University Union Board

Homecoming Week 2021


COOL: Corbin Olson Residence Halls walking in the 2018 Homecoming Parade
HA2: House Arrest 2 dancing down the parade route for 2018 Homecoming Parade Route
Phi Sigmas: Phi Sigma Sigma on their 2018 Homecoming Float.
BR: Students cheering on their teams, during 2017 Rocky's Boat Regatta


The 2021 Homecoming Events have been scheduled!

The Homecoming Committee has planned a two week long homecoming celebration, COVID style. Please join us for a combination of in-person and virtual events to help boost school spirit/pride! 

Spring 2021 -  March 21st - April 1st; Homecoming game Saturady, April 3rd

Complete List of Homecoming Events: 

Paint the Town: March 21st from 3:00-5:00PM - Downtown Macomb

For this event students will need to provide their own supplies (paint, drop cloth, brushes, etc.). Each group of students will be assigned a window to paint at the square in downtown Macomb. Each window needs to include the Homecoming theme in the design of the window. The maximum number of people per group is 4. 

Sign up via this form:

TikTok Challenge: March 22nd - March 26th - Virtual

Students will submit their TikTok video to the email for approval. Once the submission has been approved, the Homecoming Committee will post it on our instagram page. The videos with the top three likes will receive a prize. Submissions will be accepted from 8:00AM on March 22nd through 5:00PM on March 26th!

DIY Spirit Jars: March 25th from 12:00-2:00PM - Lamoine Room

Students will decorate their own spirit jars during this event. After students have decorated their jars, it is encouraged for students to write positive / school spirit notes for themselves or their friends to then open on another day to cheer them up. 

Paint the Paws: MOVED TO APRIL 24 at 10:00AM - University Drive & Western Avenue

Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to take part in Western  Illinois University's Homecoming tradition, Paint the Paws. Hosted by the Western Illinois University Alumni Association, the Paint the Paws event involves the painting of more than 200 paws along University Drive and Western  Avenue to welcome Alumni back to campus and display school spirit. Student groups, as well as campus faculty, staff and  alumni, interested in participating should contact the Alumni Association at or call 309-298-1914 by April 23rd.

Movie Night: March 30th from 7:30-9:30PM - Corbin/Olson Field

We will be showing "Knives Out" on the field next to Corbin/Olson Residence Hall. During the event there will be snacks and drinks for students to enjoy as they watch the movie. There will be limited attendence allowed to this event. 

Scavenger Hunt: April 1st from 12:00-2:00PM - Campus

Students will work in teams or individually to complete all the clues and activities via an app. There will be 25 locations. At each location there will be one Rocky dog statue worth additional points if you or your team is the first to submit a picture with it. The top three students (group or individual) will receive a prize!

In-Person and Virtual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: April 3rd 

Join the Western Illinois University Alumni Association for their in-person and virtual Old Stompin Ground Runaround 5K Run/1.5 mile walk. The virtual option can be completed any time on April 3rd. The in-person option will include a contactless check-in starting at 7:00 a.m. and race beginning at 8:00 a.m. Take a run or walk with us down memory lane! For more information or to register, visit .


Thank you for joining us in all the fun activities for Homecoming! If you have any question, feel free to reach out to the Homecoming Committee ( 

Fall 2021

  • September 24 - October 2

Check back later in the Spring 2021 semester for updated information on the Fall 2021 homecoming events. 

Homecoming Week

  • Coming Soon
    • Fall Theme Release
    • Fall Event Release
    • Fall Team Registration
  • Important Dates
    • March 26th - Paint the Town Registration Due


Twitter: @WIUHomecoming

Instagram: @wiuhomecoming