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Half Century Club Reunion Weekend

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Friday, October 15, 2021 , 1:00 pm 8:30 pm

The Illinois State University Half Century Club honors all alumni whose classes graduated 50 or more years ago. Join us at our 100th Homecoming celebration October 15-16, for our Half Century Club Reunion as we induct the Class of 1970 and 1971 as well as enjoy a weekend full of reminiscing, reconnecting, and Redbird pride.


1 p.m., Bone Student Center and Quad Tour, Praire Room-Bone Student Center: Begin the reunion with a walking tour covering all the new updates to the revitalized Bone Student Center and a look at the beloved Quad. 5-8:30 p.m., Reception and Dinner, Alumni Center: Sample hors d’oeuvres while reconnecting with former classmates followed by a special sit-down dinner with President Terri Goss Kinzy. The highlight of the evening will be the induction of the Class of 1970 and 1971 into the Half Century Club and honoring landmark classes, which include Classes of 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, and 1966.


8 a.m. Homecoming Continental Breakfast and presentation by Carl Kasten ’69 and Tom Emery, Old Main-Bone Student Center: Grab a quick breakfast and hear from the authors of Abraham Lincoln and the Heritage of Illinois State University with options to purchase a signed edition. 10 a.m., Homecoming Parade: Sit with fellow Redbirds in our Half Century Club viewing area Noon, Redbird Welcome Tent: Head to the Redbird tent zone to our alumni hospitality tent 2 p.m., Redbird football vs. North Dakota State: For ticket information, visit GoRedbirds.com. 5 p.m., Redbird Social, Marriott Hotel: Head to Uptown Normal to complete the weekend with new and old friends. Appetizers provided and cash bar available. Registration is open until October 1. Learn more details regarding events, prices, and parking at IllinoisState.edu/HalfCentury or call Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586. Hotel blocks can be found through the Homecoming website. The reunion is one of several activities and services offered through the Redbird Prime Network.


Friday, October 15, 2021
1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Prices vary