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The Homecoming 2017 slogan “Show Your Stripes” is a convergence of an old idiom and a U tradition.

By Amanda Taylor, Alumni Association

[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″]The University of Utah’s annual Homecoming celebration began Saturday, Sept. 30, with the Legacy of Lowell Community Service Day and culminates Sunday, Oct. 8, with the end of Parent & Family Weekend following the previous day’s football showdown with Pac-12 peer Stanford University.

The Homecoming 2017 slogan “Show Your Stripes” is a convergence of an old idiom and a U tradition. The week’s theme speaks to proudly displaying your U pride. To “show your stripes” means, “To reveal what one really believes, thinks or wants; to act in accordance with one’s real personality, character or disposition.”

Historically, the University of Utah has had a specific “Utah stripe” on its uniforms, and the 2015 throwback uniforms that featured the stripes were so popular, U Athletics decided to make it a permanent change. Since then, the U has promoted a #UUthrowback hashtag for Homecoming-related shares on social media.

Homecoming Week provides ways for students, alumni and other U fans to celebrate the U’s rich history and traditions of the past and present. Visit for more information and event registration.

[bs_well size=”lg”]Oct. 3 House Decorating: Students will participate in the decorating competition on Greek Row and other campus-area locations.

Oct. 5 Songfest: The energy on campus heats up with the annual student Songfest presentation of song-and-dance routines.

Oct. 5 Crimson Rally & Movie Night: The event includes giveaways and an appearance by Head Football Coach Kyle Whittingham. Stay to watch “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on the Rice-Eccles Stadium field.

Oct. 5 Women’s Soccer vs. Stanford: The No. 24-ranked U women’s soccer team hosts No. 2 Stanford at Ute Soccer Field. Show your support for the Utes in this Pac-12 showdown.

Oct. 6-8 Parent & Family Weekend: Families of U students are invited to spend time on campus and take part in Homecoming weekend festivities.

Oct. 7 Scholarship 5K: Fun for the whole family (including a kid-friendly 1K) with food, prizes, and more.

Oct. 7 Football Tailgate and Game vs. Stanford: Get some grub with fellow fans, then cheer on the Utes.

Oct. 8 Women’s Soccer vs. Cal: The No. 24-ranked U women’s soccer team hosts No. 11 Cal. Come out and give the Utes a home-field advantage against their Pac-12 rival.[/bs_well]

[/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][bs_well size=”lg”]Hurricane Disaster Donations

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated the U.S. southern states and the University of Utah is partnering with our Alumni Association and the Red Cross to provide relief to those affected. We are asking the U community to donate items to assist with the relief efforts. Join our homecoming efforts to give to those in need.

Oct. 2-6, 2017
9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Rice-Eccles Stadium
Southwest entrance

Oct. 7, 2017
3:15 p.m. kickoff
Nine locations (see map below)

Items needed
Bottled water
Non-perishable, nutritional food including canned items and can openers
Baby diapers
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby wipes
Cleaning supplies
Cleaning gloves, buckets, mops, brooms, etc.
Dishes and eating utensils
New towels and washrags
New bedding (sheets, blankets and mattress covers of all sizes)
Dog and cat food[/bs_well][/bs_col][/bs_row]