Faculty & Staff Events

Pride & Tradition

There are many ways TAMU-CC Faculty and Staff can get involved in Homecoming 2018.

1. Compete

Spirit Decor Competition: As a part of Homecoming Week, offices can show off their Islander pride in the Door Decorating and the Deans Cup Decorating Competitions. 

Deans cup: College’s deans should participate in the Homecoming door decoration competition. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winners receive a UCP islander trophy and bragging rights for one year.
Door Decoration: Faculty and staff should decorate their main entrance door. Extra points will be given for decorating their office. Judges score based on Islander spirit, homecoming theme, and rivalry. 1st place wins $150, 2nd place wins $100, and 3rd place wins $50 from Chartwells catering.  https://orgsync.com/89292/forms/291394


Faculty/Staff vs. Student Basketball Game: Do you have some basketball skill???  Do you think Faculty/Staff can take on some students in a game? Want a FREE T-shirt? If so, join the Faculty/Staff team and compete against the students.  The annual Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game is on Monday, February 5th at 7:00pm. Register HERE to play.


2. Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to ensure Homecoming Week 2018 is a huge success. Volunteer opportunities include promoting Homecoming, assisting at the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally on Friday, Feb. 9, and assisting with the Block Party on Saturday, Feb. 10. Contact Jennifer Randolph at jennifer.randolph@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.2231 to sign up.


3. Celebrate


Sunday, February 4

Islander Clean

8:30am // PAC Parking Lot

Sponsored by Students Volunteer Connection (SVC)

Islander Spring Clean is a kick off to homecoming week where students beautify our campus by picking up trash and anything littered on campus. Show your Islander spirit by lending your help. FREE breakfast while supplies last. 


Monday, February 5

Homecoming Tip off

11:30am - 1:30pm // East Lawn

Sponsored by Islander Housing

Commemorate Homecoming Week at the official Tip-Off!  Islander spirit is showcased through a variety of events & activities.  Prizes and food available in limited quantities. 

Student vs.  Staff Basketball

Student VS. Staff/Faculty Basketball Game

7:00pm // Dugan Gym

Sponsored by Recreational Sports

The Student vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball game has been a tradition for years. It is a fun and exciting way to get students involved with the professional members of the university. During halftime, the Homecoming court will be announced and the Spirit Team will perform. This is a must-see, entertaining, and competitive experience that you won't want to miss.

Sign up to play HERE. Players get a FREE shirt!

Tuesday, February 6

Anchors Aweigh

11:00am – 1:00pm // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by Alumni Association

As was a tradition during the days of the Tarpons and the University of Corpus Christi, students and alumni will have the opportunity to paint the anchor white during this annual Homecoming event. The anchor will stay white during the week of Homecoming connecting students to the rich history of UCC and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

In addition to the painting, the Alumni Association will be offering some snacks, hot drinks and awesome giveaways.

Homecoming Patio Jam

6:00pm – 8:00pm // UC Sea Breeze Patio

Sponsored by University Council Programs (UCP)

UCP will have food, live performances and fun at the UC Sea Breeze Patio for homecoming.

Wednesday, February 7

Faculty & Staff Legacy Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm // UC Anchor

Sponsored by Alumni Association

Did you know over 300 Alumni work full-time at TAMU-CC? This is a free luncheon for you to mix and mingle with those Islander Alum just like yourself. In addition to a free lunch and special-edition giveaway item, you’ll hear from Sara Helmy ’11, Young Alumnus Honoree for 2016. 

RSPV Required: Respond HERE


Women’s Basketball Game VS. Sam Houston

7:00pm // Dugan Gym

Sponsored by Islander Athletics

Cheer on your Islander Women's Basketball team as they host Sam Houston on campus in the Dugan!  Tickets available at GoIslanders.com


Thursday, February 8

Multicultural Greek Council Showcase

7:00pm // UC Anchor Ballroom

Sponsored by Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

Join the Multicultural Greek Council for the annual Homecoming Showcase, featuring fraternities and sororities doing traditional stepping, strolling and saluting. Watch as the participating organizations compete to be the best performance of the night and bragging privileges for the year!


Friday, February 9

Friday Fiesta

3:30pm - 6:30pm // Dugan Gym

Sponsored by Student Government Association

Free food, inflatables, music and other activities right before Lighting of the I brought to you by the Student Government Association!

Alumni Annual Meeting

5:30pm // University Center Lonestar

Hear about all the amazing things your Alumni Association has been up to, plus, hear some updates from our Houston, San Antonio, and Austin Chapters. The new Board of Directors will also be elected at this time as well!


Lighting of the “I”

6:30pm // Anchor Plaza

Sponsored by Homecoming Committee

 Lighting of the "I" is a beloved campus tradition to get excited for Saturday’s games and celebrate those Islanders who have gone before us and those who carrying on the Islander traditions today. Fun for the whole family! Come dressed in your Islander spirit gear of Blue and Green!


Saturday, February 10

Coffee on Campus - University Tours

8:00am // UC Anchor Ballroom

Join the Alumni Association, Center for Faculty Excellence, and the Island Ambassadors for a tour of campus. Your experience will include exclusive behind-the-scene stops at one of the nation’s top Bio-mechanics labs, a look at the University’s space observatory, a peek at the newly renovated graphic design and media labs, and close-up look at some of our unmanned aerial vehicles.

Your tour will end a full breakfast buffet with miniature versions of all your favorites, plus a FULL mimosa bar!

Tickets are just $5 per person and space is limited…reserve your seat today! 

Women’s Basketball Game vs. University of New Orleans

2:00pm // American Bank Center

Start your Homecoming Saturday cheering on the Islander Women's Basketball team as they host New Orleans at the American Bank Center.  Tickets can be purchased at: GoIslanders.com. 

Homecoming Block Party

4:00pm // American Bank Center Parking Lot

Join us between the big games as we Celebrate all things TAMU-CC at the official Homecoming Block Party! Enjoy live music, food options, and fun for the whole family! FREE to attend! Wear your Islander Blue and Green and join the festivities.

Block Party

Alumni & Friends Tailgate Party

4:00pm // American Bank Center Parking Lot

Come celebrate Homecoming by joining your Islander Alumni Association for a family friendly Pre-Game Homecoming Party! Your $5 ticket includes a full plate of bar-b-que provided by Howard’s, local Corpus Christi beer from Lazy Beach, Lorelei, games, activities for the kids, and amazing giveaways. Plus JAKE WARD IS BACK playing some great Texas Country!

CLICK HERE for tickets.

Men’s Basketball Game vs. University of New Orleans

7:00pm // American Bank Center

Finish off your 2018 Homecoming as you cheer for the Islander Men's Basketball team as they host New Orleans at the American Bank Center.  Tickets can be purchased at: GoIslanders.com.

For more information about any of the events contact homecoming@tamucc.edu or 361-825-2231