Join Us this October to Celebrate Homecoming 2018!

We are excited to welcome our alumni back to campus! Please visit this page for BBQ event details, football ticket availability, and parade information. 

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19

Tippie Homecoming BBQ
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Celebrate Homecoming 2018 with other Iowa business alumni at the annual Tippie BBQ on the Pappajohn Business Building patio. Meet Tippie Dean Sarah Gardial and enjoy free food (while supplies last) and fun family entertainment prior to the parade. We will begin accepting reservations in August.

Homecoming Parade
5:45 p.m.
Make your way to Clinton Street to watch the annual Homecoming Parade. The Pappajohn Business Building is the perfect place to catch the parade as it's on the corner of the parade route! Visit the University of Iowa Homecoming website for more information about the parade and specific events.

Saturday, October 20

Homecoming game
Iowa vs. the University of Maryland Terrapins. Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m.

Football Tickets

A block of tickets have been reserved through the UI Athletic Ticket office for Tippie alumni to purchase.

Tickets will be available to purchase starting Tuesday, July 3. To purchase your tickets, please visit HawkeyeSports.com/FootballTickets and use the code TIPPIECOLLEGE (the code is case sensitive). Tickets for the Homecoming game are $65 each with a processing fee of $1 per ticket and an overall $3 ordering fee. Tickets will be available to purchase through our Tippie block until Wednesday, October 10.

When you purchase your tickets through our alumni block you will receive your seat information and electronic tickets one week prior to the game. If you’d like your seats together, you'll need to purchase all your tickets through one transaction.

Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 20.

Hotel Rooms

Hotel room blocks have been reserved at several hotels in the Iowa City area for our alumni to reserve for the homecoming weekend. These hotels do have early release dates, so you are encouraged to make your reservations as early as possible.

The Graduate Iowa City Hotel (Formally the Sheraton Hotel)
210 South Dubuque Street
319-337-4058

Room Block Dates: October 19-21, 2018
Standard King or Double Room: $329
Reserve online: The Graduate Iowa City (Group code: 181019UITI)
Room Blocks will be released on August 20, 2018.

You also may make your reservation over the phone by calling The Graduate reservations at 319-337-4058 before the release date. Please identify yourself as part of the Tippie College of Business. Your reservation will need to be secured with a major credit card. The block of rooms is being held under the name Tippie College of Business Homecoming block.


Homewood Suites
Iowa River Landing, 921 East 2nd Avenue, Coralville
319-338-3410

Room Block Dates: October 19-21, 2018
King Studio Suite: $289
Reserve online at: Homewood Suites (In the "Book a Suite" box, select your dates and click on the link for "Add special rate codes." Under "Group Code" enter the 3 letter code TIP.)
Room blocks will be released on September 15, 2018.

You also may make your reservation over the phone by calling Homewood Suites reservations at 319-338-3410 before the release date. Please identify yourself as part of the Tippie College of Business. Your reservation will need to be secured with a major credit card. You MUST mention the Group Code: Tippie Homecoming to get the block rate when making your reservation.


The SpringHill Suites Marriott
1001 25th Avenue, Coralville
319-625-1001

Room Block Dates: October 19-21, 2018
King Room: $289
Reserve online: SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Room blocks will be released on September 21, 2018.

You also may make your reservation over the phone by calling the hotel directly at 319-625-1001 before the release date. Please identify yourself as a part of the Tippie College of Business and that you are calling to make a reservation for the University of Iowa Alumni Homecoming block.


Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 
650 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville
319-333-7711

Room Block Dates: October 19-21, 2018
King Rooms and (2)Queen Bed Rooms available for a 5% discount on the standard room rates. Prices vary based on the date of reservation. Rooms are non-cancellable. 
Rooms are only available for reservation through the provided link. Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot Reservation Link
Please note: Rooms are not available at the discounted rate over the phone. You can only secure our block room pricing by using the online reservation system. 
Room blocks will be released on August 31, 2018

Additional Information

Hawkeye Express Train

Ride the train from Coralville to Kinnick Stadium on game day. For more information on the Hawkeye Express, please visit iowanorthern.com/services/the-hawkeye-express.