Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1962

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Alumni News and News

KU’s 102nd Homecoming celebration will take place Sept. 21-27 of this year, and we thought it would be fun to share photos and stories from past Homecomings to help get alumni, students and fans excited. So, we’re participating in the internet meme Throwback Thursday, a popular trend on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram where users post old pictures of themselves.

Inspired by 1962 Homecoming theme “Television Advertising,” Kappa Alpha Theta sorority members decorated the lawn in front of their house. Decorating fraternity, sorority and residence hall lawns had been a long tradition of Homecoming at this point.

Unfortunately, the KU football team lost the Homecoming game to Nebraska, 16-40.

Check back next week for another look at KU’s rich tradition of Homecoming! We’d love to see your Homecoming pictures and hear your stories. Submit them to us at, or tag your pictures with #kuhomecoming on Twitter or Instagram.

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