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Urbandale Homecoming Week: September 18–23 Go J-Hawks!

Come support your J-Hawks and celebrate our Urbandale community spirit during Urbandale High School Homecoming 2023! We’ll be celebrating with a variety of activities the week of September 18th. We look forward to welcoming you! 

2023 Homecoming Celebrations

2023 UHS Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court 2023

Front row: Avery Clayton, Dayna Spencer, Alex Mackie, Taylor Mulligan, Ava Bibbs, Kate Pargeon, Linda Lako, Addie Carroll, and Norah Seeley. Back row: Taylor Beron, Gabe Carver, Jacob Barnes, Dane Stotts, Jon Hudak, Gavin Moore, Owen Hamann, Mason Moran, Rockne Carver, Kailen Ha, Mitchell Klaas
Photo Credit: Katherine Hanson

2023 Homecoming Activities

Monday, September 18, 2023
7:00 p.m. Powder Puff and Ironman Event at UHS

  • This event is open to UHS students. Tickets for the event are $13 and include t-shirt, drink, and snack. T-Shirt sizes and quantities are limited and orders will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. T-shirts will be available for pick up on Friday, September 15th and Monday, September 18th during lunch in the UHS Commons.

Thursday, September 21, 2023 
6:00 p.m. 9th Grade Football Game

  • Urbandale vs. Dallas Center-Grimes at DCG Stadium

6:00 p.m. Homecoming Parade 

  • The UHS Homecoming Parade begins at Urbandale Middle School and ends at Urbandale High School.

5:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. UHS Street Party 

  • The UHS Street Party will take place in the UHS Parking Lot before and after the Homecoming Parade. We’ll have a variety of activities highlighting UHS clubs and teams in the UHS parking lot. 
  • Bring the kids for activities, autographs with the UHS football team, bounce house, and food trucks! (Note: food available for purchase) 
  • All Urbandale students, families, staff, alumni, and community supporters are welcome to attend.

Friday, September 22, 2023
5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Urbandale Lions Club Annual Homecoming Pancake Supper 

  • Urbandale High School Commons (lunchroom)
  • Cost is $5.00 per person

7:00 p.m. Varsity Football Game

  • Urbandale vs. Sioux City North at UHS Frerichs Field; kick-off at 7:00 p.m.
  • Please make sure you are prepared to cheer on your J-Hawks at our home venues by either purchasing tickets in advance at or purchasing tickets at the gate with a credit card (there is no cash option at the gate).
  • Please make arrangements to arrive early to the high school in order to find a parking spot, or park east or south of the stadium on neighborhood streets.
  • The presentation of the Homecoming Court will take place prior to the start of the football game (approximately 6:45 p.m.).
  • All varsity events will be streamed online at

Saturday, September 23, 2023
8:00 p.m.– 11:00 p.m. UHS Homecoming Dance “Candyland” at UHS Commons

  • Cost is $10/person (Note: The Homecoming Dance is only open to UHS students and guests.)
  • Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale beginning September 11th using the QR code on posters around the building or this link
  • If a UHS student would like to bring a guest from another school, the UHS student must complete a guest form. Guest forms are located at the UHS main office. The form should be turned in at the door on the night of the dance. Any questions, please email: 
  • Must have a current School ID to get into the dance; School IDs required for all attendees (Note: guests from other schools could provide a School ID or a driver’s license)

UHS Homecoming Spirit Days — “Out of This World”

  • Monday 9/18: No Mirror Monday (PJ day)
  • Tuesday 9/19: Crazy Hair Day
  • Wednesday 9/20: Generation Day
  • Thursday 9/21: Anything but a Backpack Day
  • Friday 9/22: J-HAWK Spirit

(Note: Please see announcements from UMS and elementary schools for school-specific Homecoming dress up days.)

We wish everyone a safe, fun, and memorable Homecoming 2023!