Alumni Events

Homecoming

[Vet Med Homecoming 2017 banner]

Homecoming falls during Fall Conference, and that means it is time to celebrate! We invite you to join us on campus Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, for the 2017 Class Reunion Celebration and Homecoming, celebrating the classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012! We will begin with the Class Reunion Kickoff after Fall Conference on Friday at Papa Del’s Pizza, tailgate and a football game on Saturday against Wisconsin! For more information, including room block details, visit our website or contact the Office of Advancement at advancement@vetmed.illinois.edu or 217-333-2761.

To register, please visit our registration page. We hope to see you back on campus this October! Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 25.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 27

  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Campus Tour (tentative; must have 15 people in order to proceed)
  • 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Class Reunion Kick-Off at Papa Del’s Pizza, 1201 South Neil Street, Champaign

 Saturday, October 28

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Tailgate, Lot 31 at the NW corner of Kirby Avenue and First Street, Memorial Stadium—food and drinks!
  • Homecoming football game against Wisconsin; kick-off at 11:00 am
  • Class dinners (to be coordinated by your class representatives)

Cost

  • Papa Del’s Pizza, Friday, October 27, 2017: $10/adult; $5/child (If you are registered for Fall Conference you receive one ticket, guests will need to pay)
  • Homecoming Tailgate, Saturday, October 28, 2017: $20/adult and $10/student or child
  • Homecoming Football Tickets, Saturday, October 28, 2017: $42/ticket

Hotel Information

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. See below for dates hotel blocks will end. Mention “Vet Med Fall Conference” to receive the group rate. The conference will be held at the iHotel and Conference Center. It is recommended that you book your reservations early. The prices listed below do not include taxes. Please note that since this is a football weekend the hotels require a minimum of two-night stay on Friday & Saturday.

Comfort Suites

2001 N. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana; 217-328-3500

  • $89/night – 10/25 & 26/ 2017
  • $159/night – 10/27/2017
  • $209/night – 10/28/2017

Country Inn and Suites

602 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign; 217-355-6666

  • $94 – 114/night – 10/25 & 26/2017
  • $270/night – 10/67 & 27/2017 – two-night minimum stay
  • Room blocks held until 9/25/2017

iHotel and Conference Center

1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign; 217-819-5000

  • $139/night 10/25 & 26/2017
  • $275/night 10/27 & 28/2017 – two-night minimum
  • Room blocks held until 9/25/2017

Hilton Garden Inn

1501 S Neil St, Champaign; 217-352-9970

  • $151 – 161/night – 10/25 & 26/2017
  • SOLD OUT FOR 10/27 & 28/2017
  • Room blocks held until 9/25/2017

Home2Suites by Hilton

2013 S. Neil Street, Champaign; 217-355-6468

  • $99/night – 10/25&26/2017
  • $309/night – 10/27 & 28/2017 – Two-night minimum
  • Room blocks held until 8/28/2017

Hyatt Place

217 N Neil, Champaign; 217-531-2819

  • $129/night – 10/25&26/2017
  • $285/night – 10/27&28/2017 – Two-night minimum
  • Room blocks held until 9/25/2017

You can also use sites like Orbitz and Travelocity when searching for a room.