The energy of Butler University’s campus during homecoming week is unlike any other. Students thrive in blue and white as they celebrate their Bulldog pride throughout the week, and alumni and families come to cheer on their favorite team in the Sellick Bowl. Along with many celebrations and events, Greek homecoming traditions go down in Butler history as some of the most exciting moments of the year. From extravagant lawn decorations to chariot races down Hampton Drive, members of the Greek community truly know how to share their school pride with the entire campus —
Snack Attack and Lawn Decorations
Before the start of homecoming week, Butler Greek organizations are teamed up with a residence hall to compete in a series of competitions, games, and events that showcase their school spirit. Late into Thursday night of the week, the entire campus comes to life as teams decorate their Greek house lawns according to the year’s theme. Every hour on the hour, SGA delivers a new snack food for the teams to replenish and re-energize before decorating into early Friday morning.
Yell Like Hell
After weeks of practice, the homecoming teams strut their stuff in front of hundreds of students at Yell Like Hell, an annual tradition celebrated by Butler students in Hinkle Fieldhouse. The team with the best bulldog spirit and representation of the year’s theme takes home a thrilling victory.
Bright and early on the day of homecoming, members of Butler fraternities compete in a fast-paced chariot race down Hampton Drive. Other students line the street and cheer on their favorite team. The race is an annual tradition hosted by the brothers of Sigma Chi.
Bulldog Boulevard Tailgate
After a quick parade around campus, students head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to celebrate before the football game. Many Greek organizations, colleges, and clubs have a booth set up with food and games for current students and alumni to celebrate before the game. The Butler spirit team leads everyone into the stadium with one of many cheers — B-U, T-L-E, R U A BULLDOG, HELL YEAH!
Jungle Ball Soccer
To kick off homecoming week, students played a energizing game of soccer with a huge, inflatable ball. The next-level soccer game took place at the Sellick Bowl, and students only hope this new game becomes an annual Butler tradition.