Homecoming

The Ultimate Hoosier Week

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.

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.

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Homecoming Parade

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?

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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.

Register for the blood drive with promo code IUBLOOM

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.

Register your student group

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.

Apply for the 2019 Homecoming Court

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.

  1. The Grand Champion Award: This award is given is to the group that scores the most points overall throughout Homecoming.
  2. 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


Homecoming Royal

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


Bonus Points

150 points will be awarded to any group that participates in all events throughout the week.


Tiebreaker

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.

Year Group
2018 IU Student Foundation
2017 Student Athletic Board
2016 Residence Hall Association
2015 Student Athletic Board
2014 Student Athletic Board
2009 IU Student Foundation
2008 IU Student Foundation
2006 Black Student Union
2005 Black Student Union
2004 Residence Hall Association/NRHH
2003 Residence Hall Association/NRHH
2002 Phi Mu
2001 Phi Kappa Psi/Phi Mu
2000 Read Center
1999 Pi Kappa Phi/Delta Zeta
1998 Pi Kappa Phi/Phi Sigma Kappa/Delta Gamma
1997 Briscoe Quad
1996 Lambda Chi Alpha/Alpha Phi
1995 Phi Gamma Delta/Chi Omega
1994 Alpha Epsilon Pi/Chi Omega
1993 Delta Tau Delta/Sigma Delta Tau
1992 Delta Tau Delta/Phi Mu
1991 Chi Phi/Alpha Delta Pi
1990 Delta Chi/Sigma Sigma Sigma
1989 Delta Tau Delta/Sigma Sigma Sigma
1987 Chi Phi/Alpha Delta Pi
1985 Delta Upsilon/Gamma Phi Beta
1984 McNutt Quad
1983 Forest Hall
1982 Forest Hall
1981 Dodds House Rabb 3
1980 Pi Kappa Alpha/Delta Zeta
1979 Tau Kappa Epsilon/Alpha Gamma Delta
1978 IU Student Foundation
1977 Pi Kappa Phi
1976 Pi Kappa Phi/Kappa Delta
1975 Pi Kappa Phi/Alpha Gamma Delta
1974 Sigma Phi Epsilon/Chi Omega
1973 Sigma Phi Epsilon/Delta Delta Delta
1971 Sigma Phi Epsilon/Kappa Alpha Theta
1970 Sigma Phi Epsilon/Alpha Chi Omega
1969 Read Center/Eigenmann Hall
1968 M.R.C./Read Center
1967 M.R.C./Read Center
1966 M.R.C./Read Center
1965 Tau Kappa Epsilon
1964 Chi Phi

Homecoming Questions?

Contact Garrett Baker, IUAA assistant director of Alumni Programs at jgb@iu.edu or 812-855-6120, or McKenzie Mauer, SAA Homecoming steering committee chair at mamauer@iu.edu.