Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in Campus News and News
The University of Kansas will celebrate its 108th Homecoming Sept. 28-Oct. 3, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma State Oct. 3 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s event is “Rock Chalk Around the World.”
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several traditional Homecoming activities have been replaced with digital events, including a weeklong game of bingo and a virtual scavenger hunt for students and alumni, both of which can be played via the KU Alumni app.
To further unite and engage Jayhawks around the world during Homecoming week, the Alumni Association and its Jayhawk Career Network will host Kyou Networking Week, a series of 11 virtual events for students and alumni in a variety of fields, including journalism, design and architecture, business and education. Details for these programs, along with reunion activities for the schools of Health Professions, Law, Nursing and Medicine, can be found at kuconnection.org.
The following events will also be featured:
Sept. 28: Homecoming in a Box—The Homecoming Steering Committee will deliver an assortment of T-shirts, cups, stickers and pens throughout campus.
Sept. 29: Homecoming Digital Banner Display—Students are encouraged to create original Homecoming-themed artwork, which will be highlighted in a social media campaign.
Oct. 2: Home Football Friday—The Alumni Association will provide a grab-and-go lunch at the Adams Alumni Center, followed by a Facebook Live event in the evening, featuring a performance by the Marching Jayhawks and a celebratory flyover.
The winners of the Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (Ex.C.E.L.) Awards and the Jennifer Alderdice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the week.
The Alumni Association and a student-led steering committee coordinated this year’s celebration, which is sponsored by the KU Bookstore and Truity Credit Union, and is supported by Miles Schnaer’s Crown Toyota, Volkswagen. Jayhawks can purchase Homecoming T-shirts online from the KU Bookstore.
For a complete schedule of Homecoming week activities, visit kualumni.org/homecoming.