Programming and Events

  • The Center for Student Life plans and coordinates events consistent with its mission statement: the promotion of diverse opportunities that encourage personal and community growth through leadership development and individual and group accountability.

    Welcome Weekend

    Welcome Weekend is a special time for new students to become better acquainted with IUP and with one another. The events will help new students begin to feel at home at IUP. Incoming students will connect with other students and become familiar with campus and the many resources available, as well as enjoy fun festivities held each day!

    IUP Day

    IUP Day allows students to explore ways of getting involved at IUP and allows for each recognized student organization to increase awareness of its mission and potentially its membership base.


    The Programming and Events office assists in the coordination of the parade in addition to working with other offices such as Student Affairs, Athletics, and Alumni Affairs to create a positive homecoming experience for the entire IUP community.  

    Homecoming Monte Carlo Night

    The Homecoming Monte Carlo Night is an incredible night full of dancing, casino games, prizes, food, and so much more! The 2014 Homecoming Monte Carlo Night will be held on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Kovalchick Complex. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office, the Center for Student Life in 303 Pratt Hall, or at IUP Day!

    Six O’Clock Series

    The Six O’Clock Series provides IUP students, employees, and community members an opportunity to learn about current issues and approach familiar topics from a new perspective.

    Safety Planning for Campus Events

    Organizations planning a campus event requiring safety and security provisions such as university police, electronic screening requirements and others file through the Center for Student Life a Safety Planning Form for Campus Events. 

    Campus-wide Special Events

    The Office for Student Leadership provides programming guides, guidance, and support for organizations planning a campus-wide event.

    Requesting Use of Outdoor Campus Space 

    The Center for Student Life processes requests for the use of outdoor space on the IUP campus. Requests are reviewed to ensure the safety of the IUP community, the protection of IUP grounds, and respect for the mission of the university. 

    Late Night Programming

    The Center for Student Life provides support for late night programming initiatives, including links to important policy information, forms, and mini-grant resources. 

    Event Setup: Do I Have to Pay?

    Office of Facilities Management helps organizations, offices, and individuals requesting use of outdoor space understand if there are costs involved in their space request outside normal business hours.

    For more events, check the Student Events Calendar, the Academic Calendar, and the Central Calendar.


Monday, August 31, 2015

The Astonishing  Atitlán Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. will be hosting its first Ladies Night Informational Session of the Fall 2015 semester. If you have ever considered joining a organization that not only represents unity amongst women of all cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and religions, but also stresses the importance of academic excellence, come learn more! 

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Hawk Walk

Indiana Borough

Student Life Center

The Hawk Walk is a campus/community “Welcome to the Neighborhood” initiative patterned after similar programs across the country.

Small groups of students, community members, police officers, and officials from the university and borough will walk door to door through select campus neighborhoods to distribute information packets and greet neighborhood residents.

Packets include materials on ordinances, community services, useful contacts, and other essential community information.

It is the goal that the event will further increase community participation and awareness. The program will focus on neighborhoods with a mix of student and non-student residents.

An information session for participants will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna Room.

Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey following the walk, and refreshments will be provided.

Please notify Betsy Sarneso at or 724-357-2598 if you’re interested in participating in this year’s Hawk Walk. 


Want to get involved? Come out and meet our team! We'll be holding meetings September 1st and 2nd at 7pm, in the HUB Across from the Icard office. No experience needed!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Putt-Delaney Quad

Student Life Center

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sit in on a casual conversation with four authors of the U.S. Constitution: Ben Franklin, James Madison, Charles Pinckney, and Alexander Hamilton.

The discussion provides insight into the Founding Fathers' thoughts when they wrote the U.S. Constitution, as well as how they might view contemporary constitutional challenges. Audience participation and questions are encouraged.

For more information, visit What did they originally intend? A casual conversation with the framers of the U.S. Constitution.

Monday, September 21, 2015

For more information, visit the Six O'Clock Series website.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Business Attire Fashion Show

HUB Ohio Room

Student Life Center

For more information, visit the Six O'Clock Series website.