LAWRENCE — Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, a 1993 University of Kansas graduate, will be grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A pep rally on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets will follow the parade.
The parade is part of a weeklong celebration that begins Sunday, Sept. 21, and includes daily activities leading up to the KU-Texas football game Saturday, Sept. 27, in Memorial Stadium. The theme for KU’s 102nd Homecoming is Roll with the ’Hawks.
A complete Homecoming week schedule and application and nomination forms for Homecoming awards are now available at www.homecoming.ku.edu. The KU Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee will host informational meetings for all interested students and groups at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Adams Alumni Center. Other important dates:
Sept. 2: Competition entry forms available at www.homecoming.ku.edu
Sept. 3: Deadline for faculty and staff nominations of students for the 24th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards. Ten finalists for the Ex.C.E.L Awards will participate in the Homecoming Parade; two students, one female and one male, will receive the honor at halftime of the Homecoming football game. Nominations should be sent to Jacey Krehbiel, Homecoming adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 8: 5 p.m. deadline for students applying for the Ex.C.E.L. award. Each application must include a reference letter from a faculty or staff member.
Sept. 9: 6 p.m. Homecoming informational meeting, Adams Alumni Center
Sept. 10: 6 p.m. Homecoming informational meeting, Adams Alumni Center. Application deadline for Jennifer Alderdice Homecoming Award honoring KU spirit and service
Sept. 15: Deadline for all other Homecoming entry forms
The student director of KU’s 102nd Homecoming is Elle Rose, a junior from Hutchinson majoring in pharmacy. She works with Alumni Association staff members and advisers Paige Hofer, student programs coordinator, and Jacey Krehbiel, alumni programs coordinator. The Association will continue to post details at www.homecoming.ku.edu. Jayhawks also can follow KU Homecoming on Facebook and Twitter, @KU_Homecoming.