September 29, 2015 2:09 PM

Millikin University is celebrating its 100th Homecoming with a week full of activities that will conclude on the weekend of Oct. 2-4, when hundreds of alumni and friends return to campus.

The festivities began with the Homecoming Kickoff Carnival on the Miller Quad on Sept. 28. Millikin Director of Inclusion and Student Engagement Molly Berry says Homecoming is a chance for students to make great memories.

"It's a great time for alumni to come back and celebrate the memories they had here," says Berry.  "It is also a good chance for current students to make really great memories so they will want to come back after they graduate."

Students also participate in traditional Homecoming events throughout the week, including a talent show at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Sept. 29, and Chalk the Walk on Sept. 30, where students compete to create the best chalk design behind Shilling Hall.

"We are all about tradition at Millikin," Berry says. "The 100 years of Homecoming is really 100 years of tradition for our campus. We do a lot of the same things over and over because it really works and the students rally around it. I think you will see a lot of tradition and a lot of Big Blue at Millikin this week."

Alumni Award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be honored Oct. 2 at a celebratory dinner and program in lower Richards Treat University Center. A complimentary All-Millikin Lunch and Reunion Row will also be held in the Griswold Physical Education Center on Oct. 2. Alumni can walk through Reunion Row, a collection of mini-reunions featuring student organizations, Greek organizations, athletic teams, departments and offices.

Click here to read more about Millikin's Homecoming celebration in an article from WSOY-AM.