Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1956

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Alumni 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.

The first official Homecoming theme, “Songs of Victory,” was introduced in 1956. Fraternity, sorority and residence hall members incorporated the Homecoming theme into decorations on their lawns.

The picture below was taken at halftime of the Homecoming football game against Nebraska. The Jayhawks fell to the Cornhuskers 20-26.


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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