Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1964

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Campus 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.

Fifty years ago, 1964’s Homecoming theme was “Circus.” Students and alumni shared in the tradition of Homecoming by creating displays like this one on the Templin Hall lawn which read “Hawkers Tame the Big 8.” Sadly, the Jayhawks lost that Homecoming football game to #6 ranked Nebraska 7-14.


Image courtesy of University Archives and the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

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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