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College of Social Work 85th Anniversary Time Capsule 

Upload your pictures, memories, and digital memorabilia to help us celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the College of Social Work. This digital time capsule will be opened during the 100th Anniversary of the College of Social Work in 2038.Virtual submissions for the time capsule will be accepted through October 20th. Learn more here

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Block Party

4 – 8 p.m.  

Alumni Commons

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

Thursday, October. 12, 2023

College of Social Work Alumni Association Virtual Trivia Tournament 

Starting Thursday, Oct. 12 and ending Saturday, Oct. 14 

Join us for a virtual trivia tournament where you and your classmates can win prizes for showing off your UK and CoSW knowledge! Register here. 

Golden Wildcat Reunion Registration 

Noon – 5 p.m.

The Campbell House Lexington | 1375 S. Broadway | Lexington, KY 40504 

Welcome to Lexington! Attendees are asked to stop by the Campbell House Lexington to pick up all event tickets, nametags and itinerary. Register for the Golden Wildcat reunion here if you haven’t already! *Note: if you are unable to stop by during the times listed above, all materials will be transported to future events. 

College of Social Work Classes Without Quizzes 

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema or Virtual via Zoom 

Join us for Dr. Kalea Benner’s Introduction to Social Work and Diverse Populations Course and take a step back in time to your college days with fellow UK alumni and friends by joining us for a classroom style lecture. Don’t worry — there won’t be a quiz at the end! Register here. 

Golden Wildcat Society Induction Dinner & Pinning Ceremony 

6 – 7 p.m.

Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom | 160 Ave of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508

Enjoy a delicious dinner and recognition at one of the iconic locations on campus. Members of the Class of 1973 will receive their pins and be inducted into the Golden Wildcat Society. Register here. *Note: Attire is business.

Friday, October 13, 2023

Lyman T. Johnson Awards Luncheon 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom | 160 Ave of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s Lyman T. Johnson Constituency Group, with the support of the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Office of the Provost, will continue tradition by hosting an awards luncheon in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom to honor an African American student and alumni recipient from each nominating college. Register here

Golden Wildcat Reception

5 – 7 p.m.  

The Campbell House Lexington | 1375 S. Broadway | Lexington, KY 40504 

Enjoy an early evening reception as a fun way to connect with the Class of 1973 50-year reunion. Light appetizers will be served. Register here

Saturday, October 14, 2023


3 Hours prior to kick-off 

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. We will also have College of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication and Information, College of Dentistry, Stanley and Karen Pigman College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Lewis Honors College, The Martin School, College of Medicine, College of Public Health, Singletary Scholars, College of Social Work, PrideCats and Lyman T. Johnson Constituent Groups joining us.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Farewell Breakfast with Golden Wildcats

8 a.m. 

The Campbell House Lexington | 1375 S. Broadway | Lexington, KY 40504

Say goodbye to fellow alumni during a breakfast at the Campbell House and join us for one final event to wrap up the 2023 Homecoming festivities. This event is free to attend. Food and drinks are available for purchase on site. Register here