Homecoming 2019: Gators Throwback
By Emily Conrad
UHD’s 2019 Homecoming Week is here!
This year’s theme, “Gators Throwback,” celebrates all UHD Gators past and present. The weeklong festivities begin Oct. 14 with a students vs. staff volleyball game and concludes with the much-anticipated Tail-Gatoring event on Oct. 19.
UHD offices and departments are encouraged to participate in the Office Decorating Contest during Homecoming Week. The winners will be announced during the pep rally on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Last year’s winner was the Career and Development Center.
This is the sixth year Homecoming has been celebrated at UHD.
“Homecoming at UHD started in 2014 an effort to create a sense of school pride and spirit on campus in a week-long celebration of all things UHD," said Richard Sebastiani, director of UHD Sports & Fitness.
To learn more about UHD Homecoming Week events, volunteer or register for activities, visit www.uhd.edu/homecoming.
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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 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).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. 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.