IUPUI Fall Kickoff Celebration


August 24, 2018 2:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

Who's Invited:

Faculty and Staff




Christine Fitzpatrick


About the Event:

The first-ever IUPUI Fall Kickoff Celebration included events that took place throughout the day. With the Jaguar Spirit Fest--part campuswide convocation and part pep rally; the IUPUI Talent Showcase, a block party around North Hall complete with food trucks, and a concert on Lockefield Green, this afternoon and evening provided the ideal launching pad for a year of IUPUI 50th Anniversary celebration. 

Jaguar Spirit Fest > 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. > Hine Hall Auditorium

IUPUI Talent Showcase > 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. > Blake Street Stage

WOW Concert > 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. > Mainstage on Lockefield Green

Featuring Indianapolis-based opener Dream Chief and headliner Atlas Genius.


IUPUI, various locations


Relive some of the day's best memories

From the Jaguar Spirit Fest to the WOW Concert with Atlas Genius, the inaugural IUPUI Fall Kickoff Celebration was one for the record books. See some images from the day below.

Students from IUPUI's Center for Young Children sing to open the Jaguar Spirit Fest.
Students sing the IUPUI Fight Song at the Jaguar Spirit Fest.
IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar delivers remarks at the Jaguar Spirit Fest.
Confetti falls from the sky as the Talent Showcase is kicked off.
Members of the IUPUI Softball Team dance during the Talent Showcase.
Rob Dixon plays his saxophone during the Talent Showcase.
Students dance with Jawz the Jaguar mascot between acts during the Talent Showcase.
A dancer performs at the Talent Showcase.
Students from the Chinese Cultural Club at IUPUI pose with their red fans.
A dance group performs on stage at the Talent Showcase.
Two women stand in matching t-shirts that say 'Fifty years in Indy. Countless success stories.'
Students and IUPUI Chancellor Paydar meet with WOW Concert headliner Atlas Genius.
Dream Chief performs at the WOW Concert.
Students smile during the WOW Concert.
Students play gaga ball in between concert acts.
Atlas Genius performs on stage.
Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius sings to the crowd.
Students dance during Atlas Genius' set.

Photos by Liz Kaye, Aero Bosley, and Keith Griner.

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