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Homecoming: Parade, Ball, and More

While there are many departmental events planned for Homecoming, most events take place Saturday, October 4. The following is a list of those open to all alumni or the larger community.

The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. This year’s theme is Classic Cartoons. 

The parade ends along Oakland Avenue. The entire IUP family is invited to attend the Oak Grove Festival and Kidz Karnival, which begin at 11:00.

The football game against Slippery Rock begins at 2:30 p.m., while the Crimson Huddle pregame party for alumni takes place at a tent on the southeast side of Miller Stadium, near the soccer practice field, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Tickets for the game may be purchased by contacting the Athletics Department at 724-357-2752.

The Alumni Relations Office is hosting the Fifth Quarter Reception at The Coney on Philadelphia Street from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Members of the university and Indiana communities are invited to the Homecoming Ball, which will take place in the IUP Performing Arts Center. A black-tie affair, the ball begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing. For more information, contact the University Events Office at 724-357-2145. The ball’s proceeds benefit the IUP Presidential Scholars Fund.

In addition to Saturday’s festivities, Alumni Ambassador Award recipients will be honored at an invitation-only reception and will visit selected classes on Friday, October 3. Award winners will appear in the October edition of IUP Reporter.