It’s K-State’s homecoming this week, which means there is a lot of activities going on at K-State and around Manhattan. Homecoming week is a great time to travel back to K-State if you haven’t been here for a while and see what has changed over the years!
One of the activities I enjoy is seeing the newly elected student ambassadors. The K-State student ambassadors represent the K-State student body at K-State Alumni events all over the state of Kansas.
Another historic tradition to partake in during homecoming is the homecoming parade and pep rally. The parade is set for Friday at 5:00 pm beginning at Manhattan Town Center and ending at City Park. It showcases themed floats decorated by current K-State student organizations and greek houses. There’s always some extraordinary floats to see. Immediately following the parade, there is a pep rally at City Park. Be there to get the team pumped up so that we can get our first conference victory this weekend!
Some other activities going on at K-State during this homecoming week are:
- The K-State 150th anniversary closing ceremonies will take place on Thursday at 4:15 pm on the Anderson Lawn.
- There is a children’s carnival on Thursday from 6-8 pm at the K-State Student Union which is open to Manhattan and surrounding communities.
- On Tuesday from 10am-5pm head to Aggieville to see “Paint the ‘Ville”, where K-State student organizations paint the windows of Aggieville businesses for homecoming week.
But the most exciting activity to participate in during homecoming week is the football game. Kickoff is at 2:45pm Saturday, and the forecast currently predicts sunny with a high of 61! Not bad for the later half of October! To stay warm, make sure you have your purple cotton twill pants, mock neck long sleeved shirt and purple socks!
Get your friends together, especially those that are in town for the game that you haven’t seen in a while, and have a great time tailgating and watching K-State’s first conference victory against West Virginia!