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Homecoming 2018: Can't Hide Our Gator Pride

Homecoming FlyerUHD Homecoming Week is fast approaching. This year’s celebration is slated for October 15-20. 

This year's theme, “Can’t Hide Our Gator Pride,” embodies the spirit, honor and grit of being a Gator at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). With an alumni that boasts 46,600+ strong and growing … WE CAN’T HIDE and WON’T HIDE our GATOR PRIDE!

A homecoming committee comprised of University employees, UHD students and our friends from the UHD Bookstore have volunteered their time to create a festive calendar of events.

Homecoming is a recent UHD tradition now entering its fifth year. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community come together to celebrate the spirit and pride of UHD Gators. 

Homecoming 2018 Events

  •  Staff Council Office Decorating Contest
  • Gator Can-A-Palooza
  • Gator Spirit Frenzy (mums, banners, selfies),
  • President’s BBQ
  • Gator Mixer
  • UHD Gator Blue Day & Pep Rally
  • UHD Greek Organization Night
  • Volleyball Match: UHD vs Houston Community College
  • Basketball Game: UHD vs. Rice University
  • Tail-Gatoring

Tail-Gatoring features a gathering of student groups, University departments/offices and alums who will participate in cook-off contests. Families are invited to bring their little Gators to join in the fun and games at the Gator Kids Zone.​

How can employees get involved? 

  • Employees may participate in the Staff Council Office Decorating Contest
  • Wear UHD gear on UHD Gator Blue Day and possibly win a spirit prize at the Pep Rally
  • Register for the staff vs students volleyball game
  • Join in the fun of Tail-Gatoring contents
  • Make copies of the attached Calendar of Events on 11x17 size paper and post in your office

To learn more about UHD Homecoming Week events or to volunteer/register for activities, visit www.uhd.edu/homecoming.

Go Gators!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.