8 events for ALL during Homecoming week

The reunion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is much more than a fall football game and student royalty. There are activities every day to entertain, give back and show your Husker spirit.

Here are the great activities every college student should look for.

Show at Vine Street Fields

September 26 | 8 p.m. | Fields of the rue de la vigne (17th and vineyard)

Students can join the general public to watch recognized student organizations, fraternity and sorority groups, and residence halls compete with performances for Homecoming competition points and ultimate bragging rights.

Blood collect

Every day, from September 26 to 29

This is the largest annual blood drive in the state of Nebraska. Places remain open to students to make a donation. The donation site for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is the Nebraska Union on City Campus; Thursdays are at Nebraska East Union on East Campus. Register here.

Food drive for Husker Pantry

The whole week. Donations due before 4 p.m. on September 30

Help Huskers in need by participating in the Campus Food Drive with the goal of collecting 3,500 non-perishable food items, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and school supplies for the Husker Pantry. Find donation bin locations and the Pantry Amazon Wish List link here.

Cornhole tournament returns

September 28 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium

Cheer on your favorite team of twos representing student organizations as they battle against other pairs of twos in the classic lawn game of cornhole (aka sacks). The top three teams will receive points for the Homecoming competition.

Comeback concert, with DUCKWRTH

September 29 | 8 p.m. | Pinnacle Bank Arena

Enjoy a live performance from rapper, singer, songwriter and artist DUCKWRTH and opening act Caleborate. Each UNL student can redeem ONE free ticket, either in advance or on the day of the concert. Tickets for the general public are $10 each. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Shuttles to and from East Campus will be available to students. The concert is presented by the University Programs Council. Ticket details.

Cornstock Festival + Homecoming Parade

September 30 | 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Memorial Stadium East Plaza

Enjoy food trucks, a Ferris wheel, games for adults and children, a balloon artist and more. You can get into the Husker spirit while enjoying live music and performances by Nebraska students at the Jester Competition. The annual homecoming parade begins at 6 p.m. Watch student organizations, community groups, homecoming royalty, the Cornhusker Marching Band, and some special guests as they perform. Participants will include floats, golf carts and performances. The parade route runs along Vine Street and ends at the Cornstock Festival. Map of the parade route.

Homecoming Lawn Displays

September 30 and October 1

Go for a walk to check out the Homecoming lawn exhibits of the fraternities and sororities participating in the annual competition. All exhibits include this year’s HUSKER THROWBACK theme. Postings will remain throughout the weekend. Map of display locations.

Sober tailgate

October 1 | 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Municipalities of Meier

Join the Collegiate Recovery community to celebrate Husker football before the home football game. Enjoy food, soft drinks, and outdoor yard games, including cornhole. Sober tailgates are free and open to any student interested in a non-alcoholic tailgate experience.

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