Homecoming 2011

"Lights. Camera. Hollywood."

Homecoming Events

There are three divisions of competition: Residence Halls, Greeks and Student Organizations.

Division Champion and Spirit winners will be announced at the football game (vs. UW-Stevens Point) on Saturday, October 29, 2011, as well as posted after Homecoming concludes at www.uww.edu/involve/homecoming/2011/. Updates will be posted through the homecoming listserv and Facebook pages throughout homecoming.

Decisions of the Homecoming Steering Committee are FINAL.

For Greeks and Student Organizations:

To participate in any Homecoming event, Greek and Student Organizations must be recognized by UW-Whitewater for the current year.  The registration and renewal process is handled through Career & Leadership Development. Organizations needed to complete the renewal process by May 15th to be eligible for Homecoming participation.  Contact Kim Clarksen at clarksek@uww.edu if you have any questions.

For Residence Halls:

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. Starin Hall will be considered one hall. Fox Meadows and Cambridge will be...

The Office of Residence Life is expecting each complex to choose at least four activities to participate in. 

NOTE: We recognize that Assistant Complex Directors are students. For the purposes of Homecoming we would like ACD's to encourage students to be engaged and participate. We will not disqualify ACD's for participating, but highly recommend they take a 'back seat' as much as possible.

Theme Selection

At the 3rd General Meeting on Monday, May 2, 2011, a lottery was held in order for groups to sign 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.  All theme changes and/or additions after May 2nd must be registered by contacting Donvontae Walton, HSC Chair, at 262-472-1471 or homecoming@uww.edu.  HSC will determine the appropriate nature of any theme requests.  Groups can still participate if they do not select a theme.

ONLINE Entry Forms

All events require a completed participation form.  All forms need to be completed online at https://my.uww.edu.  Paper forms will ONLY be available by request at the front desk of Career & Leadership Development.  Online forms are due Thursday, October 13th by 11:59pm.  Paper forms must be completed and turned in to Career & Leadership Development, UC 146, by 4pm on Thursday, October 13th. 

Fundraising and Promotional Items

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. 

Each year, the Homecoming Steering Committee sells buttons and an additional promotional item to help participants celebrate and remember Homecoming 2011.  Buttons, sold for $3.00 each, have the extra bonus of gaining you free access to the Homecoming Dance (with UW-W Student ID) and a free ticket to the Variety Show (see Variety Show information for details).  You also earn Championship Points for purchasing bags of buttons (see Championship Points Section of the Information Packet for details). Promotional items serve as a way to share your Homecoming Spirit.

At the Fall General Information Meetings, buttons will be sold in bags of 10 and promotional items will be sold individually (limited supply for both – buy early!)

Please contact Career & Leadership Development or see Janelle B. or Visnu, Fundraising/Promotions Coordinator at homecoming@uww.edu for details.

Senior Awards

These awards are given to two candidates of senior standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Candidates must be graduating during the 2011-2012 school year, and may not reapply if their graduation status changes. Candidates need not have any organization affiliation, and do not serve as representatives of competing Championship Trophy organizations.  Please refer to Senior Awards Packet for more details.

Please contact Career & Leadership Development or see Sarah, Senior Awards Coordinator, at homecoming@uww.edu for details.

Court Events

UW-Whitewater provides an opportunity for sponsored student representatives to compete and possibly be selected for the Homecoming Court.  This selection is implemented through an interview and voting process.  Court candidates will be interviewed separately, as candidates are selected for their representation of the greater campus community.  Please refer to Court Packet for details.

25 Years of Homecoming

This year the Homecoming Steering Committee will be celebrating twenty-five years of rich and important history about Homecoming. In honor of that celebration you are invited to help celebrate with us by going to visit a display of past Homecoming Themes. The University Center - Fiskum Art Gallery will display homecoming memorabilia. The display will be available for viewing during the week of homecoming. The times are as follows:  Monday (10 am – 8 pm); Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (10 am- 6 pm); and Friday (10 am -3 pm).

Alumni Center Activities

Please encourage your alumni to return to this year's festivities.  Homecoming is not only for the students of the present, but also of the past.  Homecoming allows your alumni the opportunity to remember their time here, talk with old friends, and also meet the new members of your organizations.  Remember to include your alumni in this year's 2011 Homecoming festivities.  More information is available through Kat Bastien at (262) 472-1391.