Homecoming 2014 - The Great CATSby: What is the Wildcat Cup?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2014) — When you think about Homecoming, things like alumni visiting campus, the Homecoming King and Queen and the battle on the gridiron, quickly come to mind. But the football game isn't the only competiton that is part of Homecoming. Student organizations of all sizes compete for the Wildcat Cup — a fun, but highly competitive competition each fall.

The Wildcat Cup is the annual point system for homecoming competition. Points are awarded for attendance, participation and victory at the following events:

·       Kitty Karnival

·       Paint The Town Blue

·       Street Fair

·       National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show

·       Mr. and Miss Black UK

·       Royalty Showcase

The competition is split up between three categories: sorority, fraternity and non-Greek. The student organization that has the most points collected throughout the week will win the Wildcat Cup and be announced at halftime of the UK football game against Mississippi State Saturday, Oct. 25.

Attendance points are measured by organization members checking in at designated areas. Check in occurs via University of Kentucky Student ID swipe - TallyCats readers. Points are awarded for attendance by calculated percentage of checked-in organization members.

Points are also awarded for placement in competitive events.


The Wildcat Cup is an annual tradition to express the spirit and passion behind the Big Blue Nation and its organizations. Let the competition begin!

The University of Kentucky’s Homecoming Coalition exists to unify the UK community through programmatic efforts, bringing forward a celebration of tradition, spirit and university values. The Homecoming Coalition was formed in February 2010 and has since worked to better coordinate many organization’s individual programming into one cohesive homecoming schedule.

Connect with the Homecoming Coalition at www.ukhomecoming.com, follow them on Twitter at @UKHomecoming and like them on Facebook at “University of Kentucky Homecoming."

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

Homecoming Coalition PR Contact: Hagen Brown, hagen.brown@uky.edu, 859-608-7538