Coming Home: Celebrating a Century of Homecoming at ISU
Of all our traditions, Homecoming remains a Redbird favorite.
With the kick-off of the first annual Homecoming celebration in 1921, Redbird alumni have made their yearly return flight to campus for one hundred years. Coming Home explores the history of Homecoming at Illinois State University and the start of many of its celebratory events, including the first Homecoming parade, the annual house decorating contest, class reunions, and game-day celebrations. Featuring early Homecoming programs, textiles, and memorabilia, Coming Home shows visitors Homecoming’s century-long evolution from an alumni reunion party to a vital Redbird tradition.