Hello, Redbirds!

The fall semester is flying by at Illinois State, with our 100th Homecoming celebration just around the corner! I hope you will be able to join us for a few of this year’s festivities, as we return to some of our favorite in-person traditions.

As part of this year’s Homecoming schedule, we are thrilled to dedicate the new Multicultural Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 15. The center has already brought tremendous energy to campus since its opening this fall, and it’s been great to see our students utilizing the spaces and services that were designed specifically with their needs in mind. We’re excited to invite our alumni and friends into this amazing new space on campus.

We will also be recognizing our 2020 and 2021 Redbird Proud Young Alumni Award recipients during the Homecoming celebration. I encourage you to read about these talented alumni, as well as our outstanding 2021 Hall of Fame inductees who were honored during our Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame ceremony earlier this month.

We look forward to seeing you at our 100th Homecoming celebration next week!

Go Birds!
Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs

one person standing and three sitting on couches, talking

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Multicultural Center at 2 p.m. October 15, 2021 will be available online.

Staff and alumni from the Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs invites students, staff, alumni, and friends to attend a number of events to help celebrate 100 years of Homecoming.

Reggie Redbird statue at Redbird Plaza

The Division of Student Affairs is proud to recognize several extraordinary young alumni who live the values of learning and scholarship, individualized attention, diversity and inclusion, respect, civic engagement, collaboration, and integrity – in all aspects of their life.

Speakers and inductees at the 2021 Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame ceremony

The Division of Student Affairs held its Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, October 1.

Students and alumni come togther with new mentoring technology

New engagement tool connects students with alumni for career mentoring.