September 29-October 1

Come one, come all to celebrate Homecoming weekend with us. Full of Bluejay fun, activities for the weekend include alumni gatherings, athletic competition, the Bluejay Block Party, a parade and so much more.

You’ll find all of the event information below. Make sure to check back, because the list of events is ever-growing. Join us as we let the good times soar at Elmhurst University!

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Thursday, September 29

Class of 1972 Welcome Gathering
5:00 p.m.
H Bar at Hyatt House Chicago Oak Brook


Friday, September 30

Class of 1962 Reunion
11:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Melanchthon Room

Retired FAS Lunch
Frick Center, Prospect Room

Class of 1972 Pre-Reunion Cocktail Reception
4:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Blume Board Room

Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 22

ELSA Alumni Families Reunion
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Frick Center, North Prospect Room

50-Year Club Reunion Dinner and Induction
Honoring the Class of 1972
5:00 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Open to all members of the 50-Year Club (class of 1972 and earlier) to connect with fellow Bluejays and welcome the newest classes to the Club. Registration deadline: Friday, Sept. 22

Master of Occupational Therapy Alumni Reunion
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Cureton Hall, Lucks Conference Room


Two female students wearing "Elmhurst 150" T-shirts watch a roaring bonfire during Elmhurst University's 2021 Homecoming pep rally.

Friday’s Featured Event

Bonfire and Pep Rally

7:00 p.m. Music by Gina Venier; Bonfire Begins
8:00 p.m. Pep Rally
9:00 p.m. DJ Set
University Mall


Department of English Reunion
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Chapel Steps

Alumni and Parent Mixer
7:00 p.m.
University Mall

All alumni and Bluejay parents are invited to join in on the Friday night celebrations! Drinks and heavy appetizers will be served.

Honors Program Reunion
7:00–9:00 p.m.
University Mall

Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Spitfire Grill
8:00 p.m.
The Mill Theatre


Saturday, October 1

Tailgate Lot Opens
7:00 a.m.
Alexander Parking Lot

Make sure to bring your own tailgating essentials!

Homecoming Service and Breakfast with Chaplain Matheney
8:00–9:00 a.m.
Frick Center, Prospect Room

Social Clubs Reunion Breakfast
9:00–11:30 a.m.
Frick Center, President’s Dining Room

Calling all alumni from the ’60s and ’70s! Were you involved in a social group during your time on campus? Members of Adelphae, HIZ-I, Praetors, Squires and Tau Kappa Epsilon are invited for a reunion breakfast before the big game!

Homecoming Parade
10:00 a.m. Saturday
Main route: Prospect Avenue


A female and male student run on an inflatable obstacle course during homecoming at Elmhurst University.

Saturday’s Featured Event

Bluejay Block Party

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Alexander Blvd.

Join us for activities for the whole family, games, food trucks, music and more!


School of Business Tailgate
10:30 a.m.
Alexander Parking Lot

ElmU Band, Choir and Orchestra Homecoming Concert
11:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

Music Department Open House
11:00 a.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

Department of Nursing Reunion
11:00 a.m.
Memorial Hall Lawn

ELSA Tailgate
11:00 a.m.
Alexander Parking Lot

Meet and Greet with the Office of Equity and Inclusion
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lehmann Hall Patio

Memorial Bench Dedication
Honoring Dr. Deatra Sullivan-Morgan
11:30 a.m.
Jean Koplin Memorial Hall, Room 104

Music Department BBQ
Kranz Forum

The Bill Fraccaro Alumni Hospitality Tent
Opens at 11:00 a.m.
Langhorst Field

Ceremonial Coin Toss with the Class of 1972
12:50 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Football vs. Carthage College
1:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Physics Reunion
3:00–6:00 p.m.
Schaible Science Center, Gazebo

Men’s Soccer vs. Carroll University
5:00 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Women’s Soccer vs. Carroll University
7:30 p.m.
Langhorst Field

Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Spitfire Grill
8:00 p.m.
The Mill Theatre


Event Registration

Click the button below to navigate to the registration website and sign up for the weekend’s events. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon, Bluejays!

Register for Homecoming Events

Event Parking Map

Homecoming Lodging Discounts

Traveling in from out of town? You can also find special hotel rates for Elmhurst University guests below. But make sure to book your room soon.

Click on the hotel name for a booking link.

Courtyard by Marriott
370 N. Route 83
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-9444

Guests can mention the “Elmhurst University Group Rate” to receive a special group rate. The last day to book is Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Hyatt House
210 22nd Street
Oakbrook, IL 60523
(888) 591-1234

Guests can mention they’re with the Elmhurst University Homecoming Group or mention the group discount code G-ELHC. The last day to book is Friday, September 9, 2022.

Bluejay Spirit Shop

Next time you are on campus, check out our Bluejay Spirit Shop! It is located inside the Frick Center—and also takes orders online.

Elmhurst University alumni can save 10% off their entire online purchase with code EUHC2022. This offer is valid from September 1–October 1, 2022.

Shop Online

Relive 2021 Homecoming Highlights

Check out last year’s Homecoming celebration during the University’s 150th anniversary!

A woman holding a baby girl cheers on the Elmhurst University football team at the 2021 Homecoming game.

Three female students pose for a photo as fireworks go off in the distance during Elmhurst University's 2021 Homecoming pep rally.

Friday Pep Rally

A special fireworks display punctuated a spirited pep rally.

A male student cheers on the Elmhurst University football team during the 2021 Homecoming game.

Parade and Gameday

Catch all the action from the Homecoming parade and football game.

A pitcher throws a baseball toward a batter at Elmhurst University.

Vintage Baseball Game

The University took on the City of Elmhurst in an old-style baseball game.

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