Join Us on September 23, 24 & 25

There’s no place like Blackburn…

Chances are that you won’t find Dorothy and Toto anywhere near Carlinville, but then again, would anyone associated with Blackburn really need the legendary “Wizard of Oz” characters to tell them that there’s “No Place Like Homecoming” at BC?

We’re so very thankful for another opportunity to gather in person, and we definitely don’t take that privilege for granted these days. The fun that was had by all at last year’s Homecoming may be hard to top, but we love a challenge! The campus promises to be alive with the imagination, creativity, and opulence that the world of Wizard of Oz invokes, and it will be a perfect time to connect with friends, staff, and professors from your past.

We hope every single one of you will be able to make it to this year’s Homecoming—a celebration of finding home again and again, and making that remarkable journey with your own fabulous cast of characters that you found along the way. And if you can’t make it for the whole weekend, we’d love to see you at even one of the entertaining events! Just can’t make it this year? We’re sad, but we understand. But in the immortal words of Dorothy herself, “I think I’ll miss you most of all.”

For those of you who can make the trip—and we hope that’s many, many of you—we’re looking forward to seeing you and celebrating your Homecoming! After all, we all know, “there’s no place like home!”

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Homecoming Event Booklet

Check out the full event guide and get the full scoop on Homecoming 2022.

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Homecoming Box

Whether you're joining in person or unable to attend, you will want all the themed items in the 2022 box. Only 100 boxes will be sold, and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Alumni Information

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Schedule of Events

Check out all the events planned for Homecoming 2022. Look at the featured event list or download your own printable schedule.

List of Events
Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Homecoming 2022

Sep 23 - Sep 25

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

B Club Golf Tournament

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Pastries with the President

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Blackburn Family Picnic on the Patio

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Nifty 50s Luncheon

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Residence Halls Open House

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Behind the Burn – Tree Campus Higher Education

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Notable Beavers’ Speaker Series – Dale Boyer ’83

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

The Patricia Wier Mynka Memorial Exhibition

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

A Night in Oz

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

Escape from Oz

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sep 23
Friday, September 23, 2022

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore Music Showcase

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Do you have questions about Homecoming 2022 or anything else Blackburn-related? Contact Alisha Kapp and the Alumni Relations team to get the answers you need!

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