A Happy Homecoming for UAB

UAB Homecoming 2016

UAB Homecoming 2016

This week is Homecoming week for the UAB Blazers and the festivities have begun with a dragon like ferocity. The campus is covered with Blazer spirit and students and faculty alike are getting excited for the week ahead. This year’s theme is Forever Blaze, a simple phrase that instills pride amongst the Blazer Community.

Yesterday kickstarted the weeklong events of fun and school spirit. From showing their spirit at a women’s soccer game to competing in a campus-wide scavenger hunt, students are getting the chance to show their school spirit.

Something new to the Homecoming festivities this year is the Blazer Fan Fest and UAB Football Green and Gold Game. Evolving from the Football-less homecoming the previous year, they are hosting a scrimmage for the many football fans and supporters. The fan fest is an all-inclusive tailgate for students, faculty, staff and the Birmingham community for the scrimmage later in the day. There will be inflatables, games, meet and greets with student-athletes, and spirit beyond compare. The game is your chance to see the Blazer team in action before their return next fall.

This scrimmage game gives us something to look forward to. Last year, it kind of felt like something was missing and this event is getting us ready for #TheReturn.

– Bailey Stein, Senior Nursing Student

Here is a full list of events this week, so you can get your Blazer spirit on.


Stay tuned throughout the week for updates on the future events.

Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice