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Swag Cab

Monday, October 9, 2023 – Thursday, October 12, 2023 
Various Hours 
UK Campus
Catch the Swag Cab on campus during 2023 Homecoming Week! We’ll be cruising through campus with special guests each day to provide lucky students with a ride to class and a chance to win prizes if they can correctly answer trivia questions – Cash Cab style! Flag us down for your chance to win!


Catch one of many games during 2023 Homecoming Week!

Block Party

Block Party

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
4 – 8 p.m. 
Alumni Commons 

Join us for a good old fashioned block party to get you excited for Homecoming 2023, Wednesday, October 11 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.! We’ll have food, music and games. The entire UK and Lexington community is welcome at this family-friendly event.


Thursday Night Live

Thursday, October 12, 2023
5 – 8 p.m. 
Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Tandy Park

Join UK Alumni Association and VisitLex downtown for Central Bank Thursday Night Live! Join thousands of your closest friends for live music, local food and beverage vendors, and the hottest party in town featuring RAGS AND RICHES. Don’t forget to stop by our booth to pick up some homecoming swag, while supplies last.

Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 14, 2023
4 p.m.

Get ready to cheer at our Tailgate Tent Party as the Wildcats take on the Missouri Tigers. Enjoy tailgate food along with exciting games, entertainment, giveaways and performances by the UK Cheerleaders and Pep Band! Register here.

Paint the Town Blue

Calling all Wildcats - it's time to Paint The Town Blue! Our annual Homecoming celebration is right around the corner and we need your help to spread UK spirit all across campus and downtown. As a UK fan, there's nothing better than showing off your Wildcat pride. This year we're going bigger and bolder to welcome back alumni and get everybody pumped up for the big game. This community-wide spirit opportunity is open to all fans: student organizations, sororities and fraternities, UK offices and departments, local businesses, alumni and friends.

Here's all you have to do to participate: Get out all your blue and white decorations and have fun! Want to create a banner? Great! Have a box full of pompoms? Hang them from the ceiling! Paint a Wildcat on your storefront window. Let your creative spirit loose and show us what you've got. The most spirited entry will receive special recognition at the Homecoming Block Party at the brand-new Alumni Commons on Wednesday, October 11, as well as a trophy. 

Not only will you be supporting UK, you'll also get some great exposure for your organization, business or office space during homecoming when alumni and friends flood Lexington. And did we mention bragging rights for having the most spirit? It's easy to join in. Simply click the link to register for Paint the Town Blue.

All decorations should be submitted here by Monday, October 9, at 11:59 p.m. Judging will occur Tuesday, October 10 between 2 and 4 p.m.

Stay Connected with the UK Homecoming App

The UK Guides app is your on-the-go source for all things Homecoming! Build your schedule of events and stay updated on everything going on throughout the 2023 UK Homecoming.



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