UA Little Rock to celebrate Home Sweet Homecoming Nov. 26-Dec. 1

UA Little Rock students tailgate during the 2017 Homecoming celebration in the Jack Stephens Center parking lot.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will soon celebrate its highly anticipated Home Sweet Homecoming activities Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. 

The Student Government Association and Little Rock Trojan Athletics are leading UA Little Rock’s Homecoming events with an aim to unite the Trojan family for friendly competitions, tailgating, and athletic events.

Homecoming Week begins with Maroon Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Donaghey Student Center Mall Area. UA Little Rock will kick off the festivities with a chance to meet Trojan student-athletes, Maximus the mascot, and the Homecoming Court.

The campus community is encouraged to celebrate the joy of giving during UA Little Rock Giving Day on Tuesday, Nov. 27. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by the Donaghey Student Center mall area to write thank-you notes to alumni and donors, share stories on social media, and/or make a gift to show support for the university.

UA Little Rock faculty and staff will face off against the students in the fan favorite Faculty/Staff v. Students Basketball Game at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Donaghey Student Center Fitness Center.

UA Little Rock will hold a pep rally at Trojan Lane at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Then, cheer on the Trojan women’s basketball team as they take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 6:30 p.m. in the Jack Stephens Center.

Discover who has the talent on campus with Karaoke Takeover from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter Hall.

On Friday, Nov. 30, the Cardboard Boat Regatta will begin at 1 p.m. in the Donaghey Student Aquatic Center. This event will consist of students sailing in their handmade cardboard boats, hoping to stay afloat for the duration of the competition.

Homecoming Day starts at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, with the Trojan Tailgate in the Jack Stephens Center parking lot. The party will feature food trucks, tailgate tents, games, inflatables, and live radio broadcasts.

The men’s basketball team will battle Sam Houston State at 3 p.m. in the Jack Stephens Center, followed by the women’s basketball team playing Western Kentucky at 5:30 p.m. Homecoming Royalty, individual competition winners, and Champions Cup winner will be announced at halftime.

For more information, check out the Homecoming Week schedule of events.

In the upper right photo, UA Little Rock students tailgate during the 2017 Homecoming celebration in the Jack Stephens Center parking lot. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

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