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Homecoming 2018

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 2018! 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! For each day of Homecoming, there are different events for students, alumni and the UH community. Mark your calendars this year for Homecoming 2018, and celebrate Homecoming with us November 5th – November 10th, 2018!

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The University of Houston has so much to offer from its great diversity to its multitude of innovation and creativity fostered at our institution. We Cougars are immensely proud of all past accomplishments and look 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

10.30.17

Kick-Off Pep Rally/Block Party
7:00pm – 10:00pm/Student Center Plaza

10.31.17

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

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

11.01.17

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

Way Back Wednesday
11:30am – 1:30pm/SC South Circle Drive

Bed Races
7:00pm – 10:00pm/TDECU Stadium

11.02.17

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

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

11.03.17

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

Cougar Red Friday
11:00am – 1:00pm/Cullen Performance Hall

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

11.04.17

UH v. ECU Homecoming Game
TBA/TDECU Stadium

Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court

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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The Game

The homecoming football game serves as a rallying point for alumni and students alike to come together for one of the biggest things they celebrate no matter what—our Houston Cougar football team. 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, November 10, 2018 against Temple.

Student Spirit Cup

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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!

Cougar Spirit Bell

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! If your organization or group is interested in participating, reach out to hcspirit@central.uh.edu for more information. Let the games begin!

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 website.

Homecoming Board

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.