2021 Illinois Homecoming Week Events
Close or Apart, We’re Illini at Heart
Sunday, Oct. 3 (Kick-Off)
- Homecoming 5K/Kid’s Run – 9:00am check-in, 10:00am – 5k begins
- Homecoming Kickoff Event – 10:30am
- Alice Campbell Alumni Center Fountain Dyeing, Pancake Breakfast, Activities
- Volleyball vs. Wisconsin, (Huff Hall) – 12:00pm
Monday, Oct. 4 (Our University, Our Students, Our Alumni)
- Dinner on the Quad – Time TBA
- Technology in Health Care: A glimpse into the future with the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance – 12:00pm (To register, click here)
- American Football 101 – 3:00 – 4:30pm
- Global Talent Show – 7:00pm (Registration information to follow)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 (Honoring the Arts)
- Greeks Support Homecoming BBQ at Washington Park – 4:00 – 6:00pm
- Volleyball vs. Purdue, (Huff Hall) – 8:00pm
Thursday, Oct. 7 (Celebrating the U of I Community)
- Special Thursday Night Live Downtown Champaign – Time TBA
- Alumni Awards Gala (Invite Only) – 6:00pm – *This is a private event.
- If you have interest in attending, please email email@example.com for more information.
Friday, Oct. 8 (Countdown to Game Day)
- Homecoming Band Concert – Time TBA
- Women’s Soccer vs. Wisconsin, (Demirjian Park) – 6:00pm
- Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Distinguished Alumni, Harold Scharper, and Young Alumni Awards Ceremony – Register Here
- Location & Time: 2001 Khan Annex at Huff Hall, 1206 South Fourth Street, Champaign – 3:00 – 5:00pm
- Join alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff as we celebrate the achievements of our AHS Distinguished Alumni, Harold Scharper, and Young Alumni award recipients. Reception will follow.
Saturday, Oct. 9 (Game Day)
- Homecoming Parade – 11:00am
- Grange Grove Tailgating – Tailgate Lots open at 7:00am, Grange Grove activities to begin at 12:00pm
- Football Game vs. Wisconsin – 2:30pm or 3:00pm
- Late Night Dance – 10:30pm – 1:45am
- Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Homecoming Tailgate and Tent Party – Register Here
- Location & Time: Lot 31; directly west of Grange Grove, on the west side of First Street – 12:00 – 3:00pm.
- All AHS alumni and friends are encouraged to stop by our tent for complimentary food and drinks prior to the football game.
*Does not include ALL events hosted by Colleges & Academic Departments