1 p.m., UNI Soccer vs. Viterbo University, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex
- 4 - 6 p.m., Window Painting, College Hill (Registration now closed)
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016
5:30 p.m., Kick-Off, Lawther Field (Registration now closed)
9 p.m., Outdoor Movie: "Finding Dory," Lawther Field
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
10 a.m., Office Decorating Competition, across campus
- 4 - 5:30 p.m., Makerspace Open House, Rod Library Makerspace (LIB 286)
8 p.m., Royalty Competition, Maucker Union Ballroom
Registration to be a part of Homecoming Court is now closed
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wishmakers Car Bash, Outside Maucker Union
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Picnic, Campanile Plaza (Maucker rain location)
5:30 p.m., Amazing Race, Top of Maucker Union Registration is now closed
7 - 10 p.m., Panther Street - Let the Good Times Roll, Maucker Union
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
5 - 6:45 p.m., Homecoming special dinner, Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers
(discounted pricing for alumni: $6 kids; $8 adults)
8 p.m., Comedian Eric O'Shea, Gallagher Bluedorn
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
5:30 - 7 p.m., Alumni Reception, South Side of the Commons (Commons rain location)
7 p.m., UNI Volleyball vs. Missouri State, McLeod Center
(Pep Rally to follow after volleyball match, McLeod Center)
7:30 p.m., Orchesis and IDT Fall Dance Show, Lang Auditorium
12 a.m., Campaniling, Cocoa and Kisses, Campanile Plaza and Library
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
8 a.m., Panther Pacers Homecoming 5K, UNI Intramural Fields (sign up here)
10 a.m., UNI Women’s Rugby vs. Northern Illinois,
Rugby fields/soccer complex on 27th Street, west of UNI-Dome
11 a.m., Homecoming Parade, presented by University Book & Supply
1 - 2 p.m., Residence Hall Open House
12:30 - 3:30 p.m., All-Alumni Tailgate, in partnership with the Hy-Vee Fan Zone, west of the Dome
4 p.m., UNI Football vs. Southern Illinois, UNI-Dome
7 p.m., UNI Volleyball vs. Wichita State, McLeod Center
- 9 p.m., Justin Adams Concert, Hy-Vee Fan Zone, west of the Dome
(gates open at 8 p.m.)
For game tickets, please visit unitix.uni.edu or call 319-273-4TIX to order tickets.
Have fun and stay safe this Homecoming! uni.edu/safety
The 2016 Homecoming Parade is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016! 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. 19, 2016. Parade Entry Mandatory Meeting will be Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.! Please contact Connie Hansen [email@example.com] with any questions
Check out the 2015 parade and then sign up to be a part of the 2016 parade!
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.
Parade Regulations and Liability Waiver (all participants must complete this form)
Golf Cart Usage Agreement (UNI student groups/orgs only must complete this form)
Entry Description/Emcee Information (all participants must complete 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"
2016 Grand Marshal: Bob Justis & family
We're excited to have Bob Justis as our 2016 Homecoming Grand Marshal! Justis graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1965 and from UNI in 1974, after enlisting in the Army and serving as a Counter Intelligence agent for 3 years. Bob returned to UNI to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Business.
Following graduation, Justis went to work as Assistant Director for Development in the UNI Alumni and Foundation. The majority of time in that position was spent raising funds to build the UNI-Dome with former Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Stan Sheriff and other community leaders. After six years in that position, he was hired as Director of Public Relations and Development at Allen Memorial Hospital (now Unity Point) and Allen College. Twenty years later he became President of the Cedar Falls Chamber of Commerce (which later merged with the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce) where he stayed until his retirement in June 2013. Justis is now in his 42nd year as the "Voice of the Panthers," public address announcer for UNI football and men's basketball.
Grand Marshal Family
Justis' wife is former UNI Sports Information Director Nancy Justis, and daughter Nicole Justis Ubben is also a UNI grad. She current resides in Waterloo with husband Cody and the Justis' two grandsons--Jaden age 8 and Brandon age 6. All bleed Purple and Gold!
"Way too many to name just one."
HOMECOMING OFFICE DECORATING COMPETITION
When: Homecoming Week, September 25 - October 1
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: Register online HERE by Friday, September 23. Judges will review all registered offices on Tuesday, September 27 between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Offices will be judged on creativity; utilization of the theme, “Unmask your Spirit;” originality; construction; and spirit. Office decorating can range from individual offices to front desk/reception areas to an entire office space. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 29 on the UNI Homecoming page, and also notified directly by the Homecoming committee. Contact Bill Henninger by email or phone at 319-273-6383 with questions.
SPONSORED BY CHAD'S PIZZA
Communications and Website
Department of Residence
Dining Services Liaison
College Hill Partnership
College Hill Partnership Liaison
Student Wellness Services
College Hill Partnership
College Hill Partnership Liaison
Reunions, Colleges Liaison, Alumni Tailgate
Officer Gary Robinson
Public Safety Officer