Homecoming 2016

Homecoming at the University of Houston is a tradition dating back to 1946. As student enrollment surged following World War II, Homecoming arose as one of many traditions that enlivened the campus. Around this time the football team joined the Lone Star Conference, the marching band was organized, the first bonfire was held, and Frontier Fiesta returned. As UH continues to move forward, the homecoming court, football game, and other festivities still welcome alumni back each fall. While traditions may have changed over the years, the Cougar spirit marches on.

The University of Houston proudly presents Homecoming 2016! Homecoming is more than a football game. It is a week celebrating the University of Houston, uniting students and organizations, and showcasing Cougar Pride and Cougar Spirit during one of the oldest traditions on campus! Each day of Homecoming there are different events for students, alumni, and the UH community. Mark your calendars this year for Homecoming 2016, and celebrate Homecoming in our stadium, November 7 – 12, 2016!

The University of Houston has so much to offer from its great diversity to its multitude of innovation and creativity fostered at the institution. Cougars are proud of past accomplishments and looking forward to future endeavors with renewed spirit and Tier-One aspirations. It’s a great time to be a Cougar, whether you’re an alum, a student, faculty, staff or a much loved friend of the University of Houston. Come one, come all! Come back to campus for Homecoming to reconnect to the good old days, celebrate everything that’s new and get excited about bright future we have to look forward to. There’s something fun for everyone, and it’s all right here in your ”home-sweet-Cougar-home“!​

Recap Video

From the pep rally, to Coog-Lympics, to mum making, the UH - Student Program Board concert feat. Wale and Lupe Fiasco, the football game, and everything in between, Cougar pride was everywhere! What were your favorite parts of homecoming?


Save The Date
November 7-12, 2016


Psychology senior and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member Gabriela Chen was crowned homecoming queen. Homecoming king was awarded to Sam Stilley, an entrepreneurship and marketing senior and member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The Cougar.

Homecoming Court 2016

Taking place at halftime of the football game, the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King has always been a central part of the celebration. From the presentation of the first crown to Mary Ray Curry in 1946, to the touchstone victory of the school’s first African-American Homecoming Queen Lynn Eusan in 1968, and through the emphasis on academic and service criteria that accompany the award today, the recognition of the Homecoming Court has evolved along with the University itself over the years.

Aya Elsaadi

Gabriela Chen

Kelsi Wiechkoske

Kryztal Vazquez

Lisa Forger

Melanie Lindorfer

Melissa Jinks

Murietta Flores

Brett Edleman

Chris Pinto

The Game

The homecoming football game serves as a rallying point for alumni and students alike to come together to celebrate their days at the University of Houston while cheering for the Coogs. Homecoming games have been among the most memorable in UH history, with many of them featuring startling upsets against favored opponents and record-setting offense. After calling Robertson Stadium, the Astrodome and other venues home, the team will mark another spirit filled homecoming in the TDECU Stadium on Saturday, November 12, 2016 against the Tulane University.​