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Oct 13 – Oct 19 all-day
12:00 am
You won’t want to miss this year’s homecoming, which takes place Oct. 13-19, as SIU celebrates its 150th anniversary in grand style. The university is commemorating its birth as a small teacher’s college and growth to become …
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Part of Carbondale’s “Fourth Friday Fair” series.  There will be live music, food court, kids’ activities and BYOB!
Carbondale’s Town Square Pavilion

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Homecoming
Homecoming
Oct 13 – Oct 19 all-day
Homecoming
You won’t want to miss this year’s homecoming, which takes place Oct. 13-19, as SIU celebrates its 150th anniversary in grand style. The university is commemorating its birth as a small teacher’s college and growth to become …
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Movie Night at Morris 6:00 pm
Movie Night at Morris @ Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Movie Night at Morris @ Guyon Auditorium in Morris Library
Come see recently digitized historic film about Southern Illinois University from the University Archives.  This event is in recognition of SIU’s 150th anniversary.  Free and open to the public.”
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Saluki Alumni Plaza Groundbreaking 11:00 am
Saluki Alumni Plaza Groundbreaking @ Between Pulliam Hall and Woody Hall
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am
Saluki Alumni Plaza Groundbreaking @ Between Pulliam Hall and Woody Hall
With Southern Illinois University approaching its 150th anniversary, the SIU Alumni Association’s board of directors has laid the groundwork for a new structure on campus and launched a fundraising campaign to complete it by Homecoming …
150 Block Party 5:00 pm
150 Block Party @ Front of Pulliam Hall on Lincoln Drive
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
150 Block Party @ Front of Pulliam Hall on Lincoln Drive
Come out to the SIU Homecoming Block Party! This event is free to attend for community and students! There will be games, a DJ, a rock wall, photobooth, caricature artists, Mr. Twist- the balloon guy, …
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Homecoming Pep Rally 11:00 am
Homecoming Pep Rally @ Faner Plaza
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Homecoming Pep Rally @ Faner Plaza
Come meet the Homecoming Court, the football team, Grey Dawg, and Brown Dawg! Free giveaways and pizza will be provided. Members of the SIU Alumni Association National Board of Directors will be introduced.
Saluki Volleyball vs. Evansville University 6:00 pm
Saluki Volleyball vs. Evansville University @ Davies Gym
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm
Saluki Volleyball vs. Evansville University @ Davies Gym
Come see the Saluki Women’s Volleyball team take on the Evansville Purple Aces!
Class of ’69 – 50 Year Reunion and Half Century Club Induction Banquet and Ceremony 6:15 pm
Class of ’69 – 50 Year Reunion and Half Century Club Induction Banquet and Ceremony @ SIU Student Center, Ballroom D
Oct 18 @ 6:15 pm
Class of '69 - 50 Year Reunion and Half Century Club Induction Banquet and Ceremony @ SIU Student Center, Ballroom D
Celebrate your 50-year reunion on Homecoming Weekend at SIU. The university is planning many activities, including your induction into the Half Century Club.
Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show 7:00 pm
Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show @ Shryock Auditorium
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show @ Shryock Auditorium
Yearly event during homecoming week where Greeks on campus showcase their organizations through step routines.
Saluki Soccer vs. SIUE 7:00 pm
Saluki Soccer vs. SIUE @ Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Saluki Soccer vs. SIUE @ Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex
Come watch Saluki soccer take on the SIUE Cougars!
SIU Alumni Band Group Reunion 7:00 pm
SIU Alumni Band Group Reunion @ SIU Student Center, Renaissance Room
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SIU Alumni Band Group Reunion @ SIU Student Center, Renaissance Room
Join your fellow Marching Salukis alumni for the annual SIU Alumni Band Group Reunion. It’ll be a weekend for reconnecting and reliving those band days. Food will be provided, as well as an open bar, …
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SIU Homecoming Parade 10:00 am
SIU Homecoming Parade @ Downtown Carbondale
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
SIU Homecoming Parade @ Downtown Carbondale
Homecoming is a fabulous way to show your school spirit and promote your organization/group/company and SIU.
Saluki Tailgate 11:00 am
Saluki Tailgate @ Saluki Row
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saluki Tailgate @ Saluki Row
Come tailgate on Saluki Row before the Homecoming game! Carbondale in the ’80s and ’90s Tailgate Saluki Veterans Alumni Group Tailgate 
Saluki Football vs. Youngstown State 2:00 pm
Saluki Football vs. Youngstown State @ Saluki Stadium
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm
Saluki Football vs. Youngstown State @ Saluki Stadium
Come cheer on the Salukis as they take on the Youngstown State Penguins! Half-time will include the announcement of this year’s Homecoming King and Queen!
Saluki Volleyball vs. Indiana State 5:00 pm
Saluki Volleyball vs. Indiana State @ Davies Gym
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm
Saluki Volleyball vs. Indiana State @ Davies Gym
Come cheer on Saluki Volleyball against the Indiana State Sycamores!
47th Miss Eboness Pageant 6:00 pm
47th Miss Eboness Pageant @ Shryock Auditorium
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
47th Miss Eboness Pageant @ Shryock Auditorium
Come to the 47th Eboness Pageant, hosted by the Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha!
Alumni Center Grand Opening 6:00 pm
Alumni Center Grand Opening @ Central Patio of Woody Hall
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Alumni Center Grand Opening @ Central Patio of Woody Hall
Come to the grand opening of the new SIU Alumni Center!
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Dia De Los Muertos 6:00 pm
Dia De Los Muertos @ Carbondale’s Town Square Pavilion
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dia De Los Muertos @ Carbondale’s Town Square Pavilion
Part of Carbondale’s “Fourth Friday Fair” series.  There will be live music, food court, kids’ activities and BYOB!
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