The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate Homecoming 2018 Oct. 29 to Nov. 4.

This year’s homecoming theme is Mardi Gras.

Conway Regional Health System is a corporate partner of Homecoming 2018 for the third consecutive year. Nationwide Insurance is also a corporate sponsor.

A special event this year is the Alumni Service Award ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the Conway Country Club during the Alumni and Friends Party. Susan Hoggard ’67 and Greg Hunt ’03 (posthumous) will be honored.

Other notable events include the Bear Bash, Greek Step Show, parade and coronation. The week culminates with a football game between the Central Arkansas Bears and the Lamar Cardinals.

To RSVP or purchase tickets and to see a complete schedule of all organization-sponsored events, visit uca.edu/homecoming.

A partial list of events is included below: 

Monday, Oct. 29
8:45 a.m.
Homecoming Welcome Booths
Corner of Augusta/Bruce Street and in front of the College of Business

Tuesday, Oct. 30
6-8 p.m.
Young Alumni Night
Fassler Hall, Little Rock, AR – Purchase Tickets

7 p.m.
Student Pep Rally
Farris Center

Wednesday, Oct. 31
6-8 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
President’s House

Thursday, Nov. 1
8 p.m.
Comedian John Mulaney
Reynolds Performance Hall – Tickets

Friday, Nov. 2
8:30 a.m.
Black Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament, Benefiting Melvin Bohanon
Nutters Chapel Golf and Country Club

7 p.m.
Homecoming Greek Step Show
Farris Center

7-10 p.m.
Alumni and Friends Party
Conway Country Club – Purchase Tickets

Saturday, Nov. 3
9:30 a.m.
Half-Century Club Induction & Brunch
McCastlain Hall – Purchase Tickets

2-5 p.m.
Bear Bash
Buffalo Alumni Hall

3:30 p.m.
Homecoming Coronation Parade
Bruce Street

6 p.m.
Football Game: UCA Bears vs. Lamar Cardinals
Estes Stadium – Purchase Tickets