LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/10/13) – University of Kentucky will be welcoming alumni back to campus on Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 for UK Homecoming 2013. The week-long event is jam packed with activities designed to bring alumni back in touch with their blue and white roots.
The theme of this year's homecoming is 'Under the Big Blue Top'. A few of the week's highlights are as follows:
•DanceBlue 5K – Sunday, Oct. 27; Registration 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Race at 3 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. The DanceBlue 5K is a Homecoming tradition. DanceBlue is a student-run philanthropy which raises awareness and funds for the UK Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Come be a part of the 5K to learn more about these brave children and families and run for the kids! $15 pre-registered, $20 on site. Click here to register.
•Homecoming Pep Rally – Monday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at Wildcat Alumni Plaza. This will be the official kick-off to homecoming week. In addition to other activities, there will be appearances by former football players, cheerleaders, dance team, and the UK band. The Homecoming Royalty Court will also be announced and present.
•Kitty Karnival – Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at E.S Good Barn Field, 1451 University Drive. Kitty Karnival features small carnival games created by student organizations for children to come and enjoy on campus. This event has become a UK and community tradition that both students and children love to attend! This event welcomes local schools, UK Alumni Family and UK Faculty, Staff and Student families.
•Mr. and Ms. Black UK – Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 610 S. Limestone Street. The Black Student Union and Delta Sigma Theta host this pageant where UK’s most outstanding students compete for the crown and title of Mr. and Miss Black UK. $3 with canned good, $5 without a canned good, tickets available at the door.
•Homecoming Parade – Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. on campus. Sit along the parade route and watch the band, cheerleaders, floats, Homecoming royalty, and community representatives go by throughout campus. $25 participation fee for student groups.
•Alabama State vs. UK Football Game – Saturday, Nov. 2 at Commonwealth Stadium. It’s Hornets vs. Cats as UK takes on Alabama State in the 2013 Homecoming game! $45 per ticket, purchase tickets through the UK Ticket Office by calling 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-2287. The homecoming king and queen will be announced during half-time.
For a full list of this year's events, click here.
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