Elgin Academy Hilltopper Homecoming

Homecoming 2022!

Homecoming weekend is always a signature event at Elgin Academy as it provides a chance for our entire community, past and present, to connect. Our ability to return to many of our in-person traditions will make this year’s event especially meaningful as students, parents, alums, faculty and staff will gather to celebrate the relationships that make this such a special place. Whether you are joining us to memorialize faculty members, support our athletes and teams, cheer on our students in the parade, donate to Foxman’s Fun in support of student activities, catch up with fellow alums and faculty, or dance the night away with friends, this is sure to be a great weekend. If you are saluting Elgin Academy on campus or from thousands of miles away this weekend, this is a great time to remember the relationships that are at the core of this experience. Long Live Academy! Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, September 23rd

Homecoming Parade - 4:45 p.m.

Homecoming Parade - 4:45 p.m. (line-up at 4:30)

Join us for the Elgin Academy parade beginning at 4:45 p.m. The route includes Park Street and Academy Place. Parents, please choose a spot to watch on either of these streets.

Homecoming Events - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Elgin Academy community is encouraged to join us on campus for activities, DJ, and food on the quad. Help cheer on our Hilltoppers at the Homecoming Volleyball games in the gym.

Kids Games and Activities

  • Tie Dye: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Carnival Games: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Club Craft: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Athletic Counsel t-shirt sales: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • DJ: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Food Vendors

  • TacoMadre: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Domino’s Pizza: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Dairy Queen: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • EAPA Bake Sale: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Student Counsel (Hot & cold drinks) 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Please note -  Bake Sale and most food vendors are cash only.

Athletics - 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Volleyball Game Schedule

  • Middle School JV Volleyball (vs Christian Liberty Academy): 5:00 p.m.
  • 5/6th Grade Volleyball (vs Schaumburg Christian): 6:00 p.m.
  • Upper School JV Volleyball (vs Islamic Foundation School) 7:00 p.m.
  • Upper School Varsity Volleyball (vs Islamic Foundation School) 8:00 p.m.

Parking Information

Additional parking is available at the following local businesses: 

  • Madison Funeral Home (305 Park St, Elgin)
  • Ace Hardware (215 N Spring St, Elgin) East side of the lot only, do not park in front of the building.
  • Pittsburgh Paints (266 Kimball St, Elgin) East side of the lot only, do not park next to the building.

Saturday, September 24th

Away Matches

Cheer on our Hilltoppers at their local away matches Saturday morning!

  • Upper School Cross Country: 9.00 a.m. (at Harvest Christian, 1000 N Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123)
  • Upper School JV Golf: 10:00 a.m. (at Streamwood Oaks, 565 Madison Dr, Streamwood, IL 60107) 

Activities at the Fields - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join us at the Elgin Academy Athletic Fields (658 Franklin Street) for a variety of athletic activities, food, and fun. 

  • Lower School Family Fun Activities: 10:00 a.m.
  • Upper School Tennis (vs Willows Academy): 11:00 a.m.
  • Middle School Student Activities: 12:00 p.m.
  • Athletic Booster Club Grill (cash only): 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Parking Information

Additional parking is available at the following: 

  • Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (40 Grand Blvd, Elgin)



Alumni Events

We are always excited to welcome back EA alums to Campus during homecoming! Please visit the Alumni Homecoming Events page for a schedule of Alumni activities.