campus map for specific locations. 
Free shuttle service Shuttle service will be available on Saturday from the Victory Gate on Union Street. Please refer to the Homecoming campus map for specific locations. 

Homecoming Map

UIU is proud of our beautiful facilities. During your Homecoming visit, we hope you make time to tour campus. For those of you who have not been to campus recently, you may need to access our Fayette Campus Map

Lodging, dining, directions and other travel information

Please contact Upper Iowa University Office of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Development with questions or if you would like to volunteer during Homecoming. 563.425.5388 or 

 We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2017!