Homecoming Week 2021 - October 3-9
September 29, 2021 2:01 PM

Dear Campus Community,

Homecoming Week 2021 will take place October 3-9 with the theme Close or apart, we’re Illini at Heart.

The weeklong celebration begins with the Homecoming 5K, kick-off celebration and fountain dyeing this Sunday at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. There are many events, both in-person and virtual planned, so visit the Homecoming website at https://homecoming.illinois.edu for the list of events and full details. The website will be updated daily and feature the events that day.  Here are a few highlights:

Sunday, Oct. 3
Homecoming 5K
Kick-off with Fountain Dyeing

Monday, Oct. 4
Dinner on the Quad with a DJ and Special Guests (Student Event)

Tuesday, Oct. 5
American Football 101
Global Talent Show

Wednesday, Oct. 6
Greeks Support Homecoming BBQ (Student Event)

Thursday, Oct. 7
Thursday Night Live: Homecoming Edition in Downtown Champaign

Friday, Oct. 8
Homecoming Band Concert

Saturday, Oct. 9
Homecoming Parade (NEW DAY!)
Football Game vs. Wisconsin

Also, be on the lookout for the over 5 ft. tall, decorated block I’s displayed across campus and downtown Champaign. This tradition started in 2019 and we are excited to bring it back this year.  

Illinois has been celebrating Homecoming for more than 100 years, and it is a wonderful time that our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members come together to celebrate our collective story and impact.

Go, Illini!


Jen Dillavou & Jim Hintz
Co-Chairs, Chancellor’s Committee to Support Homecoming

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