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Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2015

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2015 Homecoming and Reunion Activities

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

Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27

Paint the Town Blue Painting
8 a.m. (Sat.) through 8 a.m. (Mon.), Various off and on campus locations
Student organizations depict UK's Homecoming "Race to 100" theme through Paint the Town Blue. Artwork will be displayed throughout campus and various Lexington business locations beginning the week of Sept. 28. Paintings will be displayed all week long.

Banner Competition
8 a.m. (Sat.) through 8 a.m. (Mon.), William T. Young Library and the Johnson Center
Student organizations begin Homecoming's "Race to 100" with a banner competition. The Banners will hang in William T. Young Library and Johnson Center throughout the week beginning Sept. 28. Banners will be on display all week.

Monday, Sept. 28

Royalty Showcase
7-9 p.m. - Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street
Come out and support the Royalty Court as all of the wonderful qualities of each candidate are highlighted. There will be a question and answer portion, a talent competition, voting for your favorite candidate, and a few awards will be given. This showcase will partially determine who will be the 2015-2016 Homecoming King and Queen, crowned at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Kitty Karnival
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Administration Lawn, 410 Administration Dr.
Kitty Karnival features small carnival games created by student organizations for children to come and enjoy on campus. This event has become a UK and community tradition that both students and children love to attend! This event welcomes local schools, UK alumni family and UK faculty, staff and student families.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Homecoming Street Fair
6 – 9 p.m., Area surrounding William T. Young Library
Celebrate Homecoming and being a Wildcat with the second annual Homecoming Street Fair located around William T. Young Library. Enjoy free food, games, activities, giveaways and much more. There will also be appearances by UK Cheerleaders, Dance Team and Pep Band. The Homecoming Royalty Court will also be announced and present. Click here to register.

Friday, Oct. 2

College of Dentistry - Continuing Education Course with Dr. Craig Miller
8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Hilton Lexington Downtown, 369 W. Vine Street
Join the College of Dentistry and Dr. Craig Miller for “Decision Making in Dental Management of Medically Compromised Patients: Uncomplicating the Risks.”

College of Medicine Joe Craft Center-Basketball Practice Facility Tour
10 a.m., Joe Craft Center, 338 Lexington Avenue
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of UK's state of the art basketball practice facility- home to the men's and women's basketball teams and many administrative and athletics staff offices. Availability is limited. Click here to register.

Royalty Reunion
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium, 1540 University Drive
Celebrate 100 majestic years of Homecoming with the UK Alumni Association at our Homecoming Royalty Reunion! Join all past UK Homecoming Kings and Queens for a special luncheon in your honor. Take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the days when you wore the crown as the tradition of Homecoming continues! Click here to register.

Keeneland Racing and Lunch
Noon - 5 p.m., Keeneland – Saddling Paddock Chalet, 4201 Versailles Rd.
Catch all the racing action while enjoying a buffet lunch in one of Keeneland's best locations. The Saddling Paddock Chalet, one of the new luxury chalets, offers premium views of the winner's circle contenders as they walk the saddling paddock before each race. Reserved solely for UK alumni, join us for this unique horseracing experience. Click here to register.

* Please note that the Saddling Paddock Chalet has a dress code. Gentlemen must have coat and tie. Ladies: skirts, dresses, dress slacks, or capris are required, with dressy shoes. No denim or athletic attire is acceptable.

College of Engineering State of the College Program & Celebration: A day of vision, celebration and networking
3 - 4:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, 610 South Limestone Street
All engineering alumni and friends are invited to learn about the vision of Dean John Y. Walz for the College of Engineering, as well as successes, opportunities and current standings. Click here to register.

Roundup: Forestry Department Alumni-Student Fall Picnic
4:30 p.m., T.P. Cooper (Forestry) Building, 730 Rose Street
Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner following at 5:30 p.m. Alumni can RSVP to or 859-257-7596 before September 23, 2015 if they plan to attend this free event. Click here to register.

Roundup: Animal & Food Sciences Reunion
5:30 p.m., Roundup Tent, 1451 University Drive
If you have a connection with the Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences, from receiving a degree to being a member of a judging team and/or student organization, then 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 2015 Hall of Fame induction. $10.00 charge per person. Click here to register.

Community, Leadership & Development Reception
5 – 6:30 p.m., E.S. Good Barn, Weldon Suite, 1451 University Drive
Join us for an evening of conversation, social networking and just catching up! You're invited to the CLD Reception which is part of this year's Homecoming and Ag Roundup celebration. This year is special in that we are celebrating 100 years of Agricultural Education being taught at UK. Join both current and past CLD faculty at the reception. Please drop by and get re-acquainted with classmates and faculty. Click here to register.

College of Medicine Class of 1965 Golden Anniversary Reception
5:30 - 7 p.m., Home of Dr. and Mrs. Karpf. Click here to register.

College of Medicine Class Parties
Whether your class is celebrating an anniversary year or simply wants to get together, Homecoming Weekend is the perfect time to reconnect with fellow classmates. Please call the Office of Alumni and Development at 859-323-5834 or email so we may assist you with logistics and coordination of your party. Click here to register.

