Homecoming 2013 is all about kicking things up a notch. Planning was still underway at press time, so there are surprises in store. And the calendar is already packed with events. For all the details and to register for events, make sure to visit uindy.edu/homecoming early and often! Start the week off in a family-friendly way by heading to the Indianapolis Zoo on Sunday afternoon for UIndy Day. Relive a classic 80s moment with a movie on the mall on Monday, where we’ll be watching The Breakfast Club, and enjoy a “Hounds through the Decades” fashion show on Tuesday (where you’ll probably hear a lot of ‘What were we thinking?’).
Wednesday night brings nationally known singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson to campus, and Thursday we’ll enjoy a special 1950s diner-themed dinner, complete with music of the era. Friday night is the traditional Honors and Recognition Banquet, celebrating outstanding alumni. Plan to arrive on campus early on Saturday to join in the campus-wide service project at the now-empty Cummins Apartments lot, and learn about plans to create a pocket park on the site. The President’s Lunch is next. Then it’s off to the campus open houses.
Saturday afternoon combines the fun of Greyhound Village and Tailgate Town for the first time: city food trucks, inflatables, music, and the annual Golf Cart Parade. And tents will sprout up featuring various schools, departments, even some community groups. The football game (and Greyhound victory!) under the lights cap off a great fall day at UIndy.
Visit uindy.edu/homecoming for more details about the events and how you can register.
Plus: Eat for UIndy
Eat at City Barbeque in Greenwood, Ind., from Sept. 29–Oct. 6 to support UIndy’s Scholarship Fund! Present the flyer—available at uindy.edu/homecoming—when ordering, either dine-in and carry-out, and 25 percent of the proceeds from that order will go to the scholarship fund.
Sunday, September 29
—Women’s soccer match vs. Quincy, Noon
—Men’s soccer, 2:30 p.m., Key Stadium
—Hounds Go Wild: UIndy Day at the Indianapolis Zoo, Noon–5
Monday, September 30
—Pep Rally, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Smith Mall
—The Breakfast Club, 9 p.m., Smith Mall
Tuesday, October 1
—“Hounds through the Decades” Fashion Show, courtesy of the Theatre Department, 4:30–7 p.m., Schwitzer Dining Hall
—Provost’s Lecture: Dr. Krista Latham, 4:30–6 p.m., Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
—Jazz Combo performance, 7:30–9 p.m. Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
—“UIndy Feud” game show, 9 p.m., Schwitzer Student Center, UIndy Hall
Wednesday, October 2
—Ace’s Birthday Party, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Schwitzer Student Center Rotunda
—Eric Hutchinson in concert. 9 p.m., Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
Thursday, October 3
—1950’s dinner, diner-style, with music of the era, 4:30–7 p.m., Schwitzer Dining Hall
—Through the Decades Experience Design exhibition, 7–10 p.m., UIndy Halls B & C
Friday, October 4
—50-Year Reception for the Class of 1963, 3–6 p.m., Alumni House
—Honors & Recognition Dinner, 6–8 p.m., Schwitzer Student Center, UIndy Hall A
—Volleyball vs. Bellarmine, 7 p.m., Ruth Lilly Fitness Center
—Dessert Reception with student & alumni social, Schwitzer Atrium, 8–10 p.m.
—Huddle at McQ’s Pub & Eatery, 9–11 p.m.
Saturday, October 5
—50-Year Club Breakfast, 8–9 a.m., UIndy Hall. Classes of 1963 and earlier.
—Service projects, Cummins Apts. site, 9–Noon
—Financial Planning Seminar, 9–10 a.m. Schwitzer Center, Trustees Dining Room
—Esch Bust Dedication. 10:30–11:30 a.m., Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Gallery
—Alumni Swim Meet, 11 a.m., Ruth Lilly Fitness Center
—President’s Lunch, Noon– 1 p.m., Schwitzer Dining Hall
—Campus Open Houses, 1–3 p.m.
—Volleyball vs. USI, 3 p.m., Ruth Lilly Fitness Center
—Greyhound Village & Tailgate Town, 3–6 p.m., Key Stadium parking lot.
—Golf cart parade to Key Stadium, 5 p.m.
—Greyhound football vs. Missouri S&T, 6 p.m., Key Stadium
Sunday, October 6
—Church service, 9 & 11 a.m., University Heights United Methodist Church
—Founders’ Day event with continental breakfast, 10–11 a.m., Alumni House