Recliner races are a staple of SIUE Homecoming activities.
EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2014 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events targeting current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 29, running through Sunday, Oct. 5, on the SIUE campus.
This year’s student theme is “Red, White and the E.” The schedule of events will include: a comedy show featuring “Preferred Parking;” a golf cart parade; a recliner race; bingo; a Homecoming dance; Cougar karaoke; and a bonfire in the Woodland Bowl. All the events are open to current students and free to attend.
The Alumni Association sponsors alumni events throughout the week. The sixth annual SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Morris University Center (MUC) Conference Center. During the event, seven honorees will be inducted into the Hall.
SIUE Alumni Association Hospitality Tent and Tailgate will be on the east side of Korte Stadium at 4 p.m. until the start of the second half of the men’s soccer match against Bradley, Saturday, Oct. 4, at Korte Stadium. The SIUE Campus Activities Board and the Department of Athletics will also host a Homecoming Tailgate with a live DJ at 5 p.m. The 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off follows at 6 p.m. The annual Homecoming King and Queen crowning will occur during halftime of the match.
SIUE Intercollegiate Athletics will host an exciting schedule of games during Homecoming. The women’s soccer team will host two Ohio Valley Conference matches at Korte Stadium facing Murray State at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and UT-Martin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The men’s and women’s cross country teams host the John Flamer Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the SIUE course. The women’s volleyball team entertains Tennessee State that afternoon at 1 p.m. For ticket information to all intercollegiate sporting events, visit www.siuecougars.com.
More information on the 2014 SIUE Alumni Weekend and Homecoming and a complete schedule of events can be found at www.siue.edu/homecoming. For questions, contact Laura Hopping in SIUE Alumni Affairs at (618) 650-2760.