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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.