Tuesday, September 25, 2012

UIS 16th annual Homecoming Weekend events announced

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Illinois Springfield invites the local community to celebrate our 16th annual Homecoming Weekend on October 5 & 6. The theme of Homecoming 2012 is “Bright Lights, Blue City”. The following is a partial list of events. To view a full list of Homecoming activities, visit www.uis.edu/homecoming.

UIS Homecoming Parade 

WHAT: The parade is an annual tradition of Homecoming at UIS. We hope you come out to enjoy the festivities, the UIS band and much more!

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Campus – The parade will start in parking lot C-north and end in parking lot G south of the University Hall Building. The best place to view the parade is along Eliza Farnham Drive, near Founders Residence Hall.

DETAILS: Community members are encouraged to attend to watch the parade, enjoy, and learn more about the many student organizations, athletics teams, campus departments, businesses, and nonprofits that participate in the parade.

UIS Homecoming BBQ 

WHAT: The UIS Student Activities Committee (SAC) will host its annual BBQ following the parade. This will coincide with the soccer games.

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2012 from 4:45 to 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: South Quad near the University Hall Building

DETAILS: Come join us for food, drinks, and fun. The cost for non-students is $10, which also includes admission to the UIS soccer games. UIS students are free with a valid iCard.

UIS Prairie Stars Men’s and Women’s Soccer 

WHAT: The NCAA Division II men’s and women’s soccer teams will play St. Joseph’s College during the annual homecoming game.

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2012 – The women’s game begins at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Kiwanis Stadium at UIS

DETAILS: Admission to the games is $6 for adults, who are not attending the BBQ. Children and UIS students are FREE. Student must show valid ID. Following the men’s soccer game, there will be a free fireworks display.

Homecoming 5K Run/Walk 

WHAT: The Department of Recreational Sports at UIS is hosting the 4th annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk. The race is open to all UIS students, faculty, staff and community members.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m.

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at UIS

DETAILS: The cost to enter the 5K is $28 for the general public prior to the event or $33 the day of the event. Registration forms can be found at the Rec Sports office in TRAC or can be downloaded from the Rec Sports website at www.uis.edu/recsports/.

Saturday Family Activities 

WHAT: A variety of family activities are planned for Saturday.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Quad, unless otherwise noted.

DETAILS: Kid’s Corner/Kid’s Crafts/Spirit Wear Contest from 1-3 p.m. on the quad; Chemistry Presentation (ages 5-12) from 1-3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building (HSB); Jenga Tournament (ages 12-18) on the quad from 1-3 p.m.; Solar Telescope Showcase from 1-3 p.m. on the quad; Tech Tools and Gadgets presented by Kara McElwrath from 1-2 p.m. in University Hall (UHB), room 2027.

UIS Students vs. UIS Alumni/Faculty/Staff Basketball Game 

WHAT: Students will face off against Alumni/Faculty/Staff in a basketball game designed to foster teamwork.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2011 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at UIS

DETAILS: Admission is free

To view a full list of Homecoming activities visit www.uis.edu/homecoming.

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