Rod Library--Special Collections

UNI Homecoming Themes

This page presents information about UNI Homecoming themes on a year-by-year basis from 1920 to the present.

Those interested in other topics related to Homecoming may wish to consult the following pages::

1920-1925

No theme announced

 

1926

The Spirit of 50 Years (in conjunction with 50th anniversary of the college)

 

1927-1935

No theme announced

1936

Sixtieth Anniversary of the College

 

1937-1944

No theme announced

 

1945

No official theme, but an underlying message of "Welcome Home"

 

1946

Homecoming of the Veterans

 

1947

The Good Old Days

 

1948

None

 

1949

The Home of Champions

 

1950

Half-Time of the Twentieth Century

 

1951

Seventy-Five Years of Teacher Education

 

1952

Panthers for President

 

1953

Panther Prowl

 

1954

None

 

1955

Spirit of '55

 

1956

Campaign for Victory

 

1957

United for Victory

 

1958

Pantherville Pageant

 

1959

T. V. (Teachers Victory) Spectacular

 

1960

Fabulous Sixties

 

1961

The SCI's the Limit

 

1962

SCI Storybook

 

1963

SCI Futurama

 

1964

Olympics on the Hill

 

1965

SCI-Lites

 

1966

Homecoming is . . . .

 

1967

Something Old, Something New

 

1968

UNIverse in '68

 

1969

An Odyssey

 

1970

In the Year . . . .

 

1971

Kaleidoscope

 

1972

Reach Out

 

1973

Celebrate

 

1974

Flashback

 

1975

UNIification

 

1976

Excellebrate 100

 

1977

Do You Remember?

 

1978

Mission: Celebrate Change

 

1979

Fall into Fantasy

 

1980

Visions of the Future

 

1981

Heroes

 

1982

Famous Firsts

 

1983

Northern Lights

 

1984

Panthermonium

 

1985

Purple Fever: Temperature's Risin'

 

1986

Cruisin' with the Cat

 

1987

Panther Tracks . . . Full Steam Ahead

 

1988

Under the Big Top

 

1989

Rock Around the Clock

 

1990

Field of Dreams

 

1991

UNI, Jamaica Me Happy

 

1992

Showtime

 

1993

Wild, Wild West

 

1994

Groovin' 70s Style

 

1995

Beach Party

 

1996

Let the Games Begin

 

1997

Come Together

 

1998

Panther Reign

 

1999

Millenium of Memories

 

2000

Panther Pride

 

2001

If You Could See Us Now (in honor of UNI's 125th anniversary)

 

2002

Surfin' UNI

 

2003

Paint the Town Purple

 

2004

It's Showtime!

 

2005

Wild with Pride

 

2006

Rock the Dome

 

2007

Pride on the Prowl

 

2008

Pump up the Purple

 

2009

I Spy UNI

 

2010

Let the good times ROAR

 

2011

At Home in the Dome

 

2012

Throwback

 

2013

Purple Tie Affair

 

2014

Students by Day, Panthers by Night


Compiled by Gerald L. Peterson, University Archivist, with research by Shanna Taylor, Nick Jordan, and other student assistants, and scanning by Library Assistant Gail Briddle, Special Collections and University Archives, September 2005; last updated September 30, 2010 (GP).


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University of Northern Iowa
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Email: Gerald.Peterson@uni.edu