EventsFall 2014

Homecoming events for alumni

No matter when you graduated—or the name of the University when you were a student—you’ll always be connected to UIndy and the experiences that prepared you for your life’s journey. You’re forever a Greyhound!

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Homecoming-209Homecoming Week: October 20–26

Monday, Oct. 20
Dynamic Duos
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Music faculty collaborate in works of the duo repertory from the 20th and 21st centuries. Plus: the premiere of a work for flute and percussion by Mack Lamont ’12.



Tuesday, Oct. 21
Smith Mall & Noblitt Observatory, 7 p.m.
To celebrate Wednesday’s visit by Neil deGrasse Tyson, we’ll host a special stargazing event on Smith Mall and include a tour of the Noblitt Observatory to use its telescope.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nicoson Hall, 7 p.m.
The internationally known astrophysicist and host of the updated “Cosmos” television series, will present “This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe” for the UIndy community. (Ticket required; limited seating available in Nicoson. Additional seating will be available in UIndy Hall in Schwitzer Student Center via a live video stream.)

Thursday, Oct. 23
Plain White T’s in Concert
Nicoson Hall, 9 p.m.
Nationally known rock band Plain White T’s will perform their hit songs, including “Hey There Delilah” and “Rhythm of Love,” for students, alumni, and friends. (Ticket required; $10.)

homecoming-348Friday, Oct. 24
Annual Honors & Recognition Banquet
UIndy Hall A, 6–8 p.m.
Join President Manuel and members of the Board of Trustees in celebrating award recipients from our alumni and faculty. The dinner will be followed by a special dessert reception—planned by students. (Registration required; $10.)

Friday, Oct. 24 & Saturday, Oct. 25

Urinetown: the Musical, Ransburg Auditorium, 8–10 p.m.
The Theatre and Music departments have come together to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Urinetown, described as “one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years.” (Tickets available at the door; $12.)

Saturday, Oct. 25
Hound Hustle 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m.
The inaugural Hound Hustle 5K will take you on a tour of our beautiful campus and the University Heights neighborhood. Part of each registration fee will support a campus scholarship fund. (Registration required; $20. Includes T-shirt.)

President’s Lunch
UIndy Hall A, Noon–1 p.m.
Join your favorite faculty and classmates for a family-friendly lunch. Learn about the many developments happening on campus and exciting plans for UIndy. (Registration required; $5.)

Volleyball Game
Ruth Lilly Center for Health & Fitness, 3 p.m.
Cheer the Greyhounds to victory against division rival Missouri-St. Louis. (Tickets available at thedoor; $5.)

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

Tailgate Town
Nicoson Lot, 4–6 p.m.
Food, fun, inflatables, music, and more! Have a special caricature done by Gary Barker ’79, artist and illustrator of Jim Davis’s Garfield iconic comic strip. (Food is available for purchase; feel free to bring your own. Tailgate space: $10.)

homecoming-538Golf Cart Parade
Hanna Avenue, 4 p.m.
Pull up a seat along Hanna Avenue for the parade and see all the creative golf cart floats designed by our students. It gets better every year!

Football Game & Halftime Show
Key Stadium, 6 p.m.
Your Greyhounds take on the Lincoln Blue Tigers. And we’ll crown the king and queen! (Ticket required; $8 adult, $6 child.)

Sunday, Oct. 26
Founders Day Brunch
Stierwalt Alumni House, 10–11 a.m.
As we close the festivities, we’ll look back at our past and celebrate our history with a special presentation from Michael Cartwright, special assistant to the president for mission.

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