Everything You Need to Know About Nebraska Homecoming 2019
Of course homecoming is always a special time for members of the Nebraska family, but it is even more important this year. 2019 marks 150 years since the University of Nebraska was founded. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the school is going all out for homecoming this year. Read our guide to find out all the details about what you can expect during the festivities.
Learn All About the Homecoming Events
Since it is a time for alumnae to return to campus and celebrate their school pride, homecoming is one of the biggest events at school all year. Nebraska has a full week of activities planned. Here's a quick rundown of the calendar.
• Sunday, September 29: Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, and Campus Recreation will be hosting a 1.5-mile fun run starting at 8 a.m.
• Monday, September 30: Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Nebraska is hosting a "Bleed Husker Red" blood drive. There will also be a student showtime battle with skits and dances at the Nu Coliseum at 8 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 1: The Bleed Husker Red blood drive will continue at the Centennial Room between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• Thursday, October 3: On Thursday, you can visit the blood drive between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. before heading to the free homecoming concert at 8 p.m. on the East Campus Mall.
• Friday, October 4: Campus tours are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and there will be a lecture series starting at 12:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall. The big event for today will be the Parade and Cornstock festival combining a parade, pep rally, food, live music, and more. It will be at the Memorial Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, October 5: Capping off homecoming week is the big football game. Cheer on your favorite Blackshirts and Cornhuskers as they battle against Northwestern.
As we get closer to the big week, the school may be adding more Nebraska homecoming events, so be sure to check out the Nebraska Cornhuskers homecoming 2019 schedule.
Enjoying Homecoming as a Student
If you are currently a student at the University of Nebraska, you can expect to look forward to an exciting week. Of course, classes are still going on, but the whole campus is filled with a festive air making everything exciting. The blood drive is going on all week at multiple sites, so be sure to drop by and donate if you can. Those who are athletic can enjoy competing with their friends in the fun run, or you can just walk or jog as much of the route as you want in this low-pressure run.
Things really kick off around October 3rd as the whole university heads into the homecoming weekend. You can expect a lot of great parties on campus, especially if you are part of the Greek council or a student organization. There are also fun activities like the Homecoming Concert and the Showtime at the Coliseum where you can show off skits and dances you have been working on.
For those with relatives who are alumnae, get ready for a busy weekend. Depending on who is visiting, you may have plenty of time to take your relatives on tours and catch them up on campus life. Just remember to clean out your dorm before they come over. If you are low on space, you may want to try storing some belongings in our Lincoln self storage facility to temporarily make a little more space for guests.
Traveling to Nebraska for Homecoming
Since homecoming is all about the alumni on campus, this is the ideal time to travel to Lincoln and visit your alma mater. Keep in mind the town is filled with visitors, so be sure to book your hotel in advance. If you have plenty of time, you can visit as early as September 29 to catch the beginning of homecoming events.
However, many alumnae do not show up until October 3 or 4. This is the start of the larger homecoming activities, so you will not miss all the big events. Must-see options for alumnae visiting include the alumni social hour, the Cornstock festival, and the game itself.
Celebrating Homecoming at Home
Even if you can't travel to Lincoln for homecoming, it's still easy to show your Cornhuskers pride. Alumni and supporters who live outside of the area have plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities. You can get in on the blood drive by visiting your local blood donation center anytime during the week. Check out your local alumnae association or look at sports bars near you. If you live in an area with a lot of other proud Cornhuskers, someone will probably be hosting a great homecoming event.
Another great way to celebrate at home is with a big Cornhuskers party. Some alumnae like to plan something for earlier in the week while others wait to have their party right as the big game kicks off. Whatever time you pick, this is the perfect opportunity to invite all your friends over for a fun event. Decorate everything in scarlet and cream, turn the game on, and provide classic football treats like wings, burgers, and more.
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