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 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.

Sign up to compete

5K Run Forrest Run

Union Board and the Student Alumni Association are collaborating on the Run Forrest Run 5K to raise money for the Bloomington WildCare. The run begins in Dunn Meadow at 10:00am and ends at the Sample Gates. Make sure to register soon! The first 100 runners will get a free Run Forrest Run 5K water bottle.

Register to run

IU Homecoming Week

We can’t wait to celebrate all things IU! Here are some of the events planned for IU Homecoming 2022:

The Student Alumni Association and the Union Board invite you to participate in a Homecoming 5K benefitting Bloomington WildCare. The run begins in Dunn Meadow at 10:00 a.m. and ends at the Sample Gates.

A physical donation will be collected as an entry fee. Items you can bring include pillowcases, old shirts, sheets (flat or fitted), hand towels, small plates/bowls around 2–4" in diameter, small/medium plates, and comforters. Monetary donations will also be accepted if you cannot bring a physical one.

Run Forrest Run 5K Schedule
TimeDescription
8:30–9:30 a.m.Registration open
9:30 a.m.Warmups and lineup
10:00 a.m.Race begins
11:00 a.m.Awards, celebration, and food

Union Board will have supplies for mug decorating, bracelet and keychain making, and more! In the IMU Starbucks from 4:00-6:00 p.m..

Visit Alumni Hall in the IMU between 10 a.m.–4 p.m., to give blood.

Schedule an appointment

Join SAA and members of the Homecoming court in Dunn Meadow from 6–8 p.m. for a fun midweek crafting break and tie-dye a free Homecoming T-shirt.

Get your Homecoming T-shirt and stay for an outdoor movie with the Union Board! The movie will take place in Dunn Meadow at 8:00 p.m. and the UB will be showing Forrest Gump.

Find the IU Student Foundation on campus to Thank A Donor.

Explore every aspect of IU’s artistic community in a scavenger hunt across campus, hosted by Union Board! Whether in teams or alone, competitors will meet at the Indiana Memorial Union Gallery, located in the IMU Starbucks, at 2pm and race across campus to complete the quest for a selection of prizes.

March in or watch the Homecoming parade. The procession begins at 5:30 p.m., from the intersection of 17th Street and Woodlawn Ave.

Student entries will be judged in the following categories: Residents Halls, Greek Life, Student Group, School.

Cheer on the Hoosiers at the Homecoming football game. Two Homecoming Royals will be crowned at halftime.

Show off your IU pride all week by decorating your dorm and win points for the competition by tagging us on Instagram at @iusaa_! Show this off with posters, flags, etc. Any damage to dorms will result in disqualification.

Points are only for participants who live in the dorms on Fee Lane.

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.