Homecoming 2024
October 11-12, 2024



Tentative Homecoming 2024 Schedule

Thursday, October 3

Celebrating Town & Gown 2024

Paint the Paws - TBA

Friday, October 11
  • Spencer Student Recreation Center - open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Homecoming Special: $4 day pass)
  • Reunion check-in starts; it continues throughout the weekend. Registration will take place at the Alumni House.
  • 2 p.m. - Campus Tour starting at Admissions Office in Sherman Hall
  • All-Greek Reunion, featuring the 80's
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available); All-Greek Reunion, featuring the 80's
Saturday, October 12
  • All-Greek Reunion, featuring the 80's
  • Spencer Student Recreation Center - open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Homecoming Special: $4 day pass)
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - University Bookstore will be open
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade - Watch from the Alumni House & Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park next door
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - in Q LOT (Menu: Hot dogs and hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato chips, bottled water, canned soda and coffee.)
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. UT Martin - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.
Sunday, October 13
  • Spencer Student Recreation Center - open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Homecoming Special: $4 day pass)

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.

Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming 2023 T-shirts are still available for purchase by calling 309-298-1914.


Parking Information

Permits will not be required in lots as of 5 p.m. Friday, until 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of residence hall lots. Visitor parking is not allowed in reserved residence hall lots. Tickets will be issued to violators in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and no parking zones (any area not designated as a parking space). If you have any questions or special parking needs, such as handicapped parking, please contact parking services at (309)298-1921.



Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming & Reunion 2025--TBA