Reggie Redbird invites students to have fun after the parade and before the big game on October 26 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, and door prizes from Alumni Relations and Redbird Athletics. The tailgate will be located on the lawn outside Turner Hall.

What: Reggie’s Homecoming Tailgate

When: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26

Student royalty crowning will take place at the tailgate at 12:30 p.m.

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 Wellness, Redbird Athletics, and the Student Alumni Council. Contact Health Promotion and Wellness at (309) 438-WELL (9355) or by email at for more information.

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.