Iowa Spirit Squads Request Form

Bring the Iowa Spirit Squads (Herky/Iowa Cheerleaders/Iowa Dance Team/Perky (UIHC mascot) to your special event!
Our schedule’s first priority is to the University of Iowa and the Iowa Athletic Department.

Requests for an event must be submitted at least four weeks before the date of the event. Requests will be filed as they come in. Early submissions are preferred and dates/appearances are subject to change. Requests will be reviewed and an update will occur one month prior, with a final confirmation coming two weeks out from the event.

Appearance Request Rates

Event TypeRate
University of Iowa Events$50 per half hour
School Event Iowa City Area$50 per half hour
Hawkeye Sports Properties Events$200 per hour
Non-Profit Events$250 per hour
Private Events$500 per hour
Weddings$500 per hour
Rate Includes: Herky OR 4 members of the Iowa Spirit Squad
Rate Doubles for BOTH Herky and 4 members of the Iowa Spirit Squad

Rate for events outside the Iowa City/Coralville area will include round-trip mileage at $.61/mile.
To calculate mileage cost, use Google or Mapquest and a starting address of: Carver Hawkeye Arena, 1 Elliott Dr, Iowa City, IA 52242

Appearance Payment

Checks need to be made out to the University of Iowa Athletics Department and paid at the event.
Credit cards will not be accepted for payment.

Appearance Request Form

Please submit a separate form for each requested event.

Please submit a separate request for each event.
Is this event affiliated with any political party, political action committee, or political candidate and/or does it feature any appearance by a political figure and/or raise funds for individuals running for public office?


  1. Completion of the Request form does not guarantee the Iowa Spirit Squads can fulfill this request.
  2. Requests should be received at least four weeks in advance.
  3. Iowa Spirit Squads need a secure area to change and leave their bags, away from the immediate event's location. This cannot be a public restroom.
  4. Each hour Herky must have a fifteen minute break to rehydrate.
  5. Water must be provided for each squad member in attendance.
  6. Mascot Costumes will not be loaned or rented out.
  7. Parking should be provided, if there is not access to a well-sized free parking lot near the event.
  8. Perky (UIHC mascot) appearances must be approved thru UIHC and the Iowa Spirit Squads.
  9. Requests on football game days (home/away) will be limited to Athletic Department events only.
  10. Iowa Spirit Squad members expect fans at the events to be supportive and respectful.
  11. The Iowa Spirit Squad's and/or Herky's appearance at an event does not constitute promotion of any product, service and/or person by the Iowa Spirit Squads and/or Herky the Hawk, the University of Iowa and/or the University of Iowa Athletic Department.

Policy for Photographers
Photographers at the event need to understand that the University of Iowa has registered trademarks on official logos of the university. These include: Herky the Hawk, the Tigerhawk logo, the University of Iowa, the block ‘I', as well as others. As such, photographers can take candid shots, group shots, shots with individuals. They may not take a shot of just Herky, a cheerleader and/or an Iowa Dance Team member for sale, reproduction, promotional usage. Also, Registered trademarks of the University of Iowa or another university licensed logos can not be used for sale, reproduction, promotional usage. Any misuse of photographs or sale of images alone may be a violation of the University of Iowa's licensing of logos. For more information on using the University of Iowa logos for sale or promotion, please contact the University of Iowa Athletic Department's Marketing department.

I have read the above policies/rules and agree to follow these and inform all others in attendance of these policies/rules related to the Iowa Spirit Squads appearance, including the photographers policies. I further understand that this is only a request and the University of Iowa is under no obligation to fulfill the request.