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Homecoming 2014 – October 5-11, 2014


Homecoming Event Registration Links

Parade Registration 2014

Spirit Games Schedule

Homecoming Royalty Nomination Form

Office/Door Decorating Contest


Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 5

19th Hole Homecoming Kick-off Party — Time TBA — Piper Glen


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 teams, 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 — 11am to 1pm — PAC Concourse

Spirit Games — 4 to 6pm — PAC Concourse


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

Spirit Games: Wacky Wednesday  – 11am to 1pm — UIS Quad

Spirit Games  – 4 to 6pm

Alumni Happy Hour — 5 to 7pm — Lakepointe Grill

Sponsored by UI Alumni Association and UIS Athletics

Game Show — 9pm — Location: TBA

Sponsored by SAC


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” — 11am to 1pm — Food Emporium Patio (Rain Location: PAC Concourse)

Sponsored by Student Life & Housing

Spirit Games  – 4 to 6pm — PAC Concourse

Make Your Own Spirit Gear — 7 to 9 pm — Student Life Plaza


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

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

Friends of Brookens Library Annual Book Sale — 10am to 2pm — Brookens Library

U-Help, I-Help Springfield Service Event — 9am to 2pm (shifts available)

Sponsored by the UI Alumni Association and the Volunteer Center

Spirit Run — 2pm — TRAC

For registration information, check out Campus Recreation website.

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” — 6:30pm (during BBQ) — South Quad

Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha

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

Alumni Softball Reunion Game — noon –Softball Field

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

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

Homecoming Committee Information