Fall and Homecoming Events

HOMECOMING 2012! GAME TIME: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20th
September 22-October 21

Louisville’s Homecoming celebration is just around the corner. Return to the Belknap nest for a month of both student and alumni activities, games, and fun. Visit with your friends and see all the campus changes.

Student spirit is infectious and it builds as Homecoming gets closer. The whole community surrounding Belknap Campus becomes involved! Haven’t been back to campus in a while? A lot has changed. Find out how UofL is transforming itself along with all your fellow alumni, family, and friends.

For complete event registration details on alumni events or to buy game tickets, visit our Events page. All activities subject to change. Quantities may be limited.

Cardinal Spirit Block Party
Saturday, September 22, 2-7 p.m.
Cardinal Blvd. at Cardinal Towne
Bring family and friends for the best neighborhood party ever! Enjoy inflatables, food, live music, and carnival games. Learn who is among the Top 10 Homecoming King & Queen finalists! Sponsored by Student Activities Board (SAB) and others.

Homecoming Paint the Town RED
Sunday, September 30, 1-4 p.m.; Monday, October 1, 3-6 p.m.
Student Activities Center, Multipurpose Room
Homecoming Spirit Teams decorate designated windows for Cardinal Spirit display throughout Homecoming.

Pride Week UofL Alumni Reception
Thursday, October 4, 5:30-7 p.m.
University Club & Alumni Center, Belknap Campus
Celebrate UofL’s Pride Week with fellow alumni and friends.

Homecoming Decoration Contest
Wednesday-Sunday, October 10-14
Belknap Campus
Students compete by installing Cardinal Spirit in buildings across campus.

75th Anniversary - Department of Fine Arts
Making it: Now:
An exhibition of recently graduated alumni (from 2000 to 2010), October 11 – November 11, 2012, Schneider Hall Galleries of the Hite Art Institute.
Wednesday, October 10, 6-7 p.m., interactive performance o Schneider Hall Galleries-­‐ Pre-­‐opening special event, "2012 U.S. Cities Contemporary Art Rankings: A New Hierarchical Approach" (Louisville 2012 edition), an interactive performance piece by Andy Studevant
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Opening Reception, Schneider Hall Galleries.
Friday, October 12, Noon, panel discussion. Schneider Hall Galleries. "Strategies: Where did we go from here," A panel discussion by the University of Louisville alumni from the Making it: Now exhibition. Alumni will focus on their strategies for a career in the arts.

Health Science Campus Cookout
Thursday, October 11, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
HSC Quadrangle
Have lunch downtown and help Metro United Way. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, $2 donation requested. Sponsored by SAB and the Alumni Assn.

SOAR’s Taste of UofL
Thursday, October 11, 5 p.m.
Red Barn West Lawn Plaza (Rain Site: SAC MPR)
Sample the best foods that local restaurants have to offer, then vote for your favorite from 5-8:00 p.m. Winners receive “UofL’s Best” awards in different categories. Free.

Corn Island Storytelling Festival at the University of Louisville
Friday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Humanities Quad, Belknap Campus
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your imagination as the region’s top storytellers spin their yarns. Fun, family-oriented stories begin at 7 p.m., ghosts come out after intermission. Free non-ticketed event. Food and drink available for purchase.

Homecoming SOUL Service Project
Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Join in with various community service opportunities and win Homecoming points!
Visit louisville.edu/leadership/service-opportunities/SOUL  for locations and details.

UofL Alumni Association Homecoming on Main Street!
Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m.
Bring the family and friends downtown to the KFC Yum! Center Plaza for a UofL community celebration. Games, rides, food, and fan activities make this the perfect kick-off to Louisville’s Homecoming. Explore along Main Street before and after the event with alumni specials at various locations.

“Wear Red to be Fed” Alumni & Student Cookout
Monday, October 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Red Barn, West Plaza
 Wear RED to show your Cardinal Pride and enjoy complimentary food and drinks at this annual Homecoming cookout and pep rally. Sponsored by SOAR and SAB.

Homecoming Comedy Show
Tuesday, October 16, 8 p.m.
Red Barn
Come out for the second of the Fall semester Comedy Series!. Sponsored by SAB.

Homecoming Spirit Games
Wednesday, October 17
West Plaza, all day student competition of challenges and games for spirit points and the title of Homecoming Champion. Brought to you by SAB.

Intramurals Tug of War Competition
Thursday, October 18, 5 p.m.
Churchill Park (across from the old Parkway Field)
Competition is fierce between Greek rivals. Come support your favorite! Sponsored by Intramurals. Free.

Homecoming Concert
Thursday, October 18
Red Barn, 7 p.m
Enjoy live music from country artist Mitch Rossell brought to you by SAB just for the Homecoming celebration.

