2016 Illinois Black Alumni Reunion (ALL CLASSES)  iBAR
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2016 Illinois Black Alumni Reunion (ALL CLASSES)  iBAR

2016 Illinois Black Alumni Reunion (ALL CLASSES) iBAR

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alice Campbell Alumni Center

601 S. Lincoln Ave.

Urbana, IL

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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Black Alumni Network presents an All Classes Reunion weekend. 

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (IBAR 2016)

September 29-October 2, 2016

* Included in full registration ticket


*5:30 - 8:00 pm Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Student Alumni Networking Event

ALUMNI---Sign up to mentor a Junior or Senior student with real world career advice and counsel! Help prepare our Future-Alumni will be paired with current Junior or Senior! Sign Up to be a one-year mentor.  



September 30, 2016

9 am - 2 pm

BAN Golf Tournament Stonecreek Golf Course

Urbana, IL

Tickets: Standard – $75

This first time golf outing is sure to become a Reunion staple and will take place at Stonecreek Golf Club. This premier facility includes an 18-hole championship golf course. The tournament price includes practice balls, green and cart fees, lunch. A portion of each golf fee will be donated to the Black Alumni Network Scholarship Fund. We will match single golfers.

  • 1st      Place Team            2nd Place Team:         3rd Place Team:
  • Closest to the Pin: 

*Welcome Home Reception

Registration opens 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

7:00 pm

Remarks: Chancellor Elect Jones

Keynote:  Michael Strautmanis, Obama Foundation

Loren Taylor, President & CEO, University of IL Alumni Association

Jackie Williams, President, BAN

Pick-up your full registration package and event tickets and swagg! Meet and greet with fellow ILLINI and prepare for a fantastic Reunion weekend celebration.


October 1, 2016          


Forum on African-American student enrollment & retention. 

Please join the BAN, the Office of the Chancellor and Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment for a collaborative dialogue with African-American Alumni. The forum will explore current initiatives to increase admissions and enrollment among African-American students applying to Illinois and efforts to cultivate a positive academic environment at the University. 

9:00 am -11:30 am

Location: Ikenberry Commons

Installation of the Clarence Shelley Award

10 am - 5 pm



Locations TBD


Location QUAD, Back of the Union

Noon - 3 pm

7 pm – 12 am
*BAN Alumni Scholarship Gala

Keynote Speaker Michael Strautmanis 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Main Ballroom


OCTOBER 2, 2016

*11 am – 1 pm


The Real Nitty Gritty: the Black Experience at ILLINOIS 1950’s

Location: I-Hotel & Conference Center

What was it like to be an African-American student at ILLINOIS during the 1940's, 1950’s & 1960’s days before integration?  A panel of FBI, Project 500 former African-American students at ILLINOIS during that period, will share some of their experiences and answer questions about what it was like when they stepped out of their almost all-Black environments to become one of the few Black faces on the campus in Champaign at that time. It was not an easy thing to do. Come and learn about it firsthand.  It will be eye-opening, to say the least.

Hotel Information:  September 29- October 2, 2016

Current Hotels for IBAR 2016

Illini Union
Phone 217-333-3030 or 217-333-1241

Illinois Black Alumni Reunion Block and give the dates.
Go to http://union.illinois.edu/stay/illini-union-hotel 

Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana
1200 W University Avenue – Urbana – IL – 61801
P: 217.337.1100   F: 217.337.1143

Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign/Urbana
2013 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
P: 217.355.6468 

Wyndham Garden Urbana Champaign
1001 Killarney Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217.328.7900

Residence Inn Champaign

502 W. Marketview Drive

Champaign, IL. 61822



All sales are final. NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 5, 2016.

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Alice Campbell Alumni Center

601 S. Lincoln Ave.

Urbana, IL

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