Kansas State University will recognize the late Jon Wefald Friday with a renaming and dedication ceremony on campus, part of Homecoming festivities this week.

The university plans to rename Butterfly Lane to Wefald’s Butterfly Lane. The long-time former president, who served at K-State from 1986 to 2009, named the street “Butterfly Lane” during his administration due to thousands of monarch butterflies that land in the landscaping outside the President’s Residence during their fall migration to Mexico.

President Richard Linton will deliver brief remarks at 3 p.m. south of Bluemont Hall at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Butterfly Lane. Also delivering remarks will be Andrew Wefald, son of the late former president and associate professor in the Staley School of Leadership.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the university’s intention to rename the street in honor of Wefald during its September meeting.