Interested in Being Herky?


Feb. 5, 2015


IOWA CITY, Iowa — Are you interested in being the University of Iowa’s iconic mascot Herky the Hawk?


The first step to becoming Herky is filling out this application. These 10 easy questions can change your world. Herky travels the country and participates in events throughout the calendar year that most people can only dream of.

To apply you do not need prior mascot experience. Rather the mascot coaching staff is looking for fun-loving and creative men and women who want to represent the University of Iowa like no other.

From those that apply, some will be selected to proceed in the selection process to the in-person tryout. Please be available February 28 and the evening of March 25 if you are selected to proceed. Please be aware that there is a small chance these dates change. If that happens we will inform you immediately and do our best to work around scheduling conflicts.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 23, 2015, by 5 p.m.

The Herky application is available HERE.

There will also be informational meetings discussing the position on Monday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. in Room 346 (Indiana Room) of the IMU and Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. in Room 256 (Lucas Dodge Room) of the IMU. These are not mandatory, but are a great opportunity for us to meet you, learn about Herky and ask questions about the position.

If you have any questions or concerns about the position or process, please email

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