Indiana State University homecoming festivities: Changes to the tradition to keep you safe

It's the start of a big weekend in Terre Haute. Homecoming continues Friday at Indiana State University. This year, old traditions will come with new changes.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 8:45 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- It's the start of a big weekend in Terre Haute. Homecoming continues Friday at Indiana State University.

This year, old traditions will come with new changes.

Law enforcement tells us that there will be a heavier police presence. This is due to fights occurring in previous years. 

ISU police, THPD, and the Sheriff's department will all be in attendance.

Assistant Chief of ISU Police, Michele Barrett, tells us this initiative is a partnership with law enforcement and the community.

"It's support from our fellow law enforcement officers, the community, and ISU kind of all coming together just tackling this issue and trying to solve the problem in keeping all of our students safe," said Barrett.

Tailgating will be on the west side and free parking will be on the east side of the stadium. To access the lot, you can enter off of Wabash and 34th street.

No glass bottles will be allowed in tailgating areas. Once the game begins tailgating will be closed and will reopen for one hour after the game.

'Sober Ride' is a free bus service that will be available to anyone who has consumed too much alcohol or just needs a ride. 3 different buses will be running starting at 11 a.m.

Sober Ride stops from ISU to Memorial Stadium (pick up locations only):

• Saratoga, 5th and Wabash Ave
• Verve, 7th and Wabash Ave
• 9th and Wabash south side of Wabash Ave Across from Terminal
• 14th and Wabash
• 18th and Wabash Ave
• Auto Zone, 2301 Wabash Ave

Sober Ride stops from Memorial Stadium to ISU (pick up locations only):

• Memorial Stadium, 3300 Wabash Ave.
• 2940 Wabash Ave
• 20th and Wabash Ave
• Sonka’s 14th and Wabash Ave
• 9th and Wabash on 9th Street

Sober Ride Drop Off Locations

• Memorial Stadium, 3300 Wabash Ave.
• 6th and Elm University Village
• ISU Lincoln Quad at 5th and Tippecanoe Street
• ISU Lot 11 on 5th Street (south of Spruce Street)
• ISU 5th and Chestnut Street

These services are provided because we know it's common for students to partake in drinking during the walk. The Terre Haute Police Department advises you to avoid driving, try to get a ride home, and don't drink more than you can handle.

"So we want to just kind of concentrate on safety, maybe less alcohol consumption, more enjoying the football game which is what homecoming is supposed to be all about," said Barrett. 

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 8 p.m. ET)

Confirmed Cases: 33068

Reported Deaths: 2068
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9524558
Lake3494175
Cass15897
Allen141966
St. Joseph122134
Hendricks114268
Hamilton113292
Elkhart110128
Johnson1092106
Madison58459
Porter50522
Bartholomew49034
Clark47941
LaPorte42022
Tippecanoe3823
Howard37824
Delaware37636
Jackson3721
Shelby36822
Hancock32727
Floyd31739
Boone30535
Morgan27724
Vanderburgh2592
Montgomery23417
White2308
Decatur22431
Clinton2221
Noble20421
Grant19721
Dubois1903
Harrison18921
Henry16910
Greene16824
Monroe16512
Warrick16528
Dearborn16521
Vigo1538
Lawrence15223
Miami1401
Putnam1357
Jennings1294
Orange12422
Scott1203
Ripley1106
Franklin1098
Kosciusko1011
Carroll933
Daviess8416
Steuben812
Marshall801
Newton7610
Wayne756
Fayette747
Wabash742
LaGrange682
Jasper661
Washington511
Jay490
Fulton471
Clay461
Rush452
Randolph453
Jefferson431
Pulaski410
Whitley383
Owen351
Sullivan341
DeKalb331
Brown331
Starke323
Perry280
Wells270
Benton260
Huntington262
Knox250
Tipton241
Crawford230
Blackford222
Parke190
Spencer191
Switzerland190
Fountain182
Posey160
Gibson142
Adams131
Ohio130
Warren121
Vermillion100
Martin90
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0161

Illinois Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 7 p.m. CT)

Confirmed Cases: 115833

Reported Deaths: 5186
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Cook753063519
Lake7933281
DuPage7460350
Kane6083167
Will5356268
Winnebago209153
McHenry148870
St. Clair105077
Kankakee83644
Kendall75119
Rock Island63923
Champaign5957
Madison54557
Boone42416
DeKalb3704
Sangamon34328
Randolph2674
Jackson25610
McLean21613
Ogle2002
Stephenson1992
Macon19219
Peoria1918
Out of IL1831
Clinton18017
Union1519
Unassigned1490
LaSalle14113
Whiteside13412
Iroquois1314
Coles12313
Warren1130
Jefferson10116
Knox960
Grundy952
Monroe9311
McDonough847
Lee791
Tazewell704
Cass690
Henry670
Williamson602
Marion500
Jasper457
Adams441
Macoupin442
Perry410
Pulaski410
Montgomery391
Vermilion381
Morgan341
Christian334
Jo Daviess320
Livingston322
Douglas260
Fayette203
Ford201
Jersey201
Menard190
Mason180
Washington180
Woodford182
Hancock160
Mercer160
Shelby161
Bureau151
Carroll142
Bond121
Franklin120
Piatt120
Schuyler120
Clark110
Crawford110
Fulton110
Brown100
Cumberland100
Logan100
Moultrie100
Wayne91
Alexander80
Henderson80
Johnson70
Massac70
Saline70
Effingham61
Greene50
Marshall50
De Witt40
Lawrence40
Richland30
Stark30
Clay20
Edwards20
Gallatin20
Hamilton20
Wabash20
White20
Calhoun10
Hardin10
Pike10
Pope10
Putnam10
Edgar00
Terre Haute
Few Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 79°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 78°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 74°
Rockville
Scattered Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 74°
Casey
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 79°
Brazil
Few Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 79°
Marshall
Few Clouds
78° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 79°
Cooling off, B-E-A-utiful weekend ahead!
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events