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A Full Week of Illini Pride!

Homecoming at Illinois is always a week to remember and 2021 is no different! Each day, we’ll celebrate one of the pillars that makes the University of Illinois so special—from academics, the arts and athletics to our incredible community, both near and far. Each day we’ll post new exclusive video content, ways to engage virtually and what’s happening in-person, so be sure to check back often so you don’t miss a moment of the fun.

Whether you are able to join us in Champaign-Urbana (which we hope you will) or are planning to participate virtually from around the world, we can always say that “Close or Apart, We’re Illini at Heart”.

If you would like to see the full schedule of events with times, please click the button below.

Sunday, 10/3
Kick Off

Kick off Homecoming 2021 with the annual Homecoming 5k, fountain dyeing and flying pancake breakfast! Can’t make it back to campus? Be sure to join in on the virtual 5k wherever you are!

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Monday, 10/4 –
Our University, Our Students, Our Alumni

Take a virtual trip through some of the newest spots on campus as we debut virtual tours of the Campus Instructional Facility, Demirjian Park and Siebel Center for Design.

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Tuesday, 10/5 –
International Day

Join your fellow Illini in Foellinger Auditorium for this year’s Global Talent Show or join the livestream for online viewing.

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Wednesday, 10/6 –
Honoring the Arts

Enjoy an interview with Dean, Kevin Hamilton (Fine & Applied Arts), a live webinar showcasing Krannert Art Museum and a spotlight on the Black Chorus with a special welcome from Dr. Ollie Watts Davis.

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Thursday, 10/7 –
Celebrating the U of I Community

Check out an aerial tour of Green St., join us in-person for a special Thursday Night Live event in downtown Champaign, hear some of your favorite songs from every decade or listen in on an interview about how the University and community work together.

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Friday, 10/8 –
Countdown to Kickoff

 See you at Krannert Center for the annual University of Illinois Bands Concert! Also, add to your tailgate menu by checking out some of the Homecoming Committee’s favorite recipes!

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Saturday, 10/9 –
Game Day!

Before you head to the game, be sure to join us for the Homecoming Parade (or livestream it from home) and then cheer on the Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium!

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