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.

Homecoming Schedule


2019 Homecoming Schedule

Thursday,  October 17

6:30 p.m. Class of 1959 Reunion – Chowning Executive Dining Room

Members of the class of 1959 are invited to attend a dinner in your honor as we celebrate your 60th class reunion. Alumni from previous classes are invited to attend. Please call the Office of Alumni at (270) 789-5216 to RSVP.

7:00 p.m. University Theater Production “She Loves Me” – Russ Mobley Theater, Alumni  Building

The musical is the third adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklós László, following the 1940 James StewartMargaret Sullavan film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1949 Judy GarlandVan Johnson musical version In the Good Old Summertime. It surfaced again in 1998 as the Tom HanksMeg Ryan feature You’ve Got Mail. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads.

 

Friday, October 18

11:00 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’s inductees, The class of 1969! Please RSVP to the Office of Alumni at (270) 789-5216. Cost is $10 each. There is no charge for the Class of 1969 members.

2:00 p.m. Golden Heritage Club Induction Ceremony, Class of 1969 – Ransdell Chapel

In honor of your 50th Class reunion, the Class of 1969 will be inducted into Campbellsville University’s Golden Heritage Club. The Golden Heritage Club is for alumni who have celebrated 50 years or more.

6:00 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 2019 Distinguished Alumni along with other new categories of recognition. Tickets will be $25 each and will include admission to the evening’s theater production.

8:00 p.m. University Theater Production, “She Loves Me” – Russ Mobley Theater, Alumni Building

9:00 p.m. Maroon Goons Pep Rally – Behind the Student Activity Center

 

Saturday, October 19

7:00 a.m. Registration for the CU Homecoming 5K – Noe Plaza Water Fountain

 8:00 a.m. CU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk – Noe Plaza Water Fountain

Do you enjoy running? Walking? Then come be a part of the CU Homecoming 5K! Breakfast is included with each $10 entry! CU Students run/walk for FREE! Signup at http://www.runsignup.com/cuhomecoming5k or contact Joey Hartlage at jdhartlage@campbellsville.edu or (270)789-5312 for more details!

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 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!

8:00 a.m. – Noon  Annual Homecoming Car Show – Montgomery Library Lawn

Shine your ride and come out to the car cruise 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 at somckinney@campbellsville.edu.

10:00 a.m. – Athletic Field House Dedication – Athletic Field House

Come celebrate this very significant moment in CU Athletics history as the newly built Athletics Field House is dedicated. Installed as the newest piece of the athletics complex, this impressive facility will serve as home to Fighting Tiger Football, Tiger Soccer and Lady Tiger Soccer!

10:00 a.m. – Noon “Legacy: Carrying on a Tradition” Alumni Art Exhibit – The Pence Chowning Art Gallery

Stop by The Pence Chowning Art Gallery and view amazing works of art submitted by CU’s own alumni art educators! Works of art from all media will be on display.

10:00 a.m. – Noon “A New Tradition Begins” Pop-Up Art Show – Art Studio

A new tradition begins as the students from alumni art educators display their works of art! See the influence and direction given to current students through their own interpretations of art through different media.

11:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade – Main St, 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!

12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – CU School of Music Showcase – Chowning Patio

Stop by the Chowning Patio next to Montgomery Library and enjoy the talent on display from the Campbellsville University School of Music! Musical selections from jazz, classic rock, gospel and many more will be featured.

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Reunion Central – Stapp Lawn

Reconnect with classmates, your favorite professors (current and retired), and relive your days as a Campbellsville student! Look for the Reunion Central sign beside the large white tent.

11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Homecoming Festival on Stapp Lawn

Reconnect with classmates, visit with your favorite professor or browse over 100 classic cars on Stapp Lawn! The Homecoming Festival has something for everyone. Inflatables, games, food, and entertainment will make your day special.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on the Lawn – Stapp Lawn

Visit the large white tents on Stapp Lawn for a delicious meal as you reminisce with friends and family. Priced at $5, with multiple options, Lunch on the Lawn is a must for your Homecoming visit!

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 UPike! Come cheer on the Tigers and see who will be crowned the 2019 Homecoming Queen

7:00 p.m. University Theater Production “She Loves Me” – Russ Mobley Theater, Building                 

 


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.

More Information: Pages 13-14


 

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.