Rice Homecoming in the 1950s

Cheerleaders at Homecoming Bonfire

Cheerleaders at Homecoming Bonfire, 1953

The university kicks off Homecoming week on Sunday. Unlike in 1953, the festivities will not be started with a bonfire, but instead with tailgates at the colleges. Another major difference is that Rice women no longer compete for Homecoming Queen like the women below.

Homecoming Queen candidates at Willy's Statue, 1951

Homecoming Queen candidates at Willy’s Statue, 1951

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