Student Affairs and Alumni Relations have created a combined experience that includes fireworks, a concert and bounce houses.
FrogFest and the Homecoming Pep Rally are both scheduled to take place in the Campus Commons on Friday.
FrogFest is set for 6-9 p.m. and includes fireworks, while the Pep Rally is supposed to start at 6:30 p.m. by Frog Fountain.
“I think it’s really smart they’re doing everything more centralized,” said senior Taylor Voges. “The Commons is where everything happens, and expanding it with the fireworks seems more festive.”
Alumni officials said they hope the activities will bring out a crowd.
“FrogFest is a great free event bringing together Horned Frogs of all ages to kick off the Homecoming and Family Weekend,” said Jessica Cung, associate director of alumni relations. “We encourage everyone to stop by and enjoy it.”
FrogFest activities are free. They include a concert by Jamestown Revival at 7:30 p.m., bounce houses, a TCU obstacle course, a face painting and balloon artist and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Student Activities Coordinator Ali Stowe said there will also be student-focused activities during the week leading up to Homecoming and Family Weekend.
These will included a King Family Commons Event on Tuesday, with food from Buffalo Bros, Marble Slab, giveaways, and a henna tattoo artist. Remember the Titans was screened in the Commons on Wednesday.
Online sales for Homecoming t-shirts are closed, but a limited number will be sold on a first come, first served basis at Family Weekend check-in on Friday in the Brown-Lupton University Union at noon.