Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1996

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 in Alumni News and News

University of Kansas Homecoming 1996KU’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 spirit of election year inspired the 1996 Homecoming theme, “Jayhawk for President.” Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Triangle fraternity assembled the first-place float with a moving Jayhawk that depicted the likeness of Uncle Sam.

The football team lost the Homecoming game to ninth-ranked Colorado, 7-20.

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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