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Royalty Forms

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Candidate Information Form

Each candidate needs to fill out a candidate information form and turn it in on registration day.

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Royalty Candidate Application

Along with the candidate information form, candidates need to fill out a candidate application so we have your information to process.

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Royalty Schedule

*Wednesday, September 12

  • MANDATORY royalty informational meeting (Union 237B/5:30pm)

*Wednesday, October 3 (noon-5 pm)

  • Royalty packets are due (Union 217)
  • This includes Homecoming Royalty Application for Candidacy, Candidate Biography & Royalty Candidate Information Form
  • There will be a HLC rep there from 12pm-5pm to collect packets
  • Turn in pictures for display case (Union 217)
  • Interview sign up in OSA (Union 217)
  • Pick topic for tri-fold poster (Union 217)

*Monday, October 8

  • Interviews (Time based on sign up/Location: Union 231/233)
  • Interviews every 20 minutes starting at 2 PM
  • Professional dress REQUIRED

*Tuesday, October 9

  • Notify Candidates about Top 20 (10 boys and 10 girls) through email

*+Thursday, October 11

  • Top 20 candidates meeting (Union 219/3:30pm)
  • Go over poster guidelines and campaigning rules
  • Pictures will be taken, professional dress will be required
  • Fill out Press Release Information

+Friday, October 12

  • Posters and Campaigning materials approved in OSA
  • A representative will be there from 8 am and 5 pm
  • Or email to

+Monday, October 15

  • Campaigning begins at 12:01 am
  • Posters for bulletin boards & residence halls need to be turned in by 5pm in Union 217

+Tuesday, October 16

  • Tri-fold posters due to OSA (Union 217)
  • A representative will be there from 8 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, October 17

  • Tri-fold posters go on display in union (through Friday, October 13th)

Tuesday, October 23

  • Voting online and in union (8am to 6pm)

+Wednesday, October 24

  • Voting online and in union (8am to 6pm)
  • Campaigning concludes at 6:00 pm


+Thursday, October 25

  • Comedian (Hendricks Hall /7 pm) Arrival Time: 6:45 pm
  • Check-in with Royalty Chairs on the stage
  • Casual dress required; homecoming shirts will be provided
  • Top 20 (10 boys and 10 girls) announced before the vocal band
  • Reveal of top 10 (5 boys and 5 girls) after vocal band
  • Informational meeting with Top 10 immediately following vocal band
  • Go over pep rally (should last only about 5 minutes)

^Friday, October 26

  • Pep Rally (Multipurpose Building/4-5:30pm)
  • Come in your cheer clothes but bring dress clothes to change into
  • Introduce Top 10 after cheer contest

^Saturday, October 27

  • Parade:  Time of arrival TBA (Parade packet will be given Thursday evening)
  • Must provide own car and driver
  • Signs will be provided (recommend getting string and or magnets to attach sign to cars)
  • Football game:  Time of arrival: 5 minutes left in the 2nd half report to sideline & 50 yard line
  • Briefly introduce Top 10
  • Announce 2nd and 1st runner up, king & queen.

*All royalty candidates need to be aware of

+Dates top 20 needs to know

^Dates for top 10


Photos & Tri-fold used in the display case are to be picked up by Friday, November 2nd at 5:00pm in the Office of Student Activities, Union 217, or they will be discarded.

Royalty Rules

The following is a summary of the Homecoming Leadership Committee Election Rules for the Homecoming King and Queen Election (Revised 03/20/2017).


