Homecoming event winners celebrating during Homecoming Football Game Festivities.

Homecoming Events

Our signature events include the Rebel Variety Show, Annual Alumni Awards, Rebel Homecoming Festival and Parade, and of course a full day of cheering the Rebels to victory 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!


Event Title Date Time Location
Rebel Homecoming Roll-Call Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (All day)
Rebels In Motion 20:20 Sunday, October 18, 2020 (All day)
Virtual Window Painting/Graphic Design Contest Monday, October 19, 2020 8:00am
Virtual Homecoming Office Decorating Monday, October 19, 2020 8:00am
Virtual Netflix Party Monday, October 19, 2020 7:00pm
Can-struction Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:00am
Homecoming Trivia Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00pm
Homecoming Variety Show Teams Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:00am
Graduate Showcase Wednesday, October 21, 2020 4:00pm
Homecoming Variety Show- Individuals Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:00am
SON Town Hall Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:30am
Annual Alumni Awards Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:00pm
Virtual Dance Party-Homecoming Edition Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:00pm
Instagram Live
UNLV Fall Service Day/Homecoming Partnership Friday, October 23, 2020 10:00am
Amazing Race Friday, October 23, 2020 2:30pm
Rebel Nurse Trivia Night Friday, October 23, 2020 6:00pm

Ways to Participate

A table of plaques and awards for UNLV recipients.

Annual Alumni Awards

For more than 42 years, the UNLV Alumni Association has recognized exceptional individuals who represent the ideals of higher learning and Rebel pride. Through the awards program, the association recognizes alumni, faculty, students, and community leaders for their outstanding achievements and leadership at the university and our community. These recipients truly serve as inspiration for the generations of students who will follow.

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Rebel Homecoming Roll-Call

Fellow Rebels, family, and friends submit a picture to show where you are celebrating Rebel Homecoming while you Stay Home for Homecoming! These photos could be a selfie, family photo, a picture of your pets, we just want to see you in your UNLV gear celebrating with us!

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Rebels In Motion

All UNLV alumni, friends, and families are invited to move for 20 minutes and 20 seconds. Use your movement to show UNLV is Staying Home for Rebel Homecoming. #RebelHomecoming #RebelsInMotion. Let's get active... virtually and while practicing responsible physical distancing!

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Office Decorating Contest

Show off your love and spirit for UNLV by participating in the annual Homecoming Office Decorating Competition by decorating your home or at work office space. Virtual home (or at work) offices should showcase UNLV school spirit and Rebel Pride. We encourage you to decorate your home or at work office space with physical decorations, or make a virtual background or virtual decoration! The winner will receive a UNLV Prize pack!

The king and queen of Homecoming standing on the football field.

Homecoming Royalty

Each year the homecoming royalty is selected from UNLV students involved in various student organizations. Ten candidates make up the homecoming court, and two students who receive the highest amount of votes throughout the competition, regardless of gender, will be considered UNLV Homecoming Royalty. There are various aspects to the competition including an online vote, interview process, and activities in which the candidates will participate for points.

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Most Spirited Student (MSS)

The Most Spirited Student Competition is a Homecoming Tradition that allows students to show off their UNLV Pride. The MSS Competition includes a variety of events throughout Homecoming Week and is open to any undergraduate, regardless of if they are on a homecoming team or not. The winner of the Most Spirited Student Competition will receive points for their team (if they are on one) along with a $500 scholarship.

Students on a homecoming float.

Rebel Homecoming Team Competitions

Throughout Homecoming Week, student teams participate and compete in a wide variety of activities. Teams must have up to four organizations to participate. The winner of the Student Team Competitions will be announced on CAB's Homecoming Instagram (@unlv.homecoming) on Friday evening!

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Homecoming Variety Show

The Homecoming Variety Show is one of the longest-standing Homecoming traditions. It provides teams and individual students with the opportunity to put together a performance that incorporates acting, dancing, props, and more. After all acts have been submitted, the Homecoming Committee will narrow them down to the top ten which will then be posted on Instagram (@unlv.homecoming) for the competition. The individual whose video receives the highest amount of likes will be the winner and receive a prize.

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Virtual Window Painting/Graphic Design Contest

The Graphic Design competition is an opportunity for teams to showcase their artistic abilities. Each team will create a design that represents their team for CAB to post on Instagram @cabunlv.

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Homecoming Movie Night

To kick off Homecoming Week, there will be a Netflix Party Movie Night. As an incentive to participate in Movie Night, one lucky winner will win a prize.

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Homecoming Can-struction

Can-Struction is a great way for teams to give back to the community while also having fun. Part 1 of the competition will be a typical canned food drive where the teams that bring in the most non-perishable foods will be awarded points. Part 2 is a sculpture competition where teams will use the items they used to create a 3D design that represents either UNLV, the Homecoming Week theme, or the team’s individual theme.

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Homecoming Trivia

Trivia Night is a great way for teams to show how much they actually know about UNLV. Taking place through Google Hangouts and Kahoot, team members will be able to take their shot at answering a series of questions related to UNLV’s history, sports, locations, current events, and more. The top three winners will each win points for their teams.

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Homecoming Amazing Race

The Amazing Race Competition is a virtual scavenger hunt that requires team members to find certain objects around their place of residence.

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Virtual Dance Party - Homecoming Edition

After Variety Show, there will be a virtual Dance Party on Instagram Live. For about two hours, a DJ will be playing songs for everyone to listen, dance, and enjoy! The DJ will announce the winner of HVS - Teams and HVS - Individuals at around 8 pm, and one random attendee will win a prize.

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Rebel Homecoming Festival

This signature homecoming event, Rebel Homecoming Festival, combines two classic events hosted by the UNLV Alumni Association and the Rebel Events Board. A night of first-class entertainment complete with a college dean meet & greet, carnival rides and games, food, and a beer garden create the perfect atmosphere to connect and reconnect alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community in the name of building the tradition.

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Scarlet & Gray Homecoming Parade

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of all ages are invited to line the academic mall to enjoy the spectacle of sights and sounds as our Scarlet and Gray Homecoming Light Parade makes its way through campus.

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UNLV Alumni Association Tailgate

Join the UNLV Alumni Association as we celebrate Rebel Homecoming in the ultimate football tailgate. Supporting the Rebels is not just about the game, it is about the experience.

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Football Game

Cheer on your Rebels to victory in the annual homecoming game.

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Star of Nevada Marching Band Halftime Show

Rebel fans stay in your seats at halftime as the Star of Nevada Marching Bands entertains you during the crowning of the Rebel Homecoming Royalty.

A person painting on a window

Homecoming Window Painting

Kickstart Homecoming week with the Rebel Events Board’s Window Painting competition and celebration at the Student Union Courtyard and Pida Plaza.

Homecoming guests around their vehicles cooking burgers and hotdogs on a grill.

Football Tailgate - Rebel Student Tailgate

CSUN Student Government, Rebel Events Board, UNLV Athletics, and Registered Student Organizations are teaming up to host the Rebel Student Tailgate. This is a great way to gear up to cheer on the Rebels in the big game! Come out for free food, music, and giveaways!