Kelsey Peavler smiles as Clawz the mascot greets her at the 2017 Homecoming Football Game

Homecoming Weekend

Alumni, Welcome Home!

Alumni, students, families and friends are invited to Campbellsville University’s Homecoming, a special time of year where we come together to honor and celebrate CU’s past, present and future.

Each year begins with an alumni reunion and induction into the Golden Heritage Club, those who graduated 50 years ago and earlier. From there, we have several events, including the Homecoming Day Parade, Alum Mile, the annual car cruise, lawn festivities, several reunions and more.

We are so excited to welcome you home.

 


Previous Homecomings

2018 - Campbellsville University crowns Kendra Polston as 2018 Homecoming Queen

Stars and Stripes

Homecoming 2018 was held on Oct. 5-6 where Kendra Polston was crowned Homecoming Queen; Dr. Paul and Shirley Lawson were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award; the Class of 1968 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers faced off against Bethel University; the Homecoming parade float winner was Residence Life; and military veterans, including CU Board of Trustees Member Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, were honored at a ceremony and were grand marshals during the parade.

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2017 - Homecoming chooses Rachel Mobley as queen; loses football game in double overtime to Georgetown 31-24

Honoring the Past: Preparing for the Future

Homecoming 2017 was held on Oct. 27-28 where Rachel Mobley was crowned Homecoming Queen; Debby and Dave Duda and B.J. Senior were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award, and Senior's wife, Vicki, was named an Honorary Alumna; the Class of 1967 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1957 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers faced off against Georgetown College in double overtime; the Homecoming parade float winner was the School of Education; and the Car Cruise celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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2016 - CU holds ‘Best of the Bluegrass’ Homecoming; Lindy Forbes is Distinguished Alumna; Jesslyn McCandless is Homecoming Queen

Best of the Bluegrass

Homecoming 2016 was held on Oct. 14-15 where Jesslyn McCandless was crowned Homecoming Queen; Lindy Forbes was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award and her mother, Betty, was named an Honorary Alumna; the Class of 1966 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1956 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers faced off against Bethel University; the Homecoming parade float winner was the International Student Association; the Tiger Marching Band held it's 25th anniversary and was directed by Dr. David McCullough, the first band director; the Exie Boys performed on campus; and Bluegrass musician Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder held a concert to kick off Homecoming festivities.

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2015 - Campbellsville defeats Pikeville; Fyfe crowned Homecoming Queen

Tiger Town

Homecoming 2015 was held on on Oct. 9-10 where Mhairi Fyfe was crowned Homecoming Queen; Mary Kathryn Colvin McKinley and B. Wade were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award; the Class of 1965 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1955 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers defeated the University of Pikeville; the Homecoming parade float winner was the International Student Association; the Exie Boys performed on campus and Christian rock band, Sons of Thunder, performed on Stapp Lawn.

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2014 - CU Tigers defeat Georgetown 28-24; Katlin Weeks is Homecoming queen

Let the Good Times ROAR

Homecoming 2014 was held on Oct. 10-11 where Katlin Weeks was crowned Homecoming Queen; Randy Herron and Reid Brown were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award and Brown's wife, Annette, was named an Honorary Alumna; the Class of 1964 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1954 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers defeated Georgetown College; and the Homecoming parade float winner was the International Student Association.

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2013 - Campbellsville celebrates ‘there’s NO place like homecoming!’

There's No Place Like Homecoming

Homecoming 2013 was held on Oct. 4-5 where Mary Kate Young Rodgers was crowned Homecoming Queen; Ronnie Hord and Pat Save Webster were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award; the Class of 1963 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1953 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers defeated Kentucky Christian University; the Homecoming parade float winner was Residence Life; the Exie Boys performed on campus; and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Winters, president and first lady of CU from 1988 to 1999, attended the Student Government Association breakfast reunion, and Winters performed the coin toss to start the football game.

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2012 - CU announces Emily Shultz as 2012 Homecoming queen

Hear the Roar

Homecoming 2012 was held on Oct. 12-13 where Emily Shultz was crowned Homecoming Queen; Ron and Mary Lou Rafferty were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award; the Class of 1962 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1952 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers defeated Lindsey Wilson College where the football program celebrated its 25th anniversary; the Homecoming parade float winner was the social work club, SWITCH; the Tiger Marching Band held it's 20th anniversary; and the Car Show held it's 20th anniversary.

