Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 10/8

Living Outside of Ordinary: Week of 10/8

Featured Week – University of Illinois Homecoming

In the past month, how many days can you truly remember? On average, a few days, 4 or 5 if you’re lucky, stand out from the daily routines we all experience. That’s why Visit Champaign County is launching our new “Living Outside of Ordinary” Campaign aimed at residents and visitors as a means to encourage everyone to discover new places throughout the greater Champaign County area.

Each week, we’ll give you one thing to do each day, something Outside of Ordinary, to make sure you have a way to make each day memorable. We’ll be busy brainstorming over the next year to make sure you have ways to break out of the routine and immerse yourself in the amazing things happening right in your backyard. Some will be events, but others may be something as simple as getting outdoors, meeting a friend for a drink, or checking out a new store or restaurant. The goal is simple: when you’re Living Outside of Ordinary, you’re making memories, so we can all cherish each and every day.



This week marks our first “featured week” where we plan our 7 events of the week around a single, continuous event occurring in the greater Champaign County area. It’s Homecoming Week for the University of Illinois, and each day, we have something you can do to get into the Illini spirit! Alumni and adopted U of I fans alike are encouraged to participate in this week long event organized around pride in


Monday, October 8 – Check out the official homecoming apparel and accessories at the Illini Bookstore!


Tuesday, October 9 – Take some time to educate yourself on the history and traditions of the University of Illinois, then go see some of the historic spots on the campus in person!


Wednesday, October 10 – Show your Illinois Spirit on Wear Orange Wednesday!


Thursday, October 11 – Catch “Top Gun” in an #OutsideofOrdinary screening on the Quad! This year’s Homecoming Grand Marshal, Scott Altman, a decorated Naval Officer, astronaut, and Class of 1981 alum was a stunt pilot for this film!


Friday, October 12– Check out the Carnival on the Quad! Play on inflatables, take on carnival games, and eat plenty of food all over the quad!


Saturday, October 13 – Head out to watch the Homecoming Parade and then watch the Fighting Illini take on Purdue in the Homecoming Football game!


Sunday, October 14 – Catch Illini softball play a game against U of I Alumni at Eichelberger Field!

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