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Who's Behind the Door? UHD's Homecoming Decorating Contest Winners

Editor's Note - Due to an error during production, the top three winners were incorrectly listed in the original version of UHD News. The corrected version is below. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

The sights of different themes and colorful offices signified the return of the traditional Homecoming Office Decorating Contest. UHD’s Staff Council and the Homecoming Committee collaborated in coordinating this year’s event

Office decorations were judged by the incorporation of theme, creativity/imagination and originality, and showcase of school spirit.

Awards for first, second and third place were announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Oct. 13. The first place winner received a $100 gift card and trophy to display in their office all year, while second place earned a $75 gift card and third place receiving a $50 gift card.

Earning the top spots were:

  • First Place – Main Career Center
  • Second Place – Student Affairs
  • Third Place – W.I. Dykes Library, 5th Floor

Special thanks to these offices for their participation in contest:

  • Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA) Student Lounge
  • Main Career Center
  • W.I. Dykes Library
  • Marilyn Davies College of Business Dean’s Suite
  • Office of Admissions
  • Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Sports & Fitness, Student Life Center, 3rd Floor
  • Student Affairs
  • University College


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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 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 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.