Homecoming Logo 2016

Submission deadline is Friday, April 22


You are invited to the 100th annual Homecoming, set for October 6-8, 2016!

One hundred years ago Upper Iowa University hosted its very first Homecoming. As we celebrate this historic centennial occasion, we are excited to involve UIU students, faculty and staff, the Fayette community and especially welcome back to campus our alumni. This year’s committee is working diligently to ensure this is the biggest and best Homecoming celebration yet. We hope to see you in October!

Homecoming Itinerary:

Thursday, Oct. 6
  • Pep Rally, Bonfire & Coronation - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
  • Alumni, Art & Archives Reception - Andres Center Atrium, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Guests may enjoy a dessert reception and campus tours. 
  • UIU Women's Soccer - Pattison Field, time TBD
  • 4th Annual UIU President's Ball - Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. Guests may enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner program, and dancing!  
Saturday, Oct. 8
  • Homecoming Parade - downtown Fayette, 10 a.m.
  • Alumni Awards & Honor Class Brunch - Student Center Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. registration, lunch program at noon. This event will honor the classes of '46, '56, '66, '76, '91 and '06 as well as recognize our distinguished 2016 Alumni Award recipients and Heritage Society Members.
  • UIU Homecoming Football Game - Harms-Eischeid Stadium, 2 p.m. 
  • Hall of Fame Banquet - Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m.
Student Traditions

Throughout Homecoming week, UIU students will be hosting several events and activities in celebration of this momentous occasion! Peacock Pride will be spread city-wide and campus-wide as they partake in the following:

  • Sunday - Student Fashion Show
  • Monday - Fayette Campus & Downtown Window Painting Competition begins
  • Tuesday - Power Puff Day & Parade float building
  • Wednesday - King & Queen Voting, Clubs & Greeks Side Walk Chalk Challenge, and College Success Night

Additional Information & Resources:

Pavo Blue 

(coffee house, 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.

Peacock Connection

(on-campus gift shop)

Located in the UIU Student Center, Peacock Connection will be open:
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Harms-Eischeid Stadium Store on Saturday: 5-8 p.m.

Handicapped Parking Several designated parking areas are available on campus. Please refer to the Homecoming campus map for specific locations. 
Free shuttle service Saturday, rides will be available from the Victory Gate on Union Street. Please refer to the Homecoming campus map for specific locations. 

UIU is proud of our beautiful new 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

For lodging, dining, directions and other travel information, click here

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 

 We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2016!