University of Kentucky

October 6 - 9, 2016

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The UK Alumni Association would like to welcome you back to campus for the Golden Wildcat Society Reunion, which includes all graduates from 1966 and prior years.


THURSDAY, October 6, 2016

Noon – 5:00 p.m.


Golden Wildcat Society Reunion Registration
Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 W. High Street.

Welcome to Lexington! Attendees are asked to stop by the Hyatt Regency Lexington to pick up all event tickets, nametag and itinerary.

* Note: If you are unable to stop by during the times listed above,
all materials will be transported to future events.


FRIDAY, October 7, 2016

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.


Golden Wildcat Reunion Induction Breakfast
Commonwealth, Stadium, Woodford Reserve Lounge, 1540 University Dr..

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and recognition celebration at one of the most iconic locations on campus. Members of the Class of 1966 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.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.


Keeneland Racing and Lunch
Keeneland, Phoenix Room, 4201 Versailles Road.

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 UK 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.

5 – 7:00 p.m.


‘Going the Extra Mile’ Homecoming Celebration
William T. Young Library, 401 Hilltop Avenue.

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 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.


SATURDAY, October 8, 2016

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Homecoming Brunch
King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street.

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.

* Note: This time is subject to change due to game time.

11:00 a.m.


Campus Bus Tour

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.

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

2.5 hours prior to kick off


Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party
Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center Lawn, 1401 University Drive.

Get ready to cheer at our Tailgate Tent Party (in conjunction with the Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmacy colleges) as the Cats take on Vanderbilt University. Enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways and performances by the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band.



Vanderbilt University vs. UK Football Game
Commonwealth Stadium, 1540 University Drive.

It’s Commodores vs. Cats as UK takes on Vanderbilt University in this SEC matchup for the 2016 Homecoming game!


SUNDAY, October 9, 2016

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.


Farewell Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Lexington, 401 W. High Street.

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 2016 Homecoming.



The University of Kentucky would not be where it is today without those who came before. THAT’S YOU! In honor of all your memories, contributions and successes, the UK Alumni honors the 50th Golden Class every year. Once inducted into the Golden Wildcat Society, you are a lifetime member. We are excited to celebrate with this year’s Class of 1966 and the rest of the Golden Wildcat Society members this fall! Thanks for helping make this university great.

Flashback photos!

Join in on the fun of past year reunions!