Alumni Association announces Homecoming plans — here are the details

The K-State Classy Cats participate in the Kansas State University Homecoming Parade in Aggieville on Oct. 20, 2017. (File photo by Cooper Kinley | Collegian Media Group)

The K-State Alumni Association revealed the theme for the 2018 Homecoming Week on Monday. According to their website, the seven-day long celebration will be branded by the theme Little Apple, Big Entertainment.

Marcus Kidd, assistant director of student programs for the Alumni Association and graduate student in counseling services, said the committee wanted to focus on themes that would be more applicable to the student body as a whole.

“The committee wanted to try and focus on more of the entertainment aspects of what homecoming can be for this year,” Kidd said. “Thinking about it from a more wholistic viewpoint — everyone likes music; It’s just a great a pastime.”

Beginning on Sunday, Oct. 7 and running through Saturday, Oct. 13, there will be an array of activities available for everyone, Kidd said.

“For the beginning of the week we have the Homecoming 5K — that’s for anyone,” Kidd said. “It’s called the 5K run/walk so anyone can participate; they don’t necessarily have to run it.”

Kidd said there will also be events such as sidewalk chalking and Paint the U — an event which allows student organization to present their creations that adhere to this year’s homecoming theme.

Those interested in getting involved with Homecoming activities can find information regarding the event on the K-State Alumni website and social media.

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