STEM Education Alumni Night
6 p.m., Taylor Education Building Lawn, 597 S. Upper St.
College of Education STEM alumni present the Second Annual Mathematics, Science and STEM Education Alumni Night. Experience dinner under the stars paired with a silent auction and an evening of fun for students, faculty and alums — a night you won't want to miss.

College of Engineering Reception and Dinner
6 p.m., Lexington Center, Thoroughbred Ballroom
$25 per person, free for new Quadrangle Society members and 1965 Golden Wildcats and their guests. Includes hosted bar reception, plated dinner, recognition of Engineering Golden Wildcats and Quadrangle Society members and entertainment. Attendees must RSVP through reply card or online. Click here to register.

College of Dentistry Class Reunion
6:30 p.m. (Reception), 7:30 p.m. (Dinner), Hilton Lexington Downtown, 369 W. Vine Street
Join the College of Dentistry in honoring the classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. The UKCD Distinguished Alumnus of the Year will be announced.

College of Law Class Reunion
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., The Round Barn at the Red Mile, 1200 Red Mile Road
Calling all graduates from the UK College of Law classes of 1975, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2005 and 2015. Join your classmates for a fun-filled night with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and reminiscing. If you are willing to help contact classmates to encourage their attendance, please email

Race to 100 Homecoming Celebration
6 - 9 p.m., William T. Young Library, 401 Hilltop Avenue
Celebrate 100 years since the first UK Homecoming and UK's sesquicentennial! The UK Alumni Association is teaming up with New Student Family Programs and the UK Homecoming Coalition to celebrate Homecoming in a big way! Don't miss out on a fun-filled, family-friendly 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. Traditions tours will also be offered, weather permitting. Come early for a complimentary gift commemorating this special year. Click here to register.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Homecoming Breakfast
8 – 9:30 a.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Begin a full day of Homecoming events by joining fellow Wildcats for breakfast at the King Alumni House. Click here to register.

College of Medicine Medical Alumni Association Open Board Meeting
8:30 a.m., TBD Click here to register.

Classes Without Quizzes
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
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). Click here to register.

College of Education Alumni, Student and Family Brunch
9:30 – 11:30 a.m., College of Education Courtyards, (Dickey Hall Entrance) 251 Scott St.
Calling all College of Education alumni, students, family and friends! Cheer on the Cats with your COE family with fun, food and entertainment. For further information, contact 859-257-4014 or

College of Medicine Medical Campus Tour
10 - 11 a.m., Albert B. Chandler Hostpital, 800 Rose Street
Current medical students will guide tour participants through the new Pavilion A 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. Click here to register.

Campus Bus Tour
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tour departs from and returns to the King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
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. Click here to register.

*If the football game time is changed, this event may be cancelled.

UK Alumni Association Luncheon
1 – 2:30 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Join us for a light luncheon at the King Alumni House. Enjoy lunch as you mix and mingle with fellow UK alumni and friends. Click here to register.

*If the football game time is changed, this event may be changed or cancelled.

Roundup Reunion
4 Hours Prior to Kickoff, KY Farm Bureau Tents (E.S. Good Barn), 1451 University Drive
42nd Annual Roundup will take place at E.S. Good Barn. Come reconnect with fellow alumni and friends and learn about the exciting advancements of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Click here to register.

HES Reception
4 Hours Prior to Kickoff, E.S. Good Barn, Culton Suite, 1451 University Drive
Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to celebrate Human Environmental Sciences at UK! Enjoy refreshments and fellowship with fellow graduates. Click here to register.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment 50 Year Reunion - 1965
4 Hours Prior to Kickoff, E.S. Good Barn, Weldon Suite, 1451 University Drive
Graduates from 1965 are invited to celebrate their time at the University of Kentucky! Enjoy refreshments and fellowship with fellow graduates. Click here to register.

Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party
2 1/2 hours prior to kickoff,
Tobacco Research and Development Center Lawn 1, 1401 University Drive
Get ready to cheer on the Cats as they take on Eastern Kentucky University at our Tailgate Tent Party. Enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways and performances by the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band. Click here to register.

College of Law Homecoming Tailgate
2 hours prior to kickoff, Tobacco Research and Development Center Lawn 2, 1401 University Drive
Join us for complimentary Billy's Bar-B-Q and beverages as the Cats prepare to take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels! Contact Alyssa Thornton via email with questions or to RSVP at The event is hosted by the Law Alumni Association.

Eastern Kentucky University vs. UK Football Game
TBD, Commonwealth Stadium, 1540 University Drive
It's Colonels vs. Cats as UK takes on Eastern Kentucky University in the 2015 Homecoming game! Click here to register.

Sunday, Oct. 4

DanceBlue 5K
Registration 1 – 2:30 p.m.; Race at 3 p.m., Coldstream Park, 1500 Bull Lea Road, Suite 100
The DanceBlue 5K is a Homecoming tradition. 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. Click here to register.