Homecoming is our largest campus and community party of the year. Alumni get excited, coming back to Warrensburg with their families and friends to reconnect with classmates and professors and to see how the University and city have changed. Students get excited, putting the spirit into one of the university’s longest-standing traditions through week-long competitions, the pep rally and parade.
The Homecoming Leadership Committee holds both a spring and fall meeting. The fall meeting will be on Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. followed by 5 p.m. royalty meeting. Rules and event schedule will be available at these meetings.
Student Organizations who wish to participate in the Homecoming activities need to pre-register by Oct. 3 in the Office of Student Activities.
Monday, Oct 8
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Thursday, Oct. 11
Sunday, Oct 21
Monday, Oct 22
Tuesday, Oct 23
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Thursday, Oct 25
Friday, Oct 26
Saturday, Oct 27:
Friday, Nov. 1
All Royalty Candidate Materials & Spirit Windows MUST be picked up by 5 pm or will be recycled
The Spirit Windows Contest consists of an organization decorating a canvas that will be placed in a window in the UCM Union. The paintings should reflect the Homecoming theme. Windows are painted the week before homecoming to be displayed for two weeks.
The Blood Drive is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the community to give back to others by donating blood. The Blood Drive is sponsored by the Community Blood Center out of Kansas City, MO. This is one of the biggest drive on campus so we encourage you to schedule an appointment at savealifenow.org.
Donation Creation is an opportunity for student organizations to show their creativity with charitable donations. Each organization will need to gather non-perishable food items to create a 3-D scene to represent this year’s UCM Homecoming theme. Creations will be judged at 3 p.m. based on their creativity, relation to the theme, and originality.
Education for service is UCM’s motto and what better way to live up to the motto but to participate in community service. Community Service is done around campus, Warrensburg and close surrounding areas
Before the performer, the royalty top 20 are introduced. Usually, the performer is a comedian, magician or A cappella group. After the performance, the Top 10 Royalty candidates are announced.
Groups compete against each other for the chance to be crowned Champions of Cheer. Come out and party with the competing organizations, the Mulekickers, cheerleaders and the Marching Mules. This event captures the true spirit of a college homecoming and gets current students, along with alumni and friends, pumped about the Mules football game the next day.
Each organization has an opportunity to have a candidate run for homecoming. Royalty candidates go through an interview process, put together an educational display and receive student votes.
Homecoming is so important that we schedule it years in advance. Plan now to join in the fun! And reserve your Warrensburg hotel rooms early as they fill up fast.