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Homecomingsave the date 2018

Homecoming 2018, October 11-13!

Save the date for October 11-13, 2018. 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 another successful Homecoming celebration. 

Check out the photos from Homecoming 2017 by clicking here!

As the plans and Homecoming events are finalized, we will update this page. As of right now, the planning is still underway. Until then, take a look at the previous year's itinerary to get a glimpse into what is in store for Homecoming 2018. 

2017 Homecoming Itinerary:

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
  • Welcome Home Dinner - Maue Atrium in the Andres Center for Business and Education, 6 p.m.  - This all-class reunion dinner, hosted by the Alumni Association, is a perfect way to start your weekend. Guests may enjoy a buffet style meal (cash bar), dinner music and a beautiful atmosphere on central camps to reunite with fellow Peacocks. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. RSVP required - cost is $15 per person.

  • Pep Rally, Bonfire and Coronation - East of Victory Gate/Peacock Pavilion Tailgate Area, 7:30 p.m. - Don't miss this Homecoming tradition, sure to energize you for a whole weekend of Peacock fun.

  • Art Exhibition & Dessert Reception Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Amazing artwork, delectable desserts and fine wines....what's not to love? You will be wowed by the collection of artwork on display featuring UIU alumni artists who have all graduated within the last five years. Desserts are complimentary; cash bar will be available. The gallery will be open Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
  • Pastries for Peacocks - Parker-Fox Hall, 9 a.m. - Stop by the Alumni Office for morning treats and coffee. Flip through old yearbooks and be sure to sign the alumni guest book. Guided campus tours will be available. 

  • Iowa's Fossil History Exhibit - Henderson-Wilder Library, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Following a brief presentation at 10:30 a.m. by UIU Professor of Geosciences Kata McCarville, guests are invited to  have rocks or fossils from their own collection identified. Please bring the specimen or a digital image. 

  • Research, Internship & Creative Endeavors - Baker-Hebron Hall and Garbee Hall (Lower Level), 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.

  • MVSC Dedication Ceremony - Military and Veterans Service Center, Garbee Hall, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Gather in the new MVSC for the grand opening and dedication ceremony. An open house will be available for guests from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. A dedication ceremony featuring a Student Veterans Club Officer, President Duffy and Chad Cook, director of military and veteran services, will be hosted from 2 - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Women's Soccer - Pattison Field, 3 p.m. - Cheer on the Peacock ladies as they take on Minnesota State. 
  • President's Masquerade Ball - Student Center Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. - Join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fundraising at the 5th Annual President's Ball. Guests may enjoy a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., with a dinner program and dancing to follow. Masks will be provided for this elegant affair! Tickets are $100 per guest. More details are available at uiu.edu/presidentsball
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
  • 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. Click here to submit a parade entry form

  • Alumni Awards & Honor Class Luncheon - Student Center Ballroom, 11 a.m. - This event will honor the classes of '47, '57, '67, '77, '92 and '07 as well as recognize our distinguished 2017 Alumni Award recipients and Heritage Society Members. A special gift will be presented to members of the 50-year class. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch program will follow at 11 a.m. 

  • UIU Homecoming Football Game - Harms-Eischeid Stadium, 2:07 p.m. - UIU vs. Southwest Minnesota State.

  • Post-Game Bash - UIU Tailgate area, 6 p.m. - Let's celebrate a Peacock victory! Enjoy live music, Halloween costume contest, food vendors and one last chance to hang with your Peacock family. 

Greek Picnic - Klock's Island, 12 p.m. - All Greek Life members, both current and past, are invited to join us on Sunday, October 29, at Klock's Island Park from 12 - 2 p.m. for a Homecoming BBQ! We look forward to connecting the former and current members to share stories and reminisce about their UIU Greek life experiences. 

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, hosted by Beta Theta Omega
  • Monday - Comedy Night 
  • Tuesday - Window Painting; King & Queen Voting
  • Wednesday - Sidewalk Chalk Challenge
  • Sunday (Oct. 29) - Greek Picnic Cookout

For all the details on student activities, visit uiu.edu/getinvolved or facebook.com/UIUStudentActivities

Ongoing Activities 
  • Blue Pride Fayette Wide - Show your school spirit by entering the Blue Pride Fayette Wide decorating contest! To participate, send your name and street address or campus location to alumni@uiu.edu by Monday, October 23. Decorations must be in place by Thursday, October 26 at noon for judging. A community and campus winner will be announced on Saturday night at the Post-Game Bash. 

  • 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. To arrange an alternative time, contact UIU Archivist, Janette Garcia at 563-425-5722 or visit uiu.edu/oralhistory

  • Art Reception - Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery - This year's artist showcase will feature young alumni, in a "where are they now" special exhibit. All UIU alumni artists who will have work on display have graduated within the last five years. The gallery will be open Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

  • UIU Homecoming Archives Display - Student Center, 2nd Floor - Take a walk down memory lane and view memorabilia from previous UIU Homecomings.
  • Minerals, Rocks & Fossils Display - Garbee Hall Sustainability Solarium - This features specimens donated to the UIU collection by Burton and Dorothea '71 Odekirk and Leora Sullivan '61. The solarium is open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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.
Handicapped Parking Several designated parking areas are available on campus. 

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 alumni@uiu.edu 

 We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2017!