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2014 Homecoming King and Queen Court Application 

 Click Here to complete the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Court Application 


2013 Homecoming King & Queen     
Pictured: Ms. Daisy Burroughs, and Mr.  Deshawn Clement the
2013 Homecoming King and Queen

Application Guidelines

  • Any full-time Winthrop University male student classified as a Junior or Senior by the University is eligible as a candidate for Homecoming King.
  • Any full-time Winthrop University female student classified as a Junior or Senior is eligible as a candidate for Homecoming Queen.
  • Candidates must be in good academic and judicial standing with the university, and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (Winthrop University hours only).
  • All applications for Homecoming King and Queen are due on or before EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST by 5 p.m. All applications must be submitted online and are date and time stamped when submitted. Any submitted after the 5 p.m. deadline will not be considered.
  •  Applications are only considered complete when the following items are submitted: the application, short answer responses, and resume.

 Court Selection Process

  • Once submitted, all applications will be screened to make sure guidelines have been met.
  • Candidates selected for an interview will need to visit the Office of Student Activities (DIGS 269) between Tuesday, October 21 and Friday, October 24 to sign-up for a 15 minute interview time slot. Interviews will be held between Tuesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 30 during common time and Wednesday, October 29 from 1:30-5:00pm.
  •  When you show up for your interview, your picture will be taken by a Student Homecoming Committee Staff Member.  These pictures will be used online as well as in all campaign material so be sure to dress nicely.
  • Interviewees will be judged on the following criteria: Academics 25%, Leadership & Extracurricular Activities 25%, Resume/Application 25%, Interview 25%.
  • Selected candidates are expected to report on time and be dressed appropriately for the interview.
  • A court of up to five (5) men and five (5) women will be selected from the interviews. Those who are selected will be introduced and presented at the Homecoming Court Presentation on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 am on the staircase of Markley’s at the Center in the DiGiorgio Campus Center.
  • This event is required and failure to attend will result in immediate disqualification
  •  ** Voting for Homecoming Court will begin following the conclusion of Homecoming Court Presentation on the Homecoming website. *
  • You are welcome to stay after the presentation to begin campaigning and encourage voting from the Student Body.

The announcement of the King and Queen Homecoming Winners will be made at the men's basketball game on Saturday, November 15 during halftime.

Winthrop Royalty will be asked to represent Winthrop University at the following events:

  • MLK Day of Service on January 19, 2015
  • Spring Involvement Fair on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  • Leadership Institute for First-Timers (LIFT) on Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Preview Day on Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Worldwide Winthrop Day on April 18, 2015
  • Host a DSU Open Mic Night


Please direct all questions to Deborah Allen at 212 DiGiorgio Campus Center, 

**Voting for King and Queen will begin following the conclusion of Homecoming Talent Show on the Homecoming website


King: WU Book Store Gift Basket ($100 value)
Queen: WU Book Store Gift Basket ($100 value)



