The University of Kansas will celebrate its 106th Homecoming Sept. 23-29, 2018, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma State University Sept. 29 in Memorial Stadium.
The KU Alumni Association, the Homecoming Steering Committee and the Student Alumni Leadership Board will coordinate the week of Homecoming activities. Association staff members leading the effort are Ally Stanton, director of student programs, and Keon Stowers, assistant director of student programs. KU’s Homecoming tradition began in 1912.
Homecoming leaders will meet throughout the spring semester to select a theme and finalize the schedule of activities, which will include competitions for student organizations, community service activities, various reunions, the Homecoming parade and pep rally, and the selection of 10 student finalists for the Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (Ex.C.E.L.) Awards. The winners will be announced during halftime of the football game Sept. 29.
In 2011, Rich and Judy Billings of Lakewood, Colorado, created an endowment to fund future celebrations. The Billings’ are both 1957 KU graduates.
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