In response to the uncertainty involving COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone many of Campbellsville University’s Fall Homecoming 2020 festivities until next Spring. “Play, Paws, Rewind” was scheduled for Oct. 19-24 and instead will move to a virtual world to bring the celebration to the comfort of your own home. While we understand it will be disappointing not to unite on our beloved campus, our primary concern is to ensure the well-being of our CU Family, the surrounding community, and those beyond our borders.
Dates will be released at a later time for the 1970 Golden Heritage Reunion and the Alumni Awards Banquet.
Thursday, October 22
Cyber Scavenger Hunt
Join us from noon to 8 p.m. on CU’s Facebook page and Instagram for an at-home scavenger hunt unlike any other! Challenges will be posted every hour throughout the time frame where participants will need to take photos and submit on the post. Participants will need to take photos of themselves with the object, post it on social media and tag the Campbellsville University social media page in each post. For each submission you make, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Amazon gift card!
Tribute to the Class of 1970
This year’s Homecoming was supposed to feature a special event to celebrate the Class of 1970’s 50th reunion with their induction into the Golden Heritage Club. Even though we will celebrate this milestone in the spring, we still want to pay a tribute to this special class on Homecoming weekend. If you are a part of the Class of 1970 and would like to participate in this project by submitting a video of your memories, please submit your video on the link below, email email@example.com or call (270) 789-5149 by Oct. 1 so we can get them edited in time to spotlight on the University’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Friday, October 23
Tour of Campus, Live on Facebook!
There are so many changes happening that if you haven’t been on campus in a while, it might be hard to recognize your alma mater! Join us on Facebook Live at 2 p.m. for a virtual walking tour across campus to see the old and the new! Your guide will take you through some of the buildings while telling you about what is happening at CU. You might even run into some familiar faculty/staff members along the way!
Rewind Back in Time
Look, listen and Paws as we take a look back at where we came from and where we are going at Campbellsville University. We have dug deep into the archives to find old photos from when the institution began as Russell Creek Academy and the journey that has brought us to the university we are today. We will talk with several key figures who have been instrumental in shaping Campbellsville into the institution she has become. Join us as we reflect on the past, present and future of Campbellsville University at 4:00 p.m. on the CU YouTube Channel.
Saturday, October 24
Play, Paws, Rewind Parade
Ever wanted to attend the annual CU Homecoming parade, but couldn’t make it? Or maybe you wanted to participate in it, but never got a chance? Now is your moment! Submit a video of yourself through the link below, either walking or driving from left to right to be featured in this year’s virtual parade. Videos will be compiled together and aired Saturday at 11:00AM for everyone’s viewing pleasure! Deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 9 for everyone’s viewing pleasure on the CU YouTube Channel.
Paws and Follow the Clues
Take a moment to Paws 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 on 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 $250 Amazon gift card on Facebook or a basket of CU swag on Instagram!
Virtual Car Show
Our annual car show will still go on this Homecoming in a virtual setting! To enter, send a photo of your vehicle, ideally a three-quarter view showing the front and side, to us from the link below by Monday, October 19th at noon. Vehicles may be entered in the following categories: students, faculty, coaches or staff and public. Voting for favorites will take place online the weeks leading up to Homecoming with a prize for the best in each category as well as an overall winner. Winners receive plaques and will be announced Saturday at 1 p.m. on CU’s Facebook page.
And the WINNERS are…
CU Faculty/Staff: Stan McKinney, 2015 Ford Mustang
CU Student: Tina Perkins-Draper, 1963 AMC Rambler American
Public: Kinzley Barrett, 1970 Volkswagen Baja Bug
Overall: Steven Mattingly, 1971 Dodge Demon
Fighting Tiger Football … Through the years
Join the Director of Athletic Alumni and Former Fighting Tiger Darryl Peavler on Saturday at 2:01 p.m. Finley Time as he takes you through the years of Fighting Tiger Football. From 1987 until today, we’ll journey back through the years and see highlights of the most memorable games and even have a few special guests! The video will be shown on CU’s YouTube channel.
Crowning a Queen
To carry on the tradition of Homecoming court, the Student Government Association will be crowning a queen that will be named Campbellsville University’s Homecoming Queen 2020. This will be happening a little differently this year than in years past, but nonetheless, a student representing a club, residence hall, sport, etc. will be voted on by her fellow peers to claim the title. Tune in on Saturday at 3 p.m. for the announcement of the winner! Tune in on Saturday at 3 p.m. for the announcement of the winner on CU’s YouTube!
Virtual Homecoming Race 2020
Even if we can’t gather for this year’s Homecoming 5K, we are still here to provide you with an opportunity to race while following the guidelines of health officials. How does it work? Run or walk a 5K/10K/Half Marathon anywhere on your own or with a small group of people. You can run, jog or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Remember to stay 6 feet apart from people if you are in a group. Please register by Monday, Oct. 19 at the link below. Cost is $20 (discounts for students) and includes a finisher’s medal and printable racing bib. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each category and winners will be announced Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the CU Facebook page.
Please note, all virtual events are subject to change due to the uncertainty of COVID-19.
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Questions? Feel free to contact Ashley Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 789-5149.