Homecoming activities begin on Sunday

Homecoming activities begin on Sunday

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Numerous events will take place on campus next week
Homecoming paradeThe UI Homecoming Parade is always a huge hit with alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the community. This year's parade begins Friday, Oct. 4, at 5:45 p.m. in downtown Iowa City. File photo by Bill Adams.
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The University of Iowa campus will be full of activities next week when homecoming festivities begin on Sunday, Sept. 29.

“Countless Hawkeyes, One Spirit” is the theme for UI Homecoming 2013, as alumni will make the annual trip back to Iowa City to catch the parade, take in a concert, and cheer for the Hawkeyes inside Kinnick Stadium. Current UI students, faculty, and staff will have plenty of opportunities to take part in homecoming activities throughout the week.

Homecoming week officially begins on Sunday, Sept. 29, with the United Way 5K (race begins at Carver-Hawkeye Arena) and the UI Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival (CCDF). Since 1990, the CCDF has given members of the University of Iowa and its surrounding communities an opportunity to learn through food, games, dance, music, literature, and more. This year’s event will be held outside at Hubbard Park from noon to 5 p.m.

Read related stories about Meghan Ryan who is performing at the festival and the overall UI Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival.

Other events during the week include the annual blood drive, Hungry Hawkeyes Alumni Dinner, Ruckus at the Rec, Sports Night at the Roy G. Karro Athletics Hall of Fame, Iowa Shout, a concert on the Pentacrest with Third Eye Blind, and more.

Below is a complete list of events. For more information on all of these events, click here to visit the official homecoming site.

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • United Way 5K (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity Festival (Hubbard Park)

Monday, Sept. 30

  • Blood Drive—Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
  • Recyclable Boat Races (Field House Pool)

Tuesday, Oct. 1

  • Hungry Hawkeyes Alumni Dinner (Old Brick)
  • Ruckus at the Rec (Campus Recreation and Wellness Center)
  • Casino Night (Currier)

Wednesday, Oct. 2

  • Sports Night (Roy G. Karro Athletics Hall of Fame)

Thursday, Oct. 3

  • Iowa Shout (IMU)
  • Comedian Emily Galati (TBA)
  • CAB Movies (IMU)

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Parade (Downtown Iowa City)
  • Coronation (IMU)
  • Third Eye Blind Concert (IMU Main Lounge)
  • CAB Movies (IMU)

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Michigan State vs. Iowa Football Game (Kinnick Stadium)
  • CAB Movies (IMU)

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • CAB Movies (IMU)

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the UI Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in advance at 319-335-3059.

Contacts

Aaron Blau, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0018

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