Homecoming offers every event you could want:

To visit with a class from your major? We can do that. To celebrate alumni doing great things, we can do that. To honor those who give scholarships to help students with their education, we can do that. Tailgating, parades, and football, you guessed it, we can do that. Make plans now to join us October 14, 2023 for the premiere alumni event of the year!

Homecoming Week 2023

Alumni Association Awards Celebration -

RSVP for the celebration
5 - 7 p.m. / Academic Hall
Celebrate our 2023 Alumni Merit Award, Faculty Merit Award, and Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipients and enjoy heavy appetizers and refreshments.

Please note these details:

Parking - Parking for this event will be at the Show Me Center. Shuttles will be running directly from the Show Me Center Parking lots to Academic Hall throughout the event. 

Attire - Redhawk business casual

Campus Tours -

Sign up for a tour
3 - 4:30 p.m. /Various Locations
Visit the page below to choose your option for a walking tour of campus. The Office of Admissions will be providing guided admissions tours of campus and our colleges and departments are also offering a self-guided "choose your own adventure" campus tour to visit some of our innovative learning spaces across campus!

Homecoming Kickoff Block Party

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. / Academic Hall - Kent Library Quad
Campus and community are invited to a block party to kick-off Homecoming celebrations for SEMO's sesquicentennial. The block party will feature the following:

  • Copper Dome Society VIP Tent
  • Games and activities
  • Beer garden
  • Booths from area businesses
  • Announcement from the Foundation at 5:30 p.m.

Parking - Please park at the Show Me Center for this event. Shuttles will be picking up from the Show Me Center lot and taking guests directly to the Block Party. Shuttles will continue to run until 7p.m.

Attire - Redhawk casual

Alumni Grab 'n Go Breakfast

RSVP for the breakfast
8 - 10:30 a.m. / Wehking Alumni Center - Kem Statuary Hall

Join fellow alumni for coffee and hot food presented so you can grab it on your way to the parade route! Don't feel the need to rush off though, stay and talk with old friends or meet new ones!

Class of 1973 50-Year Reunion

Register for the '73 reunion
8:30 - 11 a.m. / Wehking Alumni Center

Welcome back to campus, class of 1973! Check in at Kem Hall in Wehking Alumni Center and join others for the Alumni Grab 'n Go Breakfast, then head out the front of Wehking to reserved seating on front lawn...the best view of the parade in town!

Homecoming Parade

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. / Broadway St.

Veterans Gathering of Remembrance

11 a.m. / Veterans Plaza

Alumni Association Tailgate

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Wehking Alumni Center Lot/Lawn

Allied Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Sciences Alumni Tailgate / Department of Psychology and Counseling

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Outside-front of Houck Field, across from El Sol

Redhawk Football vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers

2 p.m. / Houck Field - Get Tickets Here!

Holland College of Arts and Media Night at the Crisp Museum

5 - 8 p.m. / Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

Homecoming Parade Entry Information

Sponsored by the Homecoming Planning Committee. This year’s parade will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University and will feature floats, marching bands, campus organizations and numerous alumni and student dignitaries. Entries are encouraged to highlight the history and culture of the past 150 years through entries such as classic cars, period fashion and music, etc. We are currently accepting entries from community organizations for the Homecoming Parade. Deadline to register is September 15 at 5 p.m. For more information call Campus Life, (573) 651-2280.

More Homecoming Events

We have more than just these recent events happening during homecoming. For the full list, visit our calendar.


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