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

Paint the Town Crimson

Sign up to paint windows of local Bloomington businesses with your own Homecoming design. Win points for your student organization.

Sign up to Paint the Town Crimson

IU Homecoming Week

We can’t wait to celebrate all things IU! Here are some of the events planned for IU 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. Register for the Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 18
Vision Boards with Union BoardJoin the Union Board at the IMU from 2–4 p.m. to make a Vision Board.
Ride or DyeJoin the SAA in Dunn Meadow at 6 p.m. to tie-dye a free tee shirt or stuff a free bear.
Movie NightHead over to Dunn Meadow at 8 p.m. to join the Union Board in watching an outdoor movie. Don’t forget a blanket.
Mini Little 500Join the IU Student Foundation at Bill Armstrong Stadium where they will be hosting a Mini Little 500 Bike Race from 7–10 p.m. Spectators are encouraged.
Thursday, October 19
Union Board Pumpkin Patch Union Board pumpkin patch in Dunn Meadow, more details soon.
Concert at BluebirdJoin the Union Board in a partnership with Bluebird to celebrate the new LiveFromBloomington album. Ages 21+ only. Time TBD.
Candy Stripes ClassicA Hoosier classic! Join the Student Athletic Board at Assembly Hall for the Candy Stipes Classic. Time TBD.
Take Off & Run IU’s Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association will host, “Take Off & Run”, a fun run for charity. More details soon.
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.
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.

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.