SIU Homecoming 2018 Details and Schedule

SIU Homecoming 2018 - 710

Hello again Saluki Nation!

This year’s SIU Homecoming Celebration lineup is sure to keep you entertained. We have included Saturday details from SIU Athletics as well as other participating groups. Know of something we missed? Message us on Facebook or comment below and we will add it to the list!

Don’t forget to post your pics throughout the day using the hashtags: #GoDawgs #SIUhomecoming #WeAreAllSalukis

1. 710 Bookstore opens at 9 AM so check out our new location before heading over to the parade or tailgate to pickup some Saluki maroon or check out the options for getting an Express Print done to customize your gear from 710 Custom.
(click here for 710 address and directions on Google Maps)

2. The Homecoming Parade down South Illinois Avenue starts at 10 AM sharp and make sure to park early to plan for closed routes.
(click here for parade route and more details)

3. Tailgating starts at 11:00 AM in all of the lots surrounding the stadium and arena. Leave your vehicles there early or make sure to plan on saving a spot if you are a DIY tailgate fan. Otherwise, many  groups have setup tailgate areas in Saluki Row (Tent City) near the stadium.

Gameday Timeline
Parking Lots Open: 8 AM
Ticket Office Opens: 5 hours prior to kickoff
Saluki Row Opens: 3 hours prior to kickoff
Team Store Opens: 3 hours prior to kickoff
Stadium Gates Open: 90 minutes prior to kickoff
Band Pregame Show: 20 minutes prior to kickoff
Saluki Walk (from locker room, past Tut’s Tomb): 8 minutes prior to kickoff
Team Entrance: 5 minutes prior to kickoff

(click here for more details on Saluki Row and tailgate areas)

4. 710 will be setup outside of the stadium starting at 12:00 with Saluki gear and gifts as well as a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to 710 and 710 Custom.

5. Stadium gates open at 1:00 PM for the Football game

6. SIU takes on Indiana State University at 2:00 PM with a halftime crowning of King and Queen as well as cameo appearances from SIU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.
(click here for stats and details on the match up)

7. Head downtown to South Illinois Avenue after the game for dinner and celebration to check out the new Streetscape work that has been done by the City of Carbondale and Carbondale Main Street.

8. 710 Bookstore will be staying open until 7:00 PM so fans can pickup those last minute gifts or apparel items before heading back home. We will also be open on Sunday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.


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