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Monday, September 15 

Kickoff/Pride Cry

5:30 p.m., Lawther Field

Outdoor Movie

9 p.m., Bender Field

Tuesday, September 16

Royalty Competition

8 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom

Wednesday, September 17


11 a.m.-1 p.m., Campanile Plaza

Amazing Race Traditions Challenge

6 p.m., Alumni House


6:30 & 9 p.m., GBPAC

Thursday, September 18

Homecoming Special Dinner

5 p.m., Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers

WhatTheGreen party

6-8 p.m., Maucker Union rooftop
* Rain location: University Room, Maucker Union 


8 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom
* Students only. Must show student ID to participate.

Friday, September 19

UNI Alumni Association
Board of Directors Meeting

7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

UNI Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jersey Jermier Golf Invitational

Noon, Red Carpet Golf Course  Registration

Women’s Soccer vs. Grand View

7 p.m., Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex 

Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola

7 p.m., McLeod Center

Pep Rally

9:30 p.m., McLeod Center

Coffee & Kisses

11:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Book Bistro, Rod Library (enter through west entrance)
Serving free coffee, donuts, and purple and gold kisses


12 a.m. (midnight), Campanile

Saturday, September 20

Panther Pacers 5K - click to register

8 a.m., intramural fields

College of Education / HPELS Alumni Brunch

9-10:30 a.m., second floor lobby, Schindler Education Center
*Free event, but please rsvp by Sept. 17

Campus Buildings Open for Viewing

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Homecoming Parade

11 a.m., UNI Campus see parade route here

Student Tailgate

12:30-3:30 p.m., Bender Field

Alumni Tailgate

12:30-3:30 p.m., west of UNI-Dome

UNI Football vs. No. Colorado

4 p.m., UNI-Dome

Women's Volleyball vs. Bradley

7 p.m., McLeod Center

Sunday, September 21

Women's Soccer vs. South Dakota

1 p.m., Cedar Valley Soccer Complex
A university van will shuttle students to the match.
  Pick up is at 12 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre driveway.

Alumni Homecoming Events

Forensics Alumni Weekend

Marching Band Alumni Weekend

Physics Alumni Picnic

RA Alumni Weekend

Real Estate Alumni Gathering

Spirit Squad Reunion

UNI Soccer Reunion Game

Volleyball 40th Anniversary Celebration

Women's Rugby 20th Anniversary Celebration

Homecoming Parade


Homecoming Parade

UNI is bringing one of its treasured traditions, the Homecoming Parade, back to campus on Sept. 20, 2014! The parade is a great way to bring together the university and its alumni and community to celebrate the past, present and future of UNI. If you’d like to participate in this year’s parade, please fill out the forms noted below and submit by Sept. 5, 2014. Parade Entry Mandatory Meeting will be Sept. 10th at 7pm in the Curris Business Building Room 109! Please contact Connie Hansen at with any questions.

Watch the 2014 Homecoming Parade video

To view the parade route map, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Parade Entry Form Downloads

Please complete an entry form for EACH individual entry.

Example golf cart float
   Example golf cart float constructed using cardboard, paint, tape and zip ties.

Parade Regulations and Liability Waiver (all participants must print, complete and return to the UNI Alumni Association)

Golf Cart Usage Agreement (UNI student groups/orgs only must print, complete and return to the UNI Alumni Association)

Entry Description/Emcee Information (all participants must fill out this form)

Supplies that will be provided and available to student organizations building floats: tag board, zip ties, painter’s tape, cardboard, TempraPaint, foam paint brushes, scissors, tape measure, yard stick, string, staple guns and duct tape (for cardboard), paper rotary rack (20 rolls), permanent markers, wire cutters, rubber cement, markers, exacto knife and blades, plastic tarps.

Supplies that student organizations may want to bring: streamers, chicken wire, tissue paper, colored napkins, fringe, pipe cleaners, battery operated lights, wrapping paper, yarn, balloons, foil, stencils, floral, garland.

NOTE: Duct tape cannot be used to tape anything to the golf carts. No painting the actual golf cart. Items can be pre-painted and attached to cart.

Standard two-seat golf cart dimensions: length = 94.5" / width = 47" / height = 45.7" / height with canopy/suntop = 68.5"


Homecoming Office Decorating Competition

When: Homecoming Week, Sept. 15-21

Where: Your Office

Who: Any Campus Office

Why: Bragging rights and lunch for best overall decorated office, most spirited office and most creative office.

