Schedule of Events 2012

Homecoming Information 2012

Reunions and Banquets

Alumni and friends are invited to the Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday and the Alumni Banquet on Saturday.  On Friday, new members of UIU's Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted.  Members of the classes of '42, '52, '62, and '72 will gather for an informal luncheon with the Board of Trustees and University leaders on Friday afternoon, and the Class of '62 will be presented with 50-year medallions at the Alumni Banquet on Saturday evening.  Alumni Awards will be recognized at the banquet.  A special invitation is extended to the honor classes of '42, '52, '62, '72, '87, and '02. 

Homecoming Golf Tournament

A four-person, best-shot golf tournament will be held on Friday at Big Rock Country Club. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Call 563-425-5388.

UIU Art Exhibit

Visit the Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery in Edgar Fine Arts Hall Friday and Saturday to view the works of Belize artists. A Homecoming reception and gathering for art alumni will be held in the gallery on Saturday.

Department Open Houses



For a list of area hotels and motels, visit; email or call the Alumni House at 563-425-5388.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking spaces will be reserved Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis in the parking lot on the south end of the soccer field next to the Football Complex. Beginning at noon, extra parking and rides will be available by the Victory Gate on Union Street for those unable to walk to the stadium.

Campus Map

To view a campus map, go to and click on the Homecoming link; maps also will be available at the Alumni House during Homecoming weekend.

After Hours

Downtown Fayette - all visitors are welcome to meet with family and friends after hours in downtown Fayette


Schedule of Events

Campus Map

Homecoming Events Reservation Form

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5 - 7 p.m. Pre-Homecoming Event – Celebrating
UIU's 155th Anniversary Reception (hosted by the UIU Board of Trustees, Liberal Arts Atrium)


6 p.m. President's Society Social & Dinner (by invitation only, Student Center Ballroom)

7 p.m. Comedian; Coronation to follow (TBD)


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Edgar Fine Arts Hall featuring:  Belize @ 31 - Collection of works from 31 Belize artists curated by Yasser Mussa

8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Peacock Connection Open (Student Center)

9:30 a.m. /10:30 a.m.  Registration for Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament /Shotgun Start (Big Rock Country Club)

11 a.m.   Campus Tour(gather at Student Center)

12:30 p.m.   Classes of '42, '52, '62, '72 and '87 Reunion Luncheon with Board of Trustees (by invitation only, Student Center Ballroom)

1 - 4 p.m.   Department  Open Houses: Andres School of Education, Career Development, Center for Distance Education, English Department (Writing Center), History Department, Integrated Enrollment Center (IEC), Office of International Programs and ESL Institute, and Office of Student Development

1 - 5 p.m.   Alumni Check-in and Gathering (Join us and receive a free Homecoming button, campus map, coffee, and delights - Student Center)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.   Student Project Showcase:  Division of Science and Mathematics (Baker-Hebron Science Hall)

2 - 3 p.m.   "Simply Saucey":  Demonstrating simple ways to spice up sauces for your meals, plus pairing wines to sauces that will enhance your menu (Student Center - Servery in the Commons)

3 - 4 p.m.   "21 Ways to Shoot Better Photographs" with Alum and Board Member Scott Lebin (Student Center)

5:30 p.m. / 6 p.m.   Hall of Fame Social Hour/Banquet (Student Center Ballroom) 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jackie Bridges '93 (football), Matt Cowley '00 (baseball), Jarrad Jones '00 (baseball), Marty McKowen '83 (coach), Sigmund Sanders '96 (basketball), Cliff Thompson '02 (wrestling) and Wade Whitcher '02 (baseball)

7 p.m.   Volleyball vs. University of Minnesota Crookston (Dorman Gym)

Following Hall of Fame Banquet:   Bonfire/Pep Rally/Coronation (East of Student Center)


8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Peacock Connection Open (Student Center)

8:30 a.m. Homecoming Breakfast hosted by Peacock Club (See reservation form for pricing, Student Center)

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Alumni Check-in and Gather (Join us and receive a free Homecoming button, campus map, coffee, and delights, Student Center)

10:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade (downtown Fayette)

11 a.m. Campus Tours (gather at Student Center)

11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Homecoming Art Reception and Gathering (Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Edgar Fine Arts Hall)

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tailgate Picnic (Football Complex [Tent])

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Homecoming Art Reception and Gathering (Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Edgar Fine Arts Hall); Gallery open: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

5 p.m. Volleyball vs. Bemidji State University (Dorman Gym)

5:30 p.m./6:30 p.m. Alumni Social Hour/Banquet (Student Center Ballroom)


Homecoming Events Reservation Form

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Maps will be available at the Advancement and Alumni Center during Homecoming weekend.


Last Updated 8/17/12