Community invited to participate in K-State Homecoming events

Posted September 26, 2022


The K-State Alumni Association and Student Homecoming Committee invite Kansas State University students, alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends to join them for events and activities during K-State’s 2022 Homecoming week Oct. 23-29.

This year’s theme is “Wildcat Dreams.” The week marks K-State’s 107th Homecoming celebration. Homecoming is a universitywide celebration facilitated by the K-State Alumni Association.

“We look forward to Wildcats of all ages joining us for yet another spirit-filled Homecoming week celebrating the K-State family,” said Tamie Redding ’86, associate director of alumni programs for the Alumni Association. “Homecoming for many K-Staters is a time to come back to Manhattan and celebrate what we love most about K-State.” 

All Homecoming events are open to the public. For the most updated information, visit The schedule of events is as follows (all events and times are subject to change):

Sunday, Oct. 23

9 a.m.: Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk, K-State Alumni Center: Students, alumni and community members may run or walk through campus in the annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk, which benefits Manhattan Emergency Shelter Inc. (There is also a virtual 5K option that can be completed anywhere.) The Homecoming 5K is sponsored by WTC Fiber Internet.

Noon to 2 p.m.: Spirit Signs Contest, Coffman Commons across from Hale Library. Spirit Signs will be displayed on campus all week.

Noon to 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalking Contest, Bosco Student Plaza. 

8 p.m.: Pant the Chant, Bramlage Coliseum: Homecoming groups perform original spirit cheers.

Monday, Oct. 24

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Paint the ’Ville, Aggieville: Campus organizations and pairings will paint windows all day Monday. Check out their creative windows all week long.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

8 p.m.: Wildcat Request Live, Bramlage Coliseum: This lip sync and dance competition showcases fraternity and sorority Homecoming pairings.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

6-8 p.m.: Children’s Carnival, K-State Student Union: Open to Manhattan and surrounding communities.

Thursday, Oct. 27

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: K-State Student Ambassador Elections: Students can vote online at

Friday, Oct. 28

3-5 p.m.: Trick-or-Treat in Aggieville.

5 p.m.: Homecoming Parade: The parade route, led by grand marshal President Richard Linton, begins at Manhattan Town Center and will run along Poyntz Avenue from Third Street to 11th Street, then heads north along 11th until reaching Moro Street then going through Aggieville concluding at City Park. 

6:30 p.m.: Homecoming Pep Rally, Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park 

Saturday, Oct. 29

Time TBD: K-State vs. Oklahoma State University Homecoming football game, Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 

A pregame celebration will begin two hours prior to kickoff. The pregame will take place in the grass area west of Bramlage. Cost to attend is $25 per person including food and drinks. Advanced registration required and space is limited. The pregame is sponsored by Kansas Lottery and

During the game the new Student Ambassadors will be announced and the Homecoming Committee members will be recognized.