Under the gentle, sunlit sky of mid-October, the University marching band gathered in the football field-sized lot across from the Dole Institute for the second day of the Marching Jayhawks' long week leading up to Homecoming.
This Saturday, the Jayhawks get their chance at redemption on their home turf against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. But in front of a Homecoming crowd, there will naturally be some added pressure.
Other than the football game itself, the Homecoming parade is one of the more popular events of Homecoming week. This year, the Saturday parade will carry on the 95-year-old tradition and feature over 15 floats.
On Thursday, students can donate gently used children's books at the Alumni Center to earn points for their organization for homecoming week. The donation is in partnership with the United Way of Douglas County.
Olympian Kyle Clemons and former football and basketball announcer Bob Davis will serve as Grand Marshals in this year's homecoming parade.
Black Student Union's homecoming pageant features activewear, talent and interview portions. The pageant is a tradition that originated in the 1960s.