Illinois State Homecoming 2017 will be held October 16-22. Several of Illinois State’s affinity alumni groups will be a part of Homecoming this year, offering a chance to reconnect and network with fellow Redbirds. These groups include the Black Colleagues Association (BCA) and Latin@ Alumni Network (LAN) who will both hold a series of events during the Homecoming weekend. All alumni, students, and the Redbird community are welcome to join in.
Black Colleagues Association
The Black Colleagues Association will host several events over the weekend with the culminating event being the annual Scholarship Brunch at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, October 22, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. This event will recognize 16 scholarship recipients who have been awarded BCA-administered scholarships for the 2017-18 academic years.
ISUBCA will be participating in the following Homecoming events:
Friday, October 20
6 p.m. Welcome Home Alumni – Meet and Greet with BCA (Brown Ballroom)
9 p.m. Open Mic & Talent Show (Brown Ballroom)
Saturday, October 21
7 a.m. Black Alumni Football Tailgate (Lot U91 at corner of Adelaide St. and Gregory St., next to Duffy Bass Field)
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade (Parade steps off at the corner of College Avenue and University Street)
2 p.m. Redbirds vs. South Dakota Coyotes at Hancock Stadium. (For tickets, visit GoRedbirds.com)
9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Tailgate After Party (Holiday Inn & Suites)
Sunday, October 22
9:30 a.m. BCA Scholarship Brunch (Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center)
Advanced registration for BCA events ends on Friday, October 6. For a detailed list of Homecoming events organized by the Black Colleagues Association, visit here.
Latin@ Alumni Network
The Latin@ Alumni Network invites alumni and friends to join in on several activities during Homecoming 2017. Alumni can enjoy a group run during the Town and Gown 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, tailgating, and an evening social event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21. To confirm your attendance, sign up here.
LAN will be participating in the following Homecoming events:
Saturday, October 21
8 a.m. Town and Gown 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (Check in for the race is at the Student Fitness Center, then meet up with participating LAN members.)
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade (Join ISULAN in the parade. The parade steps off at the corner of College Avenue and University Street.)
11 a.m. Tailgate (Redbird Hospitality Tailgate Tent sponsored by the Alumni Association. The tailgate is located in the Redbird Tent Zone.)
2 p.m. Illinois State Redbirds vs. South Dakota Coyotes (Hancock Stadium)
7:30 p.m. LAN Evening Social (504 E. Emerson St., Bloomington)
To learn more about Homecoming 2017 events, visit the Homecoming Page.