Southern Illinois University Celebrates 150th Homecoming
Southern Illinois University invites the community to celebrate its 2019 Homecoming with a week of
events, beginning October 14th. This year’s theme is “One Team, Saluki Dream: Celebrating 150 Years
Strong,” which celebrates SIU’s 150th Anniversary of being Saluki proud and strong. SIU will be hosting
many festivities from a blend of old and new traditions.
The Homecoming events also benefit the community. There will be an SIU Homecoming Commemorative
Student ID, which will provide local discounts for the available ID carrier. Also, open container will be in
effect for Downtown Carbondale 11 am-2 am Saturday, October 19th. Cans and glass bottles are not
permitted, but plastic cups are acceptable. These will bring foot traffic to many restaurants, bars, and
shops in Carbondale.
Homecoming events begin October 14th and end October 19th. Official Homecoming Kick-off is at Faner
Plaza, 11 am-1 pm. SIU and the community welcome all alumni, students, friends, and fans to their events,
including the parade and football game on Oct. 19th For a complete schedule of events visit:
www.homecoming.siu.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.