Homecoming

  • IUP Homecoming 2020 is Going Virtual!

    Mark your calendars for a Homecoming experience you'll never forget!
    October 4 through October 10, 2020

    Homecoming is for all members of the IUP community and we need you to make it a memorable experience. While we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are excited that alumni, students, and friends from both near and far will be able to participate in our virtual Homecoming festivities from the comfort of their living rooms around the globe!

    Homecoming activities (for both students and alumni) will be hosted the week of October 4 through October 10, with a variety of virtual experiences both live and previously taped, including a few nostalgic videos!

    A complete Schedule of Events will be available closer to homecoming. Check back for more details periodically.

    Visiting Campus

    Visitors to campus, please take a moment and review visitor expectations found in Guidance for Campus Visitors section, part of the Plan for Fall 2020.

    Contacts for IUP Homecoming

    Alumni

    Contact the Office of Alumni and Friends by emailing alumni-relations@iup.edu or call 800-937-2487.

    Students

    Contact the Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement at 724-357-2598 for any questions regarding student programming for Homecoming.

    Imagine Homecoming Wherever You Are

    Saturday, October 3, 3:00 p.m.

    IUP Marching Band Live Stream from Miller Stadium

    • Description: Join us for a live stream of the 2020 IUP Marching Band as they perform at Miller Stadium.
    • Location: IUP Facebook Page

    Sunday, October 4

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Monday, October 5

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Tuesday, October 6

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    6:00–6:30 p.m. – Kid’s Corner: Virtual Spanish Lesson with Morgan Bailey

    • Description: Join current IUP Spanish Education student Morgan Bailey for an informative and interactive elementary Spanish lesson!
    • Suggested Age Group: Children 10 and under*
      *Guardians are asked to be close to help participants mute and unmute their microphones.
    • Registration Required
    • Location: Zoom

    Wednesday, October 7

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Thursday, October 8

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Friday, October 9

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    Saturday, October 10

    Ongoing: IUP Spirit Homecoming Week 2020

    • Location: All social media platforms

    10:00 a.m. – IUP Virtual Homecoming Parade—A Walk Down Memory Lane

    • Description: Take a walk down memory lane and watch a video montage of IUP Homecoming parades over the last 50 years set to music of the IUP Marching Band.
    • Location: IUP Facebook Page

    2:00 p.m. – The Coach’s Show Special: IUP Homecoming

    • Description: Hear from the voice of IUP Football, Jack Benedict, and former Coach Frank Cignetti as they discuss the 2005 IUP vs. Slippery Rock Homecoming game and some of the great players who participated in the IUP victory. Immediately following the Coach Talk, the game will air in its entirety.
    • Location: IUP Athletics Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

    Indiana County Events During IUP Homecoming Week

    Smicksburg Fall Festival

    • Sunday, October 4
    • Noon–5:00 p.m.
    • Smicksburg Community
    • Always a favorite time in Smicksburg as the fall foliage adds a special beauty to all the festivities and entertainment this fabulous weekend. For more information: 814 257-8553

    Call Northside 777

    • Sunday, October 4
    • 1:00 p.m.
    • Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa.
    • Starring Jimmy Stewart, Helen Walker, and Lee J. Cobb. Absorbing drama of reporter Stewart convinced that a convicted killer is innocent, trying to prove it. For more information: 724 349-6110

    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • Monday, October 5 through Sunday, October 11
    • 1:00 p.m.
    • Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa.
    • Starring James Stewart, Doris Day and Bernard Miles. Americans vacationing in Morocco with their son, Hank; get involved in a nightmare of international espionage, assassinations, and terror. For more information: 724 349-6110

    Red Cross Blood Drive  

    • Tuesday, October 6
    • Noon–6:00 p.m.
    • IUP HUB Ohio Room, 319 Pratt Dr., Indiana, Pa.

    Indiana County Farmers’ Market

    • Wednesday, October 7
      • 3:30–6:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 10
      • 9:00 a.m.–Noon
    • 8th and Church Sts. Indiana, Pa.
    • The Indiana County Farmers’ Market is a producer-only market offering fresh, local vegetables, fruits, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, raw milk, honey, and more! Visit Indiana County Farmers’ Market.

    Reeger’s Farm Pumpkin Patch

    • Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11
    • 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Reeger’s Farm, 755 Laurel Rd., Shelocta, Pa.
    • Pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, snacks, gobs, and drinks available. Cash only, with ATM on site. Social distancing will be expected by guests as well as masks when six-foot distances cannot be maintained. Crowd size will be monitored according to the COVID-19 guidelines set forth in October 2020.