Homecoming is a reunion weekend celebrating you—both your student experiences and your career and life achievements since your college days. Come back to campus to relive favorite memories, relax and reconnect with UIndy. You’ll find a lot of fun and a little something for everyone!
Plan to come back to UIndy for a week of special events and activities, all leading up to the big game on Saturday—including the Hound Hustle 5K, President’s Lunch, Homecoming Parade, tailgating party and much more.
Homecoming: September 23–29
Friday, September 28
Alumni Welcome Center
Stierwalt Alumni House, 1–4:30 p.m.
Relax and visit with your friends in the Stierwalt Alumni House.
Finance Lab Dedication
Esch Hall, 1:15 p.m.
Help us celebrate this transformational addition to UIndy’s School of Business. The Finance Lab brings the atmosphere and understanding of the Wall Street environment to our corner of Indianapolis and gives students hands-on experience with sophisticated industry software. Registration preferred.
50-Year Club Reception
Trustees Dining Room, Schwitzer Student Center, 4:30 p.m.
Alumni who graduated in 1968 or earlier are welcome to attend this reception to help us welcome the class of 1968 into the 50-Year Club! This will be a great opportunity to gather together before all members of the 50-Year Club are recognized at the Alumni Honors & Recognition Dinner. Registration preferred.
Alumni Honors & Recognition Dinner
UIndy Hall, Schwitzer Student Center, Reception 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6—8 p.m.
Join alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff for a celebration of the 2018 Alumni Award winners. Registration required.
Coach Vaught: A Day to Repent, “Judge, Jury & Executioner!”
UIndy Health Pavilion, 4th Floor, 8 p.m.
Join alumni baseball players and friends for a night to honor Coach Gary Vaught. Refreshments begin at 8 p.m., Roast ceremony at 9 p.m. $50 includes dinner and a gift to the UIndy Baseball program. Registration required.
Saturday, September 29 — Game Day
Hound Hustle 5K Run/Walk
Schwitzer Student Center, Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., Race starts at 9 a.m.
The fifth annual Hound Hustle 5K is an event for everyone with proceeds supporting student scholarships. The course takes participants on a tour of the beautiful University of Indianapolis campus and the University Heights neighborhood. Registration required; $20 advanced registration or $25 day-of-registration. Includes T-shirt.
UIndy Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
Sarah Shank Golf Course, 9 a.m. Shotgun Start
Alumni, parents, and supporters of UIndy Men’s Basketball, please join us for an annual golf outing at Sarah Shank Golf Course for a great day of golf, a chance to reunite with friends, teammates, and the opportunity to support the UIndy Men’s Basketball program. Registration required.
Alumni House Welcome Center
Stierwalt Alumni House, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Relax and catch up with your friends in the Stierwalt Alumni House.
Class of 1968 Reunion Gathering
Stierwalt Alumni House, 10:30—11:45 a.m.
Join your 1968 classmates for a private gathering inside the Stierwalt Alumni House with light refreshments. Historical facts from 1968 will be highlighted and the class will share memories from their time on campus. The 1968 Class Booklet will also be available and a class photo will be taken during this time.
President’s Lunch & Founders Day Celebration
Good Hall, Noon
Hear campus updates from President Manuel and check out the newly restored Good Hall as we celebrate Founders Day on the lawn outside of UIndy’s most historic building. We will showcase historic campus maps designed by UIndy faculty and students. Registration preferred. Free.
Good Hall Rededication
Good Hall, 1 p.m.
Check out the newly renovated Good Hall! The exterior restoration of the pillars and portico along with the first floor renovation will be completed and ready to showcase. Guests will also see the new home of Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences. Registration preferred.
Campus Heritage Tours
Stierwalt Alumni House, 2 p.m.
After visiting historic Good Hall continue your tour of campus by joining a guided tour of the University and University Heights neighborhood through the various periods of our history. Registration preferred.
Special Reunion Groups
Time and location TBD
The following groups will be holding special reunions to reminisce and create new memories at Homecoming.
- Lantz Center 20th Anniversary
- Class of 1968 Golden Anniversary Reunion
- Class of 1960 Brunch
- Cheerleading Alumni Reunion
- Mid 80’s Alumni Tailgate
- Athletic Training Alumni Tailgate
- Black Student Association Alumni Tailgate
- Baseball Team Alumni Reunion and Coach Vaught Roast
- Men’s Basketball Golf Outing
- 1963-64 Men’s Basketball Team
- History and Political Science Alumni Tailgate
- 50-Year Club
For more information contact the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-788-3295.
UIndy Alumni Recital & Reception
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Performance at 3 p.m., Reception to follow
Come enjoy the musical talents of UIndy alumni during this special Alumni Recital. The concert will feature vocal and instrumental performances from talented UIndy alumni. For more information about participating in the concert, contact Dr. Mitzi Westra at email@example.com.
UIndy Volleyball vs. Lewis University
Ruth Lilly Center, 3 p.m.
Cheer on the Greyhounds as they take on the Lewis University Flyers! Purchase your volleyball tickets at the gate or at uindy.edu/sportstickets. Tickets are $5/adults, seniors (65+), military, and non-UIndy students; free for children 12 and under and UIndy faculty, staff and students.
Nicoson Parking Lot and UIndy Health Pavilion, 4–6 p.m.
The party starts here! There’s something for everyone at Tailgate Town. Show your Greyhound Pride with paw-print face painting, enjoy inflatable games and more while you watch the Homecoming Parade and get ready to cheer the Greyhounds to victory. Don’t have a tailgate spot? Not to worry! All alumni and friends are welcome to join the Alumni Tailgate party in front of the Health Pavilion. Registration preferred.
Campus and Hanna Avenue, 4–5 p.m.
This year’s parade will be bigger and better than ever. A variety of floats will join the giant balloons, UIndy cheerleaders, band, dance team and, of course, the student decorated golf carts.
Class of 1968 Reunion Dinner
UIndy Health Pavilion, 5 p.m.
Join your 1968 classmates for your Golden Reunion dinner and celebration. Reminisce with each other and create new memories from the 4th floor of the Health Pavilion overlooking Key Stadium and the Homecoming football game. Registration required. $10 per person.
UIndy Football vs. Lincoln University of Missouri
Key Stadium, 6 p.m.
Your Greyhounds take on Lincoln Blue Tigers. Following tradition, we’ll crown a king and queen! Purchase your football tickets at the gate or at uindysports.universitytickets.com. Tickets are $10 adult; $5 students, seniors (65+) and military; and free for children 12 and under and UIndy faculty, staff and students.