2019 Schedule of Events

Join us for some Big Blue fun! Jump to each day's schedule of events using the links below: 

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Friday, Sept 27, 2019


Alumni IconNoon. Reunion Years Golf Outing
South Side Country Club, 1650 Cottage Dr., Decatur
Alumni celebrating their reunions are invited for a round of golf with classmates. Proceeds benefit Alumni Association Board activities.

Alumni IconStudent Icon1 p.m.-5 p.m. Library Archives Open House
Staley LibraryUniversity Commons 
Visit the archives and enjoy the new library facilities.

Alumni IconStudent Icon3 p.m. School of Nursing Legacy of the Lamp
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1360 W. Main St., Decatur
Join us as we honor this year’s SON Alumnus of the Year.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon4-9 p.m. Big Blue HQ
Doug and Diane Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, University Commons 
Check in and receive a commemorative gift! NEW THIS YEAR: Fast pass the Big Blue HQ lines by lettings us know you’re coming by Sept. 22! We'll have the welcome materials ready and waiting as you return home.

Alumni Icon5:30-7:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Dinner   
Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Rooms, Third Floor, University Commons                   
Join us in honoring the 2019 Alumni Award recipients. All alumni and friends welcome. $25 per person. Reservations required by Sept. 22.

Alumni IconStudent Icon10 p.m. Step Showcase
Location TBD
Millikin step teams perform their routines and show their talents to MU alumni and students.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019


Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon8:15 a.m. Milli Mile
Surrounding Blocks
Join the Big Blue Track and Field teams for the fourth annual Milli Mile fun run! All proceeds support Millikin’s Track and Field program. Cost is $20 per person and includes an aluminum water bottle, raffle ticket and post-race pancake breakfast. Registration required.

Alumni IconStudent Icon9 a.m-5 p.m. Library Archives Open House
Staley LibraryUniversity Commons 
Visit the archives and enjoy the new library facilities.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon9 a.m.-5 p.m. Big Blue HQ
Doug and Diane Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, University Commons
Check in and receive a commemorative gift! NEW THIS YEAR: Fast pass the Big Blue HQ lines by letting us know you’re coming by Sept. 22! We'll have the welcome materials ready and waiting as you return home. 

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon10 a.m. Homecoming & Family Weekend Parade
Surrounding Blocks
Line the streets surrounding campus for this well-loved Millikin tradition! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities. 

Alumni IconStudent Icon10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. WJMU Open House
WJMUUniversity Commons 
WJMU welcomes you to experience the radio station during its open house.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon11 a.m. Alumni Baseball Game
Workman Family Baseball Field
Members of Millikin's baseball teams past and present play a game on the newly-dedicated Workman Family Baseball Field.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. James Millikin Homestead Ice Cream Social
James Millikin Homestead, 125 N. Pine St., Decatur 
Enjoy a sweet treat at this complimentary open house at the former home of James and Anna Millikin. Tours of the historical home will also be given.  

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon11 a.m.-2 p.m. All-MU Lunch
University Commons
All Homecoming & Family Weekend guests are welcome to enjoy a lunch in the University Commons ($5 if pre-registered; $8 at the door; youth ages 10 and younger are free).

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon11 a.m.-2 p.m. UCB Street Festival and Taste of MSC
Location TBD
University Center Board and the Multicultural Student Council host a festival open to all guests.

Noon. Women's Soccer vs. North Central CollegeAlumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon
Frank M. Lindsay Field
The women’s soccer team faces off against the North Central Cardinals on Frank M. Lindsay Field. Go Big Blue!  

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent IconNoon. Alumni Swim Meet
Decatur Family YMCA, 220 W. McKinley Ave., Decatur
This is a fun event with something to do for everyone from the most competitive to the fully recreational. Races will take place for athletes, alums and kids. Warm-ups begin at noon, with races starting at 1 p.m.  

Alumni IconStudent Icon1 p.m. University Choir Rehearsal
Kirkland Fine Arts Center, room K-11      
University Choir members of all eras welcome.

Alumni IconStudent Icon1 p.m. Big Bluegrass Reunion
Outside by the sculpture between Perkinson Music Center and University Commons
A reunion and jam for all of the folks formerly involved in the MU Big Bluegrass Band. Bring an instrument or your voice and join us!

Alumni Icon2 p.m. Class Reunions
University Commons
You've gone big. You've come home. Now get back together with fellow members of your class to reminisce on your time at Millikin.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon2 p.m. Millikin Haiku Homecoming
Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center
Join us for a gathering featuring readings from Millikin's newest haiku anthology and listen to a short presentation on the joys of teaching haiku by Dr. Randy Brooks.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon2:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. North Central College
Frank M. Lindsay Field
Come cheer on the Big Blue as they take on North Central for the men’s soccer game!

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon3 p.m. University Choir and Alumni Choir in Concert
Central Christian Church, 650 W. William St., Decatur
The University Choir and Alumni Choir will perform their annual choral performance. Admission is free.

Alumni Icon3-6 p.m. Tabor School of Business Grand Alumni Reunion
ADM-Scovill Hall
Join the Tabor School of Business for a chance to meet with old friends, classmates and professors.

Alumni IconStudent Icon4-6 p.m. College of Professional Studies Reunion
James Millikin Homestead, 125 N. Pine St., Decatur
Join School of Nursing, School of Education, and Exercise Science and Sport alumni, faculty, staff, and current students for music, food and fun.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon6 p.m. Oakwood "Welcome Home" Street Festival
South Oakland Avenue, between West Main and West Wood Streets
Join us as we fill the streets to celebrate Millikin! Enjoy the sounds of several MU bands.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon6:30 p.m. Millikin Football vs. Wheaton College
Frank M. Lindsay Field
Cheer on the Big Blue as we take on the Wheaton Thunder under the lights. Tickets available at the gate

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon7-8:30 p.m. Crossover Cabaret
Kaeuper Hall, Perkinson Music Center
The Millikin Cabaret series explores classical singing from the Golden Age to operetta.

 

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019


Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon10 a.m. Women’​s Soccer Alumnae Game
Frank M. Lindsay Field
Join MU's women’s soccer team for a meet-and-greet and a quick scrimmage.

Alumni IconFamily and Community IconStudent Icon11 a.m. Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Frank M. Lindsay Field
Join Chad Jones ’93 and the men’s soccer team at an alumni vs. student-athlete face-off.

Alumni IconNoon-2 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Brunch
Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Rooms, Third Floor, University Commons
Join us in honoring the 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. All alumni and friends welcome. $25 per person. Reservations required by Sept. 22.