Team Competition

About the Team Competition

The team competition is a time when students, faculty, and staff can come together to show off their Rebel Pride. Good sportsmanship is pivotal to the success of the competition. The three competition divisions are Greek life, student organizations, and residence halls.

  • Multiple groups and organizations may work together to form one team for the Homecoming competition.
  • Teams may not exceed 150 people.
  • Groups that work together must create a joint name and jointly compete throughout the competition. Points are awarded per team, not per individual organization.
  • Only one person should be listed on the Homecoming registration form as the responsible representative for your team, and all correspondence will be through email.

Themes

Every year, UNLV’s homecoming celebration is planned around a specific theme.

  • Each team is required to register online and select their top five theme choices that they will use throughout the competition, including their window decoration, Rebel Variety Show performance, and parade entry.
  • Team themes will be assigned at an early registration lottery. All teams registered by that time will be drawn at random and have their choice of theme based on availability beginning with their first choice and then moving down the list if their higher choice was already taken by another team.
  • After the lottery, all other entries will be given the first available theme on their list in the order of their registration time.
  • The Homecoming Committee will notify teams of their theme within one day of selection.

Competition Events

A dance team performing on stage

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.

A woman using paint to decorate a window

Window Decorating

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.

Past Winners and Themes

Through the years many different student organizations have participated in a weeklong series of homecoming events to win the title of best Greek division, student organization division, and residence hall division.

From 1996 to 2003 only Greek organizations competed in the team competition. In 2004, student organizations began to compete as well — making the team competition what it is today.

2018 (Oct. 14 - 19)

Camp Paradise

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Alpha Psi Rho, and Tau Kappa Epsilon

2017 (Oct. 15-21)

Celebrating 60 Years of Rebel Pride

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Omega Delta Phi

Student Organization: Black Student Organization

2016 (Sept. 26-Oct. 1)

Truth, Justice, and the Scarlet & Way

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Psi Rho, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Student Organization: Black Student Organization

2015 (Nov. 2-7)

Homecoming Television (HCTV)

Greek: Kappa Sigma, Alpha Gamma Delta

Student Organization: Rebel Events Board

2014 (Oct. 6-11)

Traveling Through Homecoming

Greek: Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Zeta Beta Tau, Alpha Xi Delta

Student Organization: Residence Hall Association

2013 (Oct. 23-Nov. 2)

A Haunted Homecoming

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Phi Delta Theta

Student Organization: Catholic Newman Center

2012 (Oct. 29-Nov. 3)

Once Upon a Homecoming

Greek: Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Gamma Delta

Student Organization: Catholic Newman Center and Filipino American Student Society

2011 (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Let the Games Begin

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Fiji

Student Organization: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center

2010 (Nov. 8-13)

Rebels Take Center Stage
Do you know the winners for 2010? Contact Student Involvement & Activities at 702-895-5631 or homecoming@unlv.edu.

2009 (Oct. 12-17)

In Every Rebel, There is a Hero

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma

Student Organization: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center

2008 (Oct. 13-18)

It's Magic

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Alpha Mu

Student Organization: Latter Day Saints Student Association

Residence Hall: South Complex

2007 (Oct. 14-20)

The Golden Anniversary

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Delta Chi

Student Organization: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community

Residence Hall: Dayton

2006 (Oct. 29-Nov. 4)

The Fabulous Life of a Rebel, Go Big or Go Home

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta

Student Organization: Latter Day Saints Student Association

Residence Hall: Dayton

2005 (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Life Beyond the Rebel Imagination

Greek: Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Chi

Student Organization: Latter Day Saints Student Association

2004 (Oct. 9-16)

Rocking Rebels

Greek: Sigma Kappa, Kappa Sigma, Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Pi

Student Organization: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community

2003 (Oct. 11-18)

How the Rebel Stole Homecoming

1stAlpha Gamma Delta
2ndDelta Zeta

2002 (Oct. 5-12)

Rebel Rave

1stAlpha Gamma Delta
2ndPi Kappa Alph

2001

1stAlpha Gamma Delta
2ndPi Kappa Alpha

Do you know the theme for 2001? Contact Student Involvement & Activities at 702-895-5631 or homecoming@unlv.edu.

2000

1stSigma Kappa
2ndPhi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Gamma Delta

Do you know the theme for 2000? Contact Student Involvement & Activities at 702-895-5631 or homecoming@unlv.edu.

1999

Rebel Ruckus

1stAlpha Gamma Delta
2ndSigma Kappa

1998

Rebel Madness

1stAlpha Gamma Delta, Lamda Chi Alpha
2ndSigma Chi

1997

40 Years of Rebel-ion

1stAlpha Gamma Delta
2ndSigma Kappa, Phi Kappa Alpha

1996

Life is Short, Be a Rebel

1stDelta Chi
2ndAlpha Delta Pi

1995

Paint the Town Rebel Red
Do you know the winners for 1995? Contact Student Involvement & Activities at 702-895-5631 or homecoming@unlv.edu.

1994

Rebel Renaissance
Do you know the winners for 1994? Contact Student Involvement & Activities at 702-895-5631 or homecoming@unlv.edu.