2012 Alumni Awards Ceremony
Thursday, October 18
Crowne Plaza, Grand Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. greeting, 6:30 p.m. dinner and ceremony, dessert and cocktail reception following.
Join the UofL Alumni Association in honoring the 2012 Alumnus of the Year and the 10 Alumni Fellows from each college or school. Purchase tickets online or call 502-852-6186. $50 per person or $400 table of eight.

UofL Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Outing
Friday, October 19
Cardinal Club, Simpsonville, Ky., 9 a.m.
Proceeds from this four-person best ball scramble support scholarships and programs. Reserve your spot online or call 502-852-6186. $125 per golfer or $500 for a team.

Legacy Day
Friday, October 19, 12 noon-3:30 p.m.
Bigelow Hall, Miller Information Technology Center
Bring your prospective students to Legacy Day!

Tau Kappa Epsilon Reunion
Friday, October 19
For details on the TKE reunion, contact Craig Harrington, (502) 314-3662 or tke717az@gmail.com

Kent School of Social Work Homecoming Party
Friday, October 19, 5:30 to 9 p.m
RiRa's on 4th Street Live, Louisville
A family-friendly event, so children and all friends of the Kent School are welcome to attend. There will be a silent/live auction with proceeds benefiting the Kent School Alumni Council. We will be recognizing those Kent alumni from the classes of 1987 and 2002 as they reach their graduation milestones of 25 and 10 years. RSVP to Betty Sallengs (502) 852-6982.

Return to the Biscuit Speech
Friday, October 19, 6- 8:00 p.m.
Red Barn
Revisit the classic “Biscuit Speech” with former UofL professor Dr. Phil Laemmle with an Alumni reception to follow.  $10 per person includes light refreshments with cash bar.

Speed School Reunion and Awards Dinner
Friday, October 19, 6 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner
The Galt House, Archibald and Cochran Rooms
All J.B. Speed School of Engineering alumni are invited to this annual awards dinner and reunion. $40.

Louisville First Cards Forever and SOSer for Life!
Friday, October 19, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Flannigans Ale House, 934 Baxter Avenue
All former SOSers are invited to come together for an evening of reconnecting and sharing of stories on.  Practice your CARDS cheer and be ready for a night of Cardinal Pride.  $10 donation at the door, 2 beverage tickets and appetizers. Info: orient@louisville.edu.

NPHC Homecoming Step Show
Friday, October 19, 7 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium, 970 South Fourth St.
Spectacular event features fraternities and sororities competing in choreographed performances. Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council. $15 at door.

Phi Kappa Tau 65th Anniversary Alumni Reunion Party
Friday, October 19, 7 p.m.
The Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.,
Join fellow Beta Beta and Phi Kappa Tau alums for fun, food, and exhibit tours. Group reunion photo at 9 p.m. For more details, contact Bill Brasch, (502) 852-0201 or brasch@louisville.edu.

NPHC Student After Party
Friday, October 19, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
SAC Multipurpose Room.
Annual student dance presented by the National Pan Hellenic Council. $5 at door. Tickets: nphcul@louisville.edu.

Back to Campus Delta Upsilon Homecoming Reunion
Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
University Club & Alumni Center
Celebrate 93 years of UofL Athletics at the Delta Upsilon dinner, recognition ceremony, and Homecoming Dance. $40 couple/$20 single. Contact Rick Sneed (502) 614-8736.

Parent of the Year 2012 Award Ceremony
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.
Student Activities Center
Join fellow parents, caregivers, and friends for the 2012 awards reception presented by the Dean of Students.

Alumni Tailgate Central and Homecoming Game
Saturday, October 20, 12 Noon
North Lawn, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
UofL vs. USF, kickoff time 3:30 p.m.
For Homecoming enjoy expanded tailgate buffet with refreshments included at the Alumni Association tent for $25. Or purchase the tailgate buffet and a game ticket for just $40. Lots of fun for the entire family.

Justice Administration Tailgate
Saturday, October 20, three hours before kickoff
Brigman Hall Lawn. Catch up with Justice Administration classmates for the 18th annual reunion tailgate. For more info, 502-852-6567.

AAAC Alumni Homecoming Party
Saturday, October 20
Crowne Plaza, Coronet Ballroom, wine & cheese reception 8 p.m., dancing 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy food, drinks, and dancing, music by D.J. Q, Hosted by the African American Alumni Council. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

Spook-tacular Fun at the Planetarium
Sunday, October 21, 3 p.m.
A family-friendly fiendishly good time. Enjoy our ghoulishly fun Halloween laser music show (3:15, 4:15 and 5:15 showings) as well as kids games and activities. Costumes welcome.  $5/person.