Homecoming Apparel

Join in the Stampede and order your Homecoming Apparel. Available for a limited time, don't miss out on your chance to own this year's Homecoming wear. Already have yours? These items make great gifts for your friends and family. Order forms are available HERE.


Homecoming Logo Contest


The winner of last year's (2013) Homecoming Artwork Contest is Abby Smith, a Senior Graphic Design Major. Stay tuned for the 2015 winning design!

Artwork Logo

She will receive:

  • A framed copy of her artwork.
  • Copies of all printed promotional items.
  • Artwork displayed with acknowledgement in Kettler display case.
  • Acknowledgement at the tailgate party at the Coliseum on Saturday, December 7, 2013

Department Decorating Contest

Open to all university departments and offices

Show your IPFW Spirit by decorating your department's walkways, windows, walls, and doors! Dress the place up with a tribute to this year's Homecoming theme ("Feel The Rumble!"), IPFW itself, and our blue and white colors. Let's paint the campus Blue and White!

Department registration will begin on Friday, October 25, 2013.  Final registrations must be received  by Friday, November 22, 2013 in the Student Life Office in Walb Union room 210.

Entries compete in one of two divisions based on the size of your department: 15 or more, and less than 15.

For an information letter, click HERE

For an entry form, click HERE

For additional ticket ordering form, click HERE

Department (or department team) decorations will be judged in several categories:

  • Use of the Homecoming theme ("Feel The Rumble" (50 points)
  • Use of the Mastodon and university logos (50 points)
  • The sport of basketball ( 25 points)
  • The use of basketball players and coaches, players and opponents ( 25 points) 

Judges will visit departmental areas on Wednesday, December 4 to determine the winner. The winning department will be announced on Saturday, December 7th at the tailgate party in the Expo room before the Men's Basketball game. Each department that participates will be issued 10 tickets to the Homecoming game (furnished by Athletics), and each member of the participating department will get the official Homecoming t-shirt, 10 shirts maximum (furnished by IPSGA).

Downloadable Artwork:

Homecoming Design Artwork     Homecoming Artwork - BW     Homecoming Artwork - Grayscale

Tusky Logo

Former Winning Departments:

  • 2012 Mastodon Advising Center - Large Group
  • 2012 Education - Small Group
  • 2011 ITS - Large Group
  • 2011 Education - Small Group
  • 2010 Education - Small Group
  • 2010 Continuing Studies - Large Group
  • 2009 Nursing - Small Group
  • 2009 ITS - Large Group 
  • 2008 Student Housing - Small Group
  • 2008 Nursing - Large Group
  • 2007 Mastodon Advising Center - Small Group
  • 2007 URC Publications - Large Group

 Entry form can be found here.


Student Orgs. - Spirit Sheet Sign Contest

Open to all officially recognized student organizations

Your student organization can earn big bucks by participating in the Spirit Sheet Sign Contest. The top three Spirit Sheets earn prize money for your student organization.

To register for the contest and receive your ready-to-decorate sheet, contact James Velez in the Student Life Office, Room 210.

Decorate your sheet to promote your organization, IPFW School Spirit, and this year's Homecoming theme, "Feel The Rumble!"

Decorating supplies are available to you courtesy of IPSGA/SAB and Student Life and may be checked out. Student organizations will present their sheets at the Pre-game Reception on Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum and the winners will be announced at the game.

Guidelines for Sheet Signs:

  • Your sheet must include the name of your student organization.
  • Sheet signs must not contain any graphic images or offensive language
  • Your organization must make an ADVANCE reservation with Student Life when using the second floor lounge to decorate your sheet or use the SORC area. (Don't just "show up" -- reserve the space through Student Life or SORC office.)
  • You must cover areas with newspaper or plastic before painting.
  • All painting supplies must stay in the SORC office.
  • Clean up after your mess in the SORC after decorating the sheet (room, brushes, etc.).
  • At least one representative from your organization must be present at the Homecoming tailgate party to display your sheet and accept the organization's prize if you win.
  • Sheets are available at no cost from the Student Life Office SORC.


  • October 16, 2013 - Sheets will be available for Student Orgs to pick up.
  • October 16-November 22, 2013 Space available in the SORC for decorating
  • November 22, 2013 Sheets are due for judging by 5:00 p.m.
  • Winners announced at the tailgate party on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

For more information or questions on the Sheet Decorating Contest, please contact James Velez at 260-481-6337 or via email velejt01@ipfw.edu