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Friday, October 21, 2022

Tricycle Derby: 4 p.m.

The inaugural Indiana State Tricycle Derby was first introduced to campus on October 11, 1963.  The race consisted of 10 laps around the sidewalks of the old Quadrangle on children's tricycles. The race featured a men's and women's division (the Powder Puff Derby).

The race now feature teams racing on specially built “trikes”.   The Michael Simmons Student Activity Center (Rec East), located at 9th and Sycamore Streets, is the permanent location for the ISU Tricycle Derby.

Each team qualifies for the race prior to race day.  The fastest female and male rider qualifying for the race is honored with the title of “Hot Wheels”.

Stroll Off – Who Run It: 7:00 p.m.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council Stroll Off is an annual fall event consisting of each sorority and fraternity in the council competing to win the titled Stroll-Off Winners! Each of the seven organizations is allotted a time slot where they perform through strolling and stepping, and historical chants and calls. Stroll-off performances will include symbolic stepping and dances that are rooted in the pride and unity of historically black fraternities and sororities.

Strolling is a visual representation of the bond that ties together members of an organization in a fashion close to stepping and sometimes even closer to modern dancing. Designed to show off African American culture and African roots, strolling is a longstanding tradition of historically black Greek letter organizations. Strolling has become a rite of passage for members of Black sororities and fraternities, as many strolls have been passed down throughout the years. ISU NPHC pride themselves on the historical history of the steps and strolls and each year, students look forward to providing education and symbolic movement to the ISU community.

Tilson Auditorium - $10.00 admission.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Blue & White Parade: 9 a.m.

The 2022 Blue and White Homecoming Parade will begin at 9th and Cherry streets in downtown Terre Haute. The parade will run west on Wabash Avenue to 5th Street and will end at the intersection of 5th and Chestnut streets.

For more information on the parade, send a message to ISU-homecoming@mail.indstate.edu

College Open Houses: 10am- 12pm

Make plans to attend the inaugural College Open Houses. Colleges and Cunningham Memorial Library will host Open Houses providing alumni and friends the opportunity to explore campus and discover the numerous renovations/updates and new buildings located on the ISU campus. Meet the College Deans, reconnect with faculty and staff, and discover new opportunities available to current and future students. Also, the Open Houses are great ways to connect with fellow Sycamores. So, make plans to meet your fellow classmates to reminisce about late night study sessions.

Homecoming Map

Homecoming Open Houses Map

Homecoming Tailgating: 11am-1pm

Registered student organizations can reserve a tent for Homecoming Tailgating in the general tailgating area on the west side of Memorial Stadium. This will provide dedicated space for alumni, students and fans to gather and celebrate STATE at Memorial Stadium. General Tailgating and Homecoming Tailgating will open at 11:00 am ET Saturday, October 22, 2022 and conclude at 1:00 pm kickoff. Reservations are due via The Treehouse by Friday, September 23, 2022. 

Football Game: Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.

Homecoming wouldn’t be complete without football at Memorial Stadium. The Indiana State University Sycamores will host Illinois State University. For tickets and more information, call 812.237.8972 or visit GoSycamores.com 
Homecoming Game Clear Bag Policy

Black Alumni Reception: 6pm- 8pm

Join other Black alumni to fellowship and reconnect as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center. The event is free. Pre-registration is required and can be found HERE.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Homecleaning: 12pm- 1:30pm

Come on out to ISU’s Homecleaning event on Sunday October 23rd 2022 from 12:00PM-1:30PM. Volunteers will help clean-up Wabash Avenue after ISU Homecoming the previous day. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. 

Sign Up For Homecleaning Here

Hosting a special event

Planning an event for Homecoming? Check here to see if you need a City of Terre Haute Special Event Permit (and the process on getting one)

City of Terre Haute Special Event Permit