Details: Judges will review all registered offices on Wednesday, Sept. 17, between 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Offices will be judged on creativity; utilization of the theme, “Students by day, Panthers by night;” originality; construction and spirit.  Office decorating can range from individual offices, to front desk/reception areas to the entire office space. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 18 on the Homecoming website Questions? Email Leslie Prideaux or call 319-273-3093. Register at today. 


Best Overall: Office of Admissions
Most Creative: Student Disability Services
Most Spirited: Student Involvement Center

Winners will be contacted soon with prize details!

Thanks to all those in the 18 offices and residence halls across campus that participated!

Homecoming Competition


All registered student organizations, fraternities, sororities and residence halls will have the opportunity to compete throughout Homecoming Week 2014 for a chance to display their Panther spirit and win cash for their teams. This friendly competition is a way to get involved and create extra excitement around the UNI campus during Homecoming Week. All rules, regulations and forms can be found in the links below.

Homecoming Competition Standings

TeamMaucker MuralsCanned Food DrivePride CryAmazing RaceParadeRoyaltyRunning Total
Camp Adventure102030105075
Alpha Xi Delta & KULT Radio001505035
Dance Marathon1515151052585
International Student Association2050105040
Alpha Delta Pi & Pi Kappa Alpha0015002540
Alpha Phi & Sigma Phi Epsilon0015002035
Honors Student Advisory Board550105025
SAA & CATS0025002550
Noehren Hall00201052055
Sherman Hall000100010


Homecoming Royalty is a University of Northern Iowa tradition that was revived in 2012. The Royalty application and selection process is a great opportunity to showcase a few of the many outstanding students at UNI. The Homecoming Royalty Court is comprised of five Queen Candidates and five King Candidates. Throughout the week the candidates will participate in various Homecoming events. The candidates will be chosen through an application and selection process and will be announced Monday evening at the Kickoff. The King and Queen will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday night of Homecoming Week. 

Please note that the Homecoming Royalty selection process is not a beauty pageant or a popularity contest. Applicants are not advantaged or disadvantaged by applying or being nominated. Royalty will be screened and ultimately selected based on the applicants’ ability to articulate and demonstrate academic performance, curricular and co-curricular involvement, contributions to the University community and school spirit.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must commit to participating in select Homecoming Activities and abide to the deadlines outlined below

Royalty Selection Process

  • Friday, September 5th 2014 – noon
    • Applications must be submitted electronically. Failure to meet the GPA requirement will result in disqualification.
  • Monday, September 8th, 2014 – 5pm
    • Selection of finalists. The selection committee will decide finalists by 5pm
  • Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 – 6pm State College Room
    • Mandatory informational meeting for all selected Homecoming Royalty Candidates
  • Monday, September 15th, 2014 – 5:00pm
    • Homecoming Kickoff – Homecoming Court will be announced to the general public
  • Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 – 8pm
    • Homecoming Royalty Talent Competition
  • Friday, September 19th, 2014 – 9:30pm
    • Homecoming King and Queen announced at Pep Rally
  • Saturday, September 20th, 2014 11am-1pm
    • Homecoming Parade. Homecoming King and Queen will be present to greet students and ride in the Parade

Applications are now closed. Good luck to all of the candidates!




Jess Betts
University Relations
Communications and Website

Eric Boisen
RA, NISG and Residence Hall Liaison

Dianna Briggs
Faculty Representative

Allison Cruthis

Connie Hansen
Advancement Division

Sarah Harms
Athletics Liaison

Bill Henninger
Faculty Representative

Sammy Kaster

Doug Johnson
College Hill Partnership
College Hill Partnership Liaison

Ashley Minshall
Student Affairs
Student Activities

Amy Mohr
Advancement Division
Reunions, Colleges Liaison, Alumni Tailgate

Nicole Nesset
Student Activities

Carol Petersen
Dining Services
Dining Services Liaison

Leslie Prideaux
Advancement Division
Homecoming Chair

Nicholas Rafanello
Residence Hall
Residence Activities

Susan Reinart
Advancement Division
Advancement Activities

Katlyne Schweig
Student Activities

Officer Gary Robinson
Public Safety
Public Safety Officer