Alumni events

Billy DecBilly Dec: Food. Roots.

One alum's culinary journey to connect with his ancestors

Friday, Oct. 18, 3:30 p.m.
Lincoln Hall Theater
702 S. Wright Street, Urbana, Illinois

Join LAS alumnus and Alumni Achievement Award recipient Billy Dec as he discusses his rise to success and a subsequent desire to return to his roots. He will take you into his journey to the Philippines on a quest to find his last living elders, learn the recipes of his ancestors, and gain a deeper understanding of his cultural and culinary identity. A trailer of Billy’s new PBS documentary will also be shown and time will be allowed to ask questions at the end.

An exterior shot of the Illini UnionLAS Alumni Awards

Friday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois

Join the College of LAS and the LAS Alumni Association as we honor our 2019 alumni award recipients at a special reception and dinner.

Future LAS alumni events


Homecoming 2019 will be held the week of Sunday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 19. The homecoming football game will have the Fighting Illini taking on Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium.

Departmental events

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Tent in front of Altgeld Hall near the Quad
1409 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801


Contact us

For additional information about our events, please call the Alumni Relations Office at (217) 333-3387 or email us.