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 to be part of Homecoming Court. Two members of the court will be crowned at halftime of the Homecoming football game and each receive $500 scholarships.

Apply for the Homecoming Court

Homecoming Parade

Register your student organization in the Homecoming parade and be part of an IU tradition.

Learn more about the Homecoming parade

Compete for points

Compete against other groups in your category. Get points for participating in Homecoming week events and compete for prizes in your category and for Grand Champion, which will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming game.

Learn more and sign up for competition points

Additional Homecoming activities

More information on the 2024 Homecoming activities will be shared in summer 2024.

IU Homecoming Week

We can’t wait to celebrate all things IU—join us the week of Oct. 14 for Homecoming 2024.

Here’s a look back at Homecoming 2023:

Sunday, October 15
Paint the Town CrimsonStart the week by participating in Paint the Town Crimson. Get your team together and paint a downtown window with your own homecoming design.
Monday, October 16
Red Cross Blood Drive

You can help make the world a better place by donating blood in our Red Cross Blood Drive. From 10am - 4pm in the Georgian room at the IMU. Register for the Red Cross Blood Drive

Homecoming T-Shirt SwapWith homecoming around the corner, the only name you should be repping is the Hoosiers! Bring any of your old shirts from a different college (OSU, Michigan, Illinois, etc.) and we’ll swap it for a limited edition Union Board Hoco shirt!! Stop by the IU Arboretum starting at 3 p.m. to get your vintage-inspired tee!! While supplies last.
Tuesday, October 17
Candy Stripes ClassicA Hoosier classic! Join the Student Athletic Board at Assembly Hall for the Candy Stipes Classic. Time TBD.
Sip and CiderJoin IUSG in celebrating Homecoming Week with some free apple cider, doughnuts, and cookie decorating. Time TBD.
Wednesday, October 18
Ride or DyeJoin the SAA in Dunn Meadow at 4 p.m. to tie-dye a free tee shirt or stuff a free bear.
Happy Tote-comingJoin Union Board for painting and decorating tote bags on Dunn Meadow from 5–7 p.m.
Bloomington ClassicJoin the IU Student Foundation at Bill Armstrong Stadium where they will be hosting a Bloomington Classic Bike Race from 7–10 p.m. Spectators are encouraged.
Outdoor Movie NightHead Over to Dunn Meadow at 8 p.m. to join Union Board to watch Pitch Perfect! Don’t forget to grab a blanket, it will be chilly out!
Thursday, October 19
Hoosier Harvest: Paintin and Pickin PumpkinsJoin Union Board at our very own pumpkin patch! Have fun picking, painting, and decorating your own pumpkin at Dunn Meadow from 3–7 p.m.
Live from Bloomington 2023Join Union Board at The Bluebird for our annual Live from Bloomington showcase! Support the local Bloomington artists that are featured on the LFB 2023 album followed by a special performance by The Greeting Committee. Tickets are $15 at the door. Ages 21+ only.
Friday, October 20
Homecoming ParadeMarch in the Homecoming parade with your student organization or grab a group of friends to come watch. The parade take place on Woodlawn Ave. going north from 13th Street to 17th Street, starting at 5:30 p.m..
Hoosier HysteriaJoin the IU Basketball team and many fans to celebrate the official first day of men’s and women’s basketball. Get excited with this season’s coaches and players at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Saturday, October 21
Game DayJoin your fellow fans at Memorial Stadium in cheering on the Hoosier football team in the Homecoming Game against Rutgers.
Sunday, October 22
Yard ShowA presentation of the NPHC fraternities and sororities to showcase their chapters' history through steps, strolls, chanting, and dancing starting at 2 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the IMU.

Relive past Homecomings

Homecoming Questions?

Contact Eryn Wisler, IUAA director of student engagement at ewisler@iu.edu, or Kirsten Lozano, SAA Homecoming steering committee chair at knlozano@iu.edu.