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Homecoming Schedule of Events

Monday, March 18

Homecoming Info Stations | 9-11 a.m. | University West & University Center Lobby; Noon-2 p.m. | Jaguar Hall Lobby & University Commons Lobby

Stop by one of our locations to pick up a personal Homecoming schedule, learn about fun challenges like the Treasure Hunt and Rep the Rise Challenge, and how to win free Homecoming swag like pop-sockets, T-shirts, and rally towels! It's going to be an amazing week of exciting events and chances to make memories, so don't miss out!

Spirit of '73 Kickoff* | 7:30-9 p.m. | Pyramid Row & Streamed on Microsoft Teams

Join us as we kickoff our most spirited Homecoming yet, "Spirit of '73", happening on Pyramid Row! Cheer on our athletes, meet your 2024 Homecoming Court, and enjoy a live musical performance from Stephanie Ross & the Southern Drive Band! The first 100 students to check in will receive a free Homecoming T-shirt! 

Tuesday, March 19

Homecoming Info Station | 9-11 a.m. | University West & University Center Lobby; Noon-2 p.m. | Jaguar Hall Lobby & University Commons Lobby

Stop by one of our locations to pick up a personal Homecoming schedule, learn about fun challenges like the Treasure Hunt and Spirit Challenges, and how to win free Homecoming swag like belt bags, T-shirts, and mugs! It's going to be an amazing week of exciting events and chances to make memories, so don't miss out!

Katy Homecoming Celebration | 5-7 p.m. | UHV Katy Lobby

Join us for some Homecoming fun in Katy! We'll have free Homecoming T-shirts for the first 50 students, fun games, and photos with jaX!

Powderpuff Football | 5:30-7 p.m. | Intramural Field

Jaguars, are you ready for Powderpuff Football, during Homecoming Week? If interested in playing or being a cheerleader, sign up on JagSync. All players will receive a free t-shirt for participating. Everyone is welcome to come watch and cheer on our teams!

Wednesday, March 20

Spirit Cup Showcase | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | UHV Campus-Participating Locations

The Jaguar Spirit Cup Competition is an annual Homecoming tradition that gives offices on campus the opportunity to show off their Jaguar spirit. Campus departments will decorate the outside or front area of their offices, and students will vote for who has the most spirit! The Jaguar Spirit Cup will be awarded based on originality, Jaguar spirit, creativity, and overall appearance. More details on JagSync!

Retired Faculty & Staff Luncheon | Noon-1:30 p.m. | University North, Multi-Purpose Room

This luncheon is open to all UHV retired faculty and staff and their guest. The President and Provost will speak and give an update on the status of UHV. There is no cost to attend. To RSVP, contact Kelsey Norgard at 361-570-4869 or norgardkn@uhv.edu.

1973 Block Party | 9 p.m.-Midnight | University Commons, Lobby & Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for a fun night of fun as we throwback to 1973! We'll be serving midnight breakfast from 9-10:30 p.m. and have multiple activities, including DIY flower headbands, Tie-Dye station, mini games and "Throwback Karaoke"! We'll also have a costume contest, so be sure to dress in your best 70's themed attire!

Thursday, March 21

UHV Alumni Career Panel* | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams

Join us for our second annual UHV Alumni Career Panel, during Homecoming Week. Hear from some of our incredible alumni, who have found rewarding careers and learn how they have developed into leaders of their communities. Panelist details coming soon!

Ninth Annual Talent Show* | 7-9 p.m. | University North, Multi-Purpose Room & Streamed on Microsoft Teams

Join us for the 9th Annual Talent Show during Homecoming Week. You won’t want to miss this performance of talented UHV students! Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners decided by a panel of judges and the audience. It's going to be a great show and we hope to see you there!

Friday, March 22

Softball Pre-Game Celebration* | Noon-1 p.m. | Victoria Youth Sports Complex

Stop by to grab some free snacks and merch for the big game! Shuttles will be provided from Jaguar Hall starting at 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Jaguars Softball Doubleheader* | 1 p.m. | Victoria Youth Sports Complex

UHV Softball vs. Texas A&M Texarkana
Cheer on our UHV Women's Softball team as they take on the Eagles in a doubleheader! Shuttles will be provided from Jaguar Hall from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Alumni Banquet* | 6:30-9 p.m. | University North, Multi-Purpose Room

The evening includes a beer and wine reception, dinner, door prizes, university update from President Bob Glenn, and award presentations. All UHV alumni and friends of the university are invited to join us for this event. Dress is business or cocktail attire. Tickets are $30 a person and you can register by clicking here

Saturday, March 23

President's Tailgate* | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Riverside Stadium

Join the UHV President for free food, fun, games and giveaways and help us cheer on our Jaguars! The first 100 students to attend will receive a free rally towel! Kona Ice will also be serving free snow cones! 

Jaguars Baseball Doubleheader* | Noon | Riverside Stadium

UHV Baseball vs. LSU Shreveport
Free for UHV students, faculty, staff and community members. Our 2024 Royal Jaguars will be announced and crowned in between the games. Be sure to wear all red, and red-out the stadium!

Victoria Art & Music Walk* | 4-6 p.m. | Downtown Victoria

Enjoy a self-guided art experience of local galleries, artist studios, local businesses, and cultural events. The VTX Art & Music Walk will engage, educate, and inform attendees through connecting art lovers and enthusiasts to galleries, artists, and local businesses. 

Homecoming Dance | 7-9 p.m. | University North, Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for a night of music and fun! The 2024 Homecoming Dance will be a night you will always remember. There will be free food, a live DJ, and fun times. 

For our Saturday HOCO events, transportation will be provided from our Katy campus to Victoria. A shuttle will pick up students from the Katy campus at 9 a.m. on Sat., March 23 and the shuttle will leave Victoria that evening at 9 p.m. to return students back to the Katy campus around 11 p.m. If you are interested in utilizing the provided transportation, you must complete the Katy Student Homecoming Transportation form by Wed., March 6.

Events open to the public are noted by an Asterisk (*).