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October 12-18, 2015

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

  • 5:30 p.m., Kick Off, Lawther Field
  • 9 p.m., Outdoor Movie, Lawther Field

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Office Decorating Competition Judging
  • 8 p.m., Royalty Competition, Maucker Union Ballroom

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Picnic, Campanile Plaza (Rain location: Maucker Union)
  • 5 p.m., Amazing Race Traditions Challenge, Alumni House
  • 7:30 p.m., Casino Night, Maucker Union

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

  • 5-6:45 p.m., Homecoming Special Dinner, Rialto and Piazza
  • 8 p.m., Javier Colon, Gallagher-Bluedorn

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

  • 7 p.m., McLeod Madness, McLeod Center
  • 7:30 p.m., Orchesis Dance Company and IDT Dance Company performance, Lang Hall Auditorium
  • 8:30 p.m., Pep Rally, McLeod Center
  • 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Coffee and Kisses, Rod Library Bistro
  • 12 a.m., Campaniling , Campanile Plaza

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

  • 11 a.m., Homecoming Parade, UNI Campus
  • 12-2 p.m., Residence Hall Open Houses, Residence Halls
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m., Alumni Tailgate, West of the UNI-Dome
  • 12:30-3:30 p.m., Student Tailgate, TBD
  • 4 p.m., UNI Football* vs. Western Illinois, UNI-Dome
  • 7 p.m., UNI Volleyball* vs. Drake, McLeod Center
  • 8 p.m., The Hot Sardines*, Gallagher-Bluedorn

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

  • 1 p.m., UNI Soccer vs. Indiana State, Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex
  • 2 p.m., Orchesis Dance Company and IDT Dance Company performance, Lang Hall Auditorium

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*Ticketed event. Please visit or call 319-273-4TIX to order tickets.

Homecoming Parade


Homecoming Parade


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The 2015 Homecoming Parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015! 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 Oct. 5, 2015. Parade Entry Mandatory Meeting will be Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Curris Business Building Room 109! Please contact Connie Hansen [] with any questions

Check out the 2014 parade and then sign up to be a part of the 2015 parade!

To view the parade route map, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Parade Entry Form Downloads

Homecoming Parade Entry Form 

Please complete an entry form for EACH individual entry.

example golf cart
   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)

Limited supplies 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.

Additional supplies that student organizations may want to bring: extra cardboard, 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"





Jess Betts
University Relations
Communications and Website

Coree Burton
Department of Residence
Residence Activities

Connie Hansen
Advancement Division

Sarah Harms
Athletics Liaison

Bill Henninger
Faculty Representative

Sarah Hofmeyer

Doug Johnson
College Hill Partnership
College Hill Partnership Liaison

Molly McCarty

Jamie Miller

Ashley Minshall
Student Involvement
Student Activities

Amy Mohr
Advancement Division
Reunions, Colleges Liaison, Alumni Tailgate

Hillery Oberle
Advancement Division

Carol Petersen
Dining Services
Dining Services Liaison

Leslie Prideaux
Advancement Division
Homecoming Chair

Nicholas Rafanello
Residence Hall
Residence Activities

Taylor Reed

Susan Reinart
Advancement Division
Advancement Activities

Officer Gary Robinson
Public Safety
Public Safety Officer