Homecoming Logo 2016


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 and Coronation - East of Victory Gate, 7:30 p.m. - Kick off your weekend with this Homecoming tradition, sure to energize you for a whole weekend of Peacock fun.

  • 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. Stop by Thursday (7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.), Friday (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or Saturday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). For more info, contact UIU Archivist, Janette Garcia at 563-425-5722 or
Friday, Oct. 7
  • Alumni Welcome - Parker-Fox Hall, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Stop by the Alumni Office when you arrive on campus and sign the alumni guest book, flip through old yearbooks, and take part in a campus tour if you'd like.

  • UIU Homecoming Archives Display - location and time TBD - Take a walk down memory lane and view memorabilia from all 100 years of UIU Homecomings.

  • President's Residence Reception - 308 Washington St., 12:30-3:30 p.m. - For more than a year, this home has been under major renovation. Built in 1900, the residence has not only served as the home to University presidents and their families but also provided accommodations for numerous dignitaries and guests. A variety of special student events have also been held at the site. All are invited to attend this special sneak peek of the President's Residence and ongoing restoration project. Guests may enjoy coffee, tea and desserts.

  • Art Reception - Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Edgar Fine Arts, 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Don't miss your chance to view "The Landscapes of Northeast Iowa," by artist, Mark Haltof, class of 1971.
  • UIU Women's Soccer - Pattison Field, time TBD

  • 4th Annual President's Ball - Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. - Join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fundraising at the "Night of One Hundred Stars," President's Ball. Guests may enjoy a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., with a dinner program and dancing to follow. For tickets and sponsorship info, please visit
Saturday, Oct. 8
  • 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.

  • Alumni Awards and Honor Class Luncheon - Student Center Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. - 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. A special gift will be presented to members of the 50-year class. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the lunch program begins at noon. 

  • UIU Homecoming Football Game - Harms-Eischeid Stadium, 2 p.m. 

  • Hall of Fame Banquet - Student Center Ballroom, 6 p.m. - All are invited to the banquet to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of Upper Iowa University athletes, coaches and officials. The cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner program at 7 p.m.  
Student Traditions

Throughout Homecoming week, UIU students will be hosting several events and activities. Peacock Pride will be spread city-wide and campus-wide as they partake in the following:

  • Sunday - Student Fashion Show
  • Monday - Fayette Campus and Downtown Window Painting Competition begins + Comedy Night
  • Tuesday - Power Puff Day and Parade Float Building
  • Wednesday - King & Queen Voting, Clubs and Greeks Sidewalk Chalk Challenge

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 Shuttle service will be available on Saturday from the Victory Gate on Union Street. Please refer to the Homecoming campus map for specific locations. 

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

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.