WKU celebrating 2017 Homecoming week

Published: Oct. 10, 2017 at 5:42 PM CDT
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For Hilltopper fans, this week is all about school spirit.

On Tuesday, WKU's South Lawn was already filled with tents waiting for tailgating before Saturday's game.

The Alumni Association says that although Saturday's football game is a huge part of homecoming week, there's more to it than that.

"It's truly what we work for all year. It's the largest reunion weekend of the year. It's more than a weekend, it's a full week of festivities and we work on it, truly, 12 months out of the year preparing for the next year's homecoming," says Ginny Hensley, Director of Alumni Engagement at WKU and Homecoming Co-Chair.

Hensley says Bowling Green could see 20-25,000 people come to town throughout the week to participate in the various festivities, which include dinners, parades, and of course, the football game against Charlotte.

This year is President Timothy Caboni and his wife Kacy's first inaugural homecoming as WKU's First Family.

"It's a new transition for us but it's exciting -- they're excited to participate in all the activities -- so it's a learning process for all of it but they're very excited about it. We're excited to welcome them and truly showcase WKU, and all the things we do throughout homecoming week," adds Hensley.

For a full list of WKU Homecoming activities, we've attached a link to the WKU Alumni Association's page.