Illinois State University Homecoming Week

We’ll kick off Homecoming Week with the Tree Lighting ceremony on Monday, October 8, 2018.  Mayor Koos and President Dietz will be “flipping the switch” and illuminating Uptown Normal with festive lights.  Event Schedule is as follows:

  • 6:30 – Gathering Time
  • 6:45 – Big Red Marching Machine marches in
  • 7:00 – Remarks from Mayor Koos and Dr. Dietz, and Tree Lighting

Come Back the Birds on Saturday, October 13 at 10 am at Illinois State University’s annual Homecoming Parade. There’s no better place to watch the fun than the streets of Uptown. Enjoy free parking in the College Avenue Parking Deck.  For more details on ISU’s Homecoming activities, please go to