Cheerleaders and Hey Reb! cheering at a homecoming event.

Rebel Homecoming is UNLV’s newly reimagined annual Homecoming celebration. Alumni are a vital part of the UNLV community and spirit. We enthusiastically welcome you back and invite you to join with our students, faculty, staff, and the greater Las Vegas community in a week of celebration and campus traditions. Our signature events include the Annual Alumni Awards, Rebel Homecoming Festival and Parade, and a full day of cheering the Rebels to victory at Sam Boyd Stadium during the Rebel Block Party, football game, and the Rebel Homecoming Royalty Crowning. There are now more reasons than ever to come home to UNLV and join the celebration!

Student Involvement

For UNLV current students, it is more important than ever to get involved and show your school spirit and pride. Join the Rebel Homecoming celebration by participating in a week full of fun and free events brought to you by the Rebel Events Board. Over the last couple of years, the Rebel Events Board has reimagined its events to provide an array of activities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in. Join us for our inaugural Homecoming Dance Party, Party in the Pida, Outdoor Movie Night, and Rebel Variety Show. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for a chance to win limited edition Homecoming swag.

History & Traditions


Homecoming at UNLV is one of the university’s longest standing traditions dating back to the Tumbleweed Tech days. The first-ever homecoming on campus was sponsored by the student government (CSNS) known today as CSUN. The celebration was held in conjunction with a basketball game against archrival University of Nevada in 1966. Since that time, Homecoming has grown and changed in many ways and has served to engage our students and welcome alumni and friends back to campus each year.


Every year, the Rebel Events Board participate in Adopt-a-School, where they work with a local elementary school to raise funds, supplies, box tops, etc. to help celebrate higher education and get the children excited about being a Rebel.

Events and competitions like Window Painting, Rebel Variety Show, and Most Spirited Rebel are staple events that promote school spirit and pride.


The Rebel Homecoming Committee is a university-wide collaborative effort with representatives serving to increase pride/affinity, create celebration opportunities, establish and maintain campus traditions, and promote stewardship. The committee brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff, their families, supporters of athletics and the arts, donors, and the Las Vegas community.


Blake Douglas

Co-Chair Rebel Homecoming Committee, Sr. Director for Alumni Programs & Events

Blake Douglas
Office: TAC 122
Mail Code: 1010
Phone: 702-895-2399
Fax: 702‐895‐4282

Savannah Baltera

Co-Chair Rebel Homecoming Committee, Director for Student Involvement & Activities

Savannah Baltera
Office: SU 302-T
Phone: 702-895-4803

Committee Members

  • Missy Arendash, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving
  • Valarie Burke, Graduate College
  • Juliet Casey, Provost Office
  • Karl Feak, Athletics
  • Justin Gomez Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development, Career Services
  • Katy Griffin, University Marketing & Communications
  • Bailee Joubert Campus Activities Board Homecoming Director
  • Lisa Kappil Program Coordinator for Campus Activities
  • Renee Rivera-Ghelfi, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving
  • Debra Gorov, Student Union & Event Services
  • Carlee Todd, Office of Admissions
  • Cate Weeks, Integrated Marketing & Branding