Homecoming 2018 Events


October 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Campus & Community Events

When: All Day
Where: Throughout Iowa City

Since 1912 countless Hawkeyes have celebrated Homecoming on the campus of the University of Iowa. The purpose of Homecoming Week at the University of Iowa is about coming together as a community (students + staff + faculty + alumni + community members) in black and gold and celebrating being a Hawkeye. This year the University of Iowa Homecoming Executive Council is centering our Homecoming celebration around the idea of unity. Our stories are all different, but in the end we are all Hawkeyes. Students, staff, alumni, and community members please join us for Homecoming 2018, October 14th-20th, and let's come together in black and gold and celebrate our community! To view events, click here.


October 14, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Virtual Homecoming

When: All Day
Where: Online Event

Virtual Homecoming is a chance to keep the Hawkeye spirit alive abroad, by sharing a "homecoming message" with the UI community, regardless of where you are in the world. Show your school spirit by giving a shout out to the Hawkeyes from your corner of the globe, or by sharing a memory from your time at Iowa! We'll share your messages during Homecoming 2018, October 14-20. Go Hawks!

Share your message!


October 15, 2018

Blood Drive

When: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: 2nd Floor Ballroom, IMU
125 N Madison St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Come out to the 2nd Floor Ballroom of the IMU to support a great cause in honor of the 2018 University of Iowa Homecoming week. UI blood drives have had great success in the past, so it's up to you to continue the tradition and help us get as many donations as possible!

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October 15, 2018

Cultural & Resource Centers Block Party

When: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Cultural & Resource Centers
125 Grand Ave Ct
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

October 17, 2018

Kinnick's Kids: The Homecoming Edition

When: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (CST)
Where: UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital appreciation event (a collaboration with UI Dance Marathon). Please join us as we bring the Homecoming Hawkeye Spirit to the children and families at the Children's Hospital with games, food, and crafts!

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October 18, 2018

College of Pharmacy Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony

When: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chambers
21 N Clinton St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Join us as we honor the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement recipient, as well as the Distinguished, Honorary, and Genesis award recipients. A parking map for visitors is located here: https://transportation.uiowa.edu/parking-facilities/campus-visitor.

Please contact Kayla Sanders at (319) 335-8348 with any questions. Hope to see you in Iowa City!


October 18, 2018

CAB Improv Show

When: 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Hawkeye Room, IMU Ground Floor
125 N. Madison Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

College of Law Reunion Farewell Brunch and 2018 Alumni Awards

When: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Kinnick Stadium Press Box
825 Stadium Dr
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

October 19, 2018

Alumni Band Reunion

When: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: The Corner of Iowa Avenue and Van Buren Street
Iowa Ave & S Van Buren St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

The University of Iowa invites you to return to campus this fall to participate in the Alumni Band Reunion during Homecoming weekend. Join fellow former Hawkeye Marching Band members to play in the parade and inside Kinnick Stadium.

  • 4 p.m. - Check-in at corner of Iowa Avenue and Van Buren Street
  • 4:30 p.m. - Percussion practice
  • 5:15 p.m. - Parade formation and Alumni Band warm-up
  • 5:45 p.m. - Homecoming parade begins

Register Now


October 19, 2018

Volunteer for the UI Homecoming Parade

When: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Downtown Iowa City

October 19, 2018

College of Nursing Homecoming Celebration

When: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: CNB
50 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

Please join us Friday, October 19 any time between 4 and 7 p.m. for a block party in the nursing circle to celebrate Homecoming and the building renovation.

Family and friends are welcome. We will have food, games and prizes.

Limited parking is available in the Newton Ramp. In the event of rain, the festivities will be held in the newly renovated lower level Student Learning Commons.

Please RSVP by October 12 at nursing.uiowa.edu/homecoming or 319-335-7003.


October 19, 2018

Tippie Homecoming BBQ

When: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: John Pappajohn Business Building
21 East Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Celebrate Homecoming 2018 with other Iowa business alumni at the annual Tippie BBQ on the Pappajohn Business Building patio. Meet Tippie Dean Sarah Gardial and enjoy free food (while supplies last) and fun family entertainment prior to the parade.

