Paint the Town Blue is a window painting competition in which each organization is matched with a location on University of Kentucky’s campus. The windows will be judged according to how well the organization’s mural coincides with the Homecoming 2017 theme: “Superheroes: Not All Wildcats Wear Capes”. Come walk around campus at any point during Homecoming week to see these fun and creative window paintings!
Organizations are able to paint their own banners that will be hung up in William T. Young Library. The Banners will be judged according to how well the organization’s mural coincides with the Homecoming 2017 theme: “Superheroes: Not All Wildcats Wear Capes”. Stop by the library to see these beautiful banners during Homecoming week!
The DanceBlue 5K is our annual run/walk race that students, faculty, and anyone in the Lexington community are invited to participate in. The event raises money and awareness for the Kentucky Children's Hospital DanceBlue Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Registration for the run/walk is available at https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/DanceBlue5K.
The Homecoming Coalition will be hosting the 12th annual Kitty Karnival, an event that joins the students of UK and the youth of Lexington for a celebration of the community. By emphasizing the family and community aspect of this event, the Homecoming Coalition will provide an evening of fun with an inviting atmosphere that represents the spirit of tradition and history of the University of Kentucky. Bring your children for a fun and family-oriented evening with many games!
The Homecoming Royalty Showcase is the selective process of rewarding University of Kentucky students that are “Seeing Blue in Everything They Do.” Come out to recognize a select group of profound students here at the University for their achievements and outstanding character. These students will receive recognition through a showcase style event. Homecoming royalty is a great chance to see students of various backgrounds representing their respective organizations
The Mr. and Ms. Black UK Scholarship Pageant was first implemented at the University of Kentucky in the late 1980s by the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. It later became a collaborative event with the Black Student Union. This scholarship pageant is not only an opportunity for educational development and advancement, but also an opportunity for minorities to showcase their talents and represent the diversity at the University of Kentucky in a positive light. The Mr. and Ms. Black UK Pageant offers a chance to celebrate the minority culture and presence on campus.
*Note: If you are unable to stop by during the times listed above, all materials will be transported to future events.
To register, visit www.ukalumni.net/golden
Enjoy an early evening reception as a welcome event and a fun way to kick-off the Class of 1967 50th Reunion.
RSVP by Sept. 28
To register, College of Engineering State of the College Registration
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and recognition celebration at one of the most iconic locations on campus. Members of the Class of 1967 will receive their pins and be inducted into the Golden Wildcat Society. After the ceremony, enjoy a time of reminiscing with fellow Golden Wildcats, views from the Woodford Reserve Lounge and exclusive Commonwealth Stadium tours.
To register, visit https://dentistry.uky.edu/2017weekend
To register, visit College of Nursing Homecoming Luncheon Registration
Catch all the racing action while enjoying a buffet lunch in one of Keeneland’s best locations. Located on the fourth floor, the Phoenix Dining Room overlooks the picturesque Keeneland saddling paddock and walking ring. Guests will marvel at one of the most photographed views on the property, including the iconic Keeneland Sycamore tree. With a section reserved solely for University of Kentucky alumni, join us for this unique horseracing experience.
*Note: The Phoenix Room has a dress code. Gentlemen must have a collared shirt and slacks. Ladies: skirts, dresses, dress slacks or capris are required, with dressy shoes. No denim or athletic attire is acceptable.
Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner following at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com or 859-257-7596 before Sept. 25, 2017, to attend this free event.
Roundup Tent All past judging team members are invited to the Judging Team Alumni Gathering. You are welcome and encouraged to stay for the Animal & Food Sciences Reunion immediately following.
The UK Alumni Association is teaming up with New Student Family Programs to celebrate Homecoming in a big way! Don’t miss out on a fun-filled night at the William T. Young Library. Be sure to get your school spirit on with your favorite Wildcat teams paired with food, music, games and other activities. This is a family-friendly event.
If you have a connection with the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, from receiving a degree to being a member of a judging team and/or student organization, make plans to join us for a casual evening of family fun! Enjoy a sampling of various food commodities, fellowship and a lively recognition program, including the 2017 Hall of Fame induction. Cost: $10 per person
Celebrate with the Lyman T. Johnson African-American Alumni Constituent Group as we honor outstanding alumni and students at this special event.
$50 per person
Join your classmates for a fun dinner to reminisce about your time at the College of Medicine.
To purchase tickets, visit 2017 NPHC Step Show Tickets
For more information and to register, please visit dentistry.uky.edu/2017weekend
Begin a full day of Homecoming events by joining fellow Wildcats for brunch at the King Alumni House. Enjoy a meal as you mix and mingle with fellow UK alumni and friends.
Sit back and relax as you view campus in the midst of a major transformation! Board a campus bus as we tour campus and make stops at the W.T. Young Library and the Wildcat Alumni Plaza.
*Note: If game time is changed, this event may be cancelled.
Contact Kristin Shattuck at Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
$45 per person
To register, visit http://mednet.mc.uky.edu/alumniweekend/
Current medical students and College of Medicine staff will guide tour participants through the New Pavilion at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Highlights will include the Emergency Department, new patient floors, the Gingko sculpture, the Myra Leigh Tobin Chapel, Don and Mira Ball Surgery Waiting area, the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center, and the “Celebrate Kentucky” wall. The tour will also highlight current Medical School classrooms. To register visit http://mednet.mc.uky.edu/alumniweekend/.
Join us for fun, food, music and memories! Go Cats!
$15 per person
To register, visit Roundup Registration
To register, visit College of Health Sciences Homecoming Tailgate Registration
Get ready to cheer at our Tailgate Tent Party (in conjunction with the Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Communication and Information, Public Health colleges) as the Cats take on Missouri Tigers. Enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways and performances by the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band. To register, visit www.ukalumni.net/2017homecoming
To register, visit College of Medicine Tailgate Registration
To register, visit College of Pharmacy Tailgate Registration
Contact Shelley Ward at email@example.com.
Contact Catherine Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us two hours prior to kickoff for complimentary food and beverages as the Cats prepare to take on the Missouri Tigers. Contact Alyssa Thornton via email with questions or to RSVP at email@example.com. (hosted by the UK Law Alumni Association)
It’s Tigers vs. Cats as UK takes on Mizzou in this SEC matchup for the 2017 Homecoming game!
Say goodbye to fellow alumni during breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel. This event is free to attend. Food and drinks are available for purchase on site. Join us for one final event to wrap up the festivities of 2017 Homecoming.