Upcoming Events

Homecoming Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception
:: Friday, September 30
:: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
:: Alumni House
Join Illinois College alumni and friends at a reception hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Enjoy live entertainment by Jeff Newman and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
Make your reservation at 217.245.3046 or
Breakfast with the Blueboys
:: Saturday, October 1
:: 9 to 10 a.m.
:: Cummings Dining Hall, Caine Student Center
Alumni football players are invited to share the pre-Homecoming game meal with Head Coach Ray DeFrisco and the Blueboy football team. The annual event is hosted by Conrad Noll III '65 and Bobby Noll '02.
Make your reservation at 217.245.3046 or
Homecoming Alumni Swim Meet
:: Saturday, October 1
:: 11 a.m.
:: Coultas Natatorium, Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center
Former Illinois College swimmers are invited to participate in the second annual Alumni Swim Meet. Warm ups will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the meet beginning at 11. Prizes will be awarded for heat winners, and alumni are welcome to create their own relay. Call swimming coach Chris Sykes at 217.245.3343 or email for more information. 
Homecoming Donor Recognition Lunch
:: Saturday, October 1
:: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
:: Homecoming Celebration Tent
All 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 Illinois College donors are invited to attend this complimentary, private event. Lunch will be provided, along with musical entertainment by the St. Louis band " Everyday People", refreshments and a Bloody Mary bar!
Donors are asked to call 217.245.3046 or email to make prior reservations. 
Women's Basketball Alumni Meet & Greet
:: Saturday, October 1
:: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
:: Homecoming Celebration Tent
Alumni, friends and family are invited to meet Jen McCormick, new Head Women's Basketball Coach for the Lady Blues, in the Homecoming Celebration Tent from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Homecoming Reunions for Classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011
:: Saturday, October 1
:: 2 to 4 p.m.
:: True Blue Lounge, Homecoming Celebration Tent
Classmates from reunion years are invited to meet and reconnect in a special lounge area under the Homecoming Celebration Tent. Official class reunion photos for the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 will be taken during this time.  
RSVP at 217.245.3046 or
Homecoming Reunions for Classes of 1971, 1976 and 1981
:: Saturday, October 1
:: 7 to 9 p.m.
:: Barnes House
Hearty hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and musical entertainment by "Classical Sounds" will set the stage for an intimate gathering with friends and family hosted by President Barbara Farley. Official class reunion photos will be taken for the classes of 1971, 1976 and 1981 during the reception.
Make your reservation at 217.245.3046 or
 Alumni Baseball and Softball Game
:: Saturday, October 22
:: Ceremony at 11:30 a.m., alumni game at 12 noon
:: Joe Brooks Field
 Baseball and softball alumni are invited back to the Hilltop to play an alumni game on the renovated Joe Brooks Field. Make your reservation with Coach Jay Eckhouse '78 or Coach Meghan Roman. Alumni baseball and softball players are invited to attend the Varsity Club Reception beginning at 1:30 p.m.
 Varsity Club Reception
:: Saturday, October 22
:: 1:30 to 5 p.m.
:: Varsity Club tent at south end of Green Athletic Field
Join us under the tent to watch the Illinois College Blueboys and Monmouth College go head-to-head at a 2 p.m. game. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with complimentary food and beverages. Lady Blues Volleyball will also be playing Beloit College that day in Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center beginning at 12 noon. Please RSVP to the Varsity Club reception at 217.245.3046 or email  
Founders' Circle Dinner and Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
:: Friday, February 17
:: 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner
:: Hamilton's 110 North East, downtown Jacksonville
Members of the College's most loyal giving club, the Founders' Circle, are invited to a dinner at Hamilton's 110 North East in downtown Jacksonville, The evening will also feature an awards ceremony for the Alumni Association's annual awards. Participation in this event is by invitation only. 
Osage Orange Festival
:: Friday, May 12
:: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
:: Steuer Walkway
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to a time-honored tradition on the Hilltop dating back to 1882 when students and faculty took a break from their studies to trim the Osage Orange hedges that surrounded campus. The annual event includes food, live entertainment and activities for all ages.
Make your reservation at 217.245.3046 or
Class of 1967 50th Reunion Celebration
:: Saturday, May 13
:: 12:30 p.m. social, 1 p.m. lunch
:: Jacksonville Country Club
Members of the Class of 1967 and all Golden Club members are invited to a luncheon at the Jacksonville Country Club. New members of the Golden Club, those who graduated in 1967, will receive their "golden diploma" from President Farley and will be able to make remarks to their classmates. 
Call 217.245.3046 or email for more information.
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