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Homecoming Information

2014 Homecoming King and Queen Court Application 

 To Vote for the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen Click HERE


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)



<November 2014>
1- Friends of The Conservatory Series: Walter Hautzig, piano
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Multi State Professional Responsibility Exam
- Vision of Prayze Annul Banquet
- Winthrop FC vs. Central Piedmont Community College
- Winthrop vs Charleston Southern
2- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Brass Ensembles
- Hike for Hearing
- Rain Location for Hike for Hearing
3- Committee Meeting
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Jazz Guitar Ensembles
- Homecoming Talent Show Auditions
4- Fall into Fashion: Worn, Tossed and Found Fashion Show
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Just "US"
5- A Gentlemen's Affair
- College Democrats Meeting
- Faculty Staff Appreciation Drop In
- Let's Can Hunger Auditions
- SMS: Social Media Speaks
- Sorority 101
- Student Alumni Council Meeting
6- Bake Sale
- Career Spotlight Series
- Criminal Justice Attorney Speaker
- Dive-in movie
- Fitness Assessment
- Homecoming Comedy Show ticket sales
- Hot Chocolate Bar & Bake Sale Extravaganza
- Hot Chocolate Bar & Bake Sale Extravaganza (Rain Location)
- KAPsi Domestic violence Program
- Relay For Life Committee Meeting
- Student Homecoming Committee Meeting
- The Turn Up Event
- Traditions Tracking Thursday
- Tutor Interest Meeting
7- Casual Friday
- Musical Theatre Workshop - BARE
- Pajama Palooza
- Tri Sigma's Dodgeball Tournament
- WU Swing Dancing
- WU Writers' Collective Weekly Meeting
8- Eagle flicks: Neighbors
- Jazz and Jambalaya
- SAT Test Administration
- Three Game Series against UNCC
9- Chapter Meeting
- Mock Recruitment
- Musical Theatre Workshop BARE
- NAACP Officer & Executive Committee Installation Ceremony
10- Chalk Your Spirit
- committee meeting
11- Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man
- Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man
- Bake Sale
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Clarinet Choir
- Homecoming Comedy Show ticket sales
- Homecoming Court Campaigning and Voting
- Homecoming Court Presentation
- Knot Another Cold Winter!
- Krispy Kreme Run
- Navigating the APA Manual
- Sigma's Rock-a-thon
- Sorority 101
- Student Organizations Training
- Tutor Interest Meeting
- Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony
- Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony (Rain Location)
12- Abilities Experience Awareness
- Creative Habitat Showcase
- Ebola and Liberia
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Chamber Orchestra
- Homecoming Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
- Love146 Bake Sale
- Official Winthrop Ring Day Sale
- RSA Homecoming Banner Decorating Party
13- Common Book Series: Food Matters: Chemistry and Consumption
- Homecoming Comedy Show ticket sales
- Homecoming Court Voting
- Homecoming Talent Show
- Krispy Kreme Run
- Life Blooms Eternal
- Montreat Info Table
- Pi Kappa Alpha Cookout
- Pikes Band
- Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series
- Ski/Snowboard Class Informational Meeting
- Student Allocations Training Sessions
- Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
- Winthrop Ring Day
14- First Look Friday
- Game Night
- Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths Holiday Sale
- Homecoming and Reunion Meeting
- Homecoming Comedy Show feat. Brandon T. Jackson
- Homecoming Party
- How to Pick a Graduate School
- LEAD 120A Committee Meeting
- No work experience? You can still build a resume. Come find out how!
- PEBA Retirement Seminar
- Recognition Event for International Ambassadors and Volunteers
15- AMP Test Administration
- CAS Scholarship Reception
- Homecoming Basketball Games
- NPHC Homecoming Step Show
16- Alpha Omega Initiations
- Induction Ceremony
- Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
17- Faculty Series: Poems, Tangos, and Other Diversions: Music of Leonard Mark Lewis
- Let's Can Hunger Benefit Showcase
- Sorority 101
- Taste of the World
- The Experience of Africa
- Winthrop vs Furman
18- Chapter Meeting
- Collecting donations for Tickets for Yule Ball
- End The Word Tabling
- Gobble Grams
- International Tea Party
- Jail and Bail
- Journalist As Bargaining Tools
- Montreat Info Table
- SAFE Zones for Student Organizations
- Stop and Think T-shirts
- Tri Sigma's Toy Drive
- Vegetarian Society Vegan Hot Chocolate!
- Vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast
19- Casino Night
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Symphony Orchestra
- Krispy Kreme Run
- Lovesgiving
- Student Life Professional Development
- The Margaret M. Bryant Professor Annual Lecture
- Wildin'' Out
20- Bone Marrow Registry Drive
- Career Spotlight Series
- Cocoa Krispies
- Culture Club general meeting
- Desserts Around The World
- Gobble Grams
- Hot Chocolate and Cider Sale
- Investment Club Meeting #2
- MSW Informational Session
- Open Mic Night hosted by comedic musician Brian O'Sullivan
- Psychology Club Fall Workshop: The Value of a Psychology Degree
- Quidditch T-shirt Fundraiser
- Sex in the Dark
- The Catawba Indian Nation: Chief Bill Harris
- Tri Sigma's Toy Drive
- Vegan Hot Chocolate Bar
- Winter Formal
21- Chili Cook Off
- Crown of the Carolinas Gymnastics Event
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Wind Symphony
- Fall One-Act Festival
- Magician Ran'D Shine
- Recruitment Meeting
- SAFE Zones for Student Organizations
- Travel Signature Day for All Winthrop International Students
22- Belt Testing
- Carolina Quidditch Conference
- Eagle Flicks: Get on Up
- Fall One-Act Festival
2324- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Chorale and Winthrop Chamber Singers
- Winthrop vs East Tennessee State
25- Lunch with SWAT
- Real Talk: How Can We Serve You & WU?
- Ski/Snowboard Class REGISTRATION Meeting
26272829- Winthrop vs Auburn
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