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


Homecoming Firsts

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.