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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.
Alumni, let us know you are coming to Homecoming for a chance to win one of four IU gifts each valued at $100!
Start your weekend by getting your IU spirit on—stop 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.
Party, Parade, and Pep Rally
It’s an evening of spirited fun! Start with a family-friendly pre-parade party at 5 p.m. at 17th Street and Woodlawn Avenue (near Memorial Stadium), with food trucks, games, and more. Then at 6 p.m., the parade begins on its new Woodlawn route, starting at 7th Street (at the Union), and marching north to 17th Street. Look for IU Olympians! After the parade, stay for the pep rally, featuring fireworks and plenty of IU spirit.
Tailgating and Football Game
Saturday is the time for spirited tailgating and game-watching. Get tickets through IU Athletics at 866- IUSPORTS, 812-855-4006, or
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.
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 Friday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bring your Hoosier pride and look for IU Olympians 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.
Homecoming Experience Party and Pep Rally
It’s an evening of spirited fun! As we rally to get ready for Saturday’s game start with a pre-parade party at 5 p.m. at 17th Street and Woodlawn Avenue (near Memorial Stadium), with food trucks, games, and more. Stay for the pep rally after the Homecoming parade, featuring fireworks and plenty of IU spirit.
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
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Homecoming 2015 was a blast! Check out our photos to relive the fun.
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