Homecoming would not be complete without a Homecoming king and queen. The royal court adds a special, glamorous touch to the celebration. This year the competition for Homecoming Royalty has taken a whole new turn. Many changes have been made to the selection process!
Unlike in past years when the search began during the fall semester, the selection process has already begun! Applications are being accepted online or at the Student Activities Office now through April 27th. After the submission deadline, candidates will be interviewed and the selection pool will be narrowed down to a court of five women and five men. Throughout the summer and into the fall the court will participate in numerous events such as the State Fair and Welcome Week.
The culmination of the competition will take place at the Homecoming Pep-fest on Friday, October 9th. The king and queen will be crowned in front of a crowd at the TCF Bank Stadium; a ceremony that is to become a new Homecoming tradition. However, the excitement doesn’t stop there. New opportunities have been added to the king and queen's responsibilities including representing the University at events throughout the following year. Their efforts will not go unnoticed however, as the king and queen will each receive a monetary scholarship! This scholarship is yet another new addition to the process. For more information on the 2009 Homecoming Royalty and to submit an application visit the Homecoming Royalty website.