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This year, the Homecoming Committee will use a nomination process for the Student Homecoming Court. Instead of requiring candidates to be sponsored by a registered student organization, students may nominate themselves or be nominated by any USC Upstate student organization, student, faculty or staff member. Any student can run for Homecoming Royalty!
Once nominations are received, the Homecoming Committee, in conjunction with the Offices of Student Life and Alumni Relations, will review the candidates and announce the initial Homecoming Court. Depending on the number of nominations, not all nominees may make the court.
Candidates not nominated by a student organization for homecoming court will be paired up with one by the Homecoming Committee and the Office of Student Life. Student Organizations will campaign for the candidates they support and receive spirit competition points based on the success of their candidate.
The process for going from nominee to royalty is an exciting journey for all participants. What to expect:
This year the king and queen will be chosen by a two-pronged election process. As in years past, we will conduct an online election where candidates will have their pictures and a short bio for students to choose from. Additionally, each candidate will have a jar at every official homecoming event. Every student that attends will be given the two tickets to place in the jar(s) they choose. Candidates will get one (1) additional online vote for each five (5) tickets in their jar. Be sure to encourage all your friends and supporters to attend every homecoming event.
Candidates can nominate themselves by completing the candidacy form. Candidates without out a student organization supporting them will be paired with an organization that does not have a candidate to support by the Office of Student Life. If you do have a supporting organization, please indicate that on the form.
Nominating Someone Else
If a student organization, faculty/staff member or any student would like to nominate someone to be on court, they can. Simply complete the homecoming court nomination form and provide their contact information. The Office of Student Life will contact them to complete the candidacy form. Please remember that each organization can nominate two candidates to the court and will receive spirit points based on how well the candidates do in the election.
Cory "Rudy" TaylorAssistant Director for Campus ProgramsPhone: 864-503-5122
Joshua JonesDirector of Alumni RelationsPhone: 864-503-5234
Resources2017 Homecoming Guide2017 King & Queen Voting
FormsSpirit Competition Team Registration
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