Skip to main content
Intellect

"Lighter of Lamps" theme for 2006 BYU Homecoming Activities

Brigham Young University is celebrating Homecoming with a week that begins with rousing opening ceremonies Tuesday, Oct. 17 and ends Saturday, Oct. 21 with a football game against the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and a centennial hike on Y Mountain.

Wedged between are student noonday activities, lectures, dances, an alumni dinner, the Homecoming Spectacular, a parade, Cougar Run, baby contest, free pancake breakfast and True Blue Football. All activities support the 2006 theme, "Lighter of Lamps."

Audiences at the Marriott Center Tuesday at 11 a.m. will be introduced to Homecoming with opening ceremonies that feature the Cougar Marching Band, a tribute to the 2006 Founder, Alice Louise Reynolds, and a sampling of the entertainment extravaganza, "Homecoming Spectacular."

Following the opening ceremonies, students will be given a free lunch at Brigham's Square. A scheduled event to Hike and Light the Y on Tuesday has been canceled. Weather conditions have created safety hazards on the mountain.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Block Y, and a second hike, called "Sunset on the Y," has been added for alumni and friends. It will begin following the Saturday football game if weather permits.

BYUSA has planned noon activities in Brigham Square Wednesday through Friday as well as a baby pageant Wednesday night in the WSC Terrace. Two nights of homecoming dances Friday and Saturday, and, "True Blue Football," a blue foam football game, Friday at 4 p.m. in Helaman Field are included in the festivities.

Every college will sponsor an Honored Alumni Lecture on Thursday at 11 a.m. "Homecoming Spectacular" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center on Thursday and Friday.

There will also be an annual dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the WSC Ballroom.

Saturday events will start with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at various locations around campus followed by kids' races at 8:15 a.m. The "Cougar Run" will start at 8:45 a.m. at the BYU track. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 9 a.m with BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble founder Mary Bee Jensen as grand marshall, and the football game will begin at 1 p.m. in LaVell Edwards Stadium.

For tickets and additional information, visit alumni.byu.edu.

Related stories:

Top BYU performers set for Homecoming Spectacular Oct. 19-20

Alice Louise Reynolds is this year's founder honored at BYU Homecoming

BYU adds centennial "Sunset on the Y" to Homecoming activities

BYU honors 13 with College Alumni Awards during Homecoming

BYU to honor five during Homecoming 2006

Writer: Charlene Winters

Y-Lamp-h.jpg
Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

The sail before the trail: BYU Library resource documents Latter-day Saint pioneers at sea

July 22, 2024
Discover the remarkable stories of nearly 90,000 Latter-day Saint pioneers' ocean voyages to America, meticulously preserved by BYU's Saints by Sea database.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU researchers play central role in state's approval of drought-resistant grass in Utah

July 17, 2024
In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, the state of Utah this week approved a type of grass that will have a critical impact on future water conservation — and a couple of BYU professors (and their students) have been a key part in making it happen.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

It's not rocket science... it's rocket engineering: BYU's Rocketry Team wins big again

July 11, 2024
The BYU Rocketry Team and their Utah-inspired rocket named “Alta” got on the podium three times, earning two first prizes and a second-place finish at the 2024 Spaceport America Cup.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=