Homecoming 2009

Homecoming Events

All are welcome to attend events.

To participate in any Homecoming events, your organization must have completed the registration process with Career & Leadership Development.  There are three divisions of competition:  Greeks, Residence Halls and Student Organizations. Contest results and Division Champion winners will be announced at the football game on Saturday, October 24, 2009, as well as posted throughout the week at http://www.uww.edu/involve/homecoming/2009/

In the Residence Hall division, points will be awarded to complexes.  For the purpose of point distribution, both the East and West towers of Wells will be considered individual halls. The Office of Residence Life is expecting each complex to choose at least four activities to participate in.

Decisions of the Homecoming Steering Committee are FINAL.

The 90's: "Lived 'em, Loved 'em, Never Left 'em"

At the 2nd General Meeting on Monday, May 4th 2009, a lottery took place in order for groups to start signing up for a specific theme concept.  Groups are encouraged to incorporate this theme throughout their homecoming participation.  Groups may also choose themes during the fall semester.  Examples are provided on a separate handout.  You need to register your theme by contacting Nicolle McClain, HSC Chair, at 262-472-1471 or mcclainan13@uww.edu.  HSC will determine the appropriate nature of any theme requests.

Court Events

UW-Whitewater provides an opportunity for male/female group-sponsored student representatives to compete and possibly be selected to the Homecoming Court.  This selection is implemented through an interview and voting process.  Court candidates need not be “couples”, as candidates are selected for their representation of the greater campus community. Please refer to Court Packet for details.

Senior Awards

These awards are given to candidates of senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Candidates must be graduating during the 2009-2010 school year. Candidates need not have any organization affiliation, and do not serve as representatives of groups competing for the Championship Trophy. Please refer to Senior Awards Packet for details.

Entry Forms

All events require a completed participation form. Please refer to Forms Packet. forms (for event participation as well as Senior Awards Applications) are due Friday, October 9th by 4 pm to Career & Leadership Development, UC 146.  This excludes the Court Applications, which are due at the Court Meeting on October 6th.

Fundraising

Each year, the Homecoming Steering Committee needs assistance to finance the Homecoming activities.  Help can be provided by the purchase of buttons, spirit wear or in the form of donations.  Please contact Career & Leadership Development or see Jessica Winkers, Fundraising Coordinator at 262-472-1471 for details.

Community Service

This year, UW-W Homecoming will support community service in multiple ways.

“Students 4 Students” – Coin Drive
HSC will be supporting the Schools 4 Schools campaign (learn more at http://s4s.invisiblechildren.com) by encouraging participants to compete in a Coin Drive (Residence Hall Complexes vs. Student Organizations vs. Greeks).  The division that raises the most “change” for the Schools 4 Schools campaign will be rewarded for their efforts.  Change buckets will be available at all major homecoming events, identified by division.

Food Donations – Canned Food Drive
In coordination with the University Center, HSC will again be collecting food for the local food pantry.  Food will be collected at the Dance on Monday, October 19th.  Spirit points will be awarded for participating groups.  Please choose healthy options when selecting food for donation – ramen noodles will be accepted but at a lower value than other items.  More specifics will be available at the October 12th Homecoming Informational Meeting.

Campus Clean-Up
On Friday October 23rd, immediately following the games, HSC will sponsor a campus wide clean-up.  Sign up in advance is necessary.  Volunteers will check in at the Games tent, located on the UC-Hamilton Green, behind McGraw Hall.  There, volunteers will be provided clean-up supplies as well as their assignments.  Hold Harmless forms must be signed by all participants. 

Questions concerning the Service Projects should be directed to Luke or Donvontae, Career & Leadership Development, 262- 472-1471.