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The submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 12, 2020, at noon.

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. 

This fall the 2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition is going virtual. 

Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition will take place from November 4th to November 12th, 2020, at noon.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition!
University Libraries, Academic Affairs

2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition

  • This year, the University of Houston's Homecoming Week is November 9th – November 14th, 2020.  The theme is “Strengthen our Roots. Strength in your Roots.” Staff is encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition by creating a virtual meeting background that honors this year’s Homecoming theme.  

    You can use PowerPoint or any other program to create the background. Make sure the dimensions default to 1920 x 1080 pixels – 16:9 Widescreen. Save your image as a JPG, PNG, GIF, or PDF file.  Send all backgrounds to staffcouncil@uh.edu by November 10th.

    Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition will take place from November 4th to November 12th, 2020, at noon. The winning office receives its name on the UH Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition trophy and has pictures displayed online on the UH Staff Council, and Homecoming websites.

    To register to be judged in the competition please include the following information with your entry:

    • College/Division name
    • Department name
    • Office Representative name and contact information
    • The department's physical location(for award delivery purposes)

    Awards will be given based on originality, Cougar Spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. 

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    2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition

2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition Winner

 

2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition Winner

 

Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition!
University Libraries, Academic Affairs
Show your Cougar Spirit and use the background during virtual tailgates and festivities this UH Homecoming Weekend! 

Previous Winners

  • 2019 - BE SOMEONE and leave a legacy.

    Thank you to all of the UH teams that participated in this year's UH Homecoming Spirit Bell Challenge. This year, Homecoming Week was November 11-16, 2019.  The theme was “BE SOMEONE and leave a legacy”.

    1st Place - Massad Family Library, Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
    2nd Place - ManCorps & Soundscap KGMCA/Music/Choir, The Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music
    3rd Place - UH at Sugar Land Administration Offices, Albert & Mamie George Building

    Please take the time to see 2019's competition entries below.  

    2019 Spirit Bell Challenge Entries

  • 2018 - Go Big and Come Home

    2018 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition 

    Academic Affairs
    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

    2016 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition 

    Administration & Finance
    DSAES Business Service Team

    Theme: True We’ll Ever Be

    November 7 - 12

    Pictures of the 2016 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition courtesy of the UH Alumni Association. 

  • 2015 - Varsity RED

    2015 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition 

    Admiration & Finance and Enrollment Services
    Business Services

    Theme: Varsity RED

    November 2- 7

    Pictures of the 2015 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition courtesy of the UH Alumni Association.