  1. The Homecoming King and Queen Competition consists of two separate divisions with the queen competition open to women only and the King competition open to men only.  All candidates for the Homecoming King and Queen competition must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 based on a minimum of 54 earned credit hours, and must not be on any type of probation at the time of the election.  
  2. Candidates are not eligible to run if they have at any previous time been selected as a top ten Homecoming Finalist.
  3. All candidates must be students of the University of Central Missouri carrying at least 10 credit hours during the semester in which the election is held.  This requirement shall be waived if an individual requires less than the aforementioned minimum number of hours to graduate.
  4. Each candidate may be sponsored by only one organization.  (Residence Hall Council groupings will be considered ONE organization).  
  5. Each entry must be accompanied by one 8 X 10 color-toned or black/white photograph in a standing frame.  This will be put on display in the Elliott Union display case and will be available for pickup in the Office of Student Activities by October 30th at 8am.  Any not picked up by Friday, November 2nd at 5 pm will be discarded.
  6. All candidates and/or campaign managers must attend a meeting scheduled by the Homecoming Leadership Committee (HLC) for the purpose of explaining rules prior to campaigning.  All infractions will be dealt with as explained in the rules.
  7. Campaigning shall begin at 12:01 am on Monday, October 15th, and shall conclude at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 24th. (You can have things made before this date, but nothing can be worn in public till campaigning actually begins.) All campaign must adhere to the Student Government Association Election guidelines. Active campaigning includes distributing nametags, signs, Facebook, twitter, t-shirts, cell phones and handing out campaign giveaways, etc.
  8. All campaign materials must be approved and stamped by the HLC Royalty Chairpersons (or appointed representative) in the Office of Student Activities, Elliott Union 217.  Must be approved on Friday, October 12th . A representative will be available between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. All giveaway items & t-shirts must be approved and can be email to or brought by the Office of Student Activities.
  9. Homecoming Leadership Committee will reserve one table and 2 chairs for each candidate on the Union Mall area starting on Monday, October 22nd at 8 am to Wednesday, October 24th at 6 pm. The committee will provide music during this time. Candidates and their sponsoring organization are not allowed to have their own music, speakers or equipment on the mall area during this time. No electricity will be provided.
  10. Pets of any kind are not allowed on campus during campaigning.
  11. Candidates are restricted to 44 posters that are 8.5 x 11 inches to promote their campaign.  All posters will be posted by Homecoming Leadership Committee in academic building. 44 Posters, that were approved on October 12th,  should be turned in by Monday, October 15th by 5pm to Union 217. No posters may be taped on painted surfaces. Only one banner for each candidate will be allowed in Elliott Union. Elliott Union rules are as follows:


Elliott Student Union banners are authorized to hang from the outside railing in front of the Union Bowling Center and the outside railing in front of the clock tower. Requests for inside banner locations will not be accepted. See Campus Posting Procedures for general posting policies. Forms to reserve banner space are attached but must be turned into Union 301. Request for banner space must be made in advance.  A limit of 12 banners can be accommodated.



  • Must be from a registered student organization or department
  • Must be professionally made of vinyl, nylon or other approved material with eyelets for hanging. Due to weather conditions, grommets and wind pockets are suggested.
  • Banners must be hung with ties or cords, not tape.
  • Absolutely no hand-made paper banners are permitted.
  • Must 2’ by 4’.  (2 feet high and 4 feet wide)
  • Banner must be approved by Emily Bergsieker with your campaign material.
  • Banners should be turned in to Friday, October 12th to Union 301 and will be hung on Monday, October 15th
  • You may pick up your banner by October 29th but no later than Friday, November 2nd.


University Housing will work with the Homecoming Leadership Committee to post the fliers in the halls.   Do not remove or cover posters, etc. that are already on bulletin boards. Please honor any departmental regulations concerning bulletin board use.


