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*Wednesday, September 6th

  • MANDATORY Royalty information meeting (Union 238/5:30pm)

*Thursday, September 21st

  • Royalty Packets Due (Union 217)
    • This includes Homecoming Royalty Application for candidacy, Candidate Biography & Royalty Candidate Information Form
    • There will be a HLC rep there from 12:00pm-5:00pm to collect packets
  • Turn in pictures for diplay case (Union 217)
  • Interview sign-up in OSA (Union 217)
  • Pick topic for tri-fold poster (Union 217)

*Monday, September 25th

  • Interviews (Time based on Sign Up/Location: Union 231/233)
    • Interviews every 20 minutes starting at 2pm
    • Prefessional Dress Required

*Tuesday, September 26th

  • Notify Candidates about Top 20 (10 men & 10 women) through e-mail

*+Thursday, September 28th

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

+Friday, September 29th

  • Posters and campaigning materials to be approved in OSA (Union 217)
    • A representative will be there from 8am-5pm
    • or e-mail Emily Bergieker with your design at

+Monday, October 2nd

  • Campaigning begins at 12:01am
  • Posters fr bulliten boards & Residence halls need to be turnned into Union 217 by 5:00pm

+Tuesday, October 3rd

  • Tri-fold posters are due to OSA (Union 217)
    • A representative will be there from 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 4th

  • Tri-Fold posters go on display in union (October 4th-13th)

Tuesday, October 10th

  • Voting Begins, Online & in Union (8:00am-6:00pm)

+Wednesday, October 11th

  • Voting Begins, Online & in Union (8:00am-6:00pm)
  • Campaigning Concludes at 6:00pm

+Thursday, October 12th

  • Comedian (Hendricks Hall @ 7:00pm) Arrival Time: 6:45pm
    • Check-In with Royalty Chairs on the stage
    • Casual dress required; homecoming shirts provided
    • Top 20 announced before comedian
    • Top 10 announced after comedian
  • Informational meeting with top 10 immediately following comedian
    • got over pep rally information

^Friday, October 13th

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

^Saturday, October 14th

  • Parade: Time of arrival TBA (Parade Packet will be given Thursday evening)
    • Must provide own car & driver
    • Signs will be provided (reccommend getting string/magnets to attach sign to car)
  • Football Game: Time of arrival: 5 minutes before half-time, report to sideline at 50yd line
    • Briefly announce top 10
    • Announce 2nd & 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 October 27th at 8:00pm in the Office of Student Activities, Union 217, or they will be discarded.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Gabrielle Geither (Royalty Chair)
Jeremy Dean (Royalty Chair)
Emily Bergsieker, Royalty Advisor; 660-543-8667 (office) or 660-441-2436 (cell)



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 17th at 8am.  All left 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 2nd, and shall conclude at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 11th. (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, September 29th .  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 9th at 8 am to Wednesday, October 11th 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 September 29th,  should be turned in by Monday, October 2nd 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 can be picked up in Union 307. Request for banner space must be made in advance.  A limit of 12 banners can be accommodated.


    1. Must be from a registered student organization or department
    2. 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.
    3. Banners must be hung with ties or cords, not tape.
    4. Absolutely no hand-made paper banners are permitted.
    5. Must be no larger than 2’ by 4’.  (2 feet high and 4 feet wide)

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 half time 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, Sept. 21st

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.