Homecoming Week welcomes back alums with full slate of activities


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An Olympic gold medalist is just one of hundreds of alumni the University of Louisville will welcome back to campus during 2017 Homecoming.

    Kelsi Worrell, a 2016 graduate and Olympic champion swimmer, will serve as grand marshal for the 2017 Homecoming Parade on Oct. 13. The family-friendly parade is one of several signature events planned for the weeklong “Welcome Home”-themed celebration from Oct. 7-14.

    The week includes several opportunities to give back. Alumni across the country are encouraged to participate in UofL Alumni/Cardinal Day of Service. Volunteer opportunities are available nationwide on Saturday, Oct. 7 through various UofL Alumni councils and chapters. Thanks to a partnership with UofL’s Office of Community Engagement, local alumni can also volunteer at locations across Louisville on Friday, Oct. 6. Register here for either date.

    Cardinal supporters can “Raise Some L” during the annual UofL Day of Giving on Oct. 11. The 24-hour call to action helps fund essential areas of need across campus. Become a Raise Some L Ambassador here to help spread the word and track your impact.

    The Homecoming Golf Scramble tees off Monday, Oct. 9 at the UofL Golf Club in Simpsonville. The scramble is presented by Alumni Association board member and 1993 graduate Chris Puffer of Creative Capital Group. Space is limited and sponsorships are available; please register by Oct. 3.

    Other events for the week include the annual Wilson Wyatt Alumni Awards, the Class of 1967 Golden Reunion and the Homecoming football game against Boston College.

    For a full schedule of events and registration opportunities, visit the 2017 UofL Homecoming page. Questions? Call the UofL Alumni Association at 502-852-6186.



    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.