University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming

Homecoming

2013 Homecoming Schedule of Events

OCTOBER 18 (Friday)

iHelp: a volunteer project
2-5 p.m. (gather at Main Quad)

In this official kickoff for Homecoming, alumni around the world are asked to volunteer in their communities in the name of Alma Mater today and throughout Homecoming Week. Event dovetails with UI student service day on same date. Volunteers are urged to pledge service time online at ihelpillinois.org and send photos and videos of their activities.
Contact: www.uiaa.org/ihelp

 

OCTOBER 20 (Sunday)

House and Window Decorating Contest
Fraternity and sorority chapters are invited to decorate their house or the window of a business on Green Street; register at http://tinyurl.com/kswenob.
Registered student organizations are invited to decorate the window of a business; register at http://tinyurl.com/HCSpiritWindows.
Hosted by Student Alumni Ambassadors and Greeks Supporting Homecoming

 

OCTOBER 21 (Monday)

IUB Lunch on the Quad
11:30 am.-1 pm.
Illini Union Anniversary Plaza
1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Enjoy free lunch items (while supplies last), compliments of the Illini Union Board.
Contact: Illini Union Board at 217/333-3663 or visit www.iuboard.illinois.edu for information

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Noon-4 p.m.
Illini Union Anniversary Plaza

1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Fraternity and sorority chapters are invited to participate in this inaugural event. Register at http://tinyurl.com/k2hosfe
Contact: Leanza Pulido at gshoutreachchair.uiuc@gmail.com

Baauer
9:30 p.m.
Foellinger Auditorium

709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
DJ and producer Baauer, known for his signature track, “Harlem Shake,” will perform.
Cost: $12 per student, $15 per adult; tickets available at www.star-course.com or www.UofIAssemblyHall.com
Contact: Star Course at 217/333-0457 or starcoursepersonnel@gmail.com

 

OCTOBER 22 (Tuesday)

IUB African American Homecoming Pageant
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Illini Union Rooms A, B and C
1401 W. Green St., Urbana
As a part of the Illini Union Board African American Homecoming tradition, this event honors top contestants in the Mr. & Ms. U of I Pageant.
Contact: Illini Union Board at 217/333-3663 or visit www.iuboard.illinois.edu for ticket information

 

OCTOBER 23 (Wednesday)

Illinois Spirit Day
Activities and food specials throughout campus in honor of Homecoming
Hosted by Student Alumni Ambassadors
Contact: Sarah Fahey at safahey2@illinois.edu

BBQ and Bags Tournament
4-7 p.m.
Washington Park, Champaign

Event includes bags tournament, free food, prizes, live music and entertainment. Open to Greeks and non-Greeks. Register at http://tinyurl.com/m6atfcq
Cost: Free
Contact: gshprogramchair.illinois@gmail.com or visit
http://illinoisgreeks.com/#_p.Home

 

OCTOBER 25 (Friday)

Expanding Horizons: The Quad and Beyond
7 a.m.-1 a.m.
Illini Union Art Gallery
1401 W. Green St., Urbana

This exhibit by local artist and UI alumnus Larry Kanfer displays photographs inspired by the University of Illinois.
Cost: Free
Contact: Illini Union Board at 217/333-3663 or visit www.iuboard.illinois.edu for ticket information

Army ROTC Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni Barbecue
10-11:30 a.m. induction and unveiling of Hall; 12:30 p.m. outdoor barbecue
Induction: Room 2001, Huff Hall, 1206 S. First St., Champaign
Unveiling: southeast entrance of Armory Building, 505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign
Barbecue: west end of Armory Building
Attend the induction of the inaugural members of the Army ROTC Hall of Fame, followed by an unveiling of the Hall and an outdoor barbecue.
Reservation deadline: Oct. 14
Cost for barbecue: $10 per adult, $5 for youth under age 18.
Contact: ROTC office at 217/333-0125 or visit www.go.illinois.edu/armyrotc

Law Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture
Noon-1 p.m. lecture;
1-2 p.m. post-lecture reception
Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign
This lecture, featuring former U.S. Sen. Thomas Daschle, is free and open to the public.
Contact: Jenny Carroll at 217/333-2628 or law-alumni@illinois.edu or visit www.law.illinois.edu/alumni/homecoming

Law Attend-A-Class
1:30-3:20 p.m. or 3-4:15 p.m.
Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign
Register to attend a law-school class in session.
Contact: Jenny Carroll at 217/333-2628 or law-alumni@illinois.edu or visit www.law.illinois.edu/alumni/homecoming

Applied Health Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards Program
3 p.m.
2001 Khan Annex (north addition to Huff Hall)
1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign
Contact: Jean Driscoll at 217/244-8408 or jdris@illinois.edu or visit www.ahs.illinois.edu

