Homecoming 2015

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 2015! 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 2015, and celebrate Homecoming in our stadium, November 2 – 7, 2015!

Varsity Red

The theme for Homecoming 2015 is Varsity Red! 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”!

Strut Your Stuff Registration

Homecoming Court 2015

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.

Court Information Packet Court Application

James C. Anderson

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Janice J. Soto

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Wayne D. Bautista

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Renita S. Hunter

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Henry D. Watson

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Dawn M. Mize

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Dan H. Zuniga

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Maria A. Singleton

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Lee A. Riebe

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Tiffany T. Pena

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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 November 7, 2015 against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

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

Co-sponsored by the UH Staff Council and UH Alumni Association, the Cougar Spirit Bell Challenge is the annual competition to award the faculty and staff that show the most Cougar spirit by decorating their offices during Homecoming Week.

Homecoming Week 2015 is November 2nd through the 7th and this year’s theme is “Varsity Red” Faculty and staff are encouraged to decorate their offices for the entire week. Awards will be given based on originality, Cougar spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. Judging will take place throughout the week.

The winning office receives its name on the Spirit Bell trophy and will have pictures displayed online and at the Homecoming football game. Additionally, members of the winning office will receive a free lunch party provided by UH Dining Services. Recognition and prizes will also be awarded for the second and third place offices.

For more information, email Staff Council Representative Juanita Samuels or call her at 713.743.5318.

Spirit Bell Challenge Entry Form

Homecoming Honorees

Each day of the Homecoming Week will be dedicated to honoring one member of the UH community that has showcased and instilled the Cougar Spirit. University of Houston faculty, staff or alumnus are nominated because they have positively impacted the core of what contributes to the Cougar spirit and tradition for the campus community. Nomination forms are submitted by supporters as a way to honor the passion and dedication these individuals have for the Red and White. Being selected as a Homecoming Honoree is considered an honor because recipients have the opportunity to interact with and impact a great tradition at the University of Houston both during and after Homecoming Week.

Current students or members of the UH community may complete an Honoree nomination; current undergraduate and graduate students cannot be included for consideration. The Homecoming Board will review applications and make Honoree selections.

Nomination Form

November

All of the events in the calendar can be found on our facebook events page.

Check back for our calendar of events.

11.2.15

Homecoming Kick-Off Pep Rally
4:00pm – 8:00pm/Lynn Eusan Park
Bring your Cougar spirit to Lynn Eusan Park for this awesome pep rally. Join the band, football team, cheerleaders, and your fellow COOGs for music, giveaways, food and fun. Also, don’t miss the announcement of the 2015 Homecoming Court!

11.3.15

Spirt Day CAN-struction
4:00pm – 6:00pm/Student Center
Homecoming is giving back to the community with MVP. As a part of the Spirit Cup Competition (SCC), groups will gather can goods, and create a sculpture that will be judged for the SCC.

Block Party: (Collaboration with RHA)
5:00pm – 7:30pm/Student Center Plaza
I promise you’ve never experienced a party like this. You thought we weren’t going to get turn up for our team?? THINK AGAIN!! Come be a part of the atmosphere that will set the par for the season! GO COOGs!

11.4.15

Build-A-COOG
12:00pm – 2:00pm/Student Center Houston Room Build-A-COOG is an event for the general UH population where students can come and stuff a stuffed animal and dress them in UH Homecoming gear.

COOG-LYMPICS
4:00pm – 8:00pm/Campus Recreation Gather your squad, come compete and show you’re the best! UH groups from all around the university will participate in various challenges that promote good relations and tolerance among different races, cultures, and organizations across the university.

Mum Making 101 with CEO
7:00pm – 10:00pm/Student Center Legacy Lounge Be part of a tradition that can trace its roots back to 1901. The homecoming mum is an exciting interactive past time for all students in Southern schools. Join the Homecoming Court and CEO to build your own and wear it on game day to show your fellow cougars the support they deserve.

11.5.15

Strut your Stuff
5:00pm – 7:00pm/Student Center Houston Room Come and support your fellow COOGs as they strut their stuff in our annual campus wide talent and variety show. From skits to dancing and stepping, everyone is sure to find something they’ll enjoy.

Silent Disco
7:00pm – 10:00pm/Lynn Eusan Park Grab some headphones and dance your shoes off for a night of dancing and listening to different genres of music. Don’t miss this unique and unifying experience. Vimeo

11.6.15

Rock the Campus-Metropolitan Volunteer Program
9:00am – 3:00pm/Butler Plaza Join MVP as we clean up campus, participate in gardening and landscaping projects, and other on campus service projects. Afterwards, join us at Lynn Eusan Park for music and lunch! All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt for participating in the event. We will also be providing onsite registration.

Homecoming Fiesta!
4:00pm – 8:00pm/TDECU Stadium Tailgating Area This Campus Tradition event will feature carnival games, the closing ceremony for Homecoming, and will also serve as the Pre-Party for the Concert! Come and enjoy the friends, food and fun that will help close to this great week. Did I mention there will be FIREWORKS?

Concert: (Sponsored by SPB)
8:00pm – 10:00pm/Holfheinz Pavilion Annual Homecoming Concert!

11.7.15

Homecoming Game
TDECU Stadium
Game against Cincinnati! This will be one for the books!

Homecoming Board

Isaiah Ross
Chair

Tiara Parks
Vice Chair

Brandon King
Director of Spirit

Mery Arce
Director of Court

Kendall Russell
Director of Productions

Brooklin Corbins
Director of Marketing

Sana Shahid
Director of Social Media and Assessment

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 clicking here.

Become a Volunteer!
Volunteers are excited, reliable, Cougars that want to have part in making Homecoming events happen! You can find out more information on the position and apply by clicking here.