Celebrate your home away from home this Homecoming! The SAA hosts several events throughout the week, so there’s something for everyone. Gather with alumni, fellow students, faculty, and staff as you celebrate the ultimate IU weekend.
The Ultimate Hoosier Week
From showing off your royal wave to marching in the parade, there are several ways to be more involved with this year’s Homecoming events.
Practice Your Royal Wave
Apply through Sept. 27 to be part of this year’s Homecoming Court. Two members of the court will be crowned and each receive $500 scholarships.More Information
Register your student organization in the Homecoming parade and be part of an IU tradition. Registration is open through Oct. 4. Did we mention there are cash prizes for the best entries?More Information
IU Homecoming Week 2019
We can’t wait to celebrate all things IU! Below are some of the campus events planned for the week:
Find Student Alumni Association (SAA) members in the Wright Quad food court and The Restaurants at Woodland between 6–8 p.m. for Homecoming swag and cookies.
Visit Alumni Hall in the Indiana Memorial Union anytime between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. to give blood and earn Homecoming points.
Cheer on your IU Women’s Volleyball team as they take on Purdue. Find SAA members outside Wilkinson Hall at 7 p.m. for IU Homecoming swag and to earn Homecoming points.
Join the SAA, IU Student Foundation, and Homecoming court members at the red IU clock outside Woodburn Hall from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Celebrate and say thank you to our IU donors by writing a note and by using the hashtag #thankstoUdonors throughout the day!
March in or watch the Homecoming parade, which starts at 6 p.m.. The procession begins at the intersection of 17th Street and Woodlawn Avenue, runs south on Woodlawn, and ends at the Indiana Memorial Union.
Each entry receives 200 Homecoming points and “best entry” winners receive cash prizes! If you’re interested in submitting an entry in the parade—there’s still time. Parade entry forms are due by 5 p.m. on October 4.
Cheer on the Hoosiers as they host Rutgers at noon in Memorial Stadium. Two Homecoming Royals will be crowned at halftime, and the Homecoming points contest winners will be announced. Each division winner earns the title and will receive a $200 gift card from Pizza X, so make sure to collect your points throughout the week!
Interested in being a part of Homecoming court? Applications are due by 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Two members will be crowned and each will receive a $500 scholarship.
Homecoming Points System
2019 marks the 111th celebration of IU Homecoming. Over the many years of this iconic campus tradition, IU student groups have competed throughout the week in various events in order to earn the title of Homecoming Grand Champion.
There are three divisions: Greek Life, Residence Halls, and Student Organizations. These three groups earn points in specific categories outlined below.
The group with the most points in each division is named that division’s specific champion. Each division winner earns the champion title, and wins a $200 gift card from Pizza X!
From those three division champions comes the overall points Grand Champion of IU Homecoming.
Get involved this year and help your favorite student organization fight to the top! There are chances to earn points throughout Homecoming week. The champions will be recognized on the field during the halftime of the IU Homecoming football game.
- The Grand Champion Award: This award is given is to the group that scores the most points overall throughout Homecoming.
- Champion Awards: Three Champion Awards will be given for the most points scored by the group in each of the three IU student divisions: Greek Life, Residence Hall, and Student Organizations.
Winners will be presented with their awards during halftime of the Homecoming football game.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Location: Alumni Hall in the IMU
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Specific Point Requirement: Donations*
Number of Points Earned: 100 points per donation or attempt to donate
*Attempted donations receive the same amount of points. Must sign-in to receive points.
IU Volleyball vs. Purdue game
Location: Wilkinson Hall
Date: Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
Specific Point Requirement: Look for the Student Alumni Association (SAA) handing out swag before the game
Number of Points Earned: 25 points per person; must sign in and designate your group
Thank A Donor Day
Location: Red IU clock outside Woodburn Hall on campus; Look for members of the SAA, Student Foundation, and Homecoming Court
Date: Thursday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Specific Point Requirement: Write a thank you note to an IU donor
Number of points earned: 10 points per person; must sign in and designate your group
Homecoming Court Nomination
Date: Now through September 27, 2019.
Specific Point Requirement: Nomination of a group member.
Number of Points Earned: 10 points per nominee. Remember to designate which group on the nomination form
Homecoming Court Members
Date: Following Homecoming court nomination period
Specific Point Requirement: Nominees will be contacted if they are selected to be a member of Homecoming court
Number of Points Earned: 50 points to the court member’s organization
Date: Two Homecoming royals will be crowned during halftime of the football game.
Specific Point Requirement: Court member selected as a Royal
Number of Points Earned: 100 points to the Royal’s organization
Homecoming Parade Entry
Date: Friday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Specific Point Requirement: Participation in the parade. Entry could be a walking group, float, vehicle, or musical group
Number of Points Earned: 200 points for organization; please include organization name on all entry forms
Homecoming Parade Entry Winner
Date: Friday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Specific Point Requirement: All entries will be judged by a panel of judges during the parade route on a variety of criteria. Don’t forget to include organization name on all entry forms.
Number of Points Earned: 1st Place: 500 points, 2nd Place: 400 points, 3rd Place: 300 points; cash prizes will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award winners
150 points will be awarded to any group that participates in all events throughout the week.
In the event of a tie in points a tiebreaker will go to the group with the most group members participating overall in the week’s events. If both groups participated equally, the group with the highest score on their Homecoming parade entry will be declared the winner.
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