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Elliott Union 217
Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Homecoming

 

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.

Students with snots out

Informational Meetings

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.

 
Students jumping for joy.

Event Registration

Student Organizations who wish to participate in the Homecoming activities need to pre-register by Oct. 3 in the Office of Student Activities.

 
students at get the red out fair.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Oct 8

  • Royalty Interviews/ Union 231 & 233/ 2:00-7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Thursday, Oct. 11

  • Royalty Meeting for Top 20 / Union 219/ 3:30 P.M.

Monday, Oct.15

  • Decorate Spirit Windows/ SRWC 7:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Tuesday, Oct.16

  •  Decorate Spirit Windows/SRWC/ 7:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Sunday, Oct 21

  • Cheer Practice & Screening/ Union 240/ 5:00P.M.

Monday, Oct 22

  • Judge Spirit Windows / Elliott Union
  • Blood Drive/ Union 240/ 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
  • Bowling / Union Bowling Center / 7:30-10:30 P.M.

Tuesday, Oct 23

  • Royalty Voting/ Around Campus/ 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
  • Blood Drive/ Union 240/ 10:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
  • Donation Creation/ Various Campus Locations 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.                           

Wednesday, Oct. 24 

  • Royalty Voting/ Around Campus/ 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
  • Community Service Project/Various Times & Locations

  Thursday, Oct 25   

  • Community Service Project/Various Times & Locations
  • Comedian Magician, Ben Nemzer/ Hendricks Hall/ 7:00 P.M.
  •  Announce Top 20 Royalty Candidates (before comedian)
  • Reveal Top 10 Royalty Candidates (after comedian)

Friday, Oct 26

  • Pep Rally & Cheer/ Multipurpose Bldg. / 4:00 P.M.
  • NPHC Stroll Off/ SRWC/7:00 P.M.             

Saturday, Oct 27:

  • All Alumni Breakfast/Smiser Alumni Center/ 8:00 AM
  • Parade/ Downtown Warrensburg/ 9:00 A.M.
  • Mules Football vs. Missouri Southern/ Audrey J. Walton Stadium/ 1:00 P.M.   
  • Step Show / Hendricks Hall/5:30 P.M.

Friday, Nov. 1

All Royalty Candidate Materials &  Spirit Windows MUST be picked up by 5 pm or will be recycled  

Homecoming Events

Spirit Windows

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.

Blood Drive

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.

Bowling

The Bowling Tournament is a fun way to see who can score the highest. Teams are made up of six individuals. Bleachers are provided to watch and cheer on your team.

Donation Creation

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.

Community Service

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

Comedian

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. 

Pep Rally & Cheer Contest

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.

Royalty

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.

Door Decorating

Logistics

  • Three categories
    • Student
    • Staff/Faculty
    • Organization/Department
  • Registration Dates
    • October 1 at 8:00am through October 12 at 5:00pm
  • Decoration will take place from October 15 at 8:00am through October 19 at 5:00pm
  • Decorations should follow this year’s Homecoming theme
  • Materials can be found and purchased at the Office of Student Activities in Union 217. You may also purchase other materials elsewhere. Use of glitter is prohibited.
  • The Homecoming Committee is not responsible for stolen or damaged decorations.
  • Doors must be set for presentation by 5:00pm on Friday, October 19. This will be when committee members are taking pictures for voting.
  • The Homecoming Committee encourages that the doors remain decorated throughout the entirety of Homecoming Week.
  • Winners will be announced via email and at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, October 26th.
  • Winners will receive a plaque and bragging rights!

 

UCM Alumni & Friends

Future Homecoming Dates

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.

  • 2018: October 27th against Nebraska-Kearney
  • 2019: October 12th against Central Oklahoma

Mule rider on the live mule

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