<October 2014>
1- Grad Finale Essentials- Fall 2014
- So WU got Talent Auditions
- Who''s Dogging Who
- Women's Soccer vs High Point
2- Association of EBonites Executive Board Meeting
- Campus-Wide flu clinic
- Career Spotlight Series
- JET Program
- Vegetarian Society Meeting
- Voter Registration Table
- Voters Registration Drive
3- Casual Friday
- Level 100: Take 2
- Opening Reception - Winthrop University Galleries
- Winthrop Fund Board Meeting
- Winthrop vs PC
- WU Swing Dancing
4- Cyber Saturday
- Eid Celebration
- Family Day-Rock n Roll Trivia
5- OCM Prayer Service
6- Alpha Kappa Psi Family Feud
- Friends of Dacus Library Annual Meeting
- Historical Exhibit & Kickoff Reception for Fulfilling the Proimise
- WUHA Zumba Night
7- Alpha Kappa Psi
- CERRA Senior Staff meeting
- Fight Like A Girl (Bake Sale Event)
- Intoduction to Shcrum
- Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable
- Student Allocations Training Sessions
- Tradition Tracking Tuesday
- Traditions Tracking Tuesday
- Where does my money go? - Flight Plan
8- 50th Traveling Exhibit
- Career Fairs and the Reality of the Job Search
- College Democrats Meeting
- Don't Shoot: The Inequity in Ferguson
- Kick Away Cancer
- Shored Up Documentary Screening
- Student Alumni Council Meeting
- The Seagull
9- Bike-a-thon Ticket Sale
- Cupcake Bar
- Handmade Book Sale
- Meet and Greet Candidate Forum: Commissioner of Agriculture
- Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series
- Special Integration Lunch & Learn: A Conversation with Winthrop's Firsts
- Student Organizations Training
- WUABJ Fundraising Committee Meeting
10- Intro to Adobe Premiere/Adobe After Effects
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) Work Benefit for F1 International Students
- Recruitment Meeting
- Relay For Life Fundraiser
- Winthrop vs UNC Asheville
11- Eagle Flicks: Cesar Chavez
- SAT Test Administration
- Winthrop vs Gardner Webb
12- Out Run Breast Cancer 5k
- The Seagull
13- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
14- Bicycle Bar Comes to Campus
- Collecting Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Percussion Ensemble
- Free Hot Chocolate
- Information Session
- Interest Meeting
- Major Minor Fair
- NoH8 Photobooth
- PinkyPromise WU Weekly Bible Studies
- Sigma's Rock-a-thon
- Winthrop Poll: Previewing the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election
15- NSCS New Member Induction
- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
- The Dating Game
- Women's Soccer vs Charleston Southern
16- Culture Club General Meeting
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop University Saxophone Recital
17- Winthrop vs High Point
18- National Counselor Examination
- Winthrop vs Campbell
1920- Relay for Life Committee
21- A Journey in Courage
- Boo-Gram Fundraiser
- Come find out about how Phi Kappa Phi can help pay for grad school
- Desegregation Lunch and Learn
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Guest Lecturer: Walter Everett, “It was Fifty Years Ago Today: The Beatles in 1964.”
- Homecoming Talent Show Auditions
- Michaela Pilar Brown
- Misconception of Blacks Greeks
- NPHC Mass Meeting
- Pie an RA
- Question Bridge: Black Males
- Relay For Life Committee Recruitment
- So WU's Got Talent Information Session
- Tutee Seminar
- Where Drawing and Painting Meet
22- African Students Association Dance Workshop
- Breast Cancer Awareness Program
- College Democrats Meeting
- Dipped Chocolate Strawberry Treats for Sale
- Disassociation Ceremony
- Let's Can Hunger Showcase Auditions
- Meet and Greet Two Women Candidates for US Senate
- Men's Soccer vs Gardner Webb
- Profiles in Higher Education: Anthony Davis
- Reasons to be Pretty
- Sunday's Best Rehearsal
23- “I’m not a feminist, but…” Women’s and Gender Studies 101
- Boo-Gram Fundraiser
- Common Book Series: Food Matters: Ethics and Economics
- Disability Employment Awareness
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- I'm A Stoner
- Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser
- MATH291/292/393 Skils Check Trial 2
- Medium Cindy Kaza
- MSW Informational Session
- Phi Alpha Delta Initiation
- Pie an SAE
- Relay For Life Committee Recruitment
- Sorority 101
- Student Allocations Training Sessions
- Stunt Display
- VPC costume contest and horror movie
24- A Night of Poetry w/ Spoken Word Artists Jinahie and G Yamazawa
- Employment Options for International Students
- Homecoming Talent Show Auditions
- Introduction to Word Press
- Student Organizations Training
- WU Family Cookout
- WU Swing Dancing
25- Big/Little Reveal
- Cherub Retreat
- CPC Day
- CPC Day (Rain Location)
- Friday the 13th
- GRE Test Administration
26- Homecoming Party Prep
- Reasons to be Pretty
- Sunday's Best College Edition
27- BBB Bake Sale
- Etiquette Dinner
- Single and Enjoying It
- What Are You Eating?
- WUG Artist Talk – Michaela Pilar Brown
- WUHA Yoga Night
28- Balancing the C's
- Costume Sale
- Fright Night Shirt Orders
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Halloween Happenings
- Homecoming Committee meeting
- Homecoming Court Interviews
- Homecoming Tabling
- Hornsby Lecture I: Self-Justification in Everyday Life
- Hot Chocolate and Cider
- Meeting
- Rain reservation
- Safe Passage and Office Victim's Assistance
- Special Event: Winthrop Opera Theatre: Gershwin Caberet
29- BBB Bake Sale
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Flute Choir
- Fiend Fest
- Homecoming Court Interviews
- Hornsby Lecture II: Pills, Profits, and Pseudoneuroscience
- Sorority 101
- Speak About It
- Stop and Think
30- Academic Training for International Students with J1 Exchange Visa
- Annual Wellness Fair
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Jazz Ensemble
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Halloween Bake Sale
- Halloween Trivia
- Holyween
- Homecoming Court Interviews
- Homecoming Tabling
- Open Mic Night
- So WU Got Talent
- So WU Got Talent Promo Event
- Stop and Think Walk
31- Preview Day
- Special Event: Pipes and Pumpkins "A Halloween Celebration"
- Winthrop vs Coastal Carolina
- Zeta Phi Beta Halloween Party
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