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Clashing calendars: Homecoming Week and your student schedule

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018

Ah, Homecoming Week. A time-honored University holiday where, in between panic-stricken midterms and feverish essay-writing, we find the time to try to have some school-sponsored fun. Going around the campus to interview people about what their plans for this celebratory week are, it’s striking to...

Boilermakers versus Illini: Who will win?

Boilermakers versus Illini: Who will win?

By Serina Taluja, Assistant Special Sections Editor

October 8, 2018

Fall is upon us, and we all know what that means: Homecoming weekend is right around the corner. As this highly anticipated weekend approaches, it’s important we, as Illini, understand whom we’re going up against on Oct. 13  at the big Homecoming football game. This year, it looks like that unlucky team i...

Tips and tricks to maximize your tailgating experience

Tips and tricks to maximize your tailgating experience

By Natalie Stanowski, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

Homecoming Week is upon us, and many of us are preparing for the Illinois versus Purdue game. With the game planned to start at 2:30 p.m., there will be plenty of time for fans to get out their grills and mingle beforehand. Tailgating before a game is not only a great way to show your team spirit, but it...

Here’s your Homecoming Week schedule

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

October 8, 2018

Mon. Oct. 8 Noon Free lunch on the Main Quad Tues. Oct. 9  No events listed. Wed. Oct. 10 All day Wear Orange Wednesday: Illinois Spirit Day. 4 p.m. Student Homecoming Barbecue at Washington  Park, 245 E. Chalmers St. The event will end at 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. State Farm Center presents: The ...

Class of 2019 Homecoming Court

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

October 8, 2018

The following 20 students were selected for the Class of 2019's Homecoming Court for their outstanding leadership qualities, academic achievements and community involvement. Muneeb Ansari Major/College: Specialized Chemistry, LAS Hometown: Glendale Heights, IL Fun fact: I would sell my soul for Auntie ...

Snag your spot: best watching places for Homecoming Parade

By Aaysuh Aggarwal, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

Each year, large crowds gather across campus to watch it, alumni travel to see it, hundreds of people walk in it and it is roughly two miles long. What is it? You guessed it: It’s the University’s annual Homecoming Parade. The parade is on Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. It begins on Sixth Street and ends on Ore...

Parading from past to future: Illinois celebrates time-honored tradition

By Sonal Singh, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

In October 1910, the University celebrated its very first Homecoming. Today, some of the festivities are the same, but many have evolved. The Homecoming Parade has existed for decades and, with time, it has become an event the University is proud to host. If students and alumni aren’t participati...

Q&A with a student alumni ambassador

By Molly Nguyen, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018

One of the biggest events on the University’s agenda is Homecoming. A lot of students celebrate it, but who plans it? Not just one person, that’s for sure. Homecoming is an event planned by our very own Student Alumni Ambassadors. This RSO has roughly 90-100 members, and each contributes to the planning of ...

10 essentials for the Homecoming tailgate

Cheerleaders perform during the Big Ten Tailgate before the game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Saturday October 29.

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017

Tailgating is fun, but it is important to be prepared for the long day ahead by packing efficiently. The tailgate may be long depending on when you start, and you're going to need a lot of items when getting ready for the big game. Here are 10 items to bring to make your tailgating experience the best ...

Dos and don’ts of Homecoming Week

The Illini Union has been standing for 77 years.

By Kaolin Sewell, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017

During the week of Oct. 22 to 28, both alumni and current students will come together to celebrate the 2017 Homecoming Week. This week is full of events for Illini fans all over the country and is often the time for families to visit students on campus to enjoy a weekend filled with activities. Do ...

Block I makes big plans for Homecoming Week

Students in Block I hold up the Illini shield flag during the game against North Carolina at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016. Allie Hartlein, Block I communication chair, said students will perform an alumni-designed card stunt at the Homecoming football game on Saturday.

By Meral Aycicek, Assistant Special Sections Editor

October 23, 2017

Block I, the football branch of Illini Pride — the largest student organization on campus — is the best way to experience football at Illinois. Membership comes with premium seating and tailgating opportunities, as well as a huge group of spirited Illini. Allie Hartlein, junior in LAS, is the commun...

How to entertain your family during Homecoming Weekend

The Miles C. Hartley Selections Garden on Oct. 13. The garden is a gift from family and friends of alumnus and former UI faculty member Miles C. Hartley. It is part of the Arboretum  on the south side of campus. Take your family to visit this weekend and enjoy Illinois’ natural beauty.

By Molly Zupan, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2017

Homecoming is one of the biggest events of the school year. Throughout the week of the annual Homecoming celebration, campus is packed with excitement, school spirit and events. Homecoming is a big attraction for family or friends to visit, but don’t worry, there are plenty of things to keep them busy....

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