Two videos featuring a special surprise from Reggie Redbird were among Illinois State University’s Top 10 most-viewed videos of 2015.

Unless noted, these 10 most-viewed videos of 2015 were produced by Illinois State’s University Marketing and Communications team:

#BloNo cheers on the Redbirds

As the Redbird football team headed to Frisco in January 2015 for the FCS national championship game, dozens of Bloomington-Normal businesses and community leaders came together to #BackTheBirds.

Scholarship surprise

Illinois State offensive lineman Camden Cooper, who made the Redbird football team as a walk-on last season, earned himself a scholarship for his senior year. He found out in the coolest way possible. Produced by Redbird Productions.

Homecoming 2015 recap

An entire week of Homecoming in less than 3 minutes.

Spring commencement

Our May commencement ceremonies are a sight to see, especially in this unique time-lapse video that uses a tilt-shift effect for a one-of-a-kind view of this Illinois State tradition.

#FutureRedbird surprise

Reggie Redbird teamed up with the Office of Admissions to surprise four lucky high schoolers with some exciting news—that they’ve been admitted to Illinois State for fall 2016.

Reggie’s finals surprise

Earlier in the year, Reggie partnered with Forever Redbirds to surprise 10 current students during finals week with free coffee and donuts—hand-delivered by Reggie himself as they studied.

Quad time-lapse

Watch the Quad turn from spring to summer on the roof of the State Farm Hall of Business.

Move-in at Watterson

An entire move-in day at Watterson Towers—in just 15 seconds. Thanks to our friends at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the great view.

Tailgate like a pro

As the Redbird football team puts together another championship run, Illinois State’s most loyal tailgaters are having a special season of their own. Our fans have added big-screen TVs, full-size buses, and tons and tons of food to their tailgates. We visited some of the biggest setups.

Redbird Remembrance patch

All this year, student-athletes will wear or display a new patch in memory of the seven men killed in the April 7 plane crash near Bloomington-Normal. It’s part of the larger Redbird Remembrance campaign.

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