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Alumni invited back for Homecoming 2011

Homecoming 2011

The Homecoming 2011 theme is "Get in the Game."

Illinois State is ready for the weeklong Homecoming celebration October 10-16. Alumni and friends who are unable to return can still “Get in the Game” with the programs and events online. Find out more by visiting

Redbird Athletics is offering an alumni discount for reserved seats to the October 15 football game. Cost is $15 per ticket from August 1 until 5 p.m. on September 30. To order go to Click on “Tickets” and then “Promotions.” Enter promotional code alum11 and place your order. Tickets will be mailed, or select the print-at-home option. For special requests or seating accommodations call (309) 438-8000.

Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall tours will be available Homecoming weekend, with alumni and a guest invited to use the facility. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age, provide a picture ID, and sign an activity waiver. For more information, visit

Campus Dining invites alumni to dine at a discounted rate for lunch or dinner from October 13 through October 16. Alumni and one guest can dine for $5.50 for lunch or $7.50 for dinner at Watterson Dining Commons, Southside in Feeney, or Marketplace at Linkins Center. Additional guests may dine at the standard door rate. Tax will be applied to all meals.

Campus Dining menus are available at Reservation forms must be submitted in advance. The form will be available at from September 1 through September 30.

Explore Uptown Normal Saturday evening during a new event, Redbird Primetime, from 6-10 p.m. See the renovations and enjoy entertainment, extended business hours, and specials. Details can be found on the Homecoming website.

A map with road closures, bus routes, tailgating lots, and parking options is available online. Check out the site to learn about hotel room blocks reserved for alumni.