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UK Alumni Association Announces Homecoming Events


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2018) — A tailgate buffet, Homecoming brunch, a tour of campus and the Class of 1968 Golden Wildcat Reunion highlight the UK Alumni Association events for Homecoming 2018 "Rhythm & Blues: Wildcats in Tune." 

Here is a partial list of Homecoming events. A full schedule of Homecoming activities can be found at

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • Dance Blue 5K, 2 p.m., at Kroger Field, 1540 University Drive. Runners can sign up here.

Monday, Oct. 15

  • Homecoming Street Fair, 5-8 p.m., in the Gatton Student Center parking lot, located at 160 Avenue of Champions.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

  • Kitty Karnival, 5-7 p.m., on the Main Building Front Lawn, 410 Administrative Drive.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

  • Royalty Showcase, 7-9 p.m., in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom.
  • Black Student Union alumni versus student basketball game, 8:30 p.m., at the Seaton Center Gymnasium, at 1210 University Drive.

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Golden Wildcat Reunion registration, noon-5 p.m., at The Campbell House Lexington, located at 1375 S. Broadway. Register at
  • Golden Wildcat Early Bird Campus Tour, 3-4:30 p.m., leaving from The Campbell House Lexington.
  • Golden Wildcat Society Reunion Welcome Reception, 5-7 p.m., at The Campbell House Lexington.
  • Mr. and Ms. Black UK Pageant, 6:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall, at 610 S. Limestone.

Friday, Oct. 19

  • Golden Wildcat Reunion Breakfast and Induction Ceremony, 8-10 a.m., in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field.
  • Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Group Torch of Excellence Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m., in the Kroger Field Woodford Reserve Club. For a list of Lyman T. Johnson Homecoming Celebration events, visit

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • UK Alumni Association Homecoming Brunch, 9:30 a.m., at King Alumni House, at 400 Rose St.
  • Campus bus tour hosted by the UK Alumni Association, 11 a.m., departs and returns to the King Alumni House.
  • UK Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party, 5 p.m., Tobacco Center Research and Development Center Lawn, at 1401 University Drive.
  • Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt University Homecoming football game, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Golden Wildcat Reunion farewell breakfast, 8-10 a.m., at The Campbell House Lexington.

To register for events hosted by the UK Alumni Association, please visit For information on UK Alumni Association Homecoming events, contact Nathan Darce at 859-257-3569 or at

The UK Alumni Association is a membership supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, visit or call 800-269-2586.