Homecoming Schedule, October 21-28


Mass campaniling has been a homecoming tradition at Iowa State for many years. Students gather around the Campanile Friday at midnight to kiss their lover. 

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Sound the CYrens- Homecoming 2017 is almost here. Check out this year’s calendar of events here:

Saturday, Oct. 21

Blue Sky 4K Run

10 a.m. on Central Campus

Registration opens at 9 a.m. on race day and costs $25. All proceeds go toward Lutheran Services in Iowa.

Food On Campus

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Central Campus

Hickory Park: Saucy southerners, potato chips and CyKrispies- free with a 2017 Homecoming button.

Yell Like Hell-First Cuts

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Central Campus

Teams compete in the first round of the Iowa State Yell Like Hell tradition. Only seven teams will continue to second cuts.

Sunday, Oct. 22

2nd Annual Homecoming Parade

2 to 4 p.m. in Downtown Ames

Parade will step off south of City Hall. There will be a free shuttle from campus to downtown Ames available starting at 12:30 p.m.

Creative Spirits Canvas Painting

5 to 8 p.m., 305 Carver Hall

Costs $5 with student ID, $10 without ID. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Monday, Oct. 23

Food On Campus

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Central Campus

Pasta and breadsticks from Fazoli’s. Free with a 2017 Homecoming button.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Food On Campus

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Central Campus

Classic chicken sandwich and waffle chips for Chick-fil-a and root beer floats made by the ISU Dairy Club.

CyFactor Talent Competition

7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Alumni Center Ballroom

Admission is free and popcorn will be provided at the fourth annual talent show.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Food On Campus

7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Central Campus

Bagels and cream cheese from Panera Bread, KIND bars, fresh fruit and coffee.

Yell Like Hell Second Cuts

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Central Campus

Seven teams compete to gain a spot in the finals. Only three will move on to compete at the Homecoming Pep Rally.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Food On Campus

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Central Campus

Tacos, chips and salsa from Fuzzy’s Taco, baby carrots and celery

FSHN Alumni Awards Banquet

5 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

Alumni are invited to spend homecoming with Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty, staff and students.

Homecoming Yard Show

8 p.m. outside Curtiss Hall

Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council at their Yard Show on central campus.

Friday, Oct. 27

Food On Campus

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Central Campus

Pork burger from Iowa Pork Producers, baby carrots, celery and Insomnia cookies.

86th Honors and Alumni Awards Ceremony

1:15 p.m. at the Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building

Alumni Association will honor alumni in their annual awards ceremony. Awards include the Alumni Medal, Alumni Merit Award, Outstanding Young Alumni, James A. Hopson Award, Impact Award and Alumni Service Award.

Homecoming Happy Hour

3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Alumni Center

Drinks, snacks and merchandise will be available for purchase. There will also be prize drawings and the first 25 people in the door receive a free “Cyclones Everywhere” mug.

Food On Campus

5 to 8 p.m. on Central Campus

Hy-Vee hotdogs will be provided prior to the Homecoming celebration at the Alumni Center.

All-Greek Alumni Reunion

5:30 to 7 p.m., Alumni Center, 3rd floor.

Free event for all Greek Cyclone alumni. Features a complementary dinner and cash bar.

Homecoming Celebration

5 to 9 p.m.

Alumni Center

Includes a silent auction on the second floor of the Alumni Center, Iowa State merchandise sales, a cash bar and activites for kids. All proceeds support the Cardinal Court scholarships.

Homecoming Pep Rally

7 to 9 p.m.

Alumni Center

Featuring the marching band and spirit squad, coaches and student-athletes, Yell Like Hell finals and Cardinal Court coronations.

ExCYtement in the Streets

8 to 10 p.m.

Greek houses

Tour the Greek community to view the lawn displays and campus decks constructed by teams of ISU Greek chapters.

Pancake Feed, Mass Campaniling and fireworks

10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Central Campus

Grab pancakes courtesy of Chris’s Cakes for $3 per person. The Homecoming Awards ceremony will also take place, annoucing the winners from the week’s events. At midnight, partake in the Iowa State tradition of kissing your sweetheart beneath the Campanile at midnight.

Saturday, Oct. 28


Enjoy celebrating and enjoying time with fellow students and alumni by tailgating throughout the day.

Iowa State vs Texas Christian Kick-Off

2:30 p.m.

Jack Trice Stadium

Iowa State will play Texas Christian University in the 2017 Homecoming football game.