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Homecoming 2019 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 2019: Come One. Come All.. Regional alumni networks will host Homecoming To Go watch parties on Saturday, October 26, as Illinois State takes on the Indiana State Sycamores 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. All watch parties free unless noted:


Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame & Dantanna’s

1 p.m., tour of Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, 250 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta (Additional cost)
2:30 p.m., watch party begins at Dantanna’s, One CNN Center, Suite 269, Atlanta
RSVP to Alan Janssen ’75 if only attending watch party. Register online if attending the Hall of Fame tour.


The Columns Hotel

3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
5-7 p.m.
RSVP to Michelle Hansen ’93.


American Whiskey

247 W 30th Street, New York
Party starts at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).
RSVP to Natalie Raslina ’14.


Friendly Confines

3088 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park
Party starts at 2:30. (EDT).
RSVP to Dena Schlunz ’04.


McKenzie Seattle

2202 8th Avenue, Seattle
Party starts at 11:45 a.m. (PDT).
RSVP to Connor Joyce ’16.


Tin Roof

1000 Clark Avenue, St. Louis
Party starts at 1:30 a.m. (CDT).
RSVP to Nick Fitzmaurice ’18.

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).