Iowa State University Alumni Association

Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 27

  • 1:15-3 p.m.: Honors & Awards public ceremony, Scheman, Benton Auditorium
    Some of Iowa State's most distinguished alumni and friends will be recognized at this year’s Honors & Awards ceremony followed by a reception. This ceremony is open to the public.
  • 3:30-5 p.m.: Homecoming Happy Hour
    Sponsored by the Iowa State University Book Store

    Stop by the ISU Alumni Center to kick off Homecoming weekend! Featuring drinks (cash only), snacks, merchandise for sale, prize drawings, and more! The first 25 people through the doors will receive a free Cyclones Everywhere mug.

  • 5-9 p.m.: Homecoming Celebration & Pep Rally, ISU Alumni Center
    Sponsored by the Iowa State University Book Store
    • Hot dogs for purchase (or free with official Homecoming button)
    • Cash bar
    • Pep rally (7 p.m. start time) featuring the marching band and spirit squad, coaches, student-athletes, Yell-Like-Hell finals, and Cardinal Court
    • ISU merchandise for sale
    • Giveaways
    • Silent auction (2nd floor, ISU Alumni Center); all proceeds support the Cardinal Court scholarships
    • Kid-friendly activities
  • 8-10 p.m.: ExCYtement in the Streets, Greek community
    Tour through the Greek community to view the lawn displays and campus decks constructed by teams of ISU Greek chapters.
  • 10 p.m.-1 a.m.: Pancake Feed, Central Campus
    Head to central campus for pancakes
  • Midnight: Mass Campaniling and Fireworks, Central Campus


Saturday, October 28

  • 11:30 a.m.: Cyclone Central Tailgate, ISU Alumni Center
    Stop by for this free event. Cash bar, merchandise for sale, and food trucks. If you would like to purchase meals for the catered buffet, please register online in advance.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Cyclone Football vs. TCU, Jack Trice Stadium
    Beat the Horned Frogs as we Sound the CYren for our 2017 Homecoming game!


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