Homecoming 2020 save the date

KU’s 108th Homecoming will take place Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 2020.

Homecoming is sponsored by

KU Bookstore: Presenting Sponsor and Exclusive Campus Retail Partner

KU Homecoming pep rally

Homecoming Schedule

The schedule of Homecoming events will be available here during the fall 2020 semester.

Spirit squad in the Homecoming parade


Campus organizations can compete for points during Homecoming activities. Winners of each competition and group points will be kept here.


More Homecoming Information

KU Homecoming Parade

Entry Forms

Entry forms for all Homecoming events, activities and awards will be available here during the fall 2020 semester.

KU band in the Homecoming parade

Parade Registration

Want to build a float? Create a banner for your organization? Walk in the Homecoming parade with a group? The parade registration form will be available during the fall 2020 semester.

Baby Jay at KU Homecoming


Three Homecoming awards recognize outstanding students and alumni each year: the Ex.C.E.L. Award, the Spirit of 1912 Award, and the Jennifer Alderdice Homecoming Award.


Bob Davis, KU Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

Grand Marshals

Homecoming Parade grand marshals are members of the University community whose achievements have added to KU’s prominence and strengthened Jayhawk traditions.

Grand Marshals

KU Homecoming parade float

Fun Facts

Do you know when KU’s first Homecoming Parade was held? Have you heard of Dandelion Day? Learn more fun facts from past Homecoming celebrations.

Fun Facts

Homecoming themed banner

Past Themes

KU introduced Homecoming themes in 1956. The first theme was “Songs for Victory.” The theme provides a basis for the week’s celebrations and helps guide events.

Past Themes

Archival photo of KU Homecoming


On November 23, 1912, KU played its first Homecoming football game against well-established rivals the Missouri Tigers. Learn more about the storied history of KU Homecoming.


Archival photo of KU Homecoming football game

Football Games

Find a complete record of past KU Homecoming football games including KU’s opponent, game scores, head coaches, attendance numbers and other fun facts.

Football Games

Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!

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Questions about Homecoming? Let us know!

Megan McGinnis

Megan McGinnis

Assistant Director of Student Programs