Revisit the excitement, optimism and inspiration you experienced as an Illinois student at Homecoming 2013! It’s a chance to reflect on your own great memories of campus in one big University of Illinois family reunion.
Join in on these fun events for alumni!
Friday, Oct. 18
iHelp: a volunteer project
In this official kickoff to Homecoming, alumni around the world are asked to volunteer in their communities in the name of Alma Mater today and throughout Homecoming Week. The event dovetails with UI Student Service Day, which also takes place on Oct. 18. Volunteers are urged to pledge service time online at www.uiaa.org/ihelp, and send photos and videos of their activities.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Illinois Spirit Day
Wear your orange, and show your Illini spirit!
Friday, Oct. 25
Army ROTC Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni Barbecue
10-11:30 a.m. induction and unveiling of Hall;
12:30 p.m. outdoor barbecue
Induction: Room 2025, Student Dining and Residential Programs building, 301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign
Unveiling: Southeast entrance of Armory Building, 505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign
Barbecue: West end of Armory Building
Reservation Deadline: Oct. 14
Cost for barbecue: $10 per adult, $5 for youth under age 18
Contact: Call the ROTC office at 217/333-0125 or visit www.go.illinois.edu/armyrotc
Illini Block Party
Along parade route on Wright Street, Urbana
Family event includes games, activities and entertainment. Hosted by the UI Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Ambassadors, the event is open to students, alumni and the community. Contact: Maverick Woodside at 309/313-2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parade and Pep Rally
Parade runs from 6-7 p.m., starting at Sixth Street and Taft Drive in Champaign, traveling through Campustown and turning south on Mathews Avenue in Urbana to end at the Quad.
Parade Entry Deadline: Oct. 18 or 90 entries.
Contact: Billy Hamer at email@example.com
All UI band alumni are invited to perform in the Homecoming Parade with the Band Alumni Network.
Contact: UI Bands Office at 217/333-3025 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bands.illinois.edu/content/homecoming-2013
Pep Rally on the Quad follows the parade and features the Marching Illini, appearances by Head Football Coach Tim Beckman and the Fighting Illini football team, and presentations of the Homecoming Court, Illini Comeback guests and UI Alumni Association’s Lou Liay Spirit Award.
Contact: UIAA Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or email@example.com
Saturday, Oct. 26
UI Alumni Association
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
Stop by for Illini swag and light refreshments, pose for a photo with the new statue of Abraham Lincoln at the building’s east entrance and mingle with fellow alumni. Free parking in south lot (unless otherwise marked) and nearby MTD bus stop for its Gameday route to the 2:30 kickoff with Michigan State.
Contact: Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free at 800/355-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois vs. Michigan State Football Game
2:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Cost: $49-$60 per football game ticket (main stands)
Contact: toll-free 866/Illini-1 or visit www.fightingillini.com
See the full list of this year’s Homecoming events.