Homecoming 2018 | Home on the Hill


Return to the Hill for KU’s 106th Homecoming Sept. 22-29, 2018!

KU Homecoming Parade

Schedule of Events

Find the schedule of events for KU’s 106th Homecoming celebration! Events are held across campus and the entire university community is encouraged to participate.

Homecoming Schedule


Baby Jay at KU Homecoming

Steering Committee

Homecoming is organized by students. The Homecoming Steering Committee was established in 2002 and includes advisors from the KU Alumni Association.

Meet the Committee Members



More Homecoming Information

KU Homecoming parade float


Get all the info about this year’s Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Sept. 27, including the parade route, how to be in it, what to expect—and where to park.

More Info Soon

Spirit Squad in KU Homecoming parade


Three Homecoming awards recognize outstanding students and alumni each year: the Ex.C.E.L. Award, the Spirit of 1912 Award, and the Jennifer Alderdice Homecoming Award.


Bob David, KU Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

Grand Marshals

Homecoming Parade grand marshals are members of the University community whose achievements have added to KU’s prominence and strengthened Jayhawk traditions.

Grand Marshals

KU band in the Homecoming parade


Interested in participating in Homecoming as a sponsor? Contact Teri Harris, vice president of marketing, membership and business development, at tharris@kualumni.org.


KU Homecoming parade float

Fun Facts

Do you know when KU’s first Homecoming Parade was held? Have you heard of Dandelion Day? Learn more fun facts from past Homecoming celebrations.

Fun Facts

Homecoming themed banner

Past Themes

KU introduced Homecoming themes in 1956. The first theme was “Songs for Victory.” The theme provides a basis for the week’s celebrations and helps guide events.

Past Themes

Archival photo of KU Homecoming


On November 23, 1912, KU played its first Homecoming football game against well-established rivals the Missouri Tigers. Learn more about the storied history of KU Homecoming.


Archival photo of KU Homecoming football game

Football Games

Find a complete record of past KU Homecoming football games including KU’s opponent, game scores, head coaches, attendance numbers and other fun facts.

Football Games

Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!

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Questions about Homecoming? Let us know!

Ally Stanton, Director of Student Programs

Ally Stanton

Director of Student Programs



Keon Stowers, assistant director of student programs

Keon Stowers

Assistant Director of Student Programs