Although Homecoming 2020: Redbirds in Flight could not be held this past fall in person, the University is moving forward with rescheduled virtual activities from April 5-11. The tradition of Homecoming royalty will also be recognized during the week as well.  

The Alumni Association is looking for the Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight prince and princess. To be eligible, a candidate must have a parent, guardian, grandparent, aunt, or uncle who attended Illinois State University. The candidate must also be between the ages of 5 and 9 by the time of Homecoming. A photo displaying Redbird spirit and a picture drawn by the candidate of his or her Redbird spirit, pride, and enthusiasm will be needed for the nomination.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, February 26. To learn more about virtual events and updates as they are scheduled, visit