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It's more than a week.  It's the excitement you bring and the Blazer pride you share.  Don't miss out on being a part of Homecoming 2015.

This year, the UAB National Alumni Society is excited to be able to have Hoops on the Haasephalt as the featured Homecoming event.  Hoops on the Haasephalt will be Thursday, October 8.

Other athletic events that week include:

  • October 4 - Volleyball vs. Southern Miss, 1:00 p.m.
  • October 9 - Women's Soccer vs. Marshall, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 10 - Men's Soccer vs. Florida International, 7:00 p.m.
  • October 11 - Women's Soccer vs. Western Kentucky, 1:00 p.m.

This year, the National Alumni Society will host events throughout the week along with the rest of the UAB community.  We are looking forward to this amazing opportunity to connect with UAB alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans and friends.

UAB National Alumni Society Annual Traditions

Building Decoration Competition

2014 DecorationsSchools and groups across the UAB campus will decorate the exterior of their buildings to showcase the selected Homecoming theme and ignite Blazer spirit.  The buildings will be judged on appearance, creativity, effort, group participation, and use of Homecoming theme.  A panel of judges will tour campus to judge the buildings.  The winners will be announced before Thursday's Hoops on the Haasephalt.

2015 Building Decoration Competition application

Gurney Derby Competition

2014 Gurney DerbyThe Gurney Derby is one of the most popular Homecoming Week traditions at UAB.  Teams of four (two men and two women) race down and back on a stretch of 13th Street South while pushing a "passenger" on old hospital gurneys.  Awards are handed out to the the 1st and 2nd place teams, best-dressed gurney, most creative "passenger," and the "Dead Last Award."

2015 Gurney Derby Competition application

Parade Float Competition

2014 ParadeEach year, the UAB National Alumni Society provides a judging panel that evaluates the Homecoming parade floats during the annual parade traditionally held the day before the Homecoming game.  The floats are judged on appearance, creativity, effort, participation, and utilization of the Homecoming theme.  Awards handed out include most creative float design, best use of Homecoming theme, and best display of Blazer spirit.

2015 Parade Float Competition application

Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition

Mr Ms UAB 2014The presentation of the winners of the Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship competition will be held prior to this year's featured Homecoming event, Hoops on the Haasephalt.  Mr. & Ms. UAB will be crowned and will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.  The first alternates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.  Mr. & Ms. UAB and first alternates will also serve as ambassadors for the University.

2015 Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition application