Week of activities for KU Homecoming begins Sept. 26

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host its 110th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 1. The week will feature a variety of events for alumni and students, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Homecoming 2022 logo

The theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration is “Home on the Hill,” and activities will include:

  • Monday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7 p.m. — Homecoming Kickoff in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Get details on all the events of the upcoming week in a fun, festive setting, complete with a performance by the KU Spirit Squad and appearances by special guests.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — Campus Pop-Up Event on Ascher Plaza at the Kansas Union. Hosted by the Kansas City Area Development Council, this event will spotlight the many career opportunities, attractions and other perks that Greater Kansas City has to offer. Attendees will be able to connect one-on-one with young professionals in the region as well as learn about the Student Alumni Network and Jayhawk Career Network.
  • Friday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Home Football Friday: Homecoming Fest on Ascher Plaza at the Kansas Union. Get in the spirit for Saturday’s football game against Iowa State with activities hosted by the KU Alumni Association and free Insomnia Cookies and Pepsi products.
  • Friday, Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m. — Rock Chalk Block Party on Massachusetts Street. Join fellow Jayhawks for an evening of music, games and activities, including the Homecoming Pep Rally and a free concert by country artist Chris Lane. The event, hosted by Kansas Athletics, is presented by Central Bank of the Midwest and supported by Adidas.

In addition, throughout Homecoming week, Jayhawks around the globe will have opportunities to connect as part of Kyou Networking Week, a series of in-person and virtual events. All Kyou Networking Week activities are listed at kuconnection.org.

All KU student organizations registered through Rock Chalk Central are invited to participate in the Homecoming Student Competition, which includes the Homecoming Sign Competition, Rock the Mic: Karaoke Night, Chalk ’N’ Rock and Jayhawk Jingles. Students can register here until 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23. More information on the Homecoming Student Competition can be found at kualumni.org/homecoming.

KU’s Homecoming is sponsored by Best Western Plus-West Lawrence, Central Bank of the Midwest, Konica Minolta, the KU Bookstore and Pepsi Zero Sugar. Jayhawks can purchase the official 2022 “Home on the Hill” Homecoming T-shirt online from the KU Bookstore.

For more information and to view the full schedule of Homecoming activities, go to kualumni.org/homecoming.

Wed, 09/21/2022


Paige Freeman

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Paige Freeman

KU Alumni Association