Revisit the excitement, optimism and inspiration you experienced as an Illinois student at Homecoming 2014! Itís 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!
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Saturday, Oct. 18IHELP: A VOLUNTEER PROJECT
In this kickoff for Homecoming, alumni around the world are asked to volunteer in their communities in the name of Alma Mater today and throughout Homecoming Week. Volunteers are urged to pledge service time online at www.uiaa.org/ihelp and send photos and videos of their activities. Contact: Nicole Pinnella at email@example.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 22SPIRIT DAY
Show your Illini spirit on Wear Orange Wednesday, both on and off campus.HOMECOMING RALLY AT "THE BEAN"
Rally and Group Photo
201 E. Randolph St., Chicago
After-Rally Happy Hour
24 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Alumni are encouraged to wear orange and gather at "The Bean" sculpture in Millennium Park for a group photo. Afterwards, join your fellow alumni for refreshments nearby. Contact: UI Alumni Association's Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 24ILLINI BLOCK PARTY
Alongside parade route
on Wright Street, Urbana
Family event includes games, activities, entertainment and more. Hosted by UI Alumni Associationís Student Alumni Ambassadors, the event is open to students, alumni and the community. Contact: UI Alumni Association's Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or email@example.com.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. 17 or 90 entries. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pep Rally on the Quad follows the parade and features fireworks, 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 Associationís Lou Liay Spirit Award. Contact: UI Alumni Associationís Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 25ALUMNI HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
The University of Illinois Alumni Association welcomes you!
Before the game, stop by to:
- Park for free and ride the MTD Game Day Bus for $2 round-trip
- Pick up complimentary Homecoming buttons, spirit beads, pompoms and other giveaways
- Entertainment, including a visit from the Marching Illini
- Complimentary appetizers and cash bar
- Special guests
- Door prizes and raffles
Contact: UI Alumni Associationís Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.ILLINOIS VS. MINNESOTA HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium
Contact: toll-free 866/Illini-1 or visit www.fightingillini.com