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Homecoming 2013

 Homecoming 2013 – September 30 thru October 5.

UIS Homecoming 2013 logo

Spirit Games Schedule


Homecoming Event Registration Links

Homecoming Parade

Office/Door Decorating Contest

Homecoming Royalty Nomination Form

 Homecoming 5K


Special thanks to our 2013 Homecoming sponsors for making this week of events possible!



Coldstone Creamery

UI Alumni Association

UIS Sangamon Auditorium

UIS Recreational Sports

UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center

UIS Undergraduate Research Support Program

Research Society at UIS


Monday September 30

Sports Afternoon — 4-6pm — Rec Park Field

Blue Man Group — 7:30pm — Sangamon Auditorium

For ticket information, call the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at 206-6160 or go to

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 2013 T-shirt with their Icard *Limited supplies and sizes

Tuesday, October 1

Spirit Games — 11am to 1pm — PAC Concourse

Spirit Games — 4 to 6pm — PAC Concourse

Blue Man Group — 7:30pm — Sangamon Auditorium

 Wednesday, October 2

Spirit Games “Soccer Kick” — 11am to 1pm — UIS Quad

Spirit Games “Frisbee Golf” — 4 to 6pm — Frisbee Golf Course Hole 1

 UIS Women’s Volleyeball vs. Robert Morris — 6pm — TRAC

Pop Quiz Hotshot Concert — 9pm — UIS Quad

Thursday, October 3

Spirit Games “Mashed Potato Sculpting” — 11am to 1pm — Food Emporium Patio (Rain Location: PAC Concourse)

Sponsored by Student Life & Housing

Spirit Games “Cozmo Coloring” — 4 to 6pm — PAC Concourse

Alumni Happy Hour — 5-7pm — Quaker State & Lube

Sponsored by UI Alumni Association and UIS Athletics

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

Friday October 4

Make Your Mark — All Day — UIS Campus

Spirit Games “Bag Toss” — 11am to 1pm — UIS Campus

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

Sponsored by the UI Alumni Association and the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center

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. St. Joseph’s  — 5pm — Kiwanis Stadium

Spirit Games “Prairie Star Trivia” — 5:30 – 7:30pm — Kiwanis Stadium

UIS Men’s Soccer Game vs. St. Joseph’s  — 7:30pm — Kiwanis Stadium (firework display to follow game)

Saturday October 5th

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk — 9:00am — TRAC

For registration information, go to the Rec Sports website

Catch the Research Fever — 10am to noon — PAC Lobby

Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Support Program & the Research Society at UIS

Comedy Juggler Nicholas Pike — 1:00pm — Brookens Auditorium

Nick, originally from Great Britain, is now based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. In 2010 he was featured on America’s Got Talent, making it through 70,000 people and into the top 48 acts. Nick performed 3 rounds for the celebrity panel Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan. Performing on stage with Nick Cannon, his final routine was broadcast live to over 20 million viewers.

UIS Points of Pride Tours — 1 to 3pm — All tours begin at the UIS Colonnade
Participants may participate in one, or all, of the following tours:

A Historical Look Back at UIS; Backstage at the Sangamon Auditorium; Science & the Observatory at UIS; Technology at UIS
Tours will begin every half hour and will leave from the Colonnade.

Student/Alumni/Faculty/Staff Basketball Game — 3:00pm — TRAC

Join us in cheering for UIS, both past and present with a friendly game of basketball. A young tradition in the Homecoming schedule, this will be the 6th Student/Alumni/Faculty/Staff Basketball Game. Watch as the Students take on Alumni/Faculty/Staff to see who will take home bragging rights this year. Admission is free. Interested in participating? Contact Grant Johnson,

Homecoming Dance — 9:30pm — SLB Gym

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

Homecoming Committee Information