Illini Block Party
4-6 p.m.
Along parade route on Wright Street, Urbana

Family event includes games, activities, entertainment and more. Hosted by UI Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Ambassadors, the event is open to students, alumni and the community.
Contact: Maverick Woodside at 309/313-2275 or mlwoods2@illinois.edu

Law All-Alumni Welcome Reception
6-8 p.m.
I Hotel and Conference Center/Chancellor’s Ballroom
1900 S. First St., Champaign
Event includes heavy appetizers, beer, wine, soda and cash bar.
Cost: $30
Contact: Jenny Carroll at 217/333-2628 or law-alumni@illinois.edu or visit www.law.illinois.edu/alumni/homecoming

Parade and Pep Rally
6-8 p.m.
Parade runs from 6-7 p.m., starting at Sixth Street and Taft Drive in Champaign, traveling through Campustown and turning south on Mathews Avenue in Urbana to end at the Quad.
Parade entry deadline: Oct. 18 or 90 entries.
Contact: Billy Hamer at illinoishomecomingparade@gmail.com
All UI band alumni are invited to perform in the Homecoming Parade with the Band Alumni Network.
Contact: UI Bands Office at 217/333-3025 or bands@illinois.edu or visit bands.illinois.edu/content/homecoming-2013

Pep Rally on the Quad follows the parade and features the Marching Illini, appearances by head football coach Tim Beckman and the Fighting Illini football team and presentations of the Homecoming Court, Illini Comeback guests and recipient of the UI Alumni Association’s Lou Liay Spirit Award.
Contact: UIAA Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or alumni@illinois.edu

Illinois vs. Michigan women’s soccer game
7 p.m.
Illinois Soccer & Track Stadium
1801 S. Wright St., Champaign
Cost: Free
Contact: toll-free 866/Illini-1 or visit www.fightingillini.com

Law Class of 1963 50th Reunion Dinner
7-9 p.m.
I Hotel and Conference Center/Lincoln Room
1900 S. First St., Champaign
Complimentary dinner gathers members of the Class of 1963.
Contact: Jenny Carroll at 217/333-2628 or law-alumni@illinois.edu or visit www.law.illinois.edu/alumni/homecoming

Jim Gaffigan: “The White Bread Tour” Homecoming Comedy Show
7:30 p.m.
State Farm Center
1800 S. First St., Champaign

Event features comedian Jim Gaffigan, author of Dad Is Fat.
Cost: $32-$45, $3 facility fee, $10 student discount
Contact: www.uofiassemblyhall.com for ticket prices and ordering information

The Tempest
7:30 p.m.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
The UI Department of Theatre presents this William Shakespeare play featuring UI faculty member Henson Keys.
Cost: $18 per adult, $17 per senior, $15 per student, $10 per UI student and youth under age 10 for play
Contact: 217/333-6280 or visit www.krannertcenter.com

Campus Observatory Open House
8-10 p.m.
Campus Observatory
South end of Quad
View the heavens through the Observatory’s recently restored historic 12-inch Brashear telescope.
Cost: Free
Contact: Department of Astronomy at astronomy@illinois.edu or visit www.astro.illinois.edu

Illini Union “Bowling Through the Decades”
8-11:30 p.m.
Illini Union Rec Room
1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Bowl while listening to the music you heard in college, starting with the 1950s and traveling through the decades as the night progresses.
Cost: Low student rates for all
Contact: Illini Union Rec Room at 217/333-2415 or iurecroom@illinois.edu or visit www.union.illinois.edu/funspots/recroom

 

OCTOBER 26 (Saturday)

Expanding Horizons: The Quad and Beyond
7 a.m.-1 a.m.
Illini Union Art Gallery
1401 W. Green St., Urbana

This exhibit by local artist and UI alumnus Larry Kanfer displays photographs inspired by the University of Illinois.
Cost: Free
Contact: Illini Union Board at 217/333-3663 or visit www.iuboard.illinois.edu for ticket information

UI Alumni Association
Homecoming Headquarters
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Alice Campbell Alumni Center
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
Stop by for Illini swag and light refreshments, pose for a photo with the new statue of Abraham Lincoln at building’s east entrance and mingle with fellow alumni. Free parking in south lot (unless otherwise marked) and nearby MTD bus stop for its Gameday route to the 2:30 kickoff with Michigan State.
Contact: Alumni Service Center at 217/333-1471 or toll-free 800/355-2586 or alumni@illinois.edu

Media Homecoming Tailgate
12-2:30 p.m.
Lot 32
Tent located west of State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall)
1800 S. First St., Champaign
Event includes complimentary snacks.
Contact: Lesa Brandt at 217/300-3908 or lbrandt@illinois.edu

