Upcoming Events

Reserve your spot for upcoming alumni events online with our Online Reservations Form.

Illinois State Fair Tent Party for Alumni, Parents and Friends
:: Friday, August 11
:: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
:: Director's Lawn, Illinois State Fairgrounds
 The Illinois College Alumni Association invites alumni, parents and friends to our annual Illinois State Fair Alumni Tent Party! Cost is $10 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Your admission fee includes free entry to the fair, dinner and complimentary beverages served throughout the party, with food service from 6 to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music by "Everyday People!"
Please make your reservation with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3046 or by Monday, July 31, to ensure receipt of your free gate pass.
Homecoming Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception
:: Friday, October 6
:: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
:: Alumni House
 Join Illinois College alumni and friends at a reception hosted by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Enjoy live entertainment and complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
Homecoming Parade
:: Saturday, October 7
:: 10 a.m.
:: corner of Church and State Streets
 One of Homecoming's best loved events, the annual Homecoming parade steps off at the corner of Church and State Streets in downtown Jacksonville and will feature nearly 100 College and community entries.
Alumni Swim Meet
:: Saturday, October 7
:: 11 a.m.
:: Coultas Natatorium, Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center
Former Illinois College swimmers are invited to participate in the third annual Alumni Swim Meet. Warmups 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. 
Donor Recognition Lunch
:: Saturday, October 7
:: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
:: Homecoming Celebration Tent, corner of Edgehill Road and Park Street
 All 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 Illinois College donors who have made gifts of at least $50 are invited to attend this private event. In addition to a complimentary lunch, our guests will be treated to live musical entertainment, refreshments and a Bloody Mary bar.
Homecoming Reunions
:: Saturday, October 7
:: 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 a private tent, complete with complimentary appetizers and refreshments. Official class reunion photos for the classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 will be taken during this time.
Homecoming Reunions
:: Saturday, October 7
:: 7 to 9 p.m.
:: Barnes House
 Hearty hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and musical entertainment will set the stage for an intimate gathering with friends and family hosted by President Barbara Farley. Official classes reunion photos will be taken for the classes of 1972, 1977 and 1982 during the reception.
WHAT'S NEXT ... Illinois College alumni, parents and friends are urged to check back often for updates and added events.

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