Sunday, September 25, 2022 9 events for EVERYONE during Homecoming Week
Homecoming at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is much more than an autumn football game and student royalty. There are activities each day for entertainment, giving back, and showing your Husker spirit.
Here are the great activities that every student should seek out.
Showtime at Vine Street Fields
September 26 | 8 p.m. | Vine Street Fields (17th & Vine)
Students can join the large audience crowd to watch as recognized student organizations, fraternity and sorority groups, and residence halls compete with performances for Homecoming competition points and ultimate bragging rights.
Daily, September 26–29
This is the single-largest annual blood drive in the state of Nebraska. Spots remain open to for students to donate. The donation site for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday is the Nebraska Union on City Campus; Thursday is at the Nebraska East Union on East Campus. Sign up here.
Food Drive for Husker Pantry
All Week. Donations due by 4 p.m. September 30
Help Huskers-in-need by participating in the campus food drive with a goal of raising 3,500 non-perishable food items, hygiene products, cleaning products, and school supplies for the Husker Pantry. Find donation bin locations and the link to the pantry's Amazon wishlist here.
Homecoming Cornhole Tournament
September 28 | 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium
Cheer on your favorite team-of-two representing student organizations as they battle against other pairs of two in the classic lawn game of cornhole (a.k.a. bags). The top three placing teams will receive Homecoming Competition points.
September 29 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Wick Alumni Center
Students can connect with multicultural alumni during this free reception and program to recognize distinguished alumni of color. View this year's award recipients. Appetizers and refreshments will be served and casual attire is recommended. Students should register to attend.
Homecoming Concert, featuring DUCKWRTH
September 29 | 8 p.m. | Pinnacle Bank Arena
Enjoy a live performance by rapper, singer, songwriter, and artist DUCKWRTH and opening act Caleborate. Each UNL student can redeem ONE free ticket, either in advance or on the day of the concert. Tickets for the general public are $10 each. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by the University Program Council. Ticket details.
Shuttles will be available from City and East Campus to Pinnacle Bank Arena from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Return shuttles will be available from 9:30 to 11 p.m. An ADA van will be on standby at the transportation office until 8 p.m.; if no calls occur during that time they will depart. Otherwise they will remain until all their charges are return to East/City Campus. Call 402-326-8807 to make arrangements.
Cornstock Festival + Homecoming Parade
September 30 | 4 to 8 p.m. | Memorial Stadium East Plaza
Enjoy food trucks, a Ferris wheel, games for adults and children, a balloon artist and more. You can get in the Husker spirit while enjoying live music and performances from Nebraska students during the Jester Competition. The annual Homecoming Parade starts at 6 p.m. Watch student organizations, community groups, homecoming royalty, the Cornhusker Marching Band, and some special guests as they perform. Participants will include floats, golf carts, and performances. The parade route travels along Vine Street and ends at the Cornstock Festival. Map of parade route.
Homecoming Lawn Displays
September 30 & October 1
Go for a walk to check out the Homecoming lawn displays from fraternities and sororities participating in the annual competition. All displays include this year's HUSKER THROWBACK theme. Displays will remain all weekend. Map of display locations.
October 1 | 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Meier Commons
Join the Collegiate Recovery Community in celebrating Husker football prior to the home football game. Enjoy food, alcohol-free beverages and outside yard games, including cornhole. Sober tailgates are free and open to any student interested in an alcohol-free tailgate experience.