Homecoming Events

Union Board and the IU Student Alumni Association are teaming up to add a whole lot of Hoosier Spirit for Homecoming 2022!

Check out all the events happening and follow Union Board and the IU Student Alumni Association on Instagram for more.

Run Forrest Run 5K

Sunday, October 2 @ Dunn Meadow

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Registration and Check-In Open
  • 10:00 a.m. - Race Starts!
  • 11:00 a.m. - Awards and celebration

Register Now for FREE

Sponsored by UB and the IU Student Alumni Association


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Run Forrest Run 5K during Homecoming Week 2022!

28:07:22Amy Herendeen
28:07:41Raegan Merchant
33:08:50Naruepon Weerawongphrom
33:29:33Brynn Patrick
34:01:30Matthew Guevara
35:20:23Daisy Robles-Magallanes
51:12:45Emma Hickman
51:13:02Megan Bankowski
52:39:58Lezth Aguilar
53:21:39Kellie MacBright
59:16:27Ketura Lainy
59:16:58Andrea Bollen

No! While the majority of runners will be IU students and alumni, anyone is encouraged to participate.

This run is completely free. We only ask that you consider making a donation to WildCare. For information on WildCare's mission and how to donate, visit https://discoverwildcare.org/

There are two, large parking lots just across the street from Dunn Meadow that are completely free. To get there, just turn left of Indiana Ave onto 6th street and park in the lots on either side. Overflow parking is available in the IMU Biddle Hotel lot for a small fee. There will be signs directing you to the parking lots.

The Run Forrest Run 5K takes a scenic route across IU’s stunning campus, starting in Dunn Meadow, and ending at the Sample Gates. It takes place entirely on pavement, has a 152 ft. net elevation gain, and is 3.10 miles or 5 kilometers distance.

All times will be recorded and available after the race on the race website.

Yes! The Run Forrest Run 5K is one of many exciting Homecoming Week events. Please check the Student Alumni Association’s Homecoming Week to learn more about ways you can be involved in IU’s Homecoming Week!

Crafts for a Cause

Monday, October 3 @ Indiana Memorial Union, Starbucks

6:00-8:00 p.m. 

  • We will have supplies for mug decorating, bracelet and keychain making,
    and more!

Sponsored by UB and the IU Student Alumni Association

Outdoor Movie Night: Forrest Gump

Wednesday, October 5 @ Dunn Meadow

8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a free screening of Forrest Gump! Bring a blanket, snacks, and your friends!

Sponsored by UB and the IU Student Alumni Association

Campus Art Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 7 @ Indiana Memorial Union Gallery, Starbucks

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Explore every aspect of IU’s artistic community in a scavenger hunt across campus, hosted by Union Board! Whether in teams or alone, competitors will meet at the Indiana Memorial Union Gallery, located in the IMU Starbucks, at 2pm and race across campus to complete the quest for a selection of prizes.