Homecoming

  • IUP Homecoming 2020 is Going Virtual!

    Mark your calendars for a Homecoming experience you'll never forget!
    October 4 through October 10, 2020

    Homecoming is for all members of the IUP community and we need you to make it a memorable experience. While we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are excited that alumni, students, and friends from both near and far will be able to participate in our virtual Homecoming festivities from the comfort of their living rooms around the globe!

    Homecoming activities (for both students and alumni) will be hosted the week of October 4 through October 10, with a variety of virtual experiences both live and previously taped, including a few nostalgic videos!

  • Imagine Homecoming Wherever You Are

    Saturday, October 3

    IUP Marching Band Live Stream from Miller Stadium, 3:00 p.m.

    • Join us for a live stream of the 2020 IUP Marching Band as they perform at Miller Stadium.
    • Location: IUP Facebook Page or YouTube

    Ongoing

    Class of 2024 Shirt Distribution, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–noon and 1:00–9:00 p.m.

    • Grab your class of 2024 shirt before Friday’s Crimson and Gray Day. 
    • Location: MSCLE office in Elkin Hall between 

    Sunday, October 4

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Monday, October 5

    IUP Spirit Week: “Rep” Your Group

    • Were you a student athlete, a member of a student organization, or club sport? “Represent” by sharing a photo sporting some team/org/club apparel.
    • Location: All social media platforms

    Creating Art Event, 7:00–9:00 p.m. 

    • Join LGBTQIA Support, Pride Alliance, and Queer Colors and let your creativity flow.
    • Location: MCSLE/Elkin Hall Great Room

    Tuesday, October 6

    IUP Spirit Week: Where are you now?

    • IUP alumni are impacting the world!  Tell us where you are checking in from today!
    • Location: All social media platforms

    Queer Conversations: Politics and Why Voting Matters, 5:00–7:00 p.m

    • Conservative? Liberal? In the middle? We all take sides of issues. How do you express the issues you are concerned about in the election?
    • Location: MCSLE/Elkin Great Room or room 111

    Kid’s Corner: Virtual Spanish Lesson with Morgan Bailey, 6:00–6:30 p.m.

    • Join current IUP Spanish Education student Morgan Bailey for an informative and interactive elementary Spanish lesson!
    • Suggested Age Group: Children 10 and under*
      *Guardians are asked to be close to help participants mute and unmute their microphones.
    • Registration Required
    • Location: Zoom

    Wednesday, October 7

    IUP Spirit Week: Favorite Indiana, Pa. Memory

    • What is your favorite Indiana memory? Did you love Coney wings on Thursday, a chicken salad sub from 9th Street Deli, a Steele City “samiche” piled high with fresh cut fries, maybe a latte at the Artist Hand, or was it a genuine heat-lamp burger from Winky’s? Give a shout out to your favorite local Indiana businesses that you are missing during IUP’s virtual homecoming!

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Panel Discussion: Is Race Real, 3:30–5:00 p.m.

    • Members of the Anthropology department will address the definition of race with a panel presentation and discussion.
    • Registration is required.

    Celebration of National Coming Out Day, 12:30–3:00 p.m. 

    • We celebrate you and your identity. Join us in the Oak Grove and experience the freedom of being yourself!
    • Location: Oak Grove (rain location, room 111 MCSLE/Elkin Hall)

    The LGBTQIA Student Experience, 8:00–9:00 p.m.

    • Queer Colors+, Pride Alliance, Student Government Association and LGBTQIA Support unite to discuss the student experience on campus and in the classroom.
    • Location: Folger Hall

    STATIC Netflix Watch Party: Hasan Min, 8:00–10:00 p.m.

    • join STATIC for a Netflix Watch Party featuring Hasan Minhaj in his 2017 smash comedy special, Homecoming King. Event begins at 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Online, get more information

    Thursday, October 8

    IUP Spirit Week: Throwback Thursday

    • What is your favorite Homecoming memory? Share your favorite Homecoming memories! We’ve heard that some of you have homecoming traditions. Tell us how many continuous years you have been a part of IUP Homecoming!
    • Location: All social media platforms

    Professionalism in the Queer Community, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

    • Pride Alliance will be discussing professionalism in all facets during their regular meeting. All IUP students are welcome. You do not need to identify as a member of the community.
    • Location: Room 111, MCSLE/Elkin Hall

    STATIC IUP Homecoming 2020 ft. D Smoke and Flawless Real Talk (Virtual), 8:00–10:00 p.m.

