Homecoming Themes

homecoming themes

In 1956 KU introduced Homecoming themes. The first official theme was “Songs of Victory.” At the time, the theme was incorporated into lawn decorations created by fraternities, sororities and residence halls. Today, the theme provides a basis for Homecoming Week celebrations and guides the week’s events.

Past Homecoming Themes

1956 – Songs for Victory

1957 – Comic Strip Characters

1961 – Broadway Musicals

1962 – Television Advertising

1963 – To the Skies Through Difficulties:

1964 – Circus

1965 – ‘Hawkers History

1966 – Husker’s Last Stand

1967 – Jayhawker Headlines

1968 – Jayhawk Laugh-In

1969 – A Little Pepper Helps the Buffalo Go Down

1970 – KU of the ’70s

1971 – Welcome to Big Blue Country

1972 – (no theme)

1973 – (no theme)

1974 – The Great Entertainer: Hollywood ‘Hawk

1975 – Jayhawk Rebellion

1976 – J. Hawk for President

1977 – To the Stars

1978 – We Have the Wizard on Our Side

1979 – Kansas: The Real Wild West

1980 – The Magic of Homecoming

1981 – 1981: The Year of Great Expectations

1982 – Fabulous Forties

1983 – Under the Big Top

1984 – Contemporary Comics Come to KU

1985 – ‘Hawks Go Hawaiian (downtown parade)

1986 – Jayhawks Celebrate! KU’s Great

1987 – Great Faces, Great Places

1988 – Back to the Glory Days

1990 – Building a Tradition of Excellence

1991 – KU Tradition: Keeps on Going and Going and Going

1992 – I’d Sooner Be a Jayhawk Celebrating KU Traditions

1993 – Recycle the Cyclones

1994 – The Spirits Come Alive

1995 – Hollywood on the Hill

1996 – Jayhawk for President

1997 – Haunt the Hill

1998 – Tangled Up in Crimson and Blue

1999 – Games Jayhawks Play

2000 – Passport to the World

2001 – A ‘Hawk Odyssey

2002 – Traditions Anew in 2002: A ‘Hawk of a Good Time

2003 – Jayhawk Generations: Bringing Back the Classics

2004 – Hawktoberfest: Home Is Where the ‘Hawk Is

2005 – ‘Hawks on Haunted Hill: Legends of the Fall

2006 – Once a Jayhawk, Always a Jayhawk

2007 – Jayhawk Nation

2008 – Hail to the ‘Hawks

2009 – Peace. Love. Jayhawks.

2010 – Rock Chalk Roadtrip

2011 – From Lawrence with Love

2012 – Century Long, Tradition Strong

2013 – Jayhawks Around the World

2014 – Roll with the ’Hawks

2015 – Ghosts of Jayhawks Past

2016 – Rock Chalk Superhawk

2017 – Jayhawks of the Galaxy

 

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