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

Homecoming 2021
Schedule of Events

Homecoming 2021<br/> Schedule of Events






Thursday, October 7

CANCELLED 6 p.m. – Classes of 1960 & 1961 Reunion – Chowning Executive Dining Room, Winters Dining Hall

  • Members of the class of 1960 and 1961 are invited to attend a dinner in your honor as we celebrate your 60th class reunion. Alumni from previous classes are invited to attend as well.

7 p.m. – University Theater Production, “The Addams Family” – Russ Mobley Theater, Alumni Building

  • THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

7 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball vs. Lindsey Wilson College – Gosser Gymnasium


Friday, October 8

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Mass Communication Center Open House – 901 Meader Street

  • Stop by for a tour of the new state-of-the-art Mass Communication Center! You will get to see the new home of 88.7 FM The Tiger and WLCU-TV as well as the Campus Times office and faculty offices.

11 a.m. – Golden Heritage Club Reunion and Lunch — Banquet Hall

  • Golden Heritage Club members are invited to attend the annual reunion and lunch served in honor of this year and last year’s inductees, the classes of 1970 and 1971! Cost is $20 each or $35 per couple. There is no charge for the Class of 1970 and 1971 members.
  • RSVP

1 p.m.-5 p.m.- Plein Air Painting: Alumni and current Art & Design Students -Turner Log Cabin Park

  • Invitation to Alumni to paint plein air with Prof. Tori Christgen’s Painting I and Watercolor I & II classes at the Turner Log Cabin Park, 503 Columbia Dr.
    Weather permitting.
  • Paintings created during this event will exhibit at the Chowing Art Shop on Sat. from 10 am – noon. Pick up will be from noon-1 pm following the exhibition.

2 p.m. – Golden Heritage Induction Ceremony, Classes of 1970 and 1971 – Ransdell Chapel

  • In honor of their 50th class reunion, the Classes of 1970 and 1971 will be inducted into the Campbellsville University’s Golden Heritage Club, which is for alumni who have celebrated 50 years or more.

3 p.m. – Mass Communication Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 901 Meader Street

  • Come together for the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new state-of-the-art Mass Communication Center! Food and refreshments will be served.

6 p.m. – Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony – Banquet Hall

  • Join us for the annual Homecoming Reception and Awards Ceremony. This year we will honor the 2021 Distinguished Alumni along with other recognitions. Tickets are $20 each or $25 to include a ticket to the evening’s theater production.
  • RSVP

8 p.m. – University Theater Production, “The Addams Family” — Russ Mobley Theater, Alumni Building

9 p.m. – Party on the Patio: Homecoming Edition – Behind the Student Activity Center


Saturday, October 9

CANCELLED 7 a.m. – Registration for CU Homecoming 5K – Powell Athletic Center

8 a.m. – CU Homecoming Virtual 5K

8 a.m.-10 a.m. – Homecoming Family Breakfast – Winters Dining Hall

  • Come to campus early and visit Winters Dining Hall for a delicious breakfast prepared by Pioneer Foods! Catch up with friends, classmates and students over a cup of coffee! Enjoy a buffet breakfast before heading to reunions, dedications, parades and more! Cost is $6.

8 a.m.-Noon – Annual Homecoming Car Show – Montgomery Library Lawn

  • Shine your ride and come out to the car show on Montgomery Lawn. Each year classics, customs and muscle cars from all eras are on display! For more information, contact Stan McKinney at (270) 789-5035 or

9 a.m. – Organ tour with Dr. Wesley Roberts – Ransdell Chapel

  • Come hear Dr. Roberts play on our historic organ in Ransdell Chapel followed by a brief tour of the pipes in the organ loft.

9 a.m. – School of Nursing Alumni Breakfast and Reunion – School of Nursing Building

  • Thank you, for what you do as a nurse! The Campbellsville University School of Nursing will be hosting a reunion for all nursing alumni! Make plans now to return to campus, reconnect with faculty and classmates, and celebrate the impact you have had on CU and the world! RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations at (270) 789-5149 or

CANCELLED 9 a.m. – School of Political Science and School of History Alumni Breakfast and Reunion- Chowning Executive Dining Room, Winters Dining Hall

  • Both the School of Political Science and History are hosting a reunion for alumni of those majors! Come reminisce with other alumni and professors. RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations at (270) 789-5149 or

POSTPONED 10 a.m. – Press Box Dedication – Finley Stadium

  • Come celebrate this very significant moment in CU athletics history as the newly rebuilt Press Box is dedicated.

10 a.m.-noon – Up-close and Personal: Kentucky’s Natural Beauty, Photography Exhibition – Pence Chowning Art Gallery

  • We invite you to check out this exhibition by alumna Alice Biskey Steele (’85) and Rob Collins Bell!

10 a.m.-noon – Plein Air Memories: Paintings of Taylor County – Susan Kirkland Tesseneer Art Studio

  • Visit our pop-up exhibition with paintings done by current art and design students.

10 a.m.-noon – Outdoor Installation- Susan Kirkland Tesseneer Art Studio

  • Check out the installation by Sculpture IV student, Marianna Melgoza!

10 a.m.-noon – Plein Air Painting: Alumni and current Art & Design Students- Chowning Art Shop

  • Artwork created during Friday’s plein air painting event will be on display, weather permitted
  • Pick up will be from noon-1 p.m. following the exhibition

10:30 a.m. – Carver School of Social Work Celebrating 25 years – Carver School of Social Work

  • Join us in celebrating 25 years as a school and Dr. Eastridge’s retirement. There will be stories, a slideshow, and alumni recognitions. The charter class of 1996 will be guests of honor in the parade and the Carver School of Social Work’s 25th anniversary will be recognized during half-time at the football game. For more information, contact Mary Ann Goble at 270-789-5049 or

11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. – Homecoming Festival – Stapp Lawn

  • Reconnect with classmates, visit with your favorite professors or browse over 100 classic cars on Stapp Lawn! The Homecoming Festival has something for everyone. Inflatables, axe throwing, games, caricatures (by CU alumnus Andy Cundiff), food and entertainment will make your day special.

11:30 a.m. – Homecoming Parade – Main Street, Campbellsville, Ky.

  • Always a crowd favorite, the annual Homecoming parade will follow the traditional route. Pick your best spot and enjoy this CU Homecoming tradition back in action!

Noon-1:30 p.m. – Lunch on Stapp Lawn

  • Visit the large white tents on Stapp Lawn for a delicious meal as you reminisce with friends and family. Priced at $6, with multiple options, it is a must for your Homecoming visit!

Noon-2 p.m. – Virtual Trivia on Campbellsville University Facebook and Instagram

  • Can’t join us in-person at this year’s Homecoming? Join us online and follow the clues in this virtual Trivia Game throughout our campus on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the CU Facebook page and Instagram. Identify these iconic buildings and places that have set the scene for countless memories made over the years by students and visitors alike. Be the first to answer the questions and be entered for your chance to win a CU swag basket!

2:01 p.m. – Homecoming Football Game – Finley Stadium, Citizens Bank Field

  • The Homecoming Football Game is set at one minute after the hour to pay honor to the legacy of the late legendary Tiger Football Coach Ron Finley! The matchup will be between your Fighting Tigers and the Bears of University of Pikeville! Come cheer on the Tigers and see who will be crowned the 2021 Homecoming Queen.

6:30 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Thomas More University – Finley Stadium, Citizens Bank Field

7 p.m. – University Theater Production, “The Addams Family” – Russ Mobley Theater, Alumni Building

8:30 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Thomas More University – Finley Stadium, Citizens Bank Field