Homecoming 2016

Mark Your Calendars for Homecoming 2016!
October 3-8, 2016


Schedule of Events

Monday, October 3

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 2016 T-shirt with their icard (limited supplies and sizes).

Tuesday, October 4

Spirit Games: What I Love About UIS – 11am to 1pm — PAC Main Concourse

How to Make Crockpot Meals in a Healthy & Budget-Friendly Way (Sponsored by Campus Rec & Hy-Vee) – 4:30pm — TRAC

Student Life Social (Sponsored by Student Life, SGA, SAC & SOFA) — 3 to 6pm — SL Plaza

Dancing Stars Dance Clinic (Sponsored by Dancing Stars) — 4 to 5:30pm — SLB Gym

UIS Women’s Volleyball vs. McKendree — 7pm — TRAC

Wednesday, October 5

Spirit Games: Pokemon GO Knockout (Sponsored by Student Life)  — 11am to 1pm —  PAC Main Concourse

Bubble Soccer (Sponsored by SAC ) — 4 to 6pm — TRAC West Lawn

Alumni Happy Hour (Sponsored by UIS Advancement & UIS Athletics) — 5 to 7pm, Engrained Brewing Company

Homecoming Campfire (Sponsored by Sisters with Vision) — 9pm — East Side Fire pit

Thursday, October 6

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

Make Your Own Spirit Gear (Sponsored by SAC) — 7 to 9pm — LRH Great Room

Homecoming Trivia and Treats (Sponsored by Residence Life) — 8 to 10:30pm — Brookens Auditorium

Amateur Drag Show (Sponsored by QSA & Japanime Springfield) — 9:30 to 11:30pm — Student Life Plaza

Friday, October 7

Flashback Friday: MYO Spirit Decorations (Sponsored by Brookens Library) — 11am to 1pm — Brookens Library

Spirit Games: Bozo Buckets (Sponsored by Student Life) — 11am to 1pm — PAC Main Concourse

U-Help, I-Help Springfield Service Event (sponsored by the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center) — 10am to 2pm, UIS Campus

Annual UIS SAAC Dodgeball Tournament (Sponsored by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee) — 12 noon — TRAC

UIS Spirit Run (Sponsored by Campus Recreation) — 3pm — TRAC


  • Parade at 4:30pm

    • Women’s Soccer at 5pm vs. Drury University

    • Announcement of Spirit Game Winners and Homecoming Court at Half-time of Women’s Game

    • Women’s Volleyball at 7pm vs. St. Joseph’s

    • Men’s Soccer at 7:30pm vs. Drury University

    • Free Food for students

    • Fireworks (immediately following Men’s soccer game)

Saturday, October 8

UIS Women’s Volleyball vs. Indianapolis — 2pm — TRAC

UIS Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Program —  7pm — TRAC

Homecoming Dance (Sponsored by SAC) — 9pm — SLB Gym


Homecoming 2016 Event Registration Links

Parade Registration (online)

Parade Registration 2016

Spirit Run 2016

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

Homecoming Royalty Nomination Form

Office/Door Decorating Contest

UIS Hall of Fame Ceremony

Spirit Games Schedule