Homecoming week brings out the best in our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Redbird fans all over the country.

All this week, Redbirds are celebrating Homecoming’s oldest traditions and some exciting new ones, all under our 2014 theme—Rally the Redbirds.

Many students and alumni are sharing photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the official hashtag #RedbirdHomecoming. Here’s a look at some of our favorite shots, via Storify:

Ryan Denham can be reached at rmdenha@IllinoisState.edu.