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Unmask your Spirit - UNI Homecoming - Sept. 25-Oct 1, 2016

Homecoming schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

  • 1 p.m., UNI Soccer vs. Viterbo University, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex

  • 4-6 p.m., Window Painting, College Hill

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

  • 5:30 p.m., Kick-Off, Lawther Field

  • 9 p.m., Outdoor Movie, Lawther Field

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

  • 10 a.m., Office Decorating Competition, across campus

  • 8 p.m., Royalty Competition, Maucker Union Ballroom

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 

Alumni Reunions & Gatherings 

Real Estate


College of Education 


Marching Band



  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Picnic, Campanile Plaza (Maucker Rain location)

  • 5:30 p.m., Amazing Race, Commons

  • 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

  • 8 p.m., Comedian Eric O' Shea, Gallagher Bluedorn

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

  • 1 - 3 p.m., ROTC Alumni Open House, West Gym (please register)

  • 5:30 - 7 p.m., Alumni Reception, Campanile Plaza (please register)

  • 7 p.m., UNI Volleyball vs. Missouri State, McLeod Center

  • Following the Volleyball match, Pep Rally, McLeod Center

  • 12 a.m., Campaniling, Cocoa and Kisses, Campanile Plaza and Library

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., UNI ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, West Gym 204, MSIII Classroom (please register)

  • 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

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rugby Alumni Tailgate and Silent Auction, West Dome Lot (no registration required)

  • 12 - 2 p.m., Residence Hall Open Houses

  • 12 p.m., ROTC Alumni Tailgate, Parking lot off 27th Street (please register)

  • 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., All-Alumni Tailgate, in partnership with the Hy-Vee Fan Zone, west of the Dome

  • 1 - 3 p.m., UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club Tailgate, North Dome Parking Lot

  • 4 p.m., UNI Football vs. Southern Illinois, UNI-Dome

  • 7 p.m., UNI Volleyball vs. Wichita State, McLeod Center

For game tickets, please visit or call 319-273-4TIX to order tickets.

Homecoming Parade


Homecoming Parade




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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 [] 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

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 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"


Homecoming Office Decorating Competition

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.




Ashley Adams
Student Involvement
Student Activities

Jess Betts
University Relations
Communications and Website

Coree Burton
Department of Residence
Residence Activities

Jill Chelesvig
Dining Services
Dining Services Liaison

Andy Fuchtman
College Hill Partnership
College Hill Partnership Liaison

Brian Hadley

Shawna Haislet
Student Wellness Services
Health Promotion

Connie Hansen
Student Involvement

Sarah Harms
Athletics Liaison

Bill Henninger
Faculty Representative

Britt Hudson
Residence Hall
Residence Activities

Doug Johnson 
College Hill Partnership
College Hill Partnership Liaison

Molly McCarty

Chelsea Miller

Amy Mohr
Advancement Division
Reunions, Colleges Liaison, Alumni Tailgate

Christina Danielsen
Advancement Division

Leslie Prideaux
Advancement Division
Homecoming Chair

Susan Reinart
Advancement Division
Advancement Activities

Officer Gary Robinson
Public Safety
Public Safety Officer