Thursday, October 1, 2015

UIS Homecoming Weekend activities announced

The University of Illinois Springfield invites you to celebrate our 19th annual Homecoming Weekend on October 16 & 17, 2015. The following is a partial list of events. To view a full list of Homecoming activities, visit

UIS Homecoming Parade 

WHAT: The parade is an annual tradition of Homecoming at UIS. Come out and enjoy the festivities, the UIS band and much more!

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Campus – The parade will start in parking lot C-north and end in parking lot F near The Recreation and Athletics Center (TRAC). 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 and campus departments that participate in the parade.

UIS Prairie Stars Men’s and Women’s Soccer 

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

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015 – 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 and children are $3. UIS students, faculty and staff are free with a valid iCard. Following the men’s soccer game, there will be a free fireworks display.

Prairie Stars Athletics Hall of Fame Induction 

WHAT: UIS Athletics will induct its second class into the Prairie Stars Athletic Hall of Fame during a formal ceremony on campus.

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015 (Reception at 5:30 p.m., formal ceremony at 7:00 p.m.)

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) at UIS DETAILS: The 2015 class includes Dorothy Walsh Ripka, women's tennis (1995-1997); Naomi & Bob Lynn, Friend of the Prairie Stars; Dominic Giacomini, tennis coach (1991-2006); Rick Wiegand, soccer (1978-1979); and the 1988 NAIA National Champion Men's Soccer Team.

Guests must preregister for the reception in TRAC. For $25, guests can enjoy beer & wine along with hors d'oeuvres. Child 15 and under are free. To register, contact Paul Kabbes at or 217/206-8547.

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