Homecoming 2017

Homecoming at the University of Houston is a tradition dating back to 1946. As student enrollment surged following World War II, Homecoming arose as one of many traditions that enlivened the campus. Around this time the football team joined the Lone Star Conference, the marching band was organized, the first bonfire was held, and Frontier Fiesta returned. As UH continues to move forward, the homecoming court, football game, and other festivities still welcome alumni back each fall. While traditions may have changed over the years, the Cougar spirit marches on.

The University of Houston proudly presents Homecoming 2017! Homecoming is more than a football game. It is a week celebrating the University of Houston, uniting students and organizations, and showcasing Cougar Pride and Cougar Spirit during one of the oldest traditions on campus! Each day of Homecoming there are different events for students, alumni, and the UH community. Mark your calendars this year for Homecoming 2017, and celebrate Homecoming in our stadium, October 23 – 28, 2017!

The University of Houston has so much to offer from its great diversity to its multitude of innovation and creativity fostered at the institution. Cougars are proud of past accomplishments and looking forward to future endeavors with renewed spirit and Tier-One aspirations. It’s a great time to be a Cougar, whether you’re an alum, a student, faculty, staff or a much loved friend of the University of Houston. Come one, come all! Come back to campus for Homecoming to reconnect to the good old days, celebrate everything that’s new and get excited about bright future we have to look forward to. There’s something fun for everyone, and it’s all right here in your ”home-sweet-Cougar-home“!

October

10.23.17

Kick-Off Pep Rally/Block Party
5:00pm – 8:00pm/Student Center Plaza

10.24.17

CAN-Struction!
11:00am – 2:00pm/Student Center Plaza

Strut Your Stuff
7:00pm – 10:00pm/Student Center Houston Room

10.25.17

Rise and Shine
7:00am – 9:00am/Cullen Performance Hall Circle Drive

Way Back Wednesday
11:30am – 1:30pm/Lynn Eusan Park

Bed Races
7:00pm – 10:00pm/Architecture/Engineering Street

10.26.17

Homecoming Fiesta
5:00pm – 7:00pm/Lynn Eusan Park

Homecoming Concert with SPB
7:00pm - Doors Open/Lynn Eusan Park

10.27.17

Rock the Campus with MVP
9:00am/Lynn Eusan Park

Trip to Houston
7:00pm – 10:00pm/Lynn Eusan Park

10.28.17

UH v. ECU Homecoming Game
TBA/TDECU Stadium

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Homecoming Court 2017

Taking place at halftime of the football game, the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King has always been a central part of the celebration. From the presentation of the first crown to Mary Ray Curry in 1946, to the touchstone victory of the school’s first African-American Homecoming Queen Lynn Eusan in 1968, and through the emphasis on academic and service criteria that accompany the award today, the recognition of the Homecoming Court has evolved along with the University itself over the years.

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Homecoming Court Packet Homecoming Court Application

Aya Elsaadi

Gabriela Chen

Kelsi Wiechkoske

Kryztal Vazquez

Lisa Forger

Melanie Lindorfer

Melissa Jinks

Murietta Flores

Brett Edleman

Chris Pinto

The Game

The homecoming football game serves as a rallying point for alumni and students alike to come together to celebrate their days at the University of Houston while cheering for the Coogs. Homecoming games have been among the most memorable in UH history, with many of them featuring startling upsets against favored opponents and record-setting offense. After calling Robertson Stadium, the Astrodome and other venues home, the team will mark another spirit filled homecoming in the TDECU Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2017 against East Carolina.

Student Spirit Cup

The Cougar Spirit Cup Competition is the annual competition to award the students that show the most Cougar spirit by competing in a series of fun and challenging tasks throughout Homecoming Week. Show off your Cougar Pride and school spirit by displaying the best representation of what the University of Houston is all about! We encourage participants to focus on Houston and the University’s culture, pride, traditions and great school spirit. The broad nature of the theme provides participants the opportunity to be creatively fun and unique and showcase their organization in the best way possible! Let the games begin!

Spirit Cup Information Packet Spirit Cup Registration

Cougar Spirit Bell

Homecoming is a special time on any college campus, and the University of Houston is set to be painted red for Homecoming Week 2016.

All parts of the campus come together to celebrate Homecoming each year, and the faculty and staff are no exception. Co-sponsored by the UH Staff Council and UH Alumni Association, the Spirit Bell Challenge is the annual competition to award the faculty and staff who show the most Cougar spirit by decorating their offices during Homecoming Week.

This year, Homecoming Week is November 7th through the 12th, and this year’s theme is “True We’ll Ever Be.” Faculty and staff are encouraged to decorate their offices for the entire week using that theme. Awards will be given based on originality, Cougar spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. Judging will take place on Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th, with the winner announced on Monday, November 14th.

The winning office receives its name on the Spirit Bell trophy and has pictures displayed online on the UHAA and UH Staff Council websites.

To register to be judged in the competition, office representatives should complete the online entry form by the close of business Tuesday, October 25. For more information, please contact Anne Ness, UH Staff Council representative or Nancy Clark, UHAA representative.

University of Houston Alumni Association

Since 1940, the University of Houston Alumni Association has served and supported the University of Houston, its over 200,000 alumni, its friends, and the community it calls home. From student scholarships and legislative advocacy, to alumni networks and communications, UHAA is working to enhance the value of your degree and your alumni experience. UHAA will also be hosting events throughout the week of Homecoming. For additional information and their schedule of events, visit the UHAA home page at the link below.

Homecoming Board

Taylor Rouleau
Chair

Mayra Castillo
Vice Chair

Ebony Aiken
Director of Spirit

Valeria Vital
Director of Court

Terrence Whaley
Director of Productions

Ann Johnson
Director of Marketing

Want to Get Involved with Homecoming?

Become an Assistant Director!
Assistant Directors are volunteer student leader positions that are responsible helping Homecoming Directors plan and execute Homecoming events. Assistant Directors are expected to complete a minimum of five (5) office hours which do not include Homecoming Events. The requirements for each Assistant Director position will vary based on the Director. You can find more information about each position and apply by emailing hcvchair@central.uh.edu.