Homecoming Week Events: Sunday

Blazer Pop Tabs Project


Student Homecoming Committee (SHC) will be collecting pop tabs from canned drinks throughout Homecoming Week to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Drop off your tabs to the appropriate bin at any Homecoming event hosted by SHC, including the Student Tailgate on game day. Pop tabs can also be dropped off to the Student Involvement & Leadership office in HSC 230 until 5pm on Friday, October 19.

Blazer Spirit Campus Clean Up

Sunday, October 14 | 4:00pm

Location: Various locations around campus
Check in at the HSC Amphitheater

Instill a sense of campus pride by ridding the campus of litter and making it look great for Homecoming Week!

5th Annual Dodging for Degrees Dodgeball Tournament

Sunday, October 14 | 4:00pm

Location: UAB Campus Rec Center

Want to throw a ball as hard as you can at someone? Of course, we all do. And that one time each year where you are allowed to do that is back!

For only $15 per person ($90 per team) you can play in the 5th annual Dodging for Degrees.

University Programs Board
presents Fall Festival

Sunday, October 14 | 5:00pm

Loation: HSC Ampitheater
Rain Location: Ballroom

Join UPB & SHC as they help kickoff Homecoming Week with games, activities, a movie and food!


Homecoming T-Shirt Swap

Monday, October 15 | 12:00 - 2:00pm

Location: HSC Promotional Table

Donate a gently used t-shirt to swap for a Homecoming t-shirt! All shirts will be donated to a local shelter. Homecoming shirts are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Blazer Showdown

Monday, October 15th | 7:00pm

Location: Alys Stephens Center – Jemison Concert Hall

Showcase your group’s talent in dance and skit by using this year’s theme at the annual Blazer Showdown!

General Admission: $6 | Free for UAB students and staff with a One Card. UAB student and staff must reserve their ticket at the Alys Stephens Center Box Office.


Blood Drive Sign Up

Monday, October 15, Tuesday, October 16,
and Thursday, October 18

The Student Homecoming Committee will have a table in the Hill Student Center for students to sign up to donate blood to the American Red Cross. The Blood Drive will be on October 29-30. Students may sign up between the hours of 12pm and 2pm. Please only sign up if you intend to give blood on the day of the American Red Cross Blood Drive.


Building Decoration Competition

Tuesday, October 16 | 11:00am

Visit the Forms page to sign up.


Spirit Display Competition

Tuesday, October 16th | 6:30pm

Join us as the Blazer Spirit Competition teams showcase their school pride with 2D or 3D displays that incorporate the theme: Blazers in the Magic City. This year, we’re putting a twist on this competition! It will be an exhibit in the Ballroom where students can walk around to see the displays. In addition to the judges, there will be a People's Choice Award winner voted on by students who attend the event.

DSS Homecoming
Wheelchair Flag Football

Tuesday, October 16th | 6:00pm

Campus Recreation Center Court 1

UAB will face off against the Lakeshore Foundation during Homecoming Week in a wheelchair football game in the Campus Recreation Center. Come support the Blazers and enter in to win door prizes and halftime games! This event is free and open to the Birmingham Community! Pizza and cookies are available to all that attend!

University Programs Board presents the Homecoming Comedy Show

Tuesday, October 16th | 8:00pm

HSC Ballroom CD

Join us for laughs and fun featuring comedian Anna Drezen!


Blazers In the Magic City Social Media Scavenger Hunt

October 17- October 19

Location: Various locations around campus

Show your Homecoming spirit by participating in a social media scavenger hunt around the campus! Follow us on Instagram - @uab_homecoming! Clues will be posted each day to help you find Blaze.

Gurney Derby Competition

Wednesday, October 17
Check-in @ 11am
Race beings @ 12pm

Be a part of UAB’s most unique tradition! Brought to you by the National Alumni Society, dress up in your best costume and race a gurney down 13th Street.

Visit the Forms page to sign up.


Blazer Spirit Food & Toiletries Drive

Wednesday, October 17 | 12:30-2:00pm

Location: HSC Promotional Table

Donate at least 2 non-perishable food items or toiletries for a Homecoming t-shirt! All items will be donated to Blazer Kitchen. Homecoming shirts are limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Fight Song Competition

Wednesday, October 17 | 6:00pm

Location: HSC Amphitheater

Come “raise up the banner for Blazer Victory” at the annual fight song competition. Groups will perform their best rendition of the UAB Fight Song or Blazer Victory.

Blaze the Night/Pep Rally

Wednesday, October 17 | Immediately following Fight Song Competition

Location: Mini Park

Join us the annual bonfire in the Mini Park featuring our Homecoming Pep Rally!


Hoops Season Tip Off

Thursday, October 18 | 7:00pm

Location: Bartow Arena

UAB Men's Basketball vs. Georgia exhibition game and UAB Women's Basketball championship celebration

Pancakes & Karaoke

Thursday, October 18 | 9:00-11:15pm

Location: HSC Dining Area

Join SHC for a night of fun, music, and tasty pancakes!


Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 19 | 12:00pm
Line-up begins at 9am
Line-up by 10am
Judging begins at 11am

Location: Parade will begin on 14th Street South between University Blvd and 10th Ave South. Parade will move toward 11th Ave South and turn left and proceed to 18th Street South, turn left back to University Blvd, and turn left toward 14th Street South.
** For parade participants, please enter line up from University Blvd onto 14th St. S.


UAB Facilities Fair

Friday, October 19 | 11:00am

Location: UAB Campus Green-North side

This event is meant to showcase the many programs and services offered by UAB Facilities Division and to bring together a full spectrum of well-being opportunities and benefits provided to ALL members of the UAB family in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
UAB understands it is important for each person to maintain a life balance that fosters success and enjoyment through unique, personal interests and needs, including, but not limited, to work, family, friends and self. The purpose for this event is to teach UAB Students, Faculty, and Staff about the variety of lifestyle resources and opportunities available to them and how they can utilize each program to maximize overall health, wellness, and safety at home and on campus.

BSAC & NPHC Homecoming
Stroll-Off Competition

Friday, October 19 | 7:00pm

Location: HSC Ballroom

General Admission: $10 | Greek Admission: $5


Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer

Saturday, October 20 | 8:00 AM

Homewood, AL

Blazer Bolt, Inc. is a 501c3 organization whose annual event is the Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer. This race was created entirely to support those who are battling brain cancer. All proceeds will directly benefit the University of Alabama Birmingham Division of Neuro Oncology and Children’s of Alabama Neuro Oncology for research of adult and pediatric brain cancer as well as patient support services. Patients, family, and friends will enjoy a flat, fast 5 K course through the scenic Homewood neighborhoods in late autumn starting at 8:00 A.M. and a 1 mile fun run/walk at 9:00 A.M..

Student Tailgate (with UPB and Off-Campus Student Services Council)

Saturday, October 20 | 4:00pm

Location: Legion Field

Join us as we celebrate Homecoming game day with food, games, and fun in the student tailgating section at Legion Field! This event is sponsored by Student Homecoming Committee, University Programs Board, Off-Campus Student Services Council, and Undergraduate Student Government Association.

Homecoming Football Game: UAB vs North Texas

Saturday, October 20 | 6:30pm

Location: Legion Field