Although Homecoming 2020: Redbirds in Flight could not be held this past fall in person, the University is moving forward with rescheduled virtual activities. Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight will now take place April 5-11 with virtual or socially distanced events. During the weekend, Redbird football will play North Dakota at Hancock Stadium. Nominate for prince and princess, consider being in the virtual parade, register for the virtual 5K to guarantee your shirt, and more!

More events will be planned within the coming months including a virtual pep rally. Visit to keep updated on all programs and activities. Be sure to show your Redbird spirit on all your Zoom meetings too with our new backgrounds!

Reggie giving high five to runner

Join the Redbird community for the virtual Town and Gown 5K in April.

bow and girl in crown and sashes

The Alumni Association is looking for the Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight prince and princess.

Reggie with pennant

Illinois State departments, registered student organizations, and community organizations are invited to be a part of the event by submitting a photo or video to include in the virtual parade.

Reggie with redbird flag

Show off #RedbirdHomecoming spirit with this new tradition.

Quad in 1966

Learn about the history of the Quad and its surrounding buildings through this virtual Homecoming event.