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Nov. 25, 2013
Homecoming 2013: Feel the Rumble
This year's week-long Homecoming celebration, "Feel the Rumble," will be December 2-- 7, ending Saturday with the men's basketball game vs. Dartmouth at 7 p.m.

  • The week kicks off with coffee and donuts with alumni at 9 a.m. Alumni will be in Kettler Hall to pass out treats to current students.


  • Students, staff, and faculty can compete in the first round of the cupcake eating contest in the Walb Classic Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winners from this round will face off Saturday at the tailgate celebration before the Homecoming game.


  • Faculty/staff vs. student basketball game at the Gates Sports Center. Admission fee is a canned good item. Game starts at 7 p.m.  


  • Dodge ball tournament at 7 p.m. at Gates Sports Center. At midnight, students have the opportunity to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge. Students will meet at Housing, run to the Venderly Bridge, and jump into the frigid waters of the Saint Joseph River.
  • A bloodmobile will be parked on the Science Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations. (Not included on the schedule of events, below)  


  • Pep rally at the Gates Sports Center starting at noon. Players from the basketball team will be doing meet-and-greets. Students will be able to participate in the Chuck a Don contest, as well as witness the championship round of the cupcake eating contest.
  • Alumni awards starting at 3 p.m., followed by the Hall of Fame Lunch at 4 p.m. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the Mastodon Athletic Scholarship Fund. Items available for bidding range from a private wine tasting at Two EE's Winery in Roanoke to an official 2012 Olympic jacket autographed by Lloy Ball.
  • Homecoming celebration at 5:30 p.m. at the Coliseum Expo Center, complete with a hog roast.  
  • Men's basketball game in the main arena at the Coliseum, when the Mastodons will take on Dartmouth at 7 p.m. The homecoming king and queen along with their court will be announced at halftime.

All Week

  • This year's department decorating contest will be judged by three IPFW alumni.
  • Homecoming King and Queen voting all over campus.
  • Student organizations' Homecoming Sheets on display in the Walb Union stairwell. 

For more information, visit the Homecoming webpage or contact James Velez, student life activities coordinator, at 260-481-6637 or

 Complete Homecoming schedule of events (PDF) 

Homecoming 2013 Apparel
Support IPSGA and show your Mastodon Pride with new IPFW apparel! T-shirts with student artwork are available in dark heather, daisy yellow, and cherry red for $10; black fleece jackets with the Athletics mark are a steal at $20. Order form, more info (PDF)
Dons for a Cause Wrist Bands
IPFW student-athletes will be coming through campus selling IPFW Mastodons--Dons for a Cause wrist bands. The goal is to sell 1,500. Proceeds will go to the Summit League Food Fight. If you purchase your wrist band now, Chancellor Carwein has agreed to allow those who purchase them the opportunity to wear jeans the week of Homecoming if you wear an IPFW-branded shirt.

If your department or group would like to collect food, you can arrange for pickup at your office.
To learn more about becoming involved, or if you need have food picked up, contact Ron Clark, 481-6617 or

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