Homecoming 2014
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Alumni Offices

Moscow Office

University of Idaho Alumni Office - Moscow
Physical location: 1106 Blake Ave.
Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3232
Moscow, ID 83844-3232
(208) 885-6154
(208) 885-6975 (fax)
E-mail: alumni@uidaho.edu
Website: www.uidaho.edu/alumni

Boise Office

University of Idaho Alumni Office - Boise
322 E. Front Street, Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 364-4030
(208) 364-4084 (fax)

Homecoming Schedule

Join fellow Vandals in sharing the 125th anniversary of the University of Idaho. Add to our history as we celebrate Once Upon a Homecoming Oct. 12-19.

This schedule changes frequently. Check back for updates.

Sunday, Oct. 12

  • 2 p.m. — "A Bright New Boise" by Samuel D. Hunter

    Where: UI Hartung Theater | Map
    Tickets: Free for UI students with Vandal Card | $15 general admission | $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors
    Purchase advance tickets at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. or at the door.

    MacArthur genius Award winner and former University of Idaho student Samuel D. Hunter's "A Bright New Boise" is a “superb little heartland heartbreaker,” as described by New York Magazine.

    The story takes place in the break room of a Boise Hobby Lobby. The art and craft store should be familiar to most people – it recently garnered a fair share of media attention for its stance on contraceptive insurance for employees.

    "A Bright New Boise" plays during Homecoming week Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., and October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in the UI Hartung Theater on campus.

    For more information, contact the theatre arts office at (208) 885-6465.
  • 5 p.m. — Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Where: VandalStore Plaza, 710 Deakin Ave.

    Student teams are invited to partake in a photo scavenger hunt and learn more about campus landmarks and history.

    The public can follow their findings on Instagram.
  • 6 p.m. — Homecoming Kickoff

    Where: Student Union Building Ballroom | Map

    Entertainment includes Yell Like Hell competition. Royalty voting starts.

Monday, Oct. 13

  • 11 p.m.-2 p.m. — Buck the Aggies - Mechanical Bull Riding

    Where: Idaho Commons Plaza | Map
    Cost: Free

    Test your bull riding skills in the Commons plaza!

    All riders must sign a waiver before participating. Those under 17 years of age must have a guardian's signature.
  • 4 p.m. — Community-Wide Food Drive Begins

    Where: Office of Alumni Relations, 1106 Blake Ave.

    Campus departments, keep and eye out for informational door hangers on how you can participate in a community-wide food drive. Donations can be dropped off at the Idaho Commons to be picked up Thursday.

    Community members can drop off canned goods at Student Alumni Relations Board booth at the Thursday Idaho Volleyball game vs. University of Montana.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

  • 9 a.m. — Campus Department Decoration Judging

    Students, faculty, staff and friends, don't be surprised if you see a little more silver and gold on campus Homecoming week.

    All university departments are invited to participate in this year's decorating contest. Enter the contest »

    Judging begins Tuesday, Oct. 14 between 9 and 11 a.m.

    Winners are announced Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the faculty/staff alumni luncheon and online. Winning departments will receive giftcards to the VandalStore.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

  • 12 p.m. — Faculty/Staff Alumni Luncheon

    Where: Student Union Building International Ballroom | Map
    RSVP via email

    Join fellow University of Idaho faculty, staff and retirees who are also proud alumni for a festive buffet lunch and a fun-filled hour complete with door prizes and lots of Vandal spirit!
  • 6:30 p.m. — Vandal Jingles

    Where: Student Union Building Ballroom | Map

    Have an ode to U-Idaho? Don't keep those tunes to yourself.

    Entries will soon be accepted for the Vandal Jingle contest. Teams of two will present.

Thursday, Oct. 16

  • All Day — Golden I Reunion

    A "Golden I" is anyone who graduated 50 or more years ago from the University of Idaho.

    Friends and fellow classmates will gather on our campus for events designed to provide opportunities to reconnect and reminisce. Visit with administrators and take a tour of campus!

    View the complete schedule »
  • 5 p.m. — Food drive pick up

    Where: Drop off at the Idaho Commons | Map

    Greek and residence hall groups will pick up donations for the community-wide food drive held throughout the week.

    Community members can drop off canned goods at Student Alumni Relations Board booth at the Thursday Idaho Volleyball game vs. University of Montana.

    Donations will go to help local food banks at St. Mary's and Trinity Baptist Church.
  • 9:30 a.m.— UI Retirees Association Fall Arboretum Tour

    Where: University of Idaho Arboretum, 1200 West Palouse River Drive
    Cost: Free
    RSVP by Monday, Oct. 13: (208) 885-6154

    The public is invited to tour the spectacular fall colors in the University of Idaho Arboretum.

    Join U-Idaho Horticulturist Paul Warnick on a free walking tour.

