UIndy welcomes hounds back to campus for Homecoming 2021

Alumni and friends are invited back to campus for the best week of the year! Relive your favorite UIndy memories and create some new ones at Homecoming 2021.

Homecoming is always a special time of year for the entire University community with traditions like the parade and football game. This year, Homecoming week will also mark the dedication of several new student engagement spaces in a culmination of years of hard work and the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis.

Beginning with the dedication of the new Art & Design Annex on the evening of October 7, UIndy will celebrate the boundless opportunities made possible by the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis. Highlights include the Friday, October 8, unveiling of several new spaces in the Schwitzer Student Center designed to enhance student engagement. On Saturday, October 9, the University celebrates the success of the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis and honors those who helped make it possible, including an announcement of a major campaign milestone. 

“This is a celebratory time, and after a limited 2020 Homecoming schedule we’re so excited to welcome back our alumni to campus,” said Interim Vice President for Advancement Andy Kocher. “This year’s slate of events showcases the changing landscape of our campus as we both honor the past and also adapt to serve the needs of our current students.”

See a complete listing of events here. Please be aware of the University’s COVID-19 safety policies before visiting campus. Masking is required at indoor events.

Thursday, October 7:
ART & DESIGN ANNEX OPEN HOUSE AND DEDICATION

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. • Art & Design Annex

Celebrate the growth and expansion of the Department of Art & Design! This additional space, funded in part by alumni and friends, provides new opportunities for open studio time, exhibit and gallery experiences, and new technology for a growing program. Register here.

Friday, October 8:
R.B. ANNIS HALL OPEN HOUSE AND BUST UNVEILING

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. • R.B. Annis Hall, 3250 S. Shelby St.

Explore the new home of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering—made possible through a transformational gift by the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation. The open house will include interactive activities and a dedication of the bust created in memory of Robert B. Annis. Register here.


SCHWITZER STUDENT CENTER CELEBRATION

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. • Schwitzer Student Center

Help us celebrate the success of the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis and dedicate several new student engagement spaces in the Schwitzer Student Center. Guests will have the opportunity to experience the many new ways students will engage with each other and our community as they interact with several new locations on the second floor.

UINDY MIDWAY CARNIVAL

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • Schwitzer Park

Join the Student Leadership & Activities Board (SLAB) for a fun-filled night at the UIndy Midway! Enjoy your favorite carnival-style treats, games, and even rides as we celebrate UIndy Homecoming!

Saturday, October 9:

HOUND HUSTLE 5K RUN/WALK

8:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. Start • Schwitzer Student Center

Start your Homecoming day with a fun run/walk through campus and the local neighborhood. Proceeds benefit UIndy scholarships. Register here.

PRESIDENT’S LUNCH AND CAMPAIGN CELEBRATION

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. • Good Hall Lawn

The University celebrates the success of the Campaign for the University of Indianapolis and acknowledges those who helped make it possible. We’ll announce a major campaign milestone and share the impact UIndy supporters have made on students and the community. Register here.

HOMECOMING PARADE

3:00 p.m. • Hanna Avenue

Join fellow Greyhounds and their families for our annual golf cart parade down Hanna Avenue featuring student organizations, UIndy faculty and staff, athletic teams, and more.

BLOCK PARTY

4:00 p.m. • In front of the South Residence Halls (Warren, Roberts, Cravens)

Don’t miss the fun at the annual Homecoming Block Party! Come hungry for a variety of food trucks, entertainment and so much more.

UINDY FOOTBALL GAME vs. MCKENDREE BEARCATS

6:00 p.m. • Key Stadium

Don your favorite crimson and grey gear and help cheer the Greyhounds to victory over the McKendree Bearcats. For football tickets please visit athletics.uindy.edu. To provide a safer environment for the public, and to expedite fan entry into Key Stadium for Greyhound football, UIndy is also implementing a clear bag policy to limit the style and size of bags that may be brought into the stadium.