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…

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.


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.