Submit Your Homecoming Theme Ideas


We understand these are challenging times, but we look forward to the day when we can all get together to celebrate being an Illini.

One of those times we hope we can come together is Homecoming 2020, with festivities set to take place from Oct 11-17. To make the week even better, we need your help!

Last year “Always True to Orange and Blue” was the theme that carried us through the week.

Students, faculty and alumni showed their Illini pride by displaying their school colors at every chance possible. You can help us determine the look and feel of this year’s celebration by submitting your homecoming theme idea, and later voting on the top 5 submissions.

Be creative with your ideas! As an example, we encourage you to think about ways to incorporate iconic or memorable parts of campus (The Quad, Alma, Altgeld Chimes). These could be part of a theme that can then be taken and used in a variety of ways to make Homecoming Week even better!

This survey will take less than 5 minutes and will be open for one week. The top 5 theme submissions will be announced to you via email, for a final vote.

Submit Theme

Here are some examples of previous homecoming themes:

  • Bleed Orange
  • Always Illini
  • Orange Fever
  • Feel the ‘Nois

We will announce the winner on the Homecoming website and Illinois Alumni Facebook account May 2020.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas.