The homecoming theme this year is “Raise Some L.”
The homecoming theme this year is “Raise Some L.”

University of Louisville’s Homecoming Week tradition will continue Oct. 17-22 with a full slate of signature festivities such as the campus parade, Day of Giving and football game. 

The fun tees off 10 a.m. Oct. 17 with the Alumni Golf Scramble, which is back after a one-year hiatus at the newly renovated UofL Golf Club in Simpsonville. Click here for both sponsorship and registration information.

The homecoming theme is “Raise Some L,” which coordinates with the UofL Day of Giving, a 24-hour call to action for the Cardinal community to help fund essential student and campus initiatives. The fundraising event is Oct. 18. 

The Homecoming Parade, which starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Cardinal Boulevard and Third Street near Cardinal Towne, will proceed down Third Street and end at Eastern Parkway. Parade-goers will enjoy bands, spirit squads, homecoming court participants and more. For the best view, consider sitting in front of Grawemeyer Hall. Organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate at no charge but must register by Oct. 17.

Homecoming also coincides with UofL Sustainability Week, a week of events meant to raise awareness for responsible environmental, social and economic stewardship.

Other highlights this year include:

  • Oct. 20 – Wilson Wyatt Alumni Awards, cocktail reception at 6 p.m. with dinner and awards ceremony to follow at the Galt House Hotel. The event recognizes outstanding graduates annually with the Alumnus of the Year and Alumni Fellows awards program. The Alumnus of the Year is the highest honor the University of Louisville Alumni bestows. Click here to register and to view award recipients. 
  • Oct. 21 – Class of 1966 Golden Alumni Medallion Ceremony at noon. Register here.
  • Oct. 22 – UofL versus N.C. State football game with kickoff at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to be announced.

For more information, contact Courtney Spiegel by email or call 852-0093.

Niki King
Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.