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Alumni and friends all across the globe are invited back to Fayette Campus for our upcoming Homecoming celebration. Mark your calendars for October 3-8, 2022 to join in the excitement and Peacock pride. Scroll down to view our 2022 tentative schedule. Many more details and registration information will be shared soon. See you on the Fayette Campus, and don’t forget your wingman!

Click below to enjoy photos from last year’s celebration. #UIUHomecoming

Monday - October 3

Blue Pride Worldwide & Window Painting
Let your imagination run wild decorating your front porch, office, dorm room or windows with the theme “Peacocks Take Flight.” Use the hashtag #UIUHomecoming to share your creativity.

Tuesday - October 4

Chalk It Up
Take part in this fun UIU tradition! Break out the sidewalk chalk and go wild with school spirit on your driveway or sidewalk. We want to see your creations – use the hashtag #UIUHomecoming to share your designs.

Wednesday - October 5

Ice Cream Social
Grace Meyer Square  | 2 – 4 P.M.
FREE ICE CREAM!!! All are welcome to attend, hosted by the Andres School of Education.

Pep Rally, Coronation & Bonfire
Peacock Pavilion (tailgate area) | 7:30 P.M.
Don’t miss the crowning of this year’s royalty. Dorman Gym is rain location.

Thursday - October 6

Welcome Home Dinner
Pete’s Bar & Grill (downtown Fayette) | 5:30 P.M.
This all-class reunion dinner is complimentary, hosted by the Alumni Association and is a perfect way to start the weekend. RSVP required.

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Friday - October 7

NEW!  Homecoming Golf Tournament
Big Rock Country Club  |  10 A.M.
Hosted by members of SOB and FOXES, this tourney is open to all. Cost is $250 per person and all proceeds benefit the Peacock Athletic Fund. To sign up, contact Rick Knipper ’73 at 319-530-2343 or Bill Roths ’74 at 319-240-9411. Direct questions to Sarah Swanson, UIU Senior Associate A.D. for External Affairs, at [email protected] or 563-425-5893.

Homecoming Picnic
Student Center Servery | 11 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Join fellow Campus community members for a BBQ lunch. Enjoy outdoor seating and yard games!

Research, Internship & Creative Endeavors Showcase
Baker-Hebron Hall, Andres Center for Business & Education, Garbee Hall and Liberal Arts Building, 1-2:30 P.M. The event spotlights academics, featuring research project posters, internship posters, and creative works presented by students, alumni, faculty, and staff from all disciplines.

10th Annual President’s Fundraising Ball
Student Center Ballroom | 5:30 P.M. 
Guests may enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner program and even a dueling pianos show! Tickets are $85 per person. $100 after Sept. 16. RSVP required. For more details, visit uiu.edu/PresidentsBall.

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Saturday - October 8

Archives Takeaway Display & Social
Student Center | 8:30 A.M.
If you RSVP for the weekend, we will do our best to pull photos and articles from UIU Archives that feature you. In addition, this event can be a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni who may also be on campus to celebrate Homecoming. Coffee will be available for guests.

Peacock Pantry Food Drive
Student Center Ballroom  |  9:30 A.M.
Support this amazing student resource with a non-perishable food item or monetary donation. Bring items to the Brunch welcome table. Online donations may be made at uiu.edu/give. Select the designation “Peacock Pantry.”

Alumni Awards & Honor Class Brunch
Student Center Ballroom | 9:30 A.M.
We’re excited to announce Upper Iowa’s “Top Guns” (a.k.a. our Alumni Award Honorees!) In addition, Heritage Society Members and the 1972 Golden Anniversary classmates will be recognized. All alumni and guests are welcome to attend this complimentary brunch. RSVP required.

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NEW!  Fayette’s Main Street Fall Market
Downtown Fayette |  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Local vendors featuring crafts, décor, clothes, homemade goodies and more will be set up for all to enjoy. Shop local and support small businesses! To register as a vendor, contact Crawford Creations at 563-380-2664 or [email protected]. Follow the event Facebook page!

UIU Softball Reunion
Eischeid Softball Complex |  11 a.m.
Softball alumni may enjoy watching a scrimmage, tailgate to follow.

Homecoming Parade
Downtown Fayette | Noon
Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy front row view of the parade. Lineup begins at 11 A.M. Prizes awarded to the top 3 entries!

Submit an Entry!

Live Music by Beau Timmerman
Tailgate Area |  12-3:00 p.m. 

NEW! Alumni Tailgate 
Alumni House  |  12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy yard games with your Peacock family! Refreshments, snacks, and Bloody Mary bar will be available (freewill donation). All are welcome.

Porch Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Alumni House  |  1:30 p.m.
Join the Alumni Staff in celebrating the official dedication of the renovated Alumni House Porch. Stop by to check it out!

Homecoming Football Game vs. Augustana 
Harms-Eischeid Stadium | Kickoff at 3:05 p.m.
Come cheer on the Peacocks to a victory!

Homecoming Dance 
Pete’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m. – ?
Don’t miss this post-game bash featuring “DJ IB.” Hosted by Student Life, all students and alumni are welcome!

Ongoing Activities

Art Exhibition
Edgar Fine Arts Hall  |  Open daily 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Featured artist is Sarah Thomas (photography installation).

Tell Your UIU Story
Henderson-Wilder Library  
Contribute to the UIU Archives by recording your favorite UIU stories with audio and/or visual at the self-recording station.

Hotels & Travel Information

Area Lodging Flyer, click here.

Additional Lodging and Restaurant information, click here.

Shop the Campus Store!
Located inside the Student Center, stop by for some new Peacock swag or visit shop.uiu.edu. Homecoming hours are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday Campus Store: 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Wednesday Campus Store : 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Thursday & Friday Campus Store: 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Saturday Campus Store : 8:30-11 A.M.
Saturday Stadium Store : 1 – middle of 3rd quarter (located at the Harms-Eischeid Stadium)

Homecoming Questions?
Contact the Alumni Office at 563-425-5388 or [email protected]