Community invited to participate in K-State Homecoming events

Posted September 19, 2018

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 2018 Homecoming week Oct. 7-13.

This year's Homecoming theme is Little Apple, Big Entertainment. The week marks K-State's 103rd Homecoming celebration. Homecoming is a universitywide celebration sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association.

"For more than a century, K-State has celebrated this wonderful tradition," said Marcus Kidd, assistant director of student programs for the Alumni Association. "We look forward to Wildcat fans of all ages joining us for a spirit-filled Homecoming week celebrating the K-State family."

Students or student organizations interested in being involved in additional Homecoming week activities should contact the Alumni Association programs department at 785-532-5056.

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

Sunday, Oct. 7
10 a.m.: Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk, K-State Alumni Center: Students, alumni and community members may run or walk through campus in the 14th annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the K-State Multicultural Student Center initiative.

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

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

Time TBD: Crazy Cat Kickoff, campuswide: The Kickoff is sponsored by the K-State Association of Residence Halls.

Also: Spirit Signs will be displayed across campus all week. Paint the U entries will be displayed in the K-State Student Union all week. Coloring contest winners (grades K-6) will be displayed at Manhattan Town Center all week.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
All Day: Paint the 'Ville, Aggieville: Check out the Aggieville windows painted by campus organizations and Homecoming pairings.

All Day: KSUnite events, campuswide, The collective vision is to continue KSUnite via an internal, institutional symposium that brings the K-State community together for the purposes of leveraging our existing resources as we intentionally and proactively engage on issues around the diversity continuum, equity and inclusion. For more information,

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

Wednesday, Oct. 10
7 p.m.: K-State Volleyball vs. Iowa State, Ahearn Fieldhouse.

Thursday, Oct. 11
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: K-State Student Ambassador Elections, students can vote online at

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

Friday, Oct. 12
3-5:30 p.m.: Trick-or-Treat in Aggieville.

5 p.m.: Homecoming Parade: The parade route 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 before snaking back south along Manhattan Avenue and concluding in City Park. Longtime K-State supporters Rand and Patti Berney will serve as grand marshals for the parade.

6:30 p.m.: Homecoming Pep Rally, Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park (following the parade).

Saturday, Oct. 13
K-State vs. Oklahoma State Homecoming football game, Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Time TBD. Visit K-State Athletics for updated game times.

A pregame celebration will begin two hours prior to kickoff in Cat Town, which is located on the south side of the west parking lot at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Cost to attend is $20 per adult and $15 per child (4-17 years old). Reservations for the pregame are required; they are due by Oct. 14.

The winning Spirit Signs will be displayed at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. During halftime the new Student Ambassadors will be announced and the Homecoming Committee members will be recognized.