2020 Virtual Homecoming Schedule

While traditional Homecoming week would have taken place from October 5-10, we now have virtual opportunities throughout October. Follow @UIndy, #UIndyHC, and #GreyhoundsForever on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for news, reminders, and live updates during virtual Homecoming 2020.

The schedule below is listed in two different sections: alumni & friends and students. UIndy students should scroll to the student section to see the week’s activities. 


Homecoming Schedule for Alumni and Friends

Now – October 24, 2020

Top Dog Challenge

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Truman State University Bulldogs vs. UIndy Greyhounds has been a GLVC throwdown for years but now it’s time to determine who is the Top Dog! Join the UIndy community as we compete against Truman State University to see which school has the largest impact in our communities. From Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 24 we will be raising funds for three organizations: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, and Indianapolis Animal Care Services. Help us help our community and show Truman that Greyhounds are the Top Dog.

The President with a lower number of donors will wear the winning school’s apparel and post a picture on social media. The President with a lower number of dollars raised will send a gift basket filled with local treats to the winning President and will share on social media. Go Hounds!

Ways to Support:

  1. Make a Donation
  2. Purchase a T-Shirt
  3. Show your greyhound pride and support on social media using #topdogchallenge2020

Now – October 8, 2020

Homecoming Virtual Photo Album

Grady the greyhound at home

Show us your crimson and grey pride at home! Submit your name, grad year, and a photo to alumni@uindy.edu of you with your favorite UIndy gear or memorabilia at home or work by the end of the day of October 8. Photos will be shared in an online photo gallery. Random prizes will be drawn from all of the submitted photos.


October 1  – October 31, 2020

Hound Hustle Virtual Run

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UIndy’s Hound Hustle is officially going virtual! Registration is now open for the 7th annual 5k run/walk event. Register now and complete the 5k wherever you may be and whenever you are available in the month of October! Please note that no physical event will take place on UIndy’s campus. Your participation will include a gift to UIndy Scholarships and all participants will receive a specialty T-shirt if you register on or before October 10.

register


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Saving for the Future: Beyond Toilet Paper

Smarter Spending & Saving in 2020 with Pete the Planner

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7:00 p.m.

Join Peter Dunn AKA Pete the Planner, Chief Executive Officer – Your Money Line® & Hey Money® for an hour-long webinar where you will learn what’s going on in our economy and how to put together a practical plan to make necessary changes which will have you ready to go when the economy gets back on its feet.  

register


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Hound Chat: Let’s Tell the Whole Story – Dr. Michael Cartwright, vice president for university mission

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Noon

Join Michael Cartwright for a conversation to remember a person who was hailed by former President Gene Sease as “ICU’s Goodwill Ambassador to Africa. Mrs. Florabelle Wilson was the KML Head Librarian and the first African-American woman to serve as director of an academic library in the state of Indiana (and possibly in the Midwest). She was also a member of the ICU class of 1949 and retired from the university in 1982. Many alumni remember her with well-earned respect for her dedicated service to the university from 1957 to 1982, but those more recent Greyhounds may never have heard of this remarkable campus leader who was an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion (on and off-campus) at a time when that wasn’t the institutional focus that it is in the 21st century.

register

Annual Celebration of Flags Ceremony 

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2:00 p.m.

Join the UIndy community for the annual Celebration of Flags Ceremony. This program honors our global and diverse campus community by recognizing the home countries of our current students, faculty, and staff. Register to receive a link to watch our campus community celebrate UIndy’s international students and alumni.

Please note: the registration link below is for alumni only. 

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Faculty/Staff Alumni Recognition Day

Did you know that nearly 200 alumni also work at the University as faculty and staff members? On Faculty & Staff Alumni Appreciation Day we celebrate those alumni and thank them for their dedication to UIndy. Stay tuned for special stories!

No Registration Required


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Virtual Grady Dog Walk

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9:00 a.m.

