Each fall, The Grainger College of Engineering hosts a pre-game tailgate, offering alumni and friends the opportunity to catch up with fellow alumni and engage with current students. We enjoy delicious food and drinks before cheering the Fighting Illini on to victory.
NOTE: Our 2019 engineering tailgate will take place on September 14 as part of Grainger Celebration Weekend. We are excited to partner with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics for an engineering takeover of Grange Grove (to be known as “Grainger Grove” during the event). Grainger Grove will take the place of our traditional Homecoming tailgate for this year.
Alumni Welcome Center at Engineering Open House
Engineering Open House is the largest student-run event at the University of Illinois. Each year, EOH serves as a showcase that opens the engineering campus to more than 20,000 visitors. The event is free and fun for all ages. The Grainger College of Engineering welcomes all alumni to the third floor of Engineering Hall for snacks and a warm place to relax.
The Grainger College of Engineering regularly hosts alumni receptions throughout the United States. Visit our Regional Events page for more information and to see when we'll be in a city near you.