“Get Your Groove On” – 2012 ISUBCA Homecoming

“Get Your Groove On” – 2012 ISUBCA Homecoming

ISUBCA is geared up for YOU to GET Your Groove On at Homecoming 2012, Friday, October 5 thru Sunday, October 7.  Homecoming is a long standing tradition that allows colleagues and friends to reconnect or to meet for the first time while enjoying the football game, participating in tailgating and the parade, and/or other exciting campus activities.  Most importantly, Illinois State’s Homecoming is a time to show your Redbird Pride!

For additional information regarding all of the University’s Homecoming festivities, please visit IllinoisStateHomecoming.com.  For updates on ISUBCA activities, “Like” us on Facebook at “Black Colleagues Association–Illinois State University”

We encourage you to take advantage of the Early Redbird Registration Special. Registration details are below and it pays to register early! Remember, ISUBCA needs you to GET YOUR GROOVE ON at Homecoming 2012 and assist current students to continue their “GROOVE” at Illinois State!

Help us make this the best Homecoming yet!  See you there!

Karyn L. Aguirre, ’86                                      Mike Willis ‘82
Homecoming Chair                                        Homecoming Co-Chair

ISUBCA Homecoming Apparel – Available by Pre-Order Only:

The August 22 deadline for ordering ISUBCA Homecoming apparel has passed.  For those who placed orders, please pick up your ISUBCA Homecoming apparel at Barnes and Noble on the 2nd Floor of the Bone Student Center, during Homecoming weekend, on Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m or Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All apparel must be picked up by the close of business on Saturday, October 6, 2012. 

For those who missed the ISUBCA Homecoming apparel deadline, you can still purchase Illinois State University Homecoming items online by clicking here.

ISUBCA Get Your Groove On Activities and Registration Information:

ISUBCA Homecoming Pricing

Weekend Packages include the Friday night Welcome Party, Saturday night Dance, and Sunday Scholarship Brunch.  Admission to all other ISUBCA events is free.  The Brunch is the only per event purchase available during Early Red Bird Registration. Please note: If you purchase tickets for the Weekend Package, you do not need to purchase tickets for the Scholarship Brunch.

Early Redbird Registration Special (Ends September 4, 2012)

  • Weekend Package: $65 (includes the Friday night Welcome Party, Saturday night Dance, and Sunday Scholarship Brunch)
  • Scholarship Brunch Only: $20 for Adults; $10 for Children (Age 13 and Under)

Late Registration (Ends September 17, 2012 — Extended to September 28!)

  • Weekend Package:  $75 (includes the Friday night Welcome Party, Saturday night Dance, and Sunday Scholarship Brunch)
  • Individual Pricing:
    • Welcome Party: $25
    • Saturday Night Dance: $30
    • Scholarship Brunch: $25 for Adults; $10 for Children (Age 13 and Under)

During Homecoming weekend, only PER EVENT pricing will be available for onsite registration. Discounted weekend packages will not be available. It pays to REGISTER EARLY!!

Register online or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Meet and Greet

  • 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Brass Elephant Lounge
  • Cost: Free – Cash bar available

Get Your Groove On Welcome Party

  • 8 p.m. to Midnight
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Party Highlights: Karaoke, Family Feud, DJ ISU Alumnus Reggie Qualls ’86 and MORE!!!
  • Cost: See Homecoming Pricing above

ISUBCA Red-GLOW I After-Party

  • Midnight to 2 a.m.
  • Brass Elephant Lounge, Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
  • Cost: Free – Cash bar available

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Homecoming Parade

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • Ride and or walk beside the ISUBCA Float.  Parade begins at the corner of University and College Avenue
  • Cost: Free

Football Tailgate:  Hosted by ISUBCA and the Office of Diversity Advocacy

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Redbird Tent Zone
  • Stop by the tent for food, fun and beverages before the game.
  • Cost: Free

The GAME….vs Southern Illinois University

  • 1 p.m.  – Hancock Stadium
  • Redbird Athletics is offering a special alumni discount for reserved seats at $16 per ticket from August 1 at 9 a.m. until September 21 at 5 p.m. To order alumni rate tickets, go to GoRedbirds.com, click on “Tickets” and then “Promotions” from the Quick Links menu, and enter code ALUM12. Tickets are sold on first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. For questions, call (309) 438-8000.

Honoring our own “Groove Master” ISU Professor Frank Suggs and Scholars Dance

  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Groove Master and Scholars Program featuring the band “FOREAL”
  • 9 p.m. to Midnight Groove to the Sounds of DJ Reggie Qualls
  • Illinois State University Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main Street, Normal, Illinois
  • Cost: See Homecoming pricing above

ISUBCA Red-GLOW II After-Party

  • Midnight to 2 a.m.
  • Brass Elephant Lounge, Doubletree Hotel by Hilton
  • Cost: Free – Cash bar available

Sunday, October 7, 2012

  • ISUBCA Scholarship Brunch
  • 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Cost: See Homecoming pricing above

Register online or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478.

Accommodations 

ISUBCA’s host hotel, Doubletree Hotel by Hilton – Bloomington, is sold out.  We invite you to contact the hotel for possible cancellations.  Additional Illinois State alumni blocks can be found at area hotels. For a complete listing, visit IllinoisStateHomecoming.com/community.