Homecoming 2013 has arrived, and students and alumni have several events throughout the week to look forward to and participate in.
As part of Homecoming events, University Program Board (UPB) brings students the annual Carnival tonight to join in on the fun.
From 7 to 11 p.m., the Carnival will take place on the Bone Student Center’s first floor.
Activities at the carnival will include a caricature artist, balloon artists, face paint, games and a photo-op room. Food and giveaways will also be up for grabs.
Students can also look forward to watching the Gamma Phi circus perform at 7:30 and 9 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom. Viewers can expect to see an amazing show full of tricks.
“They will be doing a lot of aerial tricks, and there will be roamers, but everything else is a surprise,” Ryan Fernandez, spirit and traditions chairperson of UPB, said.
“Carnival is a great way to enjoy all of the things we bring to the Bone with friends and allows students to take part in Homecoming festivities in a different and unique way,” he added.
The Carnival is a great way to get into the spirit and to be a part of Homecoming 2013 — which is also ISU’s 150th Alumni Association anniversary.
“The Homecoming Carnival is an event that provides students with a variety of activities to participate in,” Kate Lafrenz, UPB advisor, said.
“It is also a great opportunity for students to socialize and hang out with their friends. Each year we get between 1,500 and 2,000 students in attendance.”
To get a feel for what the Carnival is all about, students can watch videos of past Carnivals on YouTube or check out UPB on their Facebook page.
UPB encourages all students to stop by the Carnival tonight to have fun and get into the spirit of Homecoming. The event gives students a great way to have fun and enjoy a multitude of activities.
The event is free and open to all students.
For more information, visit IllinoisStateHomecoming.com or Upb.IllinoisState.edu.