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2011 - Tigers' Homecoming rally falls short, 20-13

Celebrate the Tiger

Homecoming 2011 was held on Oct. 14-15 where Katie Kelien was crowned Homecoming Queen; Henry and Sharon Lee were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award and Leo and Laura Weddle were named Honorary Alumni; the Class of 1961 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1951 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers faced off against the University of the Cumberlands; the Homecoming parade float winner was the School of Nursing; and a 10-year reunion was held for the 2001 football team.

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2010 - Campbellsville University Homecoming ’10 is ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Eye of the Tiger

Homecoming 2010 was held on Oct. 22-23 where Faith Manion was crowned Homecoming Queen; Bill Chandler was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Chandler's wife, Jill, and CU Board of Trustees member Dr. Johnnie Clark, were named Honorary Alumni; the Class of 1960, the first four-year graduating class, were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club and the Class of 1950 held a reunion; the Fighting Tigers defeated Faulkner University; and the Homecoming parade float winner was Baptist Campus Ministry.

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2009 - CU 2009 Homecoming Queen Candidates

Paint the Town Maroon

Homecoming 2009 was held on Oct. 10-11 where Maria Gomez was crowned Homecoming Queen; Dr. Joe Owens, CU Board of Trustees member, and his wife, Elizabeth, were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award; the Class of 1959 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers faced off against the University of Virginia; the Homecoming parade float winner was Sigma Zeta; and The Girondees, a band first formed at CU, performed for the first time in 41 years with all band members.

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2008 - CU Announces 2008 Homecoming Queen Candidates

Back to the Future

Homecoming 2008 was held on Oct. 3-4 where Cheris Evans was crowned Homecoming Queen; Rev. Jim McKinley was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award; the Class of 1958 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers faced off against Shorter College; the Homecoming parade float winner was the School of Music; and magician David Garrard held a magic show during the Homecoming Banquet.

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2007 - Campbellsville University Celebrates New Century for Homecoming

Celebrating a New Century

Homecoming 2007 was held on Oct. 5-6 where Shajuana Ditto was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1957 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers faced off against the University of Virginia; the Homecoming parade winner was KEA-SP; and Michael Kelley, a Christian vocal impressionist, was the guest speaker at the Homecoming Banquet.

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2006 - Campbellsville University Centennial Homecoming a Success

100 Years in the Making

Homecoming 2006 was held on Oct. 6-7 where Claryssa Tomaz was crowned Homecoming Queen; Scotty Lane Coconougher Clenney was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award; the Class of 1956 were inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers faced off against the University of the Cumberlands; and the Homecoming parade float winner was Sigma Zeta.

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2005 – Homecoming

Ahead of Her Time

Homecoming 2005 was held on Oct. 21-22 where Vanessa Cross was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1955 was inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers defeated Cumberland University; and a “100 Years of Sports” event was held.

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2004 – Homecoming

Up, Up and Away

Homecoming 2004 was held on Oct. 15-16 where Kaysee Graham was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1954 was inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers defeated Lambuth University; the Homecoming parade float winner was Residence Life; and the Hand Bell Choir celebrated its 25th anniversary.

More Information: Pages 12-13


 

2003 – Homecoming

On Broadway – A Salute to Broadway

Homecoming 2003 was held on Oct. 10-11 where Mary Beth England was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1953 was inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; and the Fighting Tigers faced off against Belhaven College.

More Information: Pages 8-9


 

2002 – Homecoming

CU’s Greatest Hits

Homecoming 2002 was held on Oct. 4-5 where Lindsay Ball was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1952 was inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers faced off against Lambuth University; and the Homecoming parade float winner was Kentucky Heartland Outreach.

More Information: Pages 12-13


 

2001 – Homecoming

The Joy is in the Journey

Homecoming 2001 was held on Oct. 5-6 where Heather Tapp was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1951 was inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; and the Fighting Tigers defeated Belhaven College.


 

2000 – Homecoming

The Fabric of Family

Homecoming 2000 was held on Oct. 13-14 where Leanne Quinlan was crowned Homecoming Queen; the Class of 1950 was inducted into the Golden Heritage Club; the Fighting Tigers defeated Kentucky Wesleyan College; and the Homecoming parade returned from hiatus.