UCA homecoming Oct. 17-22

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate Homecoming 2016 on Monday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Oct. 22.

The 2016 theme for the week is “Every road you take will always lead you home.” The week culminates with the football game pitting the UCA Bears against Southland Conference rival Lamar University.

“Homecoming at UCA is a special time and we know that after working for over a year on these events, this homecoming week will be one full of memories that our students will have for a lifetime,” said Brandon Price, coordinator of Student Organizations and University Events.

Events for the week include spirit-filled activities on campus and in Conway. Many events are designed to engage alumni with their alma mater.

“The Alumni Association is excited to partner with Student Services and Athletics this year for Homecoming 2016. It will be a week-long celebration of truly exciting festivities for students, alumni and friends of the university,” said Jesse Thill, executive director of Alumni Relations.

To RSVP or purchase tickets and to see a complete schedule of all organization-sponsored events, please visit uca.edu/homecoming.

A partial list of events:


3 p.m. – College Square Pep Rally, College Square Retirement Community


7 p.m. – Pep rally and Basketball Madness, Farris Center


7 p.m. – Movie Night – “Home,” Football Practice Fields


8:30 a.m. – Greg Hunt Memorial Golf Tournament* – Nutters Chapel Golf & Country Club

7 p.m. – Homecoming Greek Step Show, Farris Center

7 p.m. – Alumni Party at The Brick Room (food provided by Mosaique)*, The Brick Room

Alumni Decades Parties* – various locations


10 a.m. – Half-Century Club Induction & Brunch* – McCastlain Hall

2 p.m. – Donaghey Hall and Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences Grand Opening

2 p.m. – Bear Bash (food provided by Eat My Catfish)* – Buffalo Alumni Hall

3:30 p.m. – Homecoming Coronation Parade (sponsored by Nationwide), Bruce Street

* Denotes ticket or RSVP required.