Festivities for Homecoming 2016 includes reunions and milestone celebrations for Redbird alumni.

Sigma Nu Reunion
Sigma Nu alumni and a guest are invited to return to Illinois State University and reconnect with fellow Sigma Nu alumni during Homecoming 2016. The two-day event will kick-off Friday, October 7, with a Stadium Club Reception. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Stadium Club, Hancock Stadium. The cost is $25 per person.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be included with a cash bar available. Register by September 30 by contacting Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478, or by visiting Alumni.IllinoisState.edu/SigmaNu.

A tailgate party will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8, at Terrace Tailgate Party Tent. The cost is $40 per person.

The package includes a ticket to the Homecoming football game, Redbirds versus Youngstown State, and food provided by Famous Dave’s. A cash bar will be available. Register by September 30 by contacting Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478, or by visiting Alumni.IllinoisState.edu/SigmaNu.

Alpha Phi Alpha–45th Anniversary
The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity are celebrating 45 years during Homecoming 2016. Both current students and alumni of Alpha Phi Alpha are invited to a Meet & Greet Old School Party from 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, at the Illinois State Alumni Center.

A tailgate party will begin at noon Saturday, October 8, Lot U91. A registration package is available for $55 which includes both events and wristband. Register to Steve Jones ’74 by September 8. Follow-up on payment will be sent with confirmation of registration. Tickets at the door of the Meet & Greet will be $20.

Hewett-Manchester’s 50th Birthday Alumni Reception
Hewett-Manchester is celebrating 50 years during Homecoming 2016. Hewett and Manchester Halls alumni, University Housing alumni, and their guests are invited to enjoy a night of memories and mingling to Back the Birds from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, in the Escalante Room, Vrooman Center-lobby of Hewett/Manchester Halls.

“We are looking forward to welcoming back our Redbirds who lived in Hewett and Manchester Halls. There is a lot of excitement around the 50th Birthday of this complex,” said Stacey Mwilambwe, director of University Housing Services. “We look forward to seeing everyone on October 7, 2016 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Escalante room located in the Vrooman lobby of Hewett and Manchester Halls.”

Alumni and friends can enjoy light appetizers, view photos from the past, receive Illinois State goodies, and take a tour of East Campus.

The event is free to attend. Register online or by calling Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478. Registration closes September 23.