Economics Pregame Brunch
10:30 a.m.-noon
South Quad
Tent located south of Gregory Drive and east of David Kinley Hall, Urbana
Event includes food, beverages and children’s games.
Reservation deadline: Oct. 18
Contact: Marsha Hatchel at 217/244-0489 or econ-alumni@illinois.edu or visit www.economics.illinois.edu/homecoming2013

Law Pregame Tailgate Lunch
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign
Event includes hot buffet, mimosas, beer, wine, coffee, tea and juice.
Cost: $30 per adult, $15 for youth under age 18, $45 for pre-ordered football game ticket
Contact: Jenny Carroll at 217/333-2628 or law-alumni@illinois.edu or visit www.law.illinois.edu/alumni/homecoming

Mathematics Homecoming Party
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tent in front of Altgeld Hall near the Quad
Complimentary event includes food and beverages.
Contact: Tori Corkery at 217/333-6006 or corkery@illinois.edu or visit www.math.illinois.edu/homecoming

Business Bash
Noon-2:30 p.m.
Sixth Street lawn (outside of Business Instructional Facility)
1255 S. Sixth St., Champaign
Family-friendly event includes food, cash bar, music and inflatable obstacle courses.
Cost: $15 per adult, $10 for children age 12 and under for tailgate; $45 for discounted football ticket in business block
Reservation deadline: Oct. 22
Contact: 217/244-6669 or businessalumni@illinois.eduor visit http://go.business.illinois.edu/BusinessBash

Engineering Pregame Lunch
Noon-2 p.m.
ARC, Gym #2
201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign
Event includes lunch buffet, dean’s remarks, photos and recognition of 25- and 50-year alumni.
Cost: $20 per adult, $10 per child under age 10 (lunch only); $60 per adult, $45 per child under age 10 (lunch and football game ticket)
Reservation deadline: Oct. 21 (pending availability of tickets and space)
Contact: Peyton Zerrusen at 217/300-5039 or peytonz@illinois.eduor visitwww.engineering.illinois.edu/events/homecoming2013

LAS Homecoming Celebration
Noon-2:30 p.m.
Atkins Building/UI Research Park
1800 S. First St., Champaign (across from I Hotel)
Event celebrating 100 years of the college includes lunch buffet, entertainment, 100 Years Gallery of Excellence, displays and prizes.
Reservation deadline: Oct. 18
Cost: $18 per adult, children age 5 and under free; $43 for discounted Homecoming football game ticket (LAS alumni and friends only)
Contact: LAS Advancement Office at toll-free 877/265-4910 or las-rsvp@illinois.edu or visit www.las.illinois.edu/alumni/events

School of Social Work Homecoming Tailgate Party
Noon-2 p.m.
School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Event includes treats, beverages and games for children. Register at ww.socialwork.illinois.edu.
Cost: $5 for alumni and friends; free for SSW students and children under age 10
Contact: Meredith Olson at 217/244-4854 or maolson@illinois.edu

Illinois vs. Michigan State Football Game
2:30 p.m.
Memorial Stadium
Cost: $49-$60 per football game ticket (main stands)
Contact: toll-free 866/Illini-1 or visit www.fightingillini.com
Alumni Band Association: All UI band alumni are invited to perform at the game.
Contact: UI Bands Office at 217/333-3025 or bands@illinois.edu or visit bands.illinois.edu/content/homecoming-2013

The Tempest
6:30 p.m. Dessert and Conversation; 7:30 p.m. performance
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
The UI Department of Theatre presents this William Shakespeare play featuring UI faculty member Henson Keys.
Cost: $7 for dessert and conversation; $18 per adult, $17 per senior, $15 per student, $10 per UI student and youth under age 10 for play
Contact: 217/333-6280 or visit www.krannertcenter.com

IUB African American Homecoming Party
The Illini Union Board regrets to announce that this event has been canceled. For information or reimbursement, please visit iuboard@mx.uillinois.edu or call 217/333-3663.

 

OCTOBER 27 (Sunday)

Expanding Horizons: The Quad and Beyond
7 a.m.-1 a.m.
Illini Union Art Gallery
1401 W. Green St., Urbana

This exhibit by local artist and UI alumnus Larry Kanfer displays photographs inspired by the University of Illinois.
Cost: Free
Contact: Illini Union Board at 217/333-3663 or visit www.iuboard.illinois.edu for ticket information

Illinois vs. Michigan State women’s soccer game
1 p.m.
Illinois Soccer & Track Stadium
1801 S. Wright St., Champaign
Cost: Free
Contact: toll-free 866/Illini-1 or visit www.fightingillini.com