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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. 

The Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 20th at 5 PM.

2021 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition

  • This year, the University of Houston's Homecoming Week is October 16-23, 2021.  The theme is “Back Where We Belong.” Staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition and to show the most Cougar Spirit by decorating their offices during Homecoming Week. 

    Awards will be given based on originality, Cougar Spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. The winning office receives its name on the UH Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition trophy and has pictures displayed on the UH Staff Council and UH Homecoming websites.

    To participate in the competition, submit the online entry form by Wednesday, October 20th at 5 PM.

    Important Competition and Homecoming Dates

    * The top 3 offices will receive an in-person visit by judges to take additional pictures.

    For more information contact staffcouncil@uh.edu

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Previous Winners

  • 2020 - Strengthen our Roots. Strength in your Roots.

    2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition (Virtual)

    University Libraries
    Academic Affairs

    Theme: Strengthen our Roots. Strength in your Roots.

    November 9-14, 2020

     2020 Homecoming Spirit Bell Competition Winner

  • 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 

    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. 

     

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