Homecoming Week welcomes back alums with full slate of activities


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beloved University of Louisville staff member will be honored as the Alumna of the Year during UofL’s homecoming celebrations.

    Homecoming Week is Oct. 21-26 and features several signature fan and alumni events.

    At the Alumni Awards on Oct. 24, the university is honoring Executive Director of Admissions Jenny Sawyer as the 2019 Alumna of the Year. Sawyer is the start of many of the relationships between students and the university. She maintains many of those relationships through students’ collegiate careers and often serves as a mentor after graduation. 

    Along with Sawyer, the Alumni Awards will recognize 13 Alumni Fellows from the university’s colleges and schools while celebrating UofL’s past, present and future.

    Alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members are joining forces for Cards Come Together, a week of service in the city. The week features volunteer opportunities at sites around Louisville as well as donation drives.

    Cardinal supporters can “Raise Some L” during the annual UofL Day of Giving on Oct. 22 and 23. Beginning at 6:02 p.m. on Oct. 22, for 1,798 minutes, Cardinals everywhere will come together to celebrate who we are and raise money to fund essential areas of need across campus.

    Other events for the week include the Golden Reunions for the Classes of 1968 and 1969 and the Homecoming football game against Virginia.

    For a full schedule of events, including student activities, visit the 2019 UofL homecoming page.


    Erica Walsh
    Erica Walsh is the marketing director for the Office of Communications and Marketing. Her job lets her share UofL’s good news in all avenues of communications including UofL Magazine, advertising, content marketing and branding. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast. Prior to her career in higher education communications she was an award-winning newspaper reporter. Red is one of her favorite colors and it’s a good thing, too, because she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and her master’s in communication from UofL.