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Join the Festivities for UHD Homecoming 2017


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD Homecoming Week is almost here-October 16-21. This year's theme, The Main Street Experience, recognizes Downtown's primary thoroughfare, Main Street, as the gateway to the Houston's central business district, Fortune 500 headquarters, and the city's second largest University. A homecoming committee representing the UHD community including our friends from the UHD Bookstore have volunteered their time to put together a wonderful calendar of events.

Homecoming is a recent Gator tradition now entering its fourth year. This is a time for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community to come together to celebrate the spirit and pride of UHD. Past, present and future students will unite to celebrate the common thread that binds all Gators. The main features of Homecoming 2017 are the Staff Council Office Decorating Contest, Can-A-Palooza, Gator Spirit Frenzy (mums, banners, selfies), Paint Dance Party, Gator Mixer, UHD Gator Blue Day and Pep Rally, Career Connections Internship and Job Fair, the Homecoming volleyball and basketball games vs Lone Star College-Tomball and Houston Community College and of course, Tail-Gatoring.

Tail-Gatoring features a festive gathering of student groups, faculty, staff, and alums. Many of the groups will participate in the Tail-Gatoring and cook-off contests with prizes. Families are invited to bring their little Gators to join in the fun and games at the Gator Kids Zone.​ UHD staff also are invited to participate in the Staff Council-sponsored Office Decorating Contest, wear Gator gear on UHD Gator Blue Day and be eligible to win a spirit prize at the the Pep Rally. Don't forget to register for the Staff vs. Students volleyball game.

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