Homecoming Event Details – October 4th

Homecoming @ Illinois Springfield

Event Details

logoMonday, October 4

  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    9:30 p.m.

    Get ready to kick off Homecoming with a bang! The event will be emceed by a professional comedian and is your chance to meet the athletic teams. First 200 students with ID through the door will get a free homecoming T-shirt. Arrive early because they go fast!

Tuesday, September 29

  • Lunchtime Games: Mashed Potato Sculpting
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    PAC Food Emporium Patio (Rain Location: PAC Concourse)

    Now it is your turn to play with your food! Head out the PAC and sculpt your very of creation. Entries should be focused on UIS and the Homecoming Theme. Grand Prize is a $50 gift certificate
  • Make Your Own Spirit Wear
    Sponsored by SAC
    9:30 p.m.
    Food Emporium

    Make your own spirit wear with the Student Activities Committee. We will provide the paints, poster board, and blank t-shirts, you provide the creativity.

Wednesday, October 6

  • Wacky Wednesday: Football Punt
    Sponsored by Rec Sports
    11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    UIS Quad
  • Neo-Futurists
    9:30 p.m.
    Brookens Auditorium

    The Neo-Futurists are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry, and living newspaper.

Thursday, October 7

  • Lunchtime Games
    Sponsored by the Office of Disability Services
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    PAC Main Concourse
  • Homecoming Happy Hour
    5 – 7 p.m.
    Floyd’s Thirst Parlor
  • Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series: “Lincoln and Race”
    Sponsored by the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership
    7 – 9 p.m.
    Brookens Auditorium
  • UIS Women’s Volleyball vs. Quincy
    7 p.m.
    Pack the court! Join SAC and the Blue Crew as we head out to cheer for UIS Volleyball. First 100 students to arrive get a UIS foam finger.
  • Homecoming Dance (w/DJ)
    9:30 p.m.
    Dance the night away for Homecoming. Dress is semi-formal.

Friday, October 8

  • Brookens Library Book Sale
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Gifts Room, BRK 140B
  • Prairie Start Service Event
    Sponsored by the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center
    1 – 4 p.m.
  • UIS Women’s Soccer vs. St. Joseph
    5 p.m.
    Kiwanis Stadium
  • Pack the Field (Student Cookout)
    Sponsored by Blue Crew and Housing
    6:30 p.m.
    East side of Kiwanis Stadium
  • UIS Men’s Soccer Game vs. St. Joseph
    7:30 p.m.
    Kiwanis Stadium
    (fireworks will follow game)

Saturday, October 7

  • Tech Tools and Gadgets
    Presented by Kara McElwrath
    10 a.m.
    UHB 1004

    Join us as we explore first-hand the vast array of technologies available at UIS. Learn how we are leveraging technology to help students succeed at UIS!
  • “Through the Decades” Luncheon
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Sangamon Auditorium Lobby
  • Strawbridge-Shepherd House Tour
    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Shepherd Road
    (between UIS and Lincoln Land)
  • Solar Telescope Showcase
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    UIS Quad
    Have a look at the biggest star, our sun, using the newly acquired UIS solar telescope.
  • Homecoming Parade & Pet Parade
    5 p.m.
    UIS Campus

    Head outside to watch UIS’s annual Homecoming Parade. The parade starts in Lot C, weaves by the residence halls and ends at the South Quad near Lot G. Bring out the whole family! Pet Parade sponsored by Gizzy Lu.
  • UIS Homecoming BBQ & Lawn Party
    5:30 – 7 p.m.
    South Quad

    Come join us after the Homecoming Parade for FREE food, drinks, and fun. Don’t forget to bring your I-card!! Free ice cream provided by Coldstone Creamery!
  • UIS Students vs. UIS Alumni/Faculty/Staff Basketball Game
    7 p.m.

    Join us for a fun, spirited game between UIS students and alumni. Teams are made up of 15 players. To register for a team, contact Grant Johnson at gjohn05s@uis.edu.