It’s Homecoming Weekend at Southern Illinois University…only 8 miles from the Makanda Inn.

Parade, tailgating, beer, football, and more. Here’s what’s going on this weekend as part of the SIU Homecoming Weekend…
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

SIU Distinguished Alumni Recognition Reception
SIU Student Recreation Center, Alumni Lounge
2:30 p.m.
Join us as we honor SIU graduates, David Briscoe, Benjamin “Benny” Dunn, Richard “Dick” Gregory, John Heakin, and Joe Johnson.

Half Century Club Dinner
SIU Student Center Ballrooms
6:15 p.m.
Celebrate the Class of 1959 as they get inducted into the Half Century Club.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

Homecoming Parade
Downtown Carbondale, Illinois
9:30 a.m.
Watch SIU students and Carbondale community members participate in the parade lead by Grand Marshal Dick Gregory.

SIU Alumni Association “Big Tent” at Homecoming
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
East of McAndrew Stadium
Register at the “Big Tent” for a complimentary tailgate lunch and beverages!

SIU vs. Illinois State Football Game
2:00 p.m. Kick-off
McAndrew Stadium
Enjoy the last Homecoming game in McAndrew Stadium while cheering on the Salukis to a victory over Redbirds.

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