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Homecoming 2018 watch parties planned

People wearing red holding ISU flag

NYC area alumni gathered for a photo at the Homecoming to Go 2017 watch party.

Redbirds don’t have to be on campus to experience the excitement and spirit of Homecoming 2018: Redbirds Rising. Regional alumni networks will host Homecoming To Go watch parties on Saturday, October 13, as Illinois State takes on the Southern Illinois Salukis at 2 p.m. (CDT) at Hancock Stadium.

Homecoming is the second-largest Illinois State tradition and no matter where Redbirds live, they can take part in the same energetic atmosphere that will be on campus. Reconnect with alumni, cheer on the ‘Birds, and celebrate #RedbirdHomecoming.

Locations and times include:



4629 Wieuca Road, Atlanta
Party starts at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).
RSVP to Alan Janssen ’75.


East End Bar & Grill

1664 1st Avenue, New York City (87th & 1st — near the Q train at 86th.)
Party starts at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).
RSVP to Matt Goldberg ’04.


Chainline Brewing Company

503 6th Street S, Kirkland
Party starts at Noon (PDT)
Guests are asked to bring a dish to share. Pizza provided.
RSVP to Andy Parks ’85.

Those interested in holding watch parties in their areas or getting involved with an alumni network can contact Lauren Hardy ’12, M.S. ’14 or Lindsay Vahl ’06, M.S. ’09 (Chicago area).