UCA plans activities to mark homecoming

A variety of events are on tap as the University of Central Arkansas will celebrate homecoming from Monday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 27. This year’s theme is the ’90s.

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate Homecoming 2019 from Monday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 27. 

This year’s homecoming theme is the ’90s.

UCA Homecoming 2019 is presented by Conway Regional Health System.

This year, two alumni will be honored with the Alumni Service Award and Young Alumni Award during the Alumni and Friends Party presented by Cousins Office Furniture at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Centennial Events Center. Brandy Pate ’98 will be honored as the Alumni Service Award recipient and Spencer Gordy ’07 will be honored as the Young Alumni Award recipient.

Other notable events include the Bear Bash, Greek Step Show, parade, coronation and the inaugural Big Bear Classic cycling event. The week culminates with a football game between the Central Arkansas Bears and Sam Houston State.

To RSVP or purchase tickets and to see a complete schedule of events, visit uca.edu/alumni/homecoming/.

A partial list of events:

Monday, Oct. 21 – Fall Fest, noon to 6 p.m., parking lot east of the HPER.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Student Pep Rally at 7 p.m., Farris Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Taj Express performance at 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall.

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Young Alumni Night, 6-8 p.m., Fassler Hall, 311 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock.

UCA Volleyball vs. SFA (Pack the Prince/’90’s night), 6 p.m., Prince Center.

Friday, Oct. 25 – Alumni & Friends Party, 7 p.m., Centennial Events Center.

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

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Big Bear Classic cycling event, 7:30-9 a.m., Donaghey Hall at the corner of Bruce Street and Donaghey Avenue.

Decades Brunch featuring Half-Century Club Induction, 10 a.m., McCastlain Hall.

UCA Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian (Military Appreciation Day), noon, Prince Center.

Bear Bash, 2-5 p.m., Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

Homecoming Coronation Parade, 3:30 p.m., Bruce Street.

Football Game: UCA Bears vs. Sam Houston State, 6 p.m., Estes Stadium.

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Jersey Boys, 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall.