Save the date! HOMECOMING 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 when the UAB Blazers take on the North Texas Mean Green.
Events will begin on campus on Sunday, October 5 in preparation of welcoming home UAB alumni from all over and will continue throughout the week leading into the game.
The UAB Blazers will take on North Texas in the first homecoming celebration under the leadership of new UAB Head Football Coach Bill Clark.
Start making plans to be on campus to participate in this year's homecoming festivities and join us in cheering the Blazers on to victory.
Click the following links for other 2014 Homecoming events:
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Dentistry
School of Education
School of Engineering
School of Health Professions
School of Nursing
Hoops on the HaasephaltJoin the UAB men's and women's basketball teams outdoors on Thursday, October 9 starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Blazers are hosting the third annual Hoops on the Haasephalt on the corner of 13th Street and University Boulevard in front of the Bell and Ullman buildings.
UAB National Alumni Society Annual Traditions
Building Decoration Competition
Schools and groups on UAB's campus decorate the exterior of their respective buildings to showcase the selected homecoming theme and ignite spirit across campus. Each building is judged on appearance, creativity, effort, use of Homecoming theme and group participation. A panel of judges tours campus to judge the buildings and the winners are announced on Saturday in Blazer Village at Legion Field prior to the Homecoming game.
Gurney Derby Competition
The Gurney Derby is one of the most popular Homecoming week traditions. Teams of four, each must have two men and two women, race down a stretch of 13th Street South and back to the starting line while pushing a "passenger" on old hospital gurneys. Awards are given for 1st and 2nd place, best-dressed gurney, most creative "passenger", and the dead last award.
Parade Float Competition
Each year, the UAB National Alumni Society provides a judging panel that evaluates the homecoming parade floats during the annual parade traditionally held on Friday before the homecoming game. The floats are judged on appearance, creativity, effort, utilization of Homecoming theme and participation. The awards include most creative float design, best use of Homecoming theme, and best display of Blazer spirit.
Blazer Village Spirit Competition
During the Blazer Village festivities prior to the homecoming game the UAB National Alumni Society judges spend time visiting tailgates and tents of schools and groups that are set up for the Homecoming game. Each group is judged on tailgate appearance, creativity, effort, utilization of homecoming theme and participation. The goal of each group is to display UAB spirit via the decorations on and around their tailgate or tent.
Game Day Tailgate at Blazer Village
The National Alumni Society hosts a tailgate in Blazer Village at Legion Field prior to the homecoming game. UAB alumni, students, and fans are invited to attend the tailgate. Award winners will be announced in the tent for various spirit competitions throughout the week, including the Building Decoration Competition, Parade Float Competition, and Blazer Village Spirit Competition.
Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition
The presentation of the winners of the Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship competition will be announced during halftime of the homecoming game. Mr. & Ms. UAB will be crowned and each will receive a $2,500 scholarship. The first alternates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
To see a recap of 2013 Homecoming competition winners click HERE!