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2020 Illinois Virtual Homecoming

Nov 29, 2020 – Dec 5, 2020

Sunday 11/29 (Kicking off Homecoming!)

  • Stronger Together in Orange and Blue Homecoming 2020 sizzle reel
  • Fountain Dyeing Footage with “ILL” Countdown by the Chancellor
  • “Campus today” video reel
  • COVID-19 highlights featuring SHIELD Team
  • Virtual 5K

Monday 11/30 (Academics)

  • Alumni & Student stories/memories
  • Alumni award winners and interviews
  • Individual college news & video tours

Tuesday 12/1 (Community)

Getting Ready for Your At-home Tailgate

  • Tailgating food and drink recipes from alumni chefs and local restaurants
  • Giving Tuesday (Highlighting current community efforts, ISSS, etc.)
  • Green Street footage

Wednesday 12/2 (Arts)

  • Your Homecoming 2020 Soundtrack—Spotify Playlists by Decades
  • Krannert Center Spotlight featuring Mike Ross, Nathan & Julie Gunn
  • Virtual tour of the Krannert Art Museum
  • Virtual cinema offering Life Itself, a documentary on Roger Ebert, panel presentation on film featuring Chaz Ebert and folks from media

Thursday 12/3 (International Day)

  • International Student Talent Show

Friday 12/4 (Countdown to Game Day highlighting Athletics)

  • U of I band performance at Altgeld Hall, interviews and stories
  • Salute to Athletics 2020 Hall of Fame inductees
  • Panel Presentation by the Inductees and moderated by Gene Honda

Saturday 12/5 (Game Day)

  • Homecoming Football Sizzle Reel
  • Tailgate Recipe Reminder/Share Your Day

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