Homecoming 2020

Although we are unable to gather in person on campus this year, we have assembled several promotions and virtual events designed to bring Vikings together regardless of location. We hope you will participate and engage with fellow alumni, families, and friends throughout the week of September 27 - October 4!

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Rediscover your favorite things about Grand View and Des Moines:

  • Cheer on the Vikings football or soccer games via livestream
  • Observe a virtual class using Zoom
  • Order a new Grand View sweatshirt at the bookstore
  • Sing along during Songfest

Purchase A Viking for Life Box

nullIn celebration of Homecoming and all things awesome about Grand View and our alumni, we’re excited to roll out the Viking For Life Box! This exclusive box will ship to you and be stuffed full of awesome GV items. Items will include Grand View goodies such as a facemask, slap koozie, stickers and more. Here’s the extra cool part… it will also include items sourced exclusively from alumni-owned brands!

Every box is guaranteed to include a Doe A Deer Design flour sack towel, Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce, a decorated cookie from Rose Garden Cookies and exclusive stationery and cards from FarmHer and Iron Leaf Press.

Click on each alumni brand below to learn more:
*each box will include a mix of items

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Alumni Events

View a full list of Homecoming events including Songfest, Alumni College and more! Be sure to register for any events you'd like to participate in.

View Alumni Events

Bookstore Discount

Grand View is offering alumni a special 25% discount at the GV Bookstore. This can be used online or in-person through October 15 on any regularly priced clothing or gift item. Shop the Grand View Bookstore and use HC2020 in the comments section during check out. Now is a great time to start holiday shopping for the Viking in your life!

Social Media Challenge

Whether it’s a throwback photo of you and your roommate, your future Viking, or your dog decked out in red and black, post a public photo to Instagram or Facebook using #VikingforLife and help celebrate Grand View Homecoming at home. By posting on or before Saturday, October 3, 2020, you could win a $50 Grand View Bookstore gift card!


Grand View University has implemented policies to comply with COVID-19 recommendations for this fall's athletic events, learn more about athletics game day policies hereWe encourage you to livestream athletic events here.

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards for 2020 have been postponed until 2021. Eligible nominations from this year will still retain eligibility for 2021 and will receive recognition at the 1896 Club Dinner next year.

If you have questions about Homecoming, contact the alumni office at alumni @ grandview.edu or (515) 263-2957.