Get ready for Homecoming 2015!

Homecoming-47Make plans to join us on October 2–3 for Homecoming 2015! There is so much on campus that is new, and we’re planning tours, ribbon-cuttings, naming ceremonies, and more. Plus, the zip line is back, and the Hanna Avenue parade is bigger than ever. So join your fellow Greyhounds as we celebrate all that makes UIndy great. See the full schedule at uindy.edu/homecoming.

Friday, October 2

UIndy Health Pavilion Dedication
12:30 p.m., Health Pavilion
Be part of the historic dedication ceremony for the UIndy Health Pavilion—and be among the first to visit this state-of-the-art facility, home
to the University’s health sciences programs.

Milestone Class Reunions
3 p.m., Stierwalt Alumni House & Schwitzer Student Center
The classes of 1960, 1965, 1975, 1995, and 2005 will gather to celebrate their milestone reunions. These alumni will enjoy a private reception, campus tours, dinner, and a class photo.

‘Blueprint for Our Future’
6 p.m., Indianapolis Museum of Art
Join us for this special event and announcement. (See back cover for more, or contact Advancement’s Carly Vogel, 317-788-3205; vogelc@uindy.edu.)

Saturday, October 3

Homecoming-4Hound Hustle 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m., Schwitzer Student Center
The Hound Hustle 5K will take you on a tour of campus and University Heights. Kids can pursue one of the slower greyhounds—our mascot—in the Ace Chase at 10 a.m. on Smith Mall. Part of each registration fee will support UIndy programs and students. (Registration required; $20 until Sept. 29. Same-day registration is $25. Includes T-shirt. Visit uindy.edu/homecoming.)

Founders Day Celebration and Library Reopening Ceremony
11 a.m., Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center & Krannert Memorial Library
We’ll honor our past with a special Founders Day presentation and celebrate our future with the library ceremony. We’ll begin in the fine arts center. Then join us for the ribbon-cutting in front of the library, followed by tours and lunch ($10).

Naming Ceremony: Ron and Laura Strain Honors College
1 p.m., Esch Hall Atrium
Honoring the special gift of these UIndy alumni and trustees to endow the Honors College.

Naming Ceremony: Riad and Yvonne Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences
2 p.m., Good Hall
Honoring a transformational gift and reaffirming the commitment to the liberal arts core.

The Zip Line
3–6 p.m., Hanna Avenue
Start the pre-game celebration in style by zip-lining into Tailgate Town. (It’s free!)

Homecoming-7Tailgate Town
3–6 p.m., Nicoson Lot & Hanna Avenue
Food, fun, inflatables, music & more! The biggest tailgate party in UIndy history will include a zip line, a climbing wall, Colts in Motion (a 42-foot-long traveling museum of interactive Colts history and memorabilia), a bungee run, multiple inflatables, face painting, spin-art shirts, live music, and more! (Free; tailgate space: $10.)

 

Homecoming Parade
4 p.m., Hanna Avenue
Gather along Hanna for the parade of floats, classic cars, community groups, bands, and dance teams, plus the creative golf cart floats designed
by students. It’s bigger and better every year!

Football Game & Halftime Show
Key Stadium, 6 p.m.
Your Greyhounds (picked to repeat as conference champs) take on Truman State. Plus, we’ll crown a king and queen! (Ticket required; $8 adult, 12 and under free, $5 for seniors 65+ & military.)

Bonfire
9 p.m., Schwitzer Park
Join us after the game to dedicate the new fire pit and seating—a gift from the Class of 2015. Come roast marshmallows and fix a s’more or two!

Student happenings

Third Annual Women’s Flag Football Games
September 27, 6 p.m., Key Stadium

Pep Rally
September 28, Noon,
Schwitzer Center Atrium

ComedySportz Show
September 28, 9 p.m., UIndy Hall A

Homecoming Carnival
September 29, 5–7 p.m., UIndy Hall

Homecoming Dance
September 30, 9–11 p.m., UIndy Hall

Lip Sync Battle
October 1, 9 p.m.–Midnight,
UIndy Hall