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What is featured?

Saturday, 02 Oct 2021

Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 02, 2021

3:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, fun and games, shopping, food and drink, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open three hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.

Sunday, 17 Oct 2021

Homecoming Parade

Oct 17, 2021

2:00 PM

Downtown Ames

free

Alumni Association Special events Student activities

Come join the homecoming celebration on Main Street in downtown Ames. Included in the parade will be the Cardinal Court, Iowa State representatives and dignitaries, student organizations, and many local businesses and organizations from the Ames area. This year's parade grand marshal is James Oliver, University Professor, Director of the Student Innovation Center and the Larry and Pam Pithan Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Friday, 22 Oct 2021

Homecoming: Pep Rally and Open House

Oct 22, 2021

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Arts, performances Special events

Giveaways, entertainment, homecoming activities and family fun. Food for purchase and a cash bar will be available while supplies last. The pep rally will include the Cardinal Court honorees, Yell Like Hell finals and performances by the marching band and spirit squad. Merchandise from the ISU Bookstore will be available for purchase.

Homecoming: ExCYtement in the Streets

Oct 22, 2021

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Greek neighborhood

free

Alumni Association Special events Student activities

Take a walk through the Greek house neighborhoods to see Homecoming decorations, displays and performances. This year's theme is "Cy of the Storm."

Homecoming: Pancake feed, fireworks and mass campaniling

Oct 22, 2021

10:00 PM

Central campus

free

Alumni Association Special events Student activities

These events are Homecoming traditions. Pancakes are $3 per person. Mass campaniling and fireworks will start at midnight.

Saturday, 23 Oct 2021

Homecoming: Cyclone Central Tailgate

Oct 23, 2021

11:30 AM

Alumni Center

free

Alumni Association Special events

Cyclones everywhere are invited to celebrate at the Alumni Center before every home football game. Enjoy giveaways, fun and games, shopping, food and drink, and entertainment for all ages. Doors open three hours prior to kick-off and end 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Catered meal available for an additional charge.

Monday, 25 Oct 2021

University Awards Ceremony

Oct 25, 2021

3:30 PM

Durham Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Special Events Meetings, receptions Special events

Faculty and staff recipients of annual university honors will be recognized. A reception follows in the South Ballroom.

Sunday, 31 Oct 2021

Family-friendly Trick or Treat

Oct 31, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Great Hall, Memorial Union

free

Special Events Special events

A fun, safe and family-friendly opportunity for children (grades preK-8) and their families to get in the spirt of Halloween. Sorority and fraternity chapters will have games to play and lots of candy to take home. Tables will be spaced out to provide a fun and safe atmosphere; face coverings are welcome. Children, family members, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes.