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Homecoming 2019
Homecoming Week 2019

Come Home to Fine and Applied Arts!

October 17–19

Get your tickets for any of the four shows over Homecoming weekend for August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean.* This production by Illinois Theatre will feature a newly choreographed and composed City of Bones section in collaboration with Dance at Illinois. You are invited to attend a free reception with staff and cast members after Thursday night's opening performance (please note that you will need to purchase tickets for the show).

Tickets are also available for Krannert Center's Dessert and Conversation series about this production before Saturday's performance.

*Please note: this show contains adult content.

October 18–19

Alma is eager to host you on a self-guided, family-friendly campus-wide art walk full of quirky facts, herstory, art, and architecture—complete with coloring pages and grab bags for the kids. Pick up your map and goodies at one of four starting points any time during the weekend. Sign up online to get full details beforehand.

October 18

Watch the Homecoming Parade on October 18 with Fine and Applied Arts and the Illinois Libraries, featuring a live performance by The Other Guys, free snacks, and Homer Sodas! Let us know if you plan to join us, and we will share more details in advance.

October 18

Everyone is invited to this gala concert—and especially all Illinois Bands alumni and their families and friends! Help celebrate one of the most prominent, historic, and largest collegiate band programs in the world. The department enjoys a reputation for superb musical performance and innovation while honoring its rich traditions. Purchase tickets for the performance.

View campus-wide Homecoming details and events, including the annual kickoff celebration at the Alumni Association with fountain dyeing and a pancake breakfast, the 5K Run, Carnival and Dinner on the Quad, and many more!