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Student Life University of Illinois Springfield

Homecoming 2015

Mark Your Calendars for Homecoming 2015!
October 12-17

Stay tuned for an updated schedule coming up on the website soon.


Homecoming 2014- October 5-11, 2014

Homecoming Event Registration Links

Parade Registration 2014

Homecoming Spirit-Fun Run/Walk

U-Help, I -Help Springfield Service Event Volunteer Registration – Morning

U-Help, I-Help Springfield Service Event Volunteer Registration  – Afternoon

Homecoming Royalty Nomination Form

Office/Door Decorating Contest

UIS Hall of Fame Ceremony

Spirit Games Schedule


Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 5

Dan Salisbury Memorial Collegiate Invitational — 8am to noon — Piper Glen Golf Course

Monday, October 6 – Theme: Star Day: Dress Like Your Favorite Celebrity or Character*

Homecoming Pep Rally — 9:30pm –TRAC

Join the Student Activities Committee and UIS Athletics in kicking off Homecoming Week.  Meet the team, enjoy live performances from UIS stars, and UIS students receive a free Homecoming 2014 T-shirt with their icard (limited supplies and sizes)

Tuesday, October 7  – Theme: You Do You Tuesday: Come Up with Your Own Themed Day*

Spirit Games: Homecoming M & M Guess (Sponsored by Residence Life) — 11am to 1pm — PAC Concourse

Spirit Games: Bag Toss (Sponsored by Residence Life) — 4 to 6pm — PAC Concourse

Greek Life Meet & Greet (Sponsored by the Greek Affairs Board) — 7:30pm — Diversity Center


Wednesday, October 8 – Theme: Corny Wednesday: Get weird and show us your oddest outfit*

Spirit Games: Wacky Wednesday (Sponsored by Campus Recreation) — 11am to 1pm — UIS Quad

Spirit Games: Triumph Tumble (Sponsored by Scheels)  — 4 to 6pm — PAC Concourse

Alumni Happy Hour (Sponsored by UI Alumni Association and UIS Athletics) — 5 to 7pm — Lakepointe Grill

Game Show (Sponsored by SAC) — 9pm — Food Emporium


Thursday, October 9 – Theme: UIS Throwback Thursday: Show us your best interpretation of UIS through the decades and dress in your favorite time period while sporting your UIS gear*

Spirit Games: Mashed Potato Sculpting (Sponsored by Student Life & Residence Life) — 11am to 1pm — Food Emporium Patio (Rain Location: PAC Concourse)

Spirit Games: Spike Ball (Sponsored by Scheels) — 4 to 6pm —  Res Life Courtyard

Make Your Own Spirit Gear — 1 to 4pm — PAC H


Friday, October 10 – Theme: UIS Day/Spirit Day: Wear anything that says UIS on it*

Friends of Brookens Library Annual Book Sale — 9am to 3pm —  Brookens Library

Spirit Games: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover, Make Art with It! (Sponsored by Brookens Library) — 11am to 1pm — Mary Jane’s Cafe

U-Help, I-Help Springfield Service Event (Sponsored by UI Alumni Association and the Volunteer Center) — 10am to 2pm (shifts available)

Homecoming Spirit – Fun Run/Walk — 2pm — TRAC

Homecoming Parade — 4:15pm — UIS Campus

Come on out to see UIS pride in this year’s Homecoming Parade. For registration and more information see the Homecoming Parade page.

Homecoming BBQ — 4:45pm — South Quad

Enjoy food, fun and a family atmosphere. UIS students and registered Family Weekend participants FREE.  Others $10 (which includes admission to the Women’s and Men’s Soccer games and fireworks following the game).

UIS Women’s Soccer Game vs. Rockhurst  — 5pm — Kiwanis Stadium

Pie a “K” (Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha) — 6:30pm (during BBQ) — South Quad

UIS Women’s Volleyball vs. Bellarmine – 7pm — TRAC

UIS Men’s Soccer Game vs. Rockhurst  — 7:30pm — Kiwanis Stadium

UIS Firework Display — immediately following game — Kiwanis Stadium


Saturday October 11th

Research in the Cornfield (Sponsored by the Undergraduate  Research Support Program & the Research Society at UIS) — 10am to noon –Sangamon Auditorium Lobby

Alumni Softball Reunion Game — noon –Softball Field

Student vs. Faculty/Staff/Alumni BB Game — 1pm — SLB Gym

Blue Brunch (Sponsored by Blue Crew & Spirit Team) — 2:30pm — TRAC

UIS Volleyball vs. Southern Indiana — 3pm — TRAC

Inaugural UIS Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Reception — 6:30pm reception followed by 7:30pm program — Studio Theatre

Homecoming Dance — 9:30pm — SLB Gym


 *Show Your School Spirit!

Show your school spirit! Students are encouraged to dress up in the appropriate category for each day and to post a photo showing their spirit to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, tagging the Office of Transition Services (@Transitions_UIS for Instagram and Twitter, UIS Transition Services for Facebook) and hashtagging #UISSpiritWeek.  Your photo must be taken on campus, so make sure your location is visible in the photo.  Transition Services will then choose a winner each day for daily prizes.


If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Life