Katy Bennett

Crowning Moments: UK Homecoming 2013 Wraps Up This Weekend

Published: Nov 1, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2013) — UK Homecoming 2013, Under the Big Blue Top, may be ending, but that does not mean that the fun is over quite yet! This weekend promises to bring smiles to faces of Wildcats young and old and create lasting memories.

 

Many colleges and organizations are hosting reunion events, and there are tons of events for the entire family to enjoy.

 

Tonight features the annual Homecoming Parade and  National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)Step Show, two highlights of Homecoming Week. At 6:30 p.m., student organizations’ floats will wind through campus along with the Homecoming royalty candidates, the UK cheerleaders and community participants. At 7:30 p.m., members of UK NPHC will take to the stage to show off their best moves in the annual Homecoming Step Show.

 

Saturday, it is football time in the Bluegrass as UK hits the gridiron against the Alabama State Hornets. At halftime, the Homecoming king and queen will be named and the winners of the Wildcat Cup announced.

 

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For more information about Homecoming, visit www.ukhomecoming.com.

 

Friday, Nov. 1

 

Class of 1963 Reunion Breakfast

8 – 10 a.m., Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike
Alums enjoyed breakfast and reminisced with former classmates.
  

College of Nursing Homecoming Brunch & Fashion Show
10 a.m. – Noon, Signature Club, 3256 Lansdowne Drive
Classes of 1973, 1983, 1993, and 2003 are celebrating. 
  

Class of 1963 & Golden Wildcat Reunion Joe Craft Center Tour
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Joe Craft Center, 338 Lexington Ave.
Take this opportunity to visit the history of UK basketball at the Joe Craft Center, the $30 million state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, which opened in January 2007. The facility houses the men's and women's basketball teams plus UK Athletics administrative offices.
Free, Click here to register

 

Class of 1963 Reunion Luncheon with the Arts
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St.
Enjoy a catered lunch in the UK Art Museum. Afterward, take a tour of the “Innovators & Legends: Generations in Textiles & Fibers” exhibition. It showcases the contemporary fine art textile and fabric movement with works by internationally celebrated masters, top North American artists and promising newcomers.
$10 per person, Click here to register

 

Homecoming Parade Float Building
 noon – 4:30 p.m.
Student organizations are asked to work on building their floats during this time.

 

College of Engineering State of the College Program
2:30 p.m. - Reception, 3 p.m. - Program, Singletary Center for the Arts
Please join Dean John Y. Walz for an inaugural state of the college program.
The event is free to attend.

 

50th Anniversary King Alumni House Celebration
3 – 5 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Join alumni and members of the university community in celebration of 50 years of the King Alumni House. Enjoy refreshments and learn more about the history of the house and the memories made there.
Free, click here to register

 

Homecoming Parade Watch Party
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Join fellow alumni at the King Alumni House for music, food, and activities. At 6:30 p.m., step outside to watch the 2013 Homecoming Parade.
Free for UKAA members, $5 for nonmembers, $5 at the door
Click here to register

 

Class of 1963 Homecoming Parade Watch Party
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Join fellow alumni at the King Alumni House for music, food, and activities. At 7 p.m. watch the 2013 UK Homecoming parade!
$5 per person,Click here to register

 

Lyman T. Johnson African-American Alumni Constituent Group Awards Program
5:30 p.m., UK Student Center - Center Theatre
Please join fellow alumni and friends for the Lyman T. Johnson African-American Alumni Constituent Group Awards and Recognition Program. Awards will be presented to outstanding African-American alumni, faculty, staff members and students. Reminisce about your campus experience, and learn about how current students are leaving their mark.
$5 per person, click here to register

 

College of Engineering Annual Dinner
6 p.m. - Reception, 7 p.m. - Dinner, Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel
Please join Dean John Y. Walz to celebrate Golden Wildcats and Quadrangle Society members. Business Attire. Cash bar available. 
This is an invitation only event.

 

Homecoming Parade
6:30 p.m., Campus, View Map
Sit along the parade route and watch the band, cheerleaders, floats, Homecoming royalty and community representatives go by throughout campus.
$25 participation fee for student groups

 

UK College of Law Classes of 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003 Reunion
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Castle Post, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY
Join your classmates at the Castle Post for a fun-filled night. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a Wild Turkey bourbon tasting.
$35 per person, Contact Christina Briggs at christina.briggs@uky.edu for more information

 

UK Women’s Choir Fall Concert
7 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 405 Rose Street
The UK Women’s Choir with Paws and Listen presents a variety of familiar and new works. The choir is a select ensemble composed of more than 100 of the university’s most talented female voices.
Visit www.scfaticket.com or call 859-257-4929 for information on tickets.

 

Men’s Basketball vs. Transylvania (Exh.)
7 p.m., Rupp Arena, 430 West Vine Street
Ticket price varies, purchase tickets through the UK Ticket Office by calling 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-2287.

