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.
2022 HOMECOMING SPIRIT BELL COMPETITION
For 2022, Homecoming Week was October 22-29. The Theme was “All Roads Lead Home” and faculty and staff were encouraged to decorate their offices for the entire week using that theme. Awards were given based on originality, Cougar Spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. Judging by the University of Houston Alumni Association took place on Monday October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th. The winner was recognized at halftime during the Homecoming game.
The winning office received its name on the UH Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition trophy.
Congratulations to the 2022 Homecoming Spirit Bell Winner: Office of Undergraduate Business Programs, College of Business!
1st Place: Office of Undergraduate Business Programs, College of Business
2nd Place: Office of Real Estate Services, Administration & Finance
Honorable Mention: Student Centers South
Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers!
2022 Homecoming - Staff Council Cougar Painting Activity
This year Homecoming Week included an engaging activity of painting Cougars. Multiple organizations were invited and participated including Staff Council. The spirited Cougars were then displayed at the Student Center.
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.