Homecoming at UH is a tradition dating back to 1946. It brightens the campus with Cougar Red and brings out spirit beyond a football game. It is a week celebrating UH, uniting students and organizations, and showcasing Cougar Pride and Cougar Spirit.
All parts of the campus come together to celebrate, including faculty and staff. Sponsored by the UH Staff Council, the University of Houston Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition is the annual competition to award the faculty and staff who show the most Cougar spirit by decorating their offices during Homecoming Week.
2023 HOMECOMING SPIRIT BELL COMPETITION
For 2023, Homecoming Week the Theme is “Dream Big, Win Big”. Faculty and staff are encouraged to decorate their office doors for the entire week using that theme. The Spirit Bell Award will be given based on originality, Cougar Spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. Judging will take place for the selected 4 finalist on Tuesday, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th.
Please submit your entry to the following link
- Submit the 2023 UH Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition Registration Form. Link provided. Registration closes Nov. 3rd.
- Email at least 4 photos from different angles of your office door/space to Antoinette Marvels at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email must be received by 5pm on November 3rd.
- Photos cannot be filtered.
- At least one photo must be a full front photo of the office door/space.
- 4 finalist will be selected from the submitted photos for walkthrough on Tuesday, November 7th or Wednesday, November 8th.
- The winning office will receive its name on the UH Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition trophy and have their pictures displayed on the UH Staff Council and UH Homecoming websites.
2021 - Back Where We Belong
In 2021, the University of Houston's Homecoming Week was from October 16-23. The theme was “Back Where We Belong.”
1st Place: Enrollment Services Communication and Marketing (ESCM), Student Affairs and Enrollment Services
2nd Place: UH Wellness, Student Affairs
Honorable Mention: Student Business Services, Administration & Finance
2020 - Strengthen our Roots. Strength in your Roots.
2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition (Virtual)
Theme: Strengthen our Roots. Strength in your Roots.
November 9-14, 2020
2019 - BE SOMEONE and Leave a Legacy.
2019 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition
Massad Family Library
Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Theme: BE SOMEONE and Leave a Legacy
November 11-16, 2019
2018 - Go Big and Come Home
2018 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition
Undergraduate Business Programs Office and Bauer Honors Common
Theme: Go Big and Come Home
2017 - There’s No Place Like Houston
2017 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition
Department of Athletics
Building Champions for Life
Theme: There’s No Place Like Houston
October 30-November 4
Pictures of the 2017 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition courtesy of the UH Alumni Association.
2016 - True We’ll Ever Be
2015 - Varsity RED
2015 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition
Admiration & Finance and Enrollment Services
Theme: Varsity RED
November 2- 7
Pictures of the 2015 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition courtesy of the UH Alumni Association.