University of Arkansas Homecoming tradition continues


This year's theme is "Etched in Stone."

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) โ€” The University of Arkansas celebrates its 97th annual Homecoming tradition this year as the Razorbacks prepare to take on the Mississippi State University Bulldogs on Saturday, November 2nd, at 3 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium.

Beyond the football field, there are a number of events taking place over the weekend joining all members of the University of Arkansas family together as one. Homecoming is a long-standing tradition here at the University of Arkansas. The first Homecoming parade was November 16, 1922, with the U of A’s semi-centennial celebration.

This year’s weekend U of A Homecoming events include:

Friday, Nov. 1

  • Theme of the Day: Razorback Spirit!
  • Greek Life lawn decorations around campus.
  • Class of 2018 Senior Walk dedication โ€“ corner of Arkansas Avenue & Dickson Street.
  • Homecoming Patio Party โ€“ Dickson Street Pub.
  • Inaugural Air Force & Army ROTC Alumni Social โ€“ Carnal Hall.
  • Arkansas Alumni Awards Banquet โ€“ Fayetteville Town Center.
  • Young Alumni Patio Party โ€“ Dickson Street Pub.
  • Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally โ€“ Dickson Street and Chi Omega Greek Theater.
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Step Show โ€“ Arkansas Union.

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • Arkansas Alumni Hog Wild Tailgate โ€“ Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House.
  • Campus Ministries Homecoming Tailgates at various locations.
  • Northwest Arkansas Alumni Chapter Tailgate โ€“ Razorback Gardens.
  • Razorbacks vs. Mississippi State football game.

Homecoming discounts, coloring sheets, schedule of events and additional event details can be found at

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