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Make your way to Fayette Campus October 9-15 for Homecoming 2023!

If you’re “ALL IN FOR UIU” then there’s no better time to get together and celebrate with your Peacock family. The tentative schedule is listed below but check back often for updates.

Please contact the UIU Alumni Office with questions at 563-425-5388 or [email protected].

Not able to attend? Check out our Alumni Calendar for other Peacock events!

Monday - October 9

Blue Pride Worldwide & Window Painting
Let your imagination run wild decorating your front porch, office, dorm room or windows with the theme “All in for UIU.” Use the hashtag #UIUHomecoming to share your creativity.

BTQ Fashion Show & Homecoming Court Announcement
All are invited to the fashion show hosted by BTQ sorority at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. During the event the 2023 Homecoming Court will be officially announced!

Tuesday - October 10

Chalk It Up
Take part in this fun UIU tradition! Break out the sidewalk chalk and go wild with school spirit on your driveway or sidewalk. We want to see your creations – use the hashtag #UIUHomecoming to share your designs.

Wednesday - October 11

Ice Cream Social
Grace Meyer Square  | 2 – 4 P.M.
FREE ICE CREAM!!! All are welcome to attend.

Pep Rally, Coronation & Bonfire
Peacock Pavilion (tailgate area) | 7:30 P.M.
Don’t miss the crowning of this year’s royalty. Dorman Gym is rain location.

Thursday - October 12

Welcome Home Dinner
Pete’s Bar & Grill (downtown Fayette) | 5:30 P.M.
This all-class reunion dinner is complimentary, hosted by the Alumni Association and is a perfect way to start the weekend. Live music is in the works! RSVP required.

FOXES 50th Reunion 
More details coming soon!

Friday - October 13

Homecoming Golf Tournament
Big Rock Country Club  |  10 A.M.
Hosted by members of SOB and FOXES, this tourney is open to all. To sign up, contact Rick Knipper ’73 at 319-530-2343 or Bill Roths ’74 at 319-240-9411. Direct questions to Sarah Swanson, UIU Senior Associate A.D. for External Affairs, at [email protected] or 563-425-5893. All proceeds will benefit the Peacock Athletic Fund.

Homecoming Lunch
Student Center Servery | 11 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Join fellow Campus community members for lunch (at your own expense). Enjoy outdoor seating and yard games! Guided sculpture tour will be led.

Research, Internship & Creative Endeavors Showcase
Baker-Hebron Hall, Andres Center for Business & Education, Garbee Hall and Liberal Arts Building, 1-2:30 P.M. The event spotlights academics, featuring research project posters, internship posters, and creative works presented by students, alumni, faculty, and staff from all disciplines.

11th Annual President’s Fundraising Ball
Student Center Ballroom | 5:30 P.M. 
Guests may enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner program and dancing! Tickets are $85 per person. $100 after Sept. 25. RSVP required. For more details, visit

Saturday - October 14

Archives Takeaway Display & Social
Student Center | 8:30 A.M.
If you RSVP for the weekend, we will do our best to pull photos and articles from UIU Archives that feature you. In addition, this event can be a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni who may also be on campus to celebrate Homecoming. Coffee will be available for guests.

Peacock Pantry Food Drive
Student Center Ballroom  |  9:30 A.M.
Support this amazing student resource with a non-perishable food item or monetary donation. Bring items to the Brunch welcome table. Online donations may be made at Select the designation “Peacock Pantry.”

Alumni Awards & 1973 Honor Class Brunch
Student Center Ballroom | 9:30 A.M.
We’re excited to recognize Upper Iowa’s newest Alumni Award Honorees! Also, Heritage Society Members and the 1973 Golden Anniversary classmates will be recognized. All alumni and guests are welcome to attend this complimentary brunch. RSVP required.

Homecoming Parade
Downtown Fayette | Noon
Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy front row view of the parade. Lineup begins at 11 A.M.

Live Music in the Tailgate
Tailgate Area |  11-2:00 p.m. 

Alumni House Tailgate Party
Alumni House  |  12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy yard games with your Peacock family! Refreshments, snacks, and Bloody Mary bar will be available. All are welcome.

Homecoming Football Game vs. McKendree 
Harms-Eischeid Stadium | Kickoff at 3:05 p.m.
Come cheer on the Peacocks to a victory!

Casino Night  & Post-Game Bash
Pete’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m. – ?
Don’t miss this post-game bash featuring live entertainment and Casino Night. Hosted by Student Life, all students and alumni are welcome!

Ongoing Activities

Art Exhibition – artist announced soon!
Edgar Fine Arts Hall  |  Open daily 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tell Your UIU Story
Henderson-Wilder Library  
Contribute to the UIU Archives by recording your favorite UIU stories with audio and/or visual at the self-recording station.

Hotels & Travel Information

Area Lodging information, click here.

Area Restaurant information, click here.

Shop the Campus Store!
Located inside the Student Center, stop by for some new Peacock swag or visit Homecoming hours are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday Campus Store: 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Wednesday Campus Store : 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Thursday & Friday Campus Store: 10 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Saturday Campus Store : 8:30-11 A.M.
Saturday Stadium Store : 1 – middle of 3rd quarter (located at the Harms-Eischeid Stadium)

Homecoming Questions?
Contact the Alumni Office at 563-425-5388 or [email protected]