Homecoming 2016 is almost here which means tons of chances to celebrate Illinois State’s traditions through various events and programs. There is also a special tradition only few students are able to be a part of each year—student Homecoming royalty and the selection of Homecoming king and queen!

Students who are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students can be nominated by themselves, another student, or an Illinois State faculty or staff member. Those who believe they know someone who is a proud Redbird student and positive impact on campus can submit king and queen nominations online by Thursday, September 15. Nominees can also have been a member of a past Illinois State Homecoming court as long as they were not selected as king or queen.

Homecoming court will be announced on Monday, October 3, at Kickoff on the Quad. Voting for Homecoming king and queen will open following the announcement and close at noon on Friday, October 7.  The king and queen will be crowned on at 6:45 p.m. Friday, October 7,  in Redbird Arena prior to the beginning of Hoopfest.