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King & Queen Candidate Information


ONLINE FORM DUE BY: Registration forms with cover letters  and resumes are due Friday, September 4, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.  Online forms may be submitted electronically beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015. Please note cover letters and resumes will uploaded with the online registration form. Please Remember that any group sponsoring candidate(s) must participate in at least one other homecoming event (candidate cars in the parade do not count). Please make sure additional paperwork is submitted by deadline and guidelines are followed.

DATES: Events below are MANDATORY for King/Queen candidates unless otherwise noted. No points will be awarded for a missed event.

  • Candidate Orientation –Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 6pm, Governor's Room, Overman Student Center
  • King/Queen Candidates must make an appointment to have their picture taken. Times will be announced during Candidate Orientation.  Pictures will be taken in room 124 Whitesitt Hall.
        Attire for photographs
                 Queen Candidate: nice blouse and/or jacket
                 King Candidate: jacket, shirt, tie
  • Personal Interview Notification (Top 24 Candidates) – By 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015.  All other candidates will be notified by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  
  • Personal Interviews (Top 24 Candidates) – Sunday, September 27th, 2015.  Times TBA.  Report to the lobby of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.
  • Candidates' Dinner (all candidates) – Monday, September 28th, 2015, 6:00 pm, Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
  • Presentation Night (all candidates) – Monday, September 28th, 2015, 8:00 pm, Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts
  • Convocation (all candidates) - Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 11:30 am, Carnie Smith Stadium
         (rain site: Student Center Crimson & Gold Ballroom)
  • Halftime Rehearsal (King/Queen and attendants only) - Thursday, October 1, 6:15 pm, Stadium (rain site: Weede)
  • Yell Like Hell (King and Queen only) - Thursday, October 1, 7:00 pm, Stadium  (rain site: Weede)
  • Taste of Pittsburg (King/Queen and Attendants only) - Friday, October 2, 6:00 pm, TBA
  • Homecoming Parade (all candidates) - Saturday, October 3  - Candidates must report by 8:30 am. Downtown
  • Homecoming Game (King/Queen and Attendants only) - Saturday, October 3, 2:00 pm, Stadium

CANDIDATE ORIENTATION: This orientation will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 in the Governors Room, Student Center. Attendance is required for all King/Queen candidates. This meeting should last approximately one hour. Dress for orientation is casual; no judging takes place at orientation. Candidates will be signing contracts here.

PICTURES: All King/Queen candidates must set up a time to have their picture taken. Pictures will be taken in 124 Whitesitt Hall. Attire for photographs: nice blouse and/or jacket for women and jacket, shirt and tie for men.

PERSONAL INTERVIEWS: Personal interviews will be held for the Top 24 candidates (12 men & 12 women) who excelled in the resume and application review prior to interviews taking place.  These individual interviews with the judges will be held for candidates on Sunday, September 27th, 2015 in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Suggested attire is business: a nice dress for Queens and nice slacks, shirt, tie and jacket for Kings. Again, this will take several hours, please prepare accordingly.

PRESENTATION: The candidates' presentation will require a nice dress or suit for Queens and a suit for Kings. No formals or tuxedos.  All candidates are expected to attend this event and dress properly.  Reserved seating will be proved for candidates not in the Top 24. The presentations will be held on Monday, September 28th, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Dinner for all candidates will be immediately preceding at 5:30 pm in the lower level of the Wilkinson Alumni CenterImmediately following Presentation, announcement of the Top 12 candidates (6 men & 6 women) will take place.

ONLINE VOTING: Will open at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 and will close at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015.

CONVOCATION: Convocation will be held Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. at the Stadium. All King and Queen candidates will be required to be at the Stadium by 11:30 a.m., meet under the West Side stadium. All candidates will be introduced at the Homecoming Convocation. The finalists will be announced based upon the judges' scores and information will be given about each finalist. The results from online voting will be announced during Convocation and the King and Queen will be crowned at that time. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Attire is a nice dress or suit for Queens and a suit for Kings.

HALF-TIME REHEARSAL: The King, Queen and their Court will be required to attend the half-time rehearsal prior to Yell Like Hell at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. This event will be held at Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium. In case of inclement weather, this event will move to the Weede Gymnasium.

YELL LIKE HELL/PEP RALLY: The King and Queen will need to be present at Yell-Like-Hell/Pep Rally on Thursday, October 1st, 2015. The King & Queen may participate in their student organization’s routine. Attire for this event is casual – jeans and PSU clothing.  The King and Queen may not participate in Yell Like Hell performances as they are acting as the official emcees for the evening.

HOMECOMING DINNER (TASTE OF PITTSBURG): This event will be held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. The King and Queen and their attendants are required to attend this event. The King and Queen should wear a PSU polo, khakis or dress pants, NO JEANS!

PARADE: The parade will be held Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Pittsburg. All King and Queen Candidates will participate in the parade either by riding on a car or float. Each sponsoring group will be allowed one motorized vehicle in the parade and organizations MUST PROVIDE their candidate with a vehicle and signs. Signs stating candidate names and sponsoring group must be present on both sides of the vehicle/float, and all groups are responsible for their own signs. Vehicles must be at their designated space at 7:30 a.m. Candidates must be with their vehicle by 8:30 a.m. Candidates from different organizations may ride in the same car. Attire is a nice dress or suit for Queens and a suit for Kings.

GAME: The Homecoming game will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. with pre-game at 1:30 p.m. at the Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium. The King and Queen and their attendants will be part of the half-time ceremonies. Attire is a nice dress or suit for the Queen and a suit for the King and their court.