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LAS Homecoming Open House | Economics Homecoming Celebration | Mathematics Homecoming Party

LAS Homecoming Open House

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

South Lounge and Illini Rooms, Illini Union

Come back to campus for our best LAS Homecoming celebration yet! Stop by the Quad to say hello to the newly refurbished Alma Mater and join LAS in the Illini Union for an open house. You can experience college-related exhibits*, a fun photo booth, displays with campus memorabilia, tours of Lincoln Hall and the Observatory, an interactive area for kids, and more. We will also have a live broadcast of the Illini football game vs. Minnesota on a big screen so you can keep up with all the action from Memorial Stadium.

*Exhibits include:

  • Department of Entomology—explore a friendly insect petting zoo and get info on the annual Insect Fear Film Festival
  • Illinois Geometry Lab—mathematics students will showcase a 3D printer and interactive web apps
  • Spurlock Museum—museum staff will be on hand to talk about their vast world history and culture collections
  • Ninth Letter—editors will share information about their innovative publication that highlights talented writers and designers
  • 100 Years of LAS Timeline—this large-scale display includes details about key milestones for the college from 1913-2013
  • Quad Renovations—learn about the Lincoln Hall renovation, and the work on the Natural History Building, Altgeld Hall, and Illini Hall
  • Kids’ Zone—LAS Leaders student ambassadors will entertain our young Illini fans with face painting and games
  • Photo Booth—get your photo taken using fun props including an Abraham Lincoln top hat and beard and Illini gear

A food and beverage station will be available throughout the day for $5/person per visit.
Available 9-11 a.m.:

  • Assorted Mini Quiche
  • Fresh Fruit Tray
  • Assorted Yogurts
  • Small Pecan Rolls
  • Berry Scones
  • Mini Filled Croissants
  • Coffee
  • Orange Juice
  • Iced Water

Available 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Pulled Pork Sliders/Veggie Sliders
  • Pub Chips with French Onion Dip
  • Vegetables Crudites with Dip
  • Assorted Cookies
  • Hot Spiced Cider
  • Coffee
  • Iced Water

Reservations: Requested (but not required) in advance. Register online or call toll-free (888) 333-9644.

See the University of Illinois Homecoming website.

Economics Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9-11 a.m.

David Kinley Hall lawn
1407 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana

Complimentary event includes pre-game breakfast with alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Register by Tuesday, October 21. Contact Marsha Hatchel at or visit

Mathematics Homecoming Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014
2-4 p.m.

Tent in front of Altgeld Hall near the Quad

Complimentary event includes food and beverages. Contact: Tori Corkery, Department of Mathematics, at (217) 333-6006 or or visit