Each year the University of Illinois Springfield invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community to celebrate our Homecoming celebration.

UIS Homecoming is an annual tradition involving a week of events designed to develop pride and spirit among the various populations, including students, staff, faculty, alumni and community. The first UIS Homecoming was held in 1996.

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!”

— Homecoming Coordinator

The Pep Rally

Student groups and sports teams perform skits, dances, and play games during the Homecoming Pep Rally.

pep rally

The Homecoming Court

The idea of a Homecoming Court is not just something done at select schools throughout the country. Instead, it is a major, annual tradition at most high schools and universities.

“Students are encouraged to nominate their friends and/or themselves. It’s more for the fun and school spirit than anything.”

Homecoming Gallery

Homecoming is brought to you by the Student Activities Committee!!

Sponsor a Reunion! 

Interesting in hosting a Reunion? Contact Student Life at uisstudentlife@uis.edu 

Homecoming Events