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Free food and live music for students at Reggie’s Homecoming Tailgate

students posing with Reggie cutout

Students pose with Flat Reggie at the 2017 Reggie's Homecoming Tailgate

Reggie Redbird invites students to have fun after the parade and before the big game on October 13 at his Homecoming Tailgate, starting at 11:30 a.m. Students and their guests can enjoy free food, live music, yard games, a photo booth, door prizes, and more on the lawn outside Turner Hall. Door prizes include ISU T-shirts, jerseys, a stadium seat, and other items from Alumni Relations and Redbird Athletics.

What: Reggie’s Homecoming Tailgate
When: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 13
Where: On the lawn outside Turner Hall, just south of Hancock Stadium by the student entrance
Cost: The event is free for Illinois State students with ID. Non-Illinois State students and families may also attend with Illinois State students.

Reggie’s Tailgate is an alcohol- and substance-free tailgate sponsored by Health Promotion and WellnessRedbird Athletics, and the Student Alumni Council. Contact Health Promotion and Wellness at (309) 438-WELL (9355) or by email at for more information.

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Check out more pictures from last year’s tailgate.

About Health Promotion and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness provides wellness information, services, events, and programming to students, faculty, staff, retirees, and the Illinois State community. People living, learning, and working in a healthy environment are more likely to reach their highest potential.

For more information, visit, call (309) 438-WELL (9355), email, or stop by 187 McCormick Hall.