The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is combining historic campus traditions with modern twists to present a new, expanded Husker homecoming.
Updated as part of the university’s year-long 150th-anniversary celebration, the 2019 homecoming will feature an expanded slate of events, a revamped Cornstock festival, the university’s largest parade ever, a live performance by “The Voice” finalist Hannah Huston, and many family-friendly opportunities.
“Our N150 homecoming is going to be an amazing opportunity for all Nebraskans — from age 2 to 92 and beyond — to come together and celebrate Dear Old Nebraska U,” said Diane Mendenhall, associate to the chancellor. “We hope that this celebration will ignite school spirit and lay the foundation for future homecomings that are bigger and better.”
Cornstock, which is free and open to the public, is 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4th in the plaza immediately east of Memorial Stadium. Parking, which is free and open to the public starting at 4:30 p.m., will be available at the university’s 14th and Avery garage, the 14th and Avery surface lot (west of the parking garage), and the Stadium Drive Parking Garage.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. with a new route that follows Vine Street, from 16th Street to the Memorial Stadium East Plaza. Featured performers in the parade include the Cornhusker Marching Band.
Additional Cornstock Festival activities include Huston performing at 6:50 p.m., a photo booth, face painting and T-shirt printing. A pep rally and jester competition is 7 to 7:30 p.m., and a performance by Huskeraire is 7:30 to 8 p.m.
The full N150 Husker Homecoming list of events can be found here: https://n150.unl.edu/homecoming.
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