Golden Graduate Reunion

For the past century, your alma mater has been welcoming alumni home to celebrate the purple and gold with parades, pep rallies and reunions. You, our graduates, are the people who make each Homecoming unforgettable. 

As part of the festivities, the UNI Alumni Association will be recognizing the graduates from 1972 as the newest members of the Golden Graduate Society. You and other members of the Golden Graduate Society are invited to help celebrate the society’s new inductees. We invite you to join us once again for this year’s historic celebration. 

Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8

We hope you will celebrate the 50th class reunion for the Class of 1972 during Homecoming 2022 on campus! Please plan to join us October 7-8, 2022.

Friday, October 7
10 a.m.  /  Carillon Bell Factory Mold Breaking Ceremony, west of the Campanile
Meet just west of the Campanile to watch and help the Bell Foundry on Wheels break the molds for the new bells being added to the Campanile.

11:30 a.m.  /  Golden Graduate Luncheon, Slife Ballroom in the Commons
Join us for a luncheon to honor your milestone of 50 years. Following the luncheon, President Mark Nook will speak to the group, and you will be joined by members of the CATS student organization and the Foundation and Alumni Board of Trustees for the ceremony. At the luncheon, you will be presented with your Golden Graduate Society pin. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP by September 8 to assist with our planning.

1 p.m.  /  Campus Tours, Commons Plaza
Meet outside the Commons to participate in personalized tours led by current students. Please sign up when you RSVP to the luncheon.

5:30 - 9:30 p.m.  /  Our Tomorrow Campaign Celebration, near the Campanile
The UNI Foundation and Panther family are launching a historic fundraising campaign that begins with the Campanile. Enjoy a free concert on the Campanile plaza. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Saturday, October 8
10 a.m.  /  Homecoming Parade, beginning at the corner of 9th and Main Street in downtown Cedar Falls
The parade will begin at the corner of 9th and Main and proceed to 2nd and Main Street. Golden Graduates have limited special seating reserved at 6th and Main Street in front of the public library. Stop by the alumni tent along the parade route located between 5th and 6th Streets on Main Street!

1 - 3:30 p.m.  /  Hy-Vee Homecoming Tailgate, west of the UNI-Dome
It's tailgate time! Join us at the west UNI-Dome lot for the Hy-Vee Homecoming Tailgate before the Homecoming game. Free food samples are available while they last, and alcohol will be available for purchase.

4 p.m.  /  UNI Football vs. Illinois State, UNI-Dome
You can attend the Homecoming game for $11 per ticket. Tickets will be distributed at the luncheon or left at Will Call if requested.  Please order your tickets when you RSVP to the luncheon (while supplies last). No refunds can be issued after September 24.

Register now!

For schedule updates as the event approaches, please call 319-273-2355. We hope to see you soon!


To register, please call the UNI Alumni Association at 319-273-2355, fill out this registration form or email us at

A block of hotel rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express in Cedar Falls (1614 Technology Parkway). To reserve your room, call 319-277-2400 or book your room online. Request the Golden Graduate Reunion block of $99 per night. This specially discounted rate expires September 8, 2022.