Homecoming 2013

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
4-6 p.m.
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 mlwoods2@illinois.edu

Parade and Pep Rally
6-8 p.m.

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 illinoishomecomingparade@gmail.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 bands@illinois.edu 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 alumni@illinois.edu

Saturday, Oct. 26

UI Alumni Association
Homecoming Headquarters

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 alumni@illinois.edu

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

Alumni Band Association: All UI band alumni are invited to perform at the game. Contact: UI Bands Office at 217/333-3025 or bands@illinois.edu or visit bands.illinois.edu/content/homecoming-2013

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