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Homecoming

Your university. Your tradition. Your home.

Alumni and students, be part of the Homecoming tradition! IU Homecoming 2016 begins Friday, Oct. 14, and culminates on Saturday, Oct. 15, with a Hoosier football game against Nebraska.

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Alumni, let us know you are coming to Homecoming for a chance to win one of four IU gifts each valued at $100!


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Spirit Stations

Start your weekend by getting your IU spirit onstop by one of our Homecoming Spirit Stations between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and pick up some free IU swag! Locations include the Indiana Shop on Kirkwood, the Indiana Memorial Union, and the DeVault Alumni Center on 17th Street. Sponsored by the Monroe County Chapter of the IU Alumni Association.

A Taste of Mini University

After the Spirit Stations, relive your time as a student—minus the exams! On Friday afternoon, choose from two sessions, each led by an IU professor: an exploration of the role of sport in American culture with Dr. Gary Sailes, or a study of the influence of Revolver and other music released in 1966 with professor Glenn Gass.

Parade & Pep Rally

Join us for the ultimate display of IU spirit, pride, and tradition. This year the route follows Woodlawn Avenue from the Indiana Memorial Union to near Memorial Stadium, including the upgraded stretch through the tailgating fields. You won't want to miss this year's pep rally at Woodlawn and 17th immediately after the parade.

Tailgating & Football Game

Saturday is the time for spirited tailgating and game-watching. Get tickets through IU Athletics at 866- IUSPORTS, 812-855-4006, or iuticket@indiana.edu.

Grammy Winner Chris Botti returns to IU

See IU School of Music alumnus, renowned trumpeter, and Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Botti perform at the IU Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, please visit the IU Auditorium’s website.

Homecoming Royalty

We’re looking for outstanding IU students to be part of this year’s Homecoming Court. Two members of the Court will be crowned King and Queen and will receive a $500 scholarship! You must apply by Wednesday, Sept. 30. Complete the 2016 Homecoming Royalty form to apply.

Paint the Campus Crimson

Starting Monday, Oct. 10 through Thursday, Oct. 13 decorate your organization, school or department’s group space to help turn campus crimson for Homecoming. The IU Alumni Association will provide business locations to decorate if a spot is needed to participate. There are limited amounts of decorating supplies available too. Contact Kaitlyn Cole at colekae@iu.edu or 800-887-9042 for more information.

Homecoming Parade

Bring your Hoosier pride! The parade kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. This year, the route follows Woodlawn Avenue from the IMU to near Memorial Stadium, including the upgraded stretch through the tailgating fields. Register your organization using the parade entry form to march in the parade.

Pep Rally

Immediately following the parade, bring your IU spirit to the tailgating fields. You won’t want to miss the live entertainment, fireworks, and food trucks as we rally to get ready for Saturday’s game.

Tailgating and Football Game

Saturday is the time for spirited tailgating and game-watching. The Homecoming football game against Nebraska kicks off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Get tickets through IU Athletics at 866- IUSPORTS, 812-855-4006, or iuticket@indiana.edu.

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Homecoming 2015 was a blast! Check out our photos to relive the fun.

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