Cornstock, parade headline homecoming festivities Oct. 1

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Cornstock, parade headline homecoming festivities Oct. 1

Dragon dancers entertain parade enthusiasts at the 2019 Homecoming Parade.
Dragon dancers entertain parade watchers during the 2019 homecoming parade.

Events across campus will take place Oct. 1, the penultimate day of homecoming week at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, including the rejuvenated Cornstock festival.

Among the happenings is the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center open house, hosted by the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services, at 2 p.m. That will be followed by the Multicultural Hall of Fame ceremony, also hosted by OASIS, at 5 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Swanson Auditorium. Inducted into the Hall of Fame will be Cynthia K. Gooch-Grayson, Vernon J. Miller, Chau Nguyen, John Osiri, Marty Ramirez and Romulo “R.J.” Vega.

The Cornstock festival, which is free and open to the public, is 5 to 8 p.m. on the plaza immediately east of Memorial Stadium. The event will feature a performance by Husker student Noah Floersch, food available for purchase from Chick-fil-A and Mary Ellen’s, a Ferris wheel, balloon artist, inflatable games, and 1,200 ears of grilled corn to be given away for free.

The annual homecoming parade starts at 6 p.m. The free public parade will start south of the Nebraska Union, moving east on R Street, north on 16th Street and west on Vine Street to the East Stadium plaza. In addition to floats built by registered student organizations and community groups, participants include the Cornhusker Marching Band, the Spirit Squad, 2021 homecoming royalty and student groups. The homecoming jester competition will follow the parade on the East Stadium plaza.

A full list of Homecoming Week events is available here.

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