Community Events

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Homecoming weekend is filled with activities for alumni, students, and the community. The annual parade kicks of at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Indiana, and this year celebrates “World Monuments.” Before the game, alumni and friends are invited to celebrate at the Crimson Huddle. Register for the Crimson Huddle by October 2 for reduced price tickets. At 2:00 p.m. the Crimson Hawks football team takes on California in the 11th annual Coal Bowl. In addition, there are concerts, theater performances, and the Official IUP Late Night Homecoming Party for students. Get all the details about Homecoming weekend.

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage: Homecoming Float!

Homecoming Parade, Downtown Indiana

Women’s and Gender Studies

Join us with our Float: Suffrage: A World Monumental Achievement!

The parade will feature nearly 80 campus and community units. IUP’s Department of Military Science howitzer cannon, which will be located near the Indiana County Courthouse, will fire to signal the start of the parade. The 2019 parade theme is “World Monuments.” Get the route details and information on how to participate in the parade.

Crimson Huddle

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Hawk’s Nest

A Homecoming event for alumni, friends, and reunion groups! 

At this pregame event, we will welcome you and your guests to a full buffet of your tailgate favorites, an assortment of drinks (nonalcoholic, beer, and wine), great entertainment, and a chance to win IUP prizes! This huddle is all about fun!

Save by preregistering by October 2 at midnight. After then, tickets must be purchased at the door.


  • $18* per individual aged 15 years or older 
  • $8 per child aged 7-14 years
  • Children aged 6 years or younger are admitted free of charge.

Tickets At the Door

  • $20* per individual aged 15 years or older
  • $10 per child aged 7-14 years
  • Children aged 6 years or younger are admitted free of charge.

*A portion of each adult/individual registration fee will be directed to support the Fund for IUP Athletics.

Bring the whole family!This is a family-friendly event, so future alumni (aka children) are welcome! This event will give you and your family the perfect opportunity to hang out before the big game. Spend time with your family, fellow alumni, or meet up with a reunion group! All ages are welcome!

Get more information about the event and reunion groups

Join the Haven Project for Hawks Against Harm table- Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The Haven Project is co-sponsoring the homecoming game with Omega Psy Phi Inc., Sigma Chi, Alice Paul House, and the Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty.  Come out and support the Hawks and wear purple to bring awareness for domestic violence!

  • IUP students won't ignore or excuse interpersonal violence. 
  • Taking a stand means you're a true Hawk! 
  • IUP Hawks protect one another and demand a safe community.

Theater: “Actually”

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

The Lively Arts

Two Princeton freshmen spend a night together that will alter the course of their lives. With lyricism and wit, Anna Ziegler’s Actually investigates gender and race politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the challenging nuances of consent when there is more than one side to the story.

Get tickets here.

More information about this event.