Homecoming events run Oct. 20-28

"Sound the CYren" is the theme for Iowa State's 105th Homecoming celebration. Events kick off this Friday, Oct. 20, with an outdoor evening dance and continue through Saturday, Oct. 28. The revived second annual parade returns to downtown Ames Sunday, Oct. 22; start time is 2 p.m. The parade will leave from the south side of City Hall, travel east on Fifth Street to Douglas Avenue and west on Main Street to Grand Avenue.

Homecoming buttons ($5) will be sold through Thursday, Oct. 19 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) in the Parks Library lobby. A button is your ticket to six meals provided by local businesses and served on central campus next week, plus hot dogs at the Homecoming celebration Friday evening at the Alumni Center. Buttons also can be purchased at the food-on-campus events, and a small supply will be available at the Alumni Center.

Food on central campus, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. unless noted:

  • Saturday, Oct. 21, Hickory Park
  • Monday, Oct. 23, Fazoli's
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, Chick-fil-A
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:30-10 a.m., breakfast from Panera Bread
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, Fuzzy's Tacos
  • Friday, Oct. 27, pork burgers from Iowa Pork Producers

A silent auction to fund annual scholarships for two outstanding seniors from the alumni association's Cardinal Court program will open at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and close at the end of the pregame tailgate Saturday afternoon. Auction items will be on display in the Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center.

Homecoming week also will include a student talent show, three rounds of the spirited Yell Like Hell competition, a step show by six historically black fraternities and sororities, and Friday night pep rally. A schedule of public events is below. Admission is free unless noted.

Homecoming 2017

  • Oct. 20, 8-11 p.m., Dance, with DJ and a Broadway theme, Memorial Union west terrace
  • Oct. 21, 10 a.m., Blue Sky 4K Run, to benefit the Beloit residential treatment center for children, minimum $25 fundraising/donation to participate, preceded by kids fun run ($15) at 9 a.m., central campus
  • Oct. 21, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Yell Like Hell, first cuts, central campus
  • Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Parade, downtown Ames
  • Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., CyFactor student talent competition, Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center
  • Oct. 25, Noon-4 p.m., "Bomb" transcribe-a-thon, 134 Parks Library
  • Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Yell Like Hell semifinals, central campus
  • Oct. 26, 8:15-9 p.m., Yard show, synchronized dance, six Iowa State chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Curtiss Hall west steps
  • Oct. 27, 1:15 p.m., Honors and awards ceremony, alumni association and colleges, Benton Auditorium, Scheman
  • Oct. 27, 3:30-5 p.m., Happy hour, cash bar, snacks, prize drawings, Alumni Center
  • Oct. 27, 5-9 p.m., Celebration, includes food trucks, cash bar, kids' activities, silent auction and merchandise sale, Alumni Center
  • Oct 27, 7 p.m., Pep rally, with marching band, spirt squad, Yell Like Hell finals and student athletes, Alumni Center
  • Oct. 27, 8-10 p.m., ExCYtement in the Streets, sorority and fraternity chapters' lawn displays and skits, Greek neighborhood south of campus (performance schedule available on site), food booths at Greek triangle (Sunset Drive and Pearson Avenue)
  • Oct. 27, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., All-you-can-eat pancakes, $3, central campus
  • Oct. 27, midnight, Fireworks and mass campaniling, central campus
  • Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Cyclone Central, food trucks, entertainment, merchandise sales, optional catered meal (preregistration required for meal), Alumni Center
  • Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m., Football vs. Texas Christian University, $30-$65, Jack Trice Stadium
  • Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Volleyball, vs. University of Kansas, $5, Hilton Coliseum