The Illinois State University Black Colleagues Association (BCA) has an exciting weekend of events scheduled for Homecoming 2018 to rise to the occasion of this year’s theme, Redbirds Rising! Mark calendars to return to campus Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14 to be a part of all the Redbird fun! Take a look at the complete BCA Homecoming schedule of events and make sure to book that Homecoming weekend package.

This year BCA is bringing out the soul and energy with its premier event of the weekend, Kindred the Family Soul Concert and after party. Kindred the Family Soul released their debut album Surrender to Love in 2003 and have many Billboard hits since including “Far Away,” “Stars,” and “Where Would I Be.” Their music will keep guests wanting more with its energy, motivating beats, and inspiring messages. Only 400 tickets available, first-come, first-served. No purchases at the door. The concert and all other events are open to Illinois State students and the public.

Other events include:

Friday, October 12

  • Meet and Greet, 7-9 p.m.
  • Kindred the Family Soul Concert/After Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday, October 13

  • Black Alumni Tailgate, 11 a.m.
  • Red, White, and Black Soiree, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Sunday, October 14

  • Scholarship Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.

The weekend package is $115 and available through October 3. This includes Friday’s Meet and Greet, Concert/After Party, Saturday’s Red, White, and Black Soiree, and Sunday’s Scholarship Breakfast. After October 3, only onsite registration will be available for Saturday and Sunday. Pricing will be per event.

All of ISUBCA’s events will be held at its host hotel, the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center and on campus in the Prairie Room, Bone Student Center. The Radisson block has sold out. Other hotels are available with special rates for the BCA weekend. In order to register for the discounted room rate at the Radisson or other BCA hotels, attendees must purchase a weekend package. Reservations can be made the next business day after registration is completed. Only one room is allowed per weekend package purchased. A complete list of Illinois State alumni hotel blocks is available at For more information, contact Alumni Engagement-Chicago Office at (309) 438-3500.