The celebration will feature marching band ensembles, music, inflatables, face painting, games and a beer garden. The theme, Year of the Cardinals, nods to the university’s 2013 athletic and academic accomplishments.

Key events for the bash are:

  • Jumbotron showing a replay of the men’s 2013 NCAA Championship game, 10:30 a.m.
  • Pep rally with athletic team representatives, UofL Marching Band, spirit squads and the Cardinal Bird, noon.
  • Red-White men’s basketball scrimmage, 1 p.m.

    Scrimmage tickets are $5 or $10 and can be purchased through the UofL Ticket Office, 502-852-5863, or through Ticketmaster online.

    The homecoming football game will be Oct. 18, with the Cards competing against the University of Central Florida. The kickoff time is 8 p.m.

Cindy Hess
Communications Director Cindy Hess has oversight for day-to-day operations in media relations and covers prestigious scholars, the College of Education and Human Development and Brandeis School of Law. She reports to the Media Relations Director, has a heckuva good resume, and faithfully eats kale for lunch every day. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in media relations, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications and is the unit’s only employee entrusted to buy tickets for lottery pools.