The main reason for the festivities is to bring life and activity to campus and celebrate the university's traditions before the Sooners face Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon, Cook said.
The week also will feature Night at the Huff at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Houston Huffman Center. The event is an activity night in which teams compete in volleyball, basketball and dodgeball matches.
OU also will host a pep rally at 7:30 p.m. Friday at McCasland Field House. The rally includes performances by OU student groups.
The homecoming parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, beginning on Elm Street. Meteorologist Gary England will serve as the parade marshal.