Illinois State University is celebrating 100 years of Homecoming this fall. The campus community has several opportunities to get involved to celebrate this milestone anniversary.

Campus decorating contest

Campus offices and departments can register for the campus decorating contest to promote Redbird pride and show off Homecoming spirit! Entrants will be judged on their use of the 2021 Homecoming theme, school spirit, Illinois State University‚Äôs name and/or images, and the impact of the decorations throughout the week. Judging will be Friday, October 8.

Homecoming royalty nominations

Homecoming also is a time for all to make nominations for Homecoming royalty. Alumni faculty and staff can nominate children as prince and princess by August 20 through the Homecoming royalty webpage.

Homecoming parade

Departments or offices wishing to participate in the Homecoming parade Saturday, October 16, can submit registrations online until October 5. Involvement in the parade can be an excellent team-building activity for staff and faculty designing floats together and encourages community involvement. Here’s a short tutorial for those float-builders out there:

Homecoming graphics

Add a little Homecoming spirit to computers and social media with Zoom backgrounds, desktop backgrounds, Facebook cover photos, Twitter cover photos, and email signatures.

A complete list of events and all Homecoming 2021 information can be found at or by following the Homecoming Twitter account.