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 1971 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 1 - Saturday, October 2
We hope conditions will allow us to celebrate the 50th class reunion for the Classes of 1970 and 1971 in person during Homecoming 2021! Please plan to join us October 1-2, 2021.*
Friday, October 1
2:30-4 p.m. Campus Tours
Meet in Maucker Union Ballroom to participate in personalized tours led by current students.
4-6 p.m. Golden Graduate Reception, Maucker Union Ballroom
Join us for a special reception to honor your milestone of 50 years. University President Mark Nook will speak to the group and you will be presented with your Golden Graduate Society pin. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP to assist with our planning.
Saturday, October 2
11 a.m. Homecoming Parade
The parade starts at 11 a.m. at 9th and Main Street in Cedar Falls and will end at 2nd and Main Street. Make sure to stop by the alumni tent along the parade route!
1:30-3:30 p.m. Hy-Vee Fan Zone Tailgate
It's tailgate time! Join us at the west UNI Dome lot for the Hy-Vee Fan Zone 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. Youngstown State, UNI-Dome
Tickets are $16 each if orders are received by September 24, or while supplies last. Tickets will be distributed at the reception or left at Will Call if requested. No refunds can be issued after September 24.
For schedule updates as the event approaches, please call 319-273-2355 or check this page, alumni.uni.edu/GG2021. We hope to see you soon!
To register, please call the UNI Alumni Association at 319-273-2355, fill out this registration form or return the form mailed to you by September 24.
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 1, 2021.
*All events are tentative pending COVID-19 safety protocols.