Spirit Event of the Year: HomecomingView Content
Each year the University of Illinois Springfield invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community to celebrate our Homecoming celebration.
From the parade to the Spirit Run, Prairie Star games and fireworks, Homecoming evokes pride and has a little something for everyone, including the return of alumni to campus. Homecoming Week is a great time to bring students, faculty, staff, and alumni together to celebrate UIS and show pride in being Prairie Stars.
“Students should get involved because homecoming is for them! There is a lot of hard work being done for students, faculty, staff, and alum to enjoy this week of events. It’s a great way to show your school spirit, bring different people together, and most importantly – have fun!”
— 2016 Homecoming Coordinator Kylah Foster-Griffin
Watch Homecoming Videos
On our YouTube Channel, you’ll find video of different Homecoming events and activities, including the parade, games and more.
The Pep Rally
Student groups and sports teams perform skits, dances, and play games during the Homecoming Pep Rally.
The Homecoming Court
“Most people may think of it as a popularity contest, but that’s not the case here,” said Aretha Hughes, 2014 Student Activities Committee Co-coordinator of Traditions.
“Students are encouraged to nominate their friends and/or themselves. It’s more for the fun and school spirit than anything.”
View Homecoming Photos
On our Flickr Collection you’ll find photos from different Homecoming years, including many different Homecoming events and activities.
The Office of New Student Orientation invites UIS Parents and Family Members to our annual Family Weekend, a weekend full of events for students and their families.
At UIS we understand both the student and their family make a transition to college – but in different ways. As a parent or family member of a new student who will be attending the university, Family Weekend gives you an opportunity to share an experience and learn more about the university.
Come out and enjoy the festivities, fireworks, the UIS band and much more!
- Student Life – Homecoming
- From the Newsroom – Homecoming
- Homecoming Parade Information
- Homecoming Committee Information
- Advancement – Homecoming Activities
- Prairie Stars Homecoming Activities
- New Student Orientation and Parent Relations – Family Weekend
- UIS Homecoming Event on Facebook
- View more photos on our Flickr Homecoming Collection
- Watch more videos on our YouTube Homecoming Playlist