University of Kentucky

2014 Homecoming
Oct. 23 – 26

All events and details are subject to change. Please check often or call 859-257-8905 or 1-800-269-2586 for potential schedule changes and the most up-to-date information.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Homecoming Pep Rally & Street Festival
8 - 10 p.m., Wildcat Alumni Plaza
Help us to kick off Homecoming at the Wildcat Alumni Plaza located off Avenue of Champions, directly across from Memorial Coliseum! In addition to other activities, there will be appearances by UK cheerleaders, dance team, and the UK Pep Band. The Homecoming Royalty Court will also be announced and present. Food will be available for purchase. This event is FREE to attend.

Friday, Oct. 24

seeblue. Day at Keeneland & Racing
Begins at 11 a.m., Keeneland, 4201 Versailles Rd.
Wildcats, join us for festivities throughout the day at Keeneland! Wear blue to the track and stick around and catch all the racing action. Free for students, faculty, staff, and UKAA members with your membership card or ID.

Roaring '20s Homecoming Party
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., King Alumni House
Celebrate with us as your UK Alumni Association turned 125 on June 4, 2014! Reminisce as we go back in time to the 1920s for a fun-filled night at the King Alumni House where we will have music, food, games and activities. Roaring ’20s attire is suggested, but not required, and this will be a family-friendly event. UK Alumni Association members in attendance will receive a complimentary gift commemorating this special anniversary.

Young Alumni Mixer
9 – 11 p.m., Barrel House Events Center
Start Homecoming weekend at the Barrel House Events Center with other young alumni. Enjoy live music, a cash bar and appetizers as you reminisce of your days as a Wildcat!

Saturday, Oct. 25

Homecoming Breakfast
8 – 9:30 a.m., King Alumni House
Begin a full day of Homecoming events by joining fellow Wildcats for breakfast at the King Alumni House.

Classes Without Quizzes
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Location TBD
Go back to class, reminisce of your days as a UK student, and learn something new along the way in one of two classes (TBD).

UK Alumni Association Luncheon
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., King Alumni House
Take in the spirit of Homecoming and join us at the King Alumni House for a light luncheon. Enjoy soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert and drinks as you mix and mingle with fellow UK alumni and friends.
*Please note if the game time is changed, this event may be changed or cancelled.

Campus Bus Tour
12:30 – 2 p.m., Tour departs from and returns to the King Alumni House
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. *Please note if the game time is changed, this event may be cancelled.

Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party
2 1/2 hours prior to kick off, Commonwealth Stadium Red lot near Gate 4
Get ready to cheer on the Cats as they take on Mississippi State! At our Tailgate Tent Party, you’ll enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways and performances by the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band. We will be celebrating 125 years of the UK Alumni Association and all members will receive a commemorative gift.

Mississippi State vs. UK Football Game
TBD, Commonwealth Stadium
It’s Bulldogs vs. Cats as UK takes on Mississippi State in the 2014 Homecoming game!

Sunday, Oct. 26

Farewell Breakfast
8 – 10 a.m., Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel, 369 West Vine Street
Say goodbye to fellow alumni during breakfast at the Hilton 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 2014 Homecoming.

DanceBlue 5K
Registration 1 – 2:30 p.m.; Race at 3 p.m., Coldstream Park
The DanceBlue 5K is one of Homecoming’s newest traditions. DanceBlue is a student-run philanthropy, which raises awareness and funds for the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Come be a part of the 5K to learn more about these brave children and families and run for the kids! Please visit for more information including preregistration for the race.

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