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 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!


Event Title Date Time Location
UNLV Alumni Association Tailgate Saturday, October 24, 2020 (All day)
Homecoming Football Game Saturday, October 24, 2020 (All day)
Rebel Homecoming Festival Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:00pm
Pida Plaza, Academic Mall, Alumni Amphitheater
Homecoming: Amazing Race Thursday, October 22, 2020 (All day)
Multiple locations across UNLV
Annual Alumni Awards Wednesday, October 21, 2020 5:30pm
#RebelsGive Kickoff Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:00am
Pida Plaza
Homecoming: Window Painting Monday, October 19, 2020 2:00pm
Rebel Homecoming 2020 Monday, October 19, 2020 (All day)

Ways to Participate

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Giving Day Kick-Off

Join us this year as we celebrate UNLV's day of giving - #RebelsGive! #RebelsGive is an opportunity to unite alumni, students, faculty, and staff together in a celebration of philanthropy and pride for UNLV. No matter how big or small, each gift makes a difference in the lives of Rebels everywhere.

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 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.

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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.

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Penny Wars

Throughout Homecoming Week support the Rebel Events Board’s Adopt-a-School initiative and donate your loose change to our Homecoming Teams. Help your favorite team win by sharing your pennies or sabotage a team by giving them a dollar or two. All proceeds raised will be donated to Paradise Professional Development School. Help us make a difference in our Las Vegas community.

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Rebel Variety Show

Join the Rebel Events Board for one of the longest standing Homecoming Traditions - the Rebel Variety Show. Cheer on your favorite teams and individual performers as they showcase their talent on stage!

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!

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 a Homecoming Scarlet and a Homecoming Gray winner are announced during halftime at the homecoming football game. 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 Rebel

Most Spirited Rebel will compete in a week full of events for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Interested in competing to be named UNLV’s Most Spirited Rebel? Apply today! For more information email the Rebel Events Board at homecoming@unlv.edu.

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Rebel Homecoming Team Competitions

Throughout the Homecoming Week, student teams participate and compete in a wide variety of activities. Teams must have a minimum of five student participants. The winner of the Student Team Competitions will be announced at the Halftime Show on Game Day.

Rebel Homecoming

Office Decorating Contest

Show off your love and spirit for UNLV by participating in the annual Homecoming Office Decorating Competition. The winning office will receive an official Homecoming plaque, bragging rights, and a continental breakfast for the team. This is brought to you by the Rebel Events Board!