Students, alumni and friends, we are excited to welcome you back to campus for the 101st Homecoming, Saturday, October 14, 2023!  

For our out-of-town, returning alumni, we are thrilled to partner with the Holiday Inn & Suites in East Peoria for a special room rate.  Book your room now and spend the weekend enjoying the festivities.  

Check back frequently for details and updates surrounding the schedule of events for students and alumni. Additional information will also be shared via e-mail, Facebook and Instagram.


October 11 -14, 2023 - Homecoming events -- All Week

  • Office/Department Decorating Contest  Share pictures of your office/department on social media.  #EurekaCollege #2024ECHomecoming  #EurekaCAB
  • Campus-wide Dress Up Days Share pictures of your outfits on social media.  #EurekaCollege #2024ECHomecoming  #EurekaCAB
  • Residence Halls Decorating Contest Share pictures of your dorm decorations on social media.  #EurekaCollege #2024ECHomecoming  #EurekaCAB
  • GooseChase - Scavenger Hunt -- more details coming

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • 7:00 p.m. Women's Volleyball Match vs Principia   Cheer the Women's Volleyball team in the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center at the Reagan Athletic Complex.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

  • 5:00 p.m. Men's Soccer Game vs Fontbonne   Cheer on the Men's soccer team at the Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field
  • 7:00 p.m. Women's Soccer Game vs Fontbonne   Cheer on the Women's soccer team at the Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Themed Trivia  Terrill Rooms.  Brush up on your trivia answers.  

Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Homecoming Pep Rally & Bonfire   Let's have some fun and ramp up the excitement for Saturday! Gather your friends to compete in a series of relay games and tug-o-war. Show off your skills at one of our inflatable games. Tie-Dye a shirt. Get dessert from food trucks. Cheer on the Men's & Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Football Teams as they prepare for games this weekend. Prizes drawn throughout the evening for anyone participating in the fun!!  


Friday, October 13, 2023

  • All day. Maroon Out   Wear Eureka College maroon to show school spirit.
  • Annual Alumni Awards Celebration 5:30 p.m. Reception.  6:30 p.m. Program. - Cerf Center Terrill Rooms.   Each year, the Alumni Board and Board of Trustees of Eureka College recognize the successes, professional accomplishments, and heartfelt support of our alma mater by special individuals within our community. This event will also feature the introduction of the class of 1973 who will be invited to sign the scroll and receive their Golden E pins. Please come prepared to mix, mingle, and share memories of your years together ‘neath the elms. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served.   Registration is open
  • Black Alumni Association and Student Mixer - 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Gammon Room, Melick Library.   Light refreshments to be served.
  • Greek Alumni - 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Jacob House.   Light refreshments to be served.
  • Reagan Fellow Alumni - 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Rigazio Room, Cerf Center.   Light Refreshments to be served.
  • Eureka College Alumni Affinity Groups – Campus affinity groups will meet on campus throughout the weekend. Contact to reserve space.


Saturday, October 14, 2023

  • 7:00 a.m. Run with Reagan 7:00 am Registration.  8:00 am 400m or 1 Mile Kids Dash.  8:15 a.m. – 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.  Run or walk in Ronald Reagan's footsteps on Eureka's historic campus! Race proceeds will benefit the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College and the Eureka College Red Devil XC and Distance team. 
  • 8:00 a.m. Homecoming Men's Soccer Game vs Lyon  Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field.

  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon Reagan Museum Scavenger Hunt  Reagan Museum & Peace Garden. Students and alumni are invited to complete a scavenger hunt and have a chance to win a Ronald Reagan Museum Swag gift basket.

  • 10:00 a.m. Homecoming Women's Soccer Game vs Lyon  Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Homecoming Tailgate  Tailgate before and during the football game in the parking lot across from the stadium.  
  • Noon - 1:00 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions Cerf Center, Moser Lobby/Terrill Rooms. New members will be inducted into the Eureka College Athletics Hall of Fame.

  • 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Alumni Hospitality Tent  Grassy Area between the Reagan Athletic Complex and McKinzie Field.  All alumni are invited to hang out in our  tent located in the grassy area between the Reagan Athletic Complex and McKinzie Field. Complimentary refreshments, snacks and giveaways will be available as supplies last.

  • 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Food Trucks  Grassy Area between the Reagan Athletic Complex and McKinzie Field.  Don't feel like grilling out at the tailgate?  Local food trucks will be available to purchase food.

  • 2:00 p.m. United@Eureka Lawn outside the Chapel. As of 2023, there are over 525 alumni couples United@Eureka! To celebrate all the love that began 'neath the elms, Board Chair and Eureka College alumnus Beau Underwood '06, will officiate a vow renewal ceremony. Eureka couples who register in advance will receive a vow renewal certificate signed by Underwood, a commemorative gift, and a digital copy of a professional portrait taken inside the Chapel. A small reception will follow the ceremony on the lawn. 

  • 2:30 p.m. Campus Tours Alumni Tent between the Reagan Athletic Complex and McKinzie Field. Want to visit some of your favorite campus memories and see what’s new on campus? Join us for a campus tour.

  • 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Inflatables. Tennis courts.  Bring the kids and have some fun on the inflatables before and during the game.  

  • 4:00 p.m. Homecoming Football Game  Gates open at 3:00 pm.  Pete FioRito Stadium at McKinzie Field.


Current students - please contact the Office of Student Life with any questions regarding EC's Homecoming events.

Alumni and fellow community members, should contact the Eureka College Alumni and Development Office with any questions.