Monday, October 08, 2012
UIS celebrates 16th annual Homecoming
The University of Illinois Springfield celebrated its 16th annual Homecoming on Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Bright Lights, Blue City”.
Participants packed the campus for the annual Homecoming Parade, BBQ and the men’s and women’s soccer games on Friday, Oct. 5. Saturday featured the annual 5K Run/Walk, family entertainment, the UIS Students vs. Alumni/Faculty/Staff Basketball game, and homecoming dance.
As part of the U-Help, I-Help service event, the UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center and Office of UIS Alumni Relations hosted 40 high school students from Springfield Public School's AVID Tutoring Program on Friday. UIS students talked to the juniors and seniors about what to expect in college and how to prepare. Students also prepared food to support a Habitat for Humanity build.
Members of the Capital Scholars Honors Program’s Class of 2007 reunited on campus on Saturday. Earlier in the week, a Homecoming Pep Rally and Scheels Spirit Games were held.