President's One Main Message: Homecoming 2019
This week is Homecoming, a celebration of our University and an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and alumni to come together for any number of pride-filled events. The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “Gators Throwback Mix Tape,” a nod to the University’s rich history and the accomplishments of past and present Gators. A few highlights are featured below, but other notable events include the Office Decorating Competition, the President’s Barbecue that I am hosting on Oct. 15; Throwback Thursday at UHD Northwest on Oct. 17; and sporting events throughout the week at the Student Life Center.
Homecoming wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of Student Affairs, Student Activities, Sports & Fitness, and many other departments and organizations. I thank those involved for supporting ever-growing school spirit on campus, as well as all Gators for making UHD a university to be proud of.
Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
This year, UHD hosts its first Homecoming events in UHD’s eSports Lounge (an alumni tournament on Oct. 17 that begins at 7 p.m.) and at the new Sports Fields (flag football and kickball on Oct. 15, and alumni soccer games on Oct. 17). These Homecoming firsts are a reflection of UHD’s commitment to enhancing our campus and providing faculty, staff, students, and alumni with new spaces to socialize and grow as Gators.
Tail-Gatoring – Oct. 19
Homecoming isn’t complete without this annual tradition. UHD’s Gator Community will transform the city parking lots on Girard Street into an unforgettable festival experience. Games, refreshments, cook-off contests, and a Gator Kids Zone are just some of the reasons to bring your family to this event. And, it’s just the warm-up for UHD’s big men’s basketball game against Lone Star College-Cy Fair at 4 p.m. in the Student Life Center and The Gathering, our concluding Homecoming party at 8 p.m. in A300.
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.