Homecoming Week Events

Courtesy of UNL Alumni & Friends
Courtesy of UNL Alumni & Friends

Wednesday, October 2: The Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in the Nebraska Union from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Use the sponsor code 009279 online at redcrossblood.org to receive a free t-shirt. Be one of the first 600 donors and receive a coupon for a free 7 inch pizza from DaVinci’s. 100 donors will receive tickets to Abendmusik’s Nosferatu. Donors must bring an official photo ID. Donors must also eat before donating. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS with any questions.

Thursday, October 3: The blood drive is still in effect from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Nebraska Union.

A free concert by Craig Morgan with special guest Brynn Marie is at 8 p.m. on the East Campus Mall. The concert is presented by the University Programs Council, and local radio station New Country KX 96.9, along with Student Involvement East Campus Programs, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Association of Students at the University of Nebraska Student Government, and UNL Residence Hall Association.

Friday, October 4: CNN Headline News’ “Morning Express with Robin Meade” will make a stop at UNL with the “Rivalry Express” tour bus. The network will broadcast live from the Nebraska Union Plaza from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. to capture a sense of campus life. Husker fans are encouraged to show up and demonstrate their spirit on live TV.

The annual UNL Homecoming parade starts at 6 p.m. at 14th and Vine streets going to 16th street, down R street to 13th street. The parade is free and open to the public.

In addition to the floats built by registered student organizations, participants in the parade include the Cornhusker Marching Band, the Spirit Squad, and 2013 Homecoming royalty. Judging of parade entries will occur at 16th and S streets.

A pep rally will follow the parade from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Union Plaza. The Scarlet Guard’s fourth annual Homecoming Biggest Fan competition is part of the pep rally.

The Nebraska Alumni Association will host a Football Friday gathering from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Railyard, just southeast of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Football Friday includes appearances by former Husker football players, music, giveaways, children’s games and more.

Elections of UNL Homecoming royalty will take place on students’ MyRed portals. Homecoming queen and king will be crowned at halftime.

Saturday, October 5: Nebraska-Illinois football game is set to kick off at 11 a.m.