It’s hard to beat October at Illinois State University. Changing colors on the Quad, Redbird athletics, and a full schedule of student activities make for 31 exciting days. This October was no exception.

The month kicked off with an amazing Homecoming week and ended with a Redbird football victory over No. 7 South Dakota State, the Cubs in the World Series and, of course, Halloween.

In between, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Government and Politics celebrated 50 years at Illinois State, and BuzzFeed star Keith Habersberger ’08 reminded us what we like most about our University.

Each month we share some of our favorite photos of Illinois State that were posted by Redbirds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter from the previous month. Here are some of our favorites from October 2016: