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
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.