  1. The design of promotional literature is up to the candidates sponsored organization.  I.E. picture, font, etc.
  2. Organizations cannot actively campaign inside of any University owned buildings on the day of the said election. Active campaigning is defined as the solicitation of votes by personal contact or distribution of material containing the likeness or name of the candidate. During the voting period all interior banners need to be removed if they are visible from the polling station in the union.
  3. Candidates are not allowed to wander the residence halls to distribute and solicit campaign material. University Housing does not allow any soliciting in the halls, so this should not happen during Homecoming.
  4. Gambling, with only a few exceptions, is illegal in Missouri. Those exceptions are restricted and highly regulated. There are many types of gambling. Promotions that award prizes may be called contests, sweepstakes, lotteries, raffles, drawings or games. Three elements make up an illegal promotion: prize, chance and consideration  Prize is any benefit, cash or property awarded a winner. Chance means the winner is chosen by "luck" with little or no skill or ability involved. Consideration is the exchange of something of value for the chance to win a prize. A raffle is when a participant buys a ticket for a chance at a prize, with the winner determined by a random drawing. Raffles and sweepstakes are popular money-making efforts. Missouri law is clear, however, concerning which groups may legally sponsor these promotions.
  5. Balloting shall be by secret ballot. Polls are open between the hours of 8am – 6pm both Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you are not able to vote electronically and you request a paper ballot a UCM Student I.D. must be provided for verification of 700#’s.
  6. All male & female candidates will be introduced at the comedian prior to the performance or during an intermission. Then after the comedian the top 5 finalist for both men and women candidates will be announced. The top five king and queen candidates will also participate in the pep rally and homecoming parade. The queen and king will be announced during halftime at the Homecoming football game.
  7. No faculty, administration, support staff member or alumni shall be eligible to vote in the election unless currently enrolled as a student.
  8. Each sponsoring organization is responsible for providing transportation, including the driver, for its candidate in the Homecoming parade. (Provided the candidate is in the top five after the election.) The Homecoming Leadership Committee will provide signs for the cars. (The organization need not fill out a parade form for its candidate).
  9. All infractions of the rules should be reported to the Homecoming Leadership Committee Royalty Chairperson, who will decide if the infraction is severe enough for review and\or action along with the rest of the HLC. If a candidate is disqualified the candidate with the next highest score will take their position.
  10. The Homecoming King and Queen will be chosen based on the judging criteria that includes 50% Popularity (Student Voting), 25% Interview Score, and 25% Tri-Fold Poster Score.
  11. In the case of a tie the first determining factor would be the number of student votes. If the amount of votes are the same then the candidate with the highest cumulative GPA will be the winner. In the unlikely case that, that is a tie the interview scores will be used. The student with the highest interview score will be the winner.
  12. The top 20 candidates must create a tri-fold poster following the Royalty Tri-fold Poster guidelines. Candidate’s tri-fold topic will be drawn at registration on Wednesday, October 3rd

FYI: You can get posters made at other places other than just Printing Services on campus! Also, posters can be displayed throughout the community, ex. Posters on pizza boxes, delivery guys wearing your shirt, etc.  

Royalty Checklist

____Turn in Royalty Packets by Wednesday, October 3rd from noon to 5PM

  • Royalty Application for Candidacy
  • Candidate Information Form
  • Personal Biography (See example below for assistance)
  • 8 x 10 Photo in Standard Frame ( MUST be STANDUP)

 ____Sign-up for interview and draw current event topic for tri-fold when turning in Packet (September 21st).

 ____ Have Campaign Materials approved at OSA office on Friday October 12th by 5pm

____ Turn in Tri-folds (Current Event Topic) on Tuesday, October 16th by 5pm

____ Plan Outfits

  • Interview (Professional Dress REQUIRED)
  • Pictures for Top 20 Meeting (Professional Dress REQUIRED)
  • Pep Rally (Cheer Clothes & Professional Dress)
  • Parade (Professional Dress REQUIRED)
  • Football Game (Professional Dress REQUIRED)

 ____ Request off work or notify professors of scheduled royalty events

 ____ Designate a driver for the parade

 ____ HAVE FUN!!! This is a great opportunity so enjoy it!!



 Suzy Smith is the daughter of Bob and Mary Smith of Little Town, Missouri. She is a senior majoring in elementary education with a minor in Spanish. Suzy is sponsored by the Homecoming Leadership Committee. She has been active in numerous community service projects and has served as the President of the HLC. Her involvement includes working with members, committees, and chairpersons at UCM.


Tri-fold Requirements

The purpose of this tri-fold poster is to provide the student body with an understanding that the Homecoming King or Queen candidate is updated on current events.

  •  All Posters must be completed and turned in by Tuesday October 16 by 5:00 pm in OSA
  • One tri-fold poster per candidate that must be supplied by the candidate
  • The poster should NOT include:
  • Profanity
  • Candidate bashing
  • Discrimination
  • Inappropriate images
  •  Tri-folds must include:
  • Topic clearly defined
  • Related information on topic
  • Who the topic effects
  • Ideas on how students can help

 Will be judged on:

  • Personality
  • Creativeness
  • Style
  • Appeal to audience
  • Organization
  • Topic
  • Clarity
  • Completeness
  • Practical
  • Creativeness
  • Relevance


  • May include a small biography and a picture of you to provide student with background information.  DO NOT ATTACH TO POSTER *(We will attach the bio and picture following judging Wednesday, October 17th)
  • No additional objects or information can be turned in after the due date that is to be included as part of the judging





Student Activities
Elliott Union 217
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-4007


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