    The tour is approximately 1½-2 hours. Meet at the Red Barn off Palouse River Drive.
  • 1-2 p.m. — U-Idahome: the Moscow Campus as Place

    Where: UI Library | Map
    Cost: Free

    UI Library Research Colloquium presents D. Nels Reese, University of Idaho associate professor emeritus of architecture, and Garth Reese, head of the UI Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department, in a discussion of the history of the Moscow campus.

    The talk will incorporate a visual tour of the digitized UI Campus Photograph Collection.
  • 5:15 p.m. — Finn Riggins and The Holiday Friends Concert

    Where: Idaho Commons Food Court | Map
    Cost: Free

    Enjoy a free concert featuring alumni bands Finn Riggins and The Holiday Friends.
  • 7 p.m. — Vandal Volleyball vs. University of Montana

    Where: Memorial Gym | Map
    Purchase Tickets

    The Idaho Women's Volleyball team will take on University of Montana.
  • 7 p.m. — "A Bright New Boise" by Samuel D. Hunter

    Where: UI Hartung Theater | Map
    Tickets: Free for UI students with Vandal Card | $15 general admission | $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors
    Purchase advance tickets at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. or at the door.

    MacArthur genius Award winner and former University of Idaho student Samuel D. Hunter's "A Bright New Boise" is a “superb little heartland heartbreaker,” as described by New York Magazine.

    The story takes place in the break room of a Boise Hobby Lobby. The art and craft store should be familiar to most people – it recently garnered a fair share of media attention for its stance on contraceptive insurance for employees.

    "A Bright New Boise" plays during Homecoming week Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., and October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in the UI Hartung Theater on campus.

    For more information, contact the theatre arts office at (208) 885-6465.

Friday, Oct. 17

  • All Day — Golden I Reunion

    A "Golden I" is anyone who graduated 50 or more years ago from the University of Idaho.

    Friends and fellow classmates will gather on our campus for events designed to provide opportunities to reconnect and reminisce. Visit with administrators and take a tour of campus!

    View the complete schedule »
  • Noon-6 p.m. — Vandal Crest Wine Tasting

    Where: Camas Prairie Winery, 110 S. Main Street

    Visit north Idaho’s oldest wine maker, and purchase Vandal Crest Wines while supporting UI student scholarships. Tastes also are available for purchase.

    Launched in 2012, the Vandal Crest Wine Program was created for the enjoyment of Vandal alumni and friends. Each wine label displays iconic images of the University of Idaho campus.
  • 2 p.m. — Living Group Decorations Display

    Campus living facilities Greek and otherwise will be decorated to the nines. Take a tour of campus and check out the displays!
  • 4 p.m. — Vandal Soccer vs. Weber State

    Where: Guy Wicks Field | Map
    Cost: Free

    Idaho Vandal Soccer takes on Weber State.
  • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Bruce Pitman Retirement Celebration

    Where: Kibbie Dome SprinTurf | Map
    RSVP Online

    The University of Idaho campus and community are invited to honor Bruce Pitman, dean of students and vice provost of student affairs, for his achievements and leadership after 41 years of service to the university.

    Celebration will be located in the Sprinturf tent on the east end of Kibbie Dome.

    Enjoy hosted hors d'oeuvres with one beverage. A no-host bar will be available. RSVP online by Oct. 13.

    Share your stories!

    We want to hear how Bruce has left an impression on your life, career and Vandal experience! Share your stories online, and help us build a memory bank to present during his retirement celebration.
  • 6 p.m. — Vandal Volleyball vs. Montana State

    Where: Memorial Gym | Map
    Purchase Tickets

    The Idaho Women's Volleyball team will take on Montana State.
  • 7 p.m. — "A Bright New Boise" by Samuel D. Hunter

    Where: UI Hartung Theater | Map
    Tickets: Free for UI students with Vandal Card | $15 general admission | $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors
    Purchase advance tickets at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. or at the door.

    MacArthur genius Award winner and former University of Idaho student Samuel D. Hunter's "A Bright New Boise" is a “superb little heartland heartbreaker,” as described by New York Magazine.

    The story takes place in the break room of a Boise Hobby Lobby. The art and craft store should be familiar to most people – it recently garnered a fair share of media attention for its stance on contraceptive insurance for employees.

    "A Bright New Boise" plays during Homecoming week Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., and October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in the UI Hartung Theater on campus.

    For more information, contact the theatre arts office at (208) 885-6465.
  • 8 p.m. — Homecoming Serpentine

    Where: VandalStore, 710 Deakin Ave.