 

NPHC Step Show
7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 201 Avenue of Champions
The University of Kentucky’s National Pan-Hellenic Counsel presents its annual Step Show, Friday, Nov. 1, at Memorial Coliseum.  The Step Show consists of performances from eight of the Divine Nine organizations (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.) at the University of Kentucky. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
$10 for students in advance, $20 at the door, Tickets are available at the UK Student Involvement Ticket Center and on ticketmaster.com prior to the event and will also be sold at the door.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Homecoming Breakfast

8 – 9:30 a.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Start the day off with a delicious breakfast with fellow UK alumni and families featuring fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, pastries, biscuits and gravy, and more. 
$5 for UKAA members, $8 for nonmembers, $8 at the door
Click here to register

 

Class of 1963 Homecoming Breakfast
8 – 9:30 a.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Start the day off with a delicious breakfast with fellow UK alumni and families featuring fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, pastries, biscuits and gravy, and more.
$5 per person,Click here to register

 

Classes Without Quizzes
9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Fine Arts Briggs Theatre, 465 Rose Street
We love To sing, and we do a lot of it: Opera at UK.
Go back to class, reminisce of your days as a UK student, and learn something new. A look into the opera program at the University of Kentucky. The UK Opera Theatre program is one of a select group of U.S. Opera Training Programs recommended by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation of New York. The Tucker Foundation is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to the support and advancement of careers of talented American opera singers. UK Opera has been recognized by the Tucker Foundation as having one of the top opera training programs in the country. Come and meet the voice professor and director of UK Opera Theatre, Everett McCorvey, as he shares with you his secrets and recipe for creating one of the top opera programs in the country. 
Free,Click here to register

 

Classes Without Quizzes
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Fine Arts Briggs Theatre, 465 Rose Street
Soldiers, Spies, or Talking Guys? The Case for Diplomatic Engagement.
Go back to class, reminisce of your days as a UK student, and learn something new. Ambassador (ret.) Carey Cavanaugh’s discussion will look at the foreign policy tools that are provided to the U.S. president, examine how and why we invest so heavily in some areas and not others, and argue the merits of using diplomacy to tackle many of our most serious challenges. Several current international problems like Syria, Iran and North Korea will be touched upon in the class. There will also be some discussion about the contribution that Kentucky makes to advancing American values and interests with the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. 
Free,Click here to register

 

UK Alumni Association Luncheon
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Join us for a light luncheon at the King Alumni House. Enjoy soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert, and drinks as you mix and mingle with fellow UK alumni and friends.
$5 for UKAA members, $8 for nonmembers, $8 at the door.
Click here to register
*Please note if the game time is changed, this event may be changed or cancelled.

 

Class of 1963 UK Alumni Association Luncheon
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m., King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Join us for a light luncheon at the King Alumni House. Enjoy soup, salad, sandwiches, dessert, and drinks as you mix and mingle with fellow UK alumni and friends.
$5 per person,Click here to register

 

Campus Bus Tour 
12:30 – 2 p.m., Tour departs from and returns to the King Alumni House, 400 Rose Street
Board a campus bus and view how the UK campus has changed over the years. 
Free, click here to register
*Please note if the game time is changed, this event may be changed or cancelled.

 

Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party
5 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium Red lot near Gate 4
Enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways, and performances by the UK cheerleaders, mascot and pep band.
$5 for UKAA members, $10 for nonmembers, $10 at the tent
Click here to register

 

Class of 1963 Homecoming Tailgate Tent Party
5 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium Red lot near Gate 4
Enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways, and performances by the UK cheerleaders, mascot and pep band.
$5 per person, Click here to register

 

All Student Tailgate
Two hours prior to kick off, Johnson Center Field
The University of Kentucky’s Student Government Association is sponsoring a tailgate for all UK Students. 
Free

 

UK College of Law Homecoming Tailgate Party
Two hours prior to kickoff, Corner of Cooper Drive & University Drive
Complimentary Billy’s Bar-B-Q and beverages as the Cats prepare to take on the Hornets for Homecoming 2013.
Free, To RSVP, please contact Christina Briggs via email at uklawalumni@uky.edu

 

UK College of Pharmacy Tailgate Bash
Two hours prior to kickoff, located off University Drive, click here to view map
Reunite with classmates and friends and join pharmacy colleagues as we cheer on the Cats at this year’s UK College of Pharmacy Homecoming Tailgate Party. This year’s pharmacy tailgate will also serve as our official reunion. The Classes of 1963, 1973, 1988/PharmD 1989, 2003, and 2008 will be honored.
$10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, Free for children under 3, 
Click here to register

 

Alabama State vs. UK Football Game
7:30 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium, 1540 University Drive
It’s Hornets vs. Cats as UK takes on Alabama State in the 2013 Homecoming game!
$45 per ticket, purchase tickets through the UK Ticket Office by calling 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-2287.

 

Homecoming Royalty Crowning and Wildcat Cup Winner Reveal
Halftime of Game, Commonwealth Stadium
Homecoming Royalty will be announced during the Homecoming football game. The court goes through two rounds of difficult judging focused on academics and involvement at UK and in the community before a student vote decides the new king and queen.

The Wildcat Cup is a Homecoming spirit and participation competition for all student organizations. Student organizations can attain points through participating in numerous events throughout Homecoming Week. Winners in multiple categories will be announced as well as the overall winner for Homecoming 2013.

 

Mint Condition Concert
8 p.m., Singletary Center for the Arts - Concert Hall
$30 per person, $15 for UK students
Purchase tickets by calling the Singletary Center for the Arts at 859-257-4929 or by clicking here

 

Homecoming Dance
9 p.m., Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive
Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at www.lexingtonalpha.org or by calling 859-539-5337.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Farewell Breakfast

8 – 10 a.m., Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel, 369 West Vine Street
Say goodbye to fellow alumni during breakfast. 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 2013 Homecoming.
Free, food available for purchase on site
Click here to register

 

75th Anniversary of the Student Center Homecoming Brunch
10 a.m. – Noon, Hilary J. Boone Center
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Student Center with a delicious brunch at the Boone Center. Tours of the Student Center will occur before and after the brunch.
$20 per person, call 859-257-1133 to R.S.V.P.

 

Women’s Basketball vs. Eckerd College (Exh.)
1 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, 201 Avenue of Champions
Ticket price varies, purchase tickets through the UK Ticket Office by calling 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-2287.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Katy Bennett, katy.bennett@uky.edu, 859-257-1909

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