RSVP to the BBQ


October 19, 2018

Homecoming Parade

When: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Downtown Iowa City
Downtown
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

2018 Parade details here: https://homecoming.uiowa.edu/parade

Learn about other community and campus-wide events and don't forget the visit the UICA Welcome Tent at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Clinton Street.


October 19, 2018

College of Pharmacy Alumni, Family and Friends Celebration

When: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: The Graduate Hotel (formerly Iowa City Sheraton)
210 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Please join us for a family-friendly event following the 2018 Homecoming Parade as we celebrate alumni, and recognize the classes of 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013. Relax and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while kids enjoy fun activities.

$10/adult

$5/child over 5

Register Now!

Please contact Kayla Sanders at (319) 335-8348 with any questions. Hope to see you in Iowa City!


October 19, 2018

IMU Family Open House

When: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (CST)
Where: IMU Main Lounge
125 N Madison St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Immediately following the Homecoming Parade enjoy the Family Fun Open House hosted at the Iowa Memorial Union! There will be live kids music, a balloon play area, coloring, snacks, and more! This event is free and open to the public! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


October 19, 2018

Homecoming Concert on the Pentacrest

When: 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Pentacrest
1 N Clinton St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

After the Homecoming Parade enjoy a free concert on the Pentacrest, presented by SCOPE Productions!

(Rain location: Main Lounge, IMU)


October 20, 2018

Alumni Band Reunion

When: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Field House Main Deck & Kinnick Stadium
825 Stadium Dr
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

The University of Iowa invites you to return to campus this fall to participate in the Alumni Band Reunion during Homecoming weekend. Join fellow former Hawkeye Marching Band members to play in the parade and inside Kinnick Stadium.

  • 7 a.m. - Check-in at the Field House Main Deck to receive field charts and marching assignments
  • 7:30 a.m. - Practice in Kinnick Stadium (Family members and guest may NOT view this rehearsal)
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. - Tailgate for Alumni Band members and paid guests at Field House Main Deck
  • 9:45 a.m. - Alumni Band Performance outside of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital on Hawkins Drive
  • 10:50 a.m. - Alumni Band pre-game show in Kinnick
  • 11 a.m. - Kickoff

Register Now


October 20, 2018

UICA Alumni & Friends Welcome Tent

When: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Where: Krause Family Plaza
825 Evashevski Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

Make plans to stop by the UICA tent before heading into Kinnick Stadium for games and giveaways!


October 20, 2018

College of Education Homecoming Tailgate Celebration

When: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Lindquist Center courtyard and N110 Lindquist Center
240 S Madison St
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

College of Education alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to join us for a festive morning sharing our Hawkeye spirit and celebrating University of Iowa Homecoming 2018.

  • Free breakfast and coffee
  • College of Education giveaways
  • Great musical entertainment

Please RSVP online by 12-noon on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

For more information, please contact Lois J. Gray, director of College of Education Office of Strategic Communications, at 319-335-5347 or lois-gray@uiowa.edu.


October 20, 2018

College of Public Health Homecoming Pregame Breakfast

When: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: College of Public Health Building
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

All CPH alumni, students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend the annual FREE pre-game breakfast:

Please RSVP


October 20, 2018

College of Dentistry Pregame Professional Programs

When: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: TBD

The Pregame Professional Program Series, founded in 1978 by Dr. Gilbert E. Lilly, continues into its 40th year as a contemporary resource for dental health care practitioners.

The series is sponsored by the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. Each program will feature 2 hours of continuing education given by faculty of The University of Iowa, College of Dentistry.

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October 20, 2018

College of Engineering Tailgate Open House

When: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts & Sciences
Seamans Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

College of Law pre-game cookout, diversity reception

  • Daytime: Pre-Game Cookout at the Boyd Law Building and the Iowa football game.
  • Early Evening: Diversity Reception at the University Club.
  • Evening: Class-specific social events.

Learn more


October 20, 2018

College of Medicine Homecoming Tailgate

When: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Where: Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF Atrium)
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

Homecoming Weekend in Iowa City is fast approaching and were once again hosting the pre-game festivities! We hope you and your family are able to join us for this years family-friendly breakfast tailgate for Carver College of Medicine alumni, students, and friends. As always, it will be a fun way to reconnect with your classmates and gear up to cheer on the Hawkeyes!

Learn more and register.


Additional community and campus events can be found on the Homecoming at Iowa website.

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