    Led by the Sound of Idaho Vandal Marching Band, this traditional serpentine snakes along Old Greek and New Greek rows, past the VandalStore, along Sixth Street, through residence halls and up to the Kibbie Dome parking lot. Serpentine participants will arrive just in time to attend the bonfire rally.
  • 8:30 p.m. — Bonfire Rally and Crowning of Homecoming Royalty

    Where: Kibbie Dome parking lot | Map
    Cost: Free

    Join in the Vandal tradition once said to be the most exciting Homecoming event! Meet coaches and players, and get pumped for tomorrow's game day.
  • 9:15 p.m. — Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Latah Federal Credit Union

    Where: Kibbie Dome parking lot | Map
    Cost: Free

    Enjoy Moscow's only fireworks show of the year! Fireworks are best viewed from the bonfire rally location.
  • 9:45 p.m. — Towerlights

    Where: Theophilus Tower lawn | Map
    Cost: Free

    UI Association of Computing Machinery will present a LED lightshow on the Theophilus Tower lawn synchronized to music produced by ACM students. Bring a chair if you wish!

Saturday, Oct. 18

  • All Day — Golden I Reunion

    A "Golden I" is anyone who graduated 50 or more years ago from the University of Idaho.

    Friends and fellow classmates will gather on our campus for events designed to provide opportunities to reconnect and reminisce. Visit with administrators and take a tour of campus!

    View the complete schedule »
  • 8-9:30 a.m. — Parade Float Check-In

    Where: H&R Block parking lot, 124 W. C St.

    Applications are being accepted for parade float entries for this year's Homecoming celebration. The traditional parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 in downtown Moscow. Entry forms due Oct. 10.
  • 7 to 10 a.m. — Moscow Firefighters Annual Pancake Feed and Safety Fair

    Where: Moscow Fire Station, 603 S. Main St.
    Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for children

    Enjoy a home-cooked pancake breakfast and informational safety fair featuring hands-on activities for children and fire prevention booth.
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Moscow Farmers Market

    Where: Downtown Moscow | Map | Vendor Locations

    Peruse local produce, food and crafts during the Saturday Farmers Market in downtown Moscow.
  • 10 a.m. — 105th annual Homecoming Parade

    Where: Main Street, downtown Moscow | Map

    Our 2014 University of Idaho Homecoming Grand Marshal is Retiring Dean of Students and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Bruce Pitman and his wife Kathy.
  • Noon-6 p.m. — Vandal Crest Wine Tasting

    Where: Camas Prairie Winery, 110 S. Main Street

    Visit north Idaho’s oldest wine maker, and purchase Vandal Crest Wines while supporting UI student scholarships. Tastes also are available for purchase.

    Launched in 2012, the Vandal Crest Wine Program was created for the enjoyment of Vandal alumni and friends. Each wine label displays iconic images of the University of Idaho campus.
  • Post Parade — Living Group Open House for Alumni

    Where: Various campus locations

    Living group alumni are welcome to attend open houses at all locations on campus. View a campus map to find your living group.
  • 2 p.m. — Vandal Football vs. New Mexico State

    Where: University of Idaho Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho
    When: 2 p.m.

    Game tickets: Purchase Tickets online through the University of Idaho Ticket Office in Moscow at (208) 885-6466 or 1.88.88.UIDAHO.
  • Post Game — Post Game Celebration

    Where: Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road

    Enjoy a no-host bar and hors d'oeuvres with fellow Vandals.
  • 7 p.m. — "A Bright New Boise" by Samuel D. Hunter

    Where: UI Hartung Theater | Map
    Tickets: Free for UI students with Vandal Card | $15 general admission | $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors
    Purchase advance tickets at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. or at the door.

    MacArthur genius Award winner and former University of Idaho student Samuel D. Hunter's "A Bright New Boise" is a “superb little heartland heartbreaker,” as described by New York Magazine.

    The story takes place in the break room of a Boise Hobby Lobby. The art and craft store should be familiar to most people – it recently garnered a fair share of media attention for its stance on contraceptive insurance for employees.

    "A Bright New Boise" plays during Homecoming week Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., and October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in the UI Hartung Theater on campus.

    For more information, contact the theatre arts office at (208) 885-6465.

Sunday, Oct. 19

  • 1 p.m. — Vandal Soccer vs. Idaho State

    Where: Guy Wicks Field | Map
    Cost: Free

    Idaho Vandal Soccer takes on Idaho State.
  • 2 p.m. — "A Bright New Boise" by Samuel D. Hunter

    Where: UI Hartung Theater | Map
    Tickets: Free for UI students with Vandal Card | $15 general admission | $10 for UI faculty, staff and seniors
    Purchase advance tickets at BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main St. or at the door.

    MacArthur genius Award winner and former University of Idaho student Samuel D. Hunter's "A Bright New Boise" is a “superb little heartland heartbreaker,” as described by New York Magazine.

    The story takes place in the break room of a Boise Hobby Lobby. The art and craft store should be familiar to most people – it recently garnered a fair share of media attention for its stance on contraceptive insurance for employees.

    "A Bright New Boise" plays during Homecoming week Oct. 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., and October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in the UI Hartung Theater on campus.

    For more information, contact the theatre arts office at (208) 885-6465.