Huskers' Homecoming celebrates ‘Bringing the Tradition Home'


This year's University of Nebraska-Lincoln Homecoming week carries the theme "Bringing the Tradition Home."

Though we're mid-way through Husker Homecoming week, but there are still plenty of activities to participate in before Saturday's football game.

A free concert by country artists Drake White and The Big Fire, and Eric Paslay will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 on the East Campus Mall. The concert is presented by the University Program Council and local radio station KX 96.9.

One-hour campus tours leave from the Wick Alumni Center, 1520 R St., and run at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 28. Pre-registration is required; call 1-888-353-1874 to make a reservation.

Also on Sept. 28, student lawn displays will be completed by 10:30 a.m. and judged at noon. The annual Homecoming parade starts at 6 p.m. The route begins at 16th and Vine streets, moves south to R Street, then goes west to the Nebraska Union south entrance. The parade is free and open to the public.

In addition to floats built by registered student organizations, participants in the parade include the Cornhusker Marching Band, the Spirit Squad, 2018 homecoming royalty and student walking groups.

A pep rally will follow the parade from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the Nebraska Union Plaza. The Scarlet Guard's Homecoming Jester Competition is part of the pep rally.

The Nebraska Alumni Association will host a Football Friday gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wick Alumni Center. Football Friday includes appearances by former Husker football players, music, giveaways, children's games and more.

Blood drives are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25-27 at the Nebraska Union.

Elections of royalty will take place on students' MyRED portal. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime of the Nebraska-Purdue football game on Sept. 29.

Adapted from Nebraska Today