Homecoming

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Team Competitions and Events

Window Decorating Contest

UNLV’s Window Decorating Contest is a Homecoming tradition that gives students, faculty and staff the chance to show off their artistic skills and represent their Rebel Pride to earn Homecoming points! Participating groups will be assigned a window to decorate on the first floor of the student union. Judging will immediately follow.


Humans vs Zombies

Humans vs Zombies is a new event that incorporates this year’s theme. This competition is for individual players, so there is no need to be on a team to participate. This game is played throughout the entire week.


Unity Festival

The Unity Festival is the new kick off to the week of celebrations for Homecoming. The event will feature three separate competitions and provide a fun and social atmosphere for all who attend. The purpose of the event is to collaborate with other groups and socialize with each other in an effort to start off Homecoming with a fun and positive way.


Rebel Variety Show

The Rebel Variety Show gives individual students and those participating in the team competition the opportunity to audition and showcase their talents to win prizes. Teams registered in the homecoming competition compete for the winner of the Rebel Variety Show. Prizes are given for best Greek organization performance, best student organization performance, most spirited performance, best individual performance, and most creative performance.


Zombie Run and Back to School Drive

The Zombie Run is an event to incorporate the Homecoming theme into a fun competition for individuals and teams. To enter the race, individuals must donate an item to the Back to School Drive. The donated supplies will be given to Cunningham Elementary School.


NPHC Yard Show

The National Pan-Hellenic Council first participated in Homecoming in 2010, being recognized as the outstanding new participant at the 2010 Rebel Variety Show for their portrayal of The Wiz. We are excited to have NPHC, the governing council for the traditionally African-American Fraternities and Sororities, participate in Homecoming Week again. The Homecoming Committee highly encourages you to attend this growing tradition to support and be amazed by the Steps and Strolls of our UNLV NPHC chapters.


Homecoming Parade

The homecoming parade is one of the oldest homecoming traditions at UNLV. Every year, students build a float related to the homecoming theme and showcase their floats at the parade. The parade is a community partnership that takes place at Town Square