    • STATIC presents D Smoke and Flawless Real Talk, live in virtual concert, to kick-off IUP’s Homecoming celebrations on Thursday, October 8, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 7:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. This event is completely free and only open to the IUP community. No preregistration is required. Zoom link forthcoming!
    • Get details about this event.

    Friday, October 9 

    IUP Spirit Week: Crimson and Gray Day

    • Rock your favorite IUP gear and share a picture!
    • Location: All social media platforms

    Student Event: Kahoot with Kimberly Anderson, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

    Student Event: Bingo

    • Location: Oak Grove, Fisher Patio, weather permitting. Rain plan – online.

    Saturday, October 10

    IUP Spirit Week: HoCo in a Box

    • Show us how you are celebrating IUP Homecoming wherever you are! Don’t forget to share a photo with your Homecoming in a Box memorabilia!

    • Location: All social media platforms

    IUP Virtual Homecoming Parade—A Walk Down Memory Lane, 10:00 a.m.

    • Take a walk down memory lane and watch a video montage of IUP Homecoming parades over the last 50 years set to music of the IUP Marching Band.
    • Location: IUP Facebook Page and YouTube channel.

    The Coach’s Show Special: IUP Homecoming, 2:00 p.m.

    • Take a look back into IUP Football history with legendary coach Frank Cignetti and sports information director Ryan Rebholz for a special rewind edition of The Coach’s Show. They’ll discuss the 2005 IUP vs. Slippery Rock Homecoming game, some of the great players who participated in the victory, along the program’s rich tradition. Immediately following The Coach’s Show, the game will air in its entirety and the 2020 Band will host the halftime show.
    • Location: IUP Athletics Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

    Indiana County Events During IUP Homecoming Week

    Smicksburg Fall Festival

    • Sunday, October 4, Noon–5:00 p.m.
    • Smicksburg Community
    • Always a favorite time in Smicksburg as the fall foliage adds a special beauty to all the festivities and entertainment this fabulous weekend. For more information: 814 257-8553

    Call Northside 777

    • Sunday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.
    • Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa.
    • Starring Jimmy Stewart, Helen Walker, and Lee J. Cobb. Absorbing drama of reporter Stewart convinced that a convicted killer is innocent, trying to prove it. For more information: 724 349-6110

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 11, 1:00 p.m.
    • Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa.
    • Starring James Stewart, Doris Day and Bernard Miles. Americans vacationing in Morocco with their son, Hank; get involved in a nightmare of international espionage, assassinations, and terror. For more information: 724 349-6110

    Red Cross Blood Drive  

    • Tuesday, October 6Noon–6:00 p.m.
    • IUP HUB Ohio Room, 319 Pratt Dr., Indiana, Pa.

    Indiana County Farmers’ Market

    • Wednesday, October 7, 3:30–6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10, 9:00 a.m.–Noon
    • 8th and Church Sts. Indiana, Pa.
    • The Indiana County Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering fresh, local vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, raw milk, honey, and more! Visit Indiana County Farmers’ Market.

    Reeger’s Farm Pumpkin Patch

    • Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11
    • 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Reeger’s Farm, 755 Laurel Rd., Shelocta, Pa.
    • Pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, snacks, gobs, and drinks available. Cash only, with ATM on site. Social distancing will be expected by guests as well as masks when six-foot distances cannot be maintained. Crowd size will be monitored according to the COVID-19 guidelines set forth in October 2020.
  • Visiting Campus

    Visitors to campus, please take a moment and review visitor expectations found in Guidance for Campus Visitors section, part of the Plan for Fall 2020.

    Contacts for IUP Homecoming

    Alumni

    Contact the Office of Alumni and Friends by emailing alumni-relations@iup.edu or call 800-937-2487.

    Students

    Contact the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement at 724-357-2598 for any questions regarding student programming for Homecoming.