The Homecoming parade, themed “Paint the Town Black and Gold,” will begin at 5:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. It will start at the corner of Linn and Washington streets, wind through downtown Iowa City, and end at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Gilbert Street.
For a map of the route, see homecoming.uiowa.edu/#parade.
The Homecoming 2011 Honored Guest is Glenn Patton, the all-time winningest swim coach at the University of Iowa.
The Homecoming king and queen coronation ceremony will be held on the Pentacrest lawn immediately following the parade. Following the coronation, rock band Survivor (best known for the Rocky III theme song, “Eye of the Tiger”) will perform during the annual free outdoor Homecoming concert.
Homecoming will wrap up with the football game, which will pit the Hawkeyes against the Indiana Hoosiers. The game kicks off at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Kinnick Stadium. Tickets are $65 and can be ordered online through the athletics ticket office.
The University of Iowa’s Homecoming tradition began nearly 100 years ago and has grown tremendously over the years. Each year, thousands of UI students, alumni, and faculty, and residents of Iowa City and surrounding communities, come together for a weeklong celebration of Hawkeye pride leading up to the Saturday Homecoming football game.
Visit homecoming.uiowa.edu for more information about Homecoming 2011 festivities.