Join Grady the Greyhound for a walk around campus! Grady will go live on his Instagram page (@uindyhound) and explore campus. Stops will include historic Good Hall, Smith Mall, popular residence halls, and more.

No Registration Required

Alumni Board Meeting

10:00 a.m. to Noon 

UIndy’s Alumni Board of Directors will meet to discuss the many ways alumni can support our students, fellow alumni, and our broader community. Nominate yourself or a fellow alum for a seat on the board here.

Favorite Fall UIndy Athletics Memories

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Noon –  UIndy Women’s Soccer vs. Findlay, 11/23/2019 (NCAA playoff game)

2:00 p.m. –  UIndy Men’s Soccer vs. Ohio Valley, 12/6/2019 (NCAA Sweet 16 game) 

4:00 p.m. –  UIndy Volleyball vs. Lewis, 10/11/2019 (five-set thriller vs. top-10 rival)

6:00 p.m. –  UIndy Football vs. Fort Hays State, 11/17/2018 (NCAA playoff game)

Our fall athletic schedule looks different this year due to COVID-19, join UIndy coaches as they share their commentary while watching one of their favorite past UIndy football, soccer, and volleyball games. The games will be shared on multiple UIndy social media platforms.

Follow UIndy on Facebook

No Registration Required


For more information contact the Alumni Office at alumni@uindy.edu or 317-788-3295.

Homecoming Schedule for Students

Now – October 24, 2020

Top Dog Challenge

top dog challenge graphic

 

 

 

 

Truman State University Bulldogs vs. UIndy Greyhounds has been a GLVC throwdown for years but now it’s time to determine who is the Top Dog! Join the UIndy community as we compete against Truman State University to see which school has the largest impact in our communities. From Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 24 we will be raising funds for three organizations: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, and Indianapolis Animal Care Services. Help us help our community and show Truman that Greyhounds are the Top Dog.

The President with a lower number of donors will wear the winning school’s apparel and post a picture on social media. The President with a lower number of dollars raised will send a gift basket filled with local treats to the winning President and will share on social media. Go Hounds!

Ways to Support:

  1. Make a Donation
  2. Purchase a T-Shirt (from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Schwitzer Student Center,  Monday – Friday)
  3. Purchase a Paw Print (from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Schwitzer Student Center,  Monday – Friday)
  4. Show your greyhound pride and support on social media using #topdogchallenge2020

Now – October 8, 2020

Homecoming Virtual Photo Album

Grady the greyhound at home

Show us your crimson and grey pride at home! Submit your name, grad year, and a photo to alumni@uindy.edu of you with your favorite UIndy gear or memorabilia at home or work by the end of the day of October 8. Photos will be shared in an online photo gallery. Random prizes will be drawn from all of the submitted photos.


October 1  – October 31, 2020

Hound Hustle Virtual Run

ADV_20_houndhustle_brand

UIndy’s Hound Hustle is officially going virtual! Registration is now open for the 7th annual 5k run/walk event. Register now and complete the 5k wherever you may be and whenever you are available in the month of October! Please note that no physical event will take place on UIndy’s campus. Your participation will include a gift to UIndy Scholarships and all participants will receive a specialty T-shirt if you register on or before October 10.

register


Monday, October 5, 2020

Sweek Kick-Off

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Schwitzer Student Center

Come Kick Off the inaugural SLAB Spirit Week in the best way possible! With tons of desserts! Stop by the SLAB Spirit Week Table in the Schwitzer Student Center from 11-1 to get some amazing desserts and to learn about what SLAB can do for you!


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Express your Espresso

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Schwitzer Student Center

Calling all coffee and tea lovers! SLAB is hosting a design your own mug coffee and tea bar in the Schwitzer Student Center. All materials will be provided while supplies last.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Take & Make Teddy Bears

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Schwitzer Park

Hump day got you down? Nothing to do between classes and lunch? Well, come out to the tent in Schwitzer Park to stuff your own animal. Get over those Wednesday blues with SLAB’s Build-a-Bear Event, part of SLAB Spirit Week.

