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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

Tuesday, Oct. 5 (International Day)

  • 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.

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 CeremonyRegister 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 PartyRegister 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