IC welcomes alumni for Homecoming Weekend

By Ryne Turke on September 24, 2015 at 1:43pm

Homecoming festivities are rapidly approaching for students, staff and alumni of Illinois College.

The action starts on Friday evening, with a wine and cheese event at the Alumni House. The complementary night is being hosted by the Alumni Association. Members of the 2010 alumni class will provide musical entertainment.

Saturday will be packed with activities from sunup to sundown. IC’s Kristen Jamison appeared on WLDS’ “What’s On Your Mind?” program earlier this week. She says one of the most well attended events each year is the Illinois College parade.

“The route will be the same as it was last year. We start at the intersection of Church and State Street and head east toward the downtown area. We hit the Southwest corner of the square then head down South Main then head west toward Illinois College on College Avenue.” says Jamison.

The parade normally hosts up to 100 entries. Winchester native Del Dunham, a 1972 graduate of IC, has been selected as the honorary Parade Marshall.

Jamison says there are plenty of activities for alumni to participate in on Saturday.

“We have the opportunity for football alumni to come back and meet with their fellow student athletes and eat with the football team in Cummings Dining Hall for the third year in a row. We are offering our donor recognition lunch. We have about 400 people coming to this event. That leads us right up to our homecoming game at 1 p.m. our football game against St. Norbert,” Jamison concludes.

Coverage of the game can be heard on WEAI 107.1 FM.

The post-game party will take place under the homecoming tent after the conclusion of the football game. The festivities last until 7 p.m.

To hear the complete interview with Jamison, click on the link below.