Homecoming Week schedule

Homecoming Week begins Oct. 14 with opening ceremonies  at Tuesday's devotional.
Homecoming Week begins Oct. 14 with opening ceremonies at Tuesday’s Devotional, followed by a barbecue in Brigham Square.

Homecoming Week is a time to celebrate old traditions and start new ones. Check out the schedule to see what festivities are in store for students and alumni during the week-long event.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Opening Ceremonies and BYUSA Barbecue: The week kicks off with a ceremony replacing the normal Devotional, starting at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center. Afterward, viewers are invited to follow the Marching Band to Brigham Square for a barbecue hosted by BYUSA from 12 to 1 p.m.

Hike and Light the Y: Students can meet at the Hinckley Center from 6 p.m. onward to catch shuttles to the trail head. The lighting of the Y will take place at 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

BYUSA Noonday Activities: Student games and activities will be held at Brigham Square from 12 to 1 p.m.

True Blue Foam: Students can play on a giant slip and slide, covered in blue foam, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Helaman Fields.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Alumni Achievement Award Lectures: Eleven BYU alumni will be honored for their outstanding accomplishments in their professional fields. As part of the award ceremonies, each recognized individual will give a lecture at 11 a.m. To see a list of locations, click here.

BYUSA Noonday Activities: More fun and games for students at Brigham Square from 12 to 1 p.m.

Spectacular: BYU’s performing groups will light up the Marriott Center on Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. This year’s event will showcase artist James C. Christensen.

BYUSA members prepare blue pancakes for a homecoming breakfast. (Chris Bunker)
BYUSA members prepare blue pancakes for a Homecoming breakfast. The pancake breakfast this year will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at various locations across campus. (Chris Bunker)

Friday, Oct. 17

Alumni Achievement Award Lectures: The ceremonies finish up with the Marriott School honoree lecture at 11:00 a.m. in Tanner Building Room 710.

BYUSA Noonday Activities: Last chance for some Homecoming “fun-tivities” with BYUSA at Brigham Square from 12 to 1 p.m.

Reunions: Classes of 1984, 1974 and 1964 are meeting across campus. The Young Ambassadors Affinity and the Former Student Officer’s Society are hosting get-togethers as well.

Spectacular: BYU’s performing groups continue the Spectacular performance in the Marriott Center at 7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Dances: Four homecoming dance options and locations will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets sell at the Information Desk in the WSC.

  • Casual, Utah Valley University hangar at Provo Airport “Take Flight,” $5 per ticket
  • Casual, The Wall, WSC, $5 per ticket
  • Semi-formal, the Manor at The Shops at Riverwoods, “Fly Me to the Moon,” $16 per couple
  • Formal, the Underground in downtown Provo, Wright Brothers theme, $25 per couple

Saturday, Oct. 18

Pancake Breakfast: Free blue pancakes will be offered before the Homecoming Parade at 8:30 a.m. at the bottom of the Maeser Building stairs, south of the Creamery on Ninth, at the botany pond, at the BYU track and at Cougar Dental Center on the southeast corner of campus.

Kids’ Races: The Cougar Run welcomes the entire family, with children-specific races starting at 8:45 a.m. in the Robison Track and Field Complex.

Cougar Run: A 5K race, following the homecoming parade route, starts at 9:45 a.m. at the Robison Track and Field Complex.

Homecoming Parade: The traditional BYU parade starts at the Marriott Center at 10 a.m. and finishes at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Reunions: Class of 1994 and the Cheer Affinity are meeting for dinner and other events that day.

Football Game: Homecoming ultimately leads up to the BYU football game against the University of Nevada, Reno, at 8:15 p.m. in the LaVell Edwards Stadium.

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