Saving for the Future: Beyond Toilet Paper

Smarter Spending & Saving in 2020 with Pete the Planner

peteplanner

7:00 p.m.

Join Peter Dunn AKA Pete the Planner, Chief Executive Officer – Your Money Line® & Hey Money® for an hour-long webinar where you will learn what’s going on in our economy and how to put together a practical plan to make necessary changes which will have you ready to go when the economy gets back on its feet.  

register


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Photo Booth

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Schwitzer Student Center

Join SLAB in the Atrium of Schwitzer for some great photos! Top Hat Photo Booth will be in Schwitzer to help you get some great photos to remember SLAB Spirit Week! 

Hound Chat: Let’s Tell the Whole Story – Dr. Michael Cartwright, vice president for university mission

florabelle-wilson

Noon

Join Michael Cartwright for a conversation to remember a person who was hailed by former President Gene Sease as “ICU’s Goodwill Ambassador to Africa. Mrs. Florabelle Wilson was the KML Head Librarian and the first African-American woman to serve as director of an academic library in the state of Indiana (and possibly in the Midwest). She was also a member of the ICU class of 1949 and retired from the university in 1982. Many alumni remember her with well-earned respect for her dedicated service to the university from 1957 to 1982, but those more recent Greyhounds may never have heard of this remarkable campus leader who was an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion (on and off-campus) at a time when that wasn’t the institutional focus that it is in the 21st century.

register


Friday, October 9, 2020

Food Truck Fest Friday

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Smith Mall

Mac and Cheese, bagel sandwiches, and cupcakes? Come and enjoy lunch on SLAB this Friday with SLAB Spirit Week’s final event, FOOD TRUCK FEST FRIDAY! But hurry, the trucks will only be here until 1:00 p.m. on Smith Mall! 

Spirit Fest

7 – 9:00 p.m. – Smith Mall

Come join SLAB on Friday night for an evening of Spirit-filled fun and entertainment. We will be hosting a variety of UIndy Spirit-filled activities including custom made face masks, sweet treats, and much more. We ask that you do complete the recommended registration form as we do have to monitor attendance numbers. The face masks will be distributed first to those that pre-register and then those that walk up to the event. The event times include: 7:00 – 7:30; 7:30 – 8:00; 8:00 – 8:30; and 8:30 – 9:00. We look forward to a spirit-filled evening and see you all soon! 

register


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Virtual Grady Dog Walk

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9:00 a.m.

Join Grady the Greyhound for a walk around campus! Grady will go live on his Instagram page (@uindyhound) and explore campus. Stops will include historic Good Hall, Smith Mall, popular residence halls, and more.

No Registration Required

Favorite Fall UIndy Athletics Memories

Greyhound Athletics logo

Noon –  UIndy Women’s Soccer vs. Findlay, 11/23/2019 (NCAA playoff game)

2:00 p.m. –  UIndy Men’s Soccer vs. Ohio Valley, 12/6/2019 (NCAA Sweet 16 game) 

4:00 p.m. –  UIndy Volleyball vs. Lewis, 10/11/2019 (five-set thriller vs. top-10 rival)

6:00 p.m. –  UIndy Football vs. Fort Hays State, 11/17/2018 (NCAA playoff game)

Our fall athletic schedule looks different this year due to COVID-19, join UIndy coaches as they share their commentary while watching one of their favorite past UIndy football, soccer, and volleyball games. The games will be shared on multiple UIndy social media platforms.

Follow UIndy on Facebook

No Registration Required


Virtual Painting Night

6-8:00 p.m.

Are you a casual Bob Ross fan? If you are & even if you aren’t, SLAB is hosting a painting party on Saturday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm! Join us as you can be social distance painting in UIndy hall or from the comfort of your housing! We will have a zoom link available to those who want to pick up their supplies and paint from their housing to follow along with the instructor in UIndy hall. This hybrid zoom and in-person event will be one you don’t want to miss! Priority will be given to those that sign up.

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