Community invited to participate in K-State Homecoming events

Posted September 16, 2019

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 2019 Homecoming week Oct. 20-26.

This year's theme, "Manhappiest Place on Earth," salutes K-State's hometown, Manhattan. The week marks K-State's 104th Homecoming celebration. Homecoming is a universitywide celebration sponsored by the K-State Alumni Association.

"Homecoming for many K-Staters is a time to come back to Manhattan and celebrate what we love most about our university," said Jessica Elmore, associate director of alumni 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 schedule of events is as follows (all events and times are subject to change):

Sunday, Oct. 20
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 15th annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan.

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

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: Coloring contest winners (grades K-6) will be displayed at Manhattan Town Center all week.

Monday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Paint the 'Ville, Aggieville: Check out the Aggieville windows painted by campus organizations and Homecoming pairings.

Tuesday, Oct. 22
8 p.m.: Wildcat Request Live, Bramlage Coliseum: This lip sync and dance competition showcases Fraternity and Sorority Homecoming pairings.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
6 p.m.: K-State volleyball vs. Kansas, Ahearn Fieldhouse.

Evening: Percentage Night: K-Staters are encouraged to eat at various restaurants around Manhattan where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan.

Thursday, Oct. 24
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. 25
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 then going through Aggieville concluding at City Park. Jordy Nelson will serve as the grand marshal.

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

8 p.m.: K-State men's basketball vs. Emporia State, Bramlage Coliseum.

Saturday, Oct. 26
Time TBD: K-State vs. Oklahoma Homecoming football game, Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

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. 20.

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.