PLEASE MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD & READ THE FULL SET OF KING & QUEEN GUIDELINES HERE.
Registration forms with cover letters and resumes are due Friday, September 9, 2016 by 4:00p.m. Online forms may be submitted electronically beginning at 8:00a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Please note, cover letters and resumes will be uploaded along 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 and Kickoff Night participation do not count). Please make sure additional paperwork is submitted by deadline and guidelines are followed.
Events below are MANDATORY for King/Queen candidates unless otherwise noted. No points will be awarded for a missed event.
CANDIDATE ORIENTATION: The orientation will be held at 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, in the Heritage Room of the Overman 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 & VIDEOSAll King/Queen candidates must set up a time to have their pictures and videos taken. Pictures and videos will be taken, location TBD. Attire for photographs and videos: business professional. This can be done anytime starting on Monday, September 19th – Friday, September 30th, 2016.
KICKOFF NIGHTTop 12 candidates will be REQUIRED to participate in kickoff night. Kickoff Night will be an outsidecarnival for the whole campus population. Candidates MUST work different stations throughoutthe evening of this event. This is an informal event and candidates may dress casual. All candidates are expected to attend and participate in this event. No judging will be taking place during Kickoff Night. This event will take place Monday,October 3rd, 2016, at 6:00p.m. in Gorilla Village. Candidates MUST be there at 5:30p.m.
ONLINE VOTINGVoting opens 8:00a.m. on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 and will close at 12:00p.m. Thursday,October 6th, 2016. Voting is done through students’ online GUS systems.
YELL LIKE HELL/CONVOCATIONConvocation will be held during Yell Like Hell on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at Half-Time.Only the top 12 King and Queen candidates are needed on the field for Convocation. The top 12must be at the stadium and meet at 6:00p.m. The results from online voting will be announcedduring Convocation and the King and Queen will be crowned at that time. In case of inclementweather, the event will be held in the Weede Gymnasium. Attire is business professional. Heels are not allowed on the Football Field turf. However, wedges are allowed. The King and Queen may not participate in Yell Like Hell performances as they will be crowned during the event that night.
HOMECOMING DINNER (TASTE OF PITTSBURG)This event will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, at TBA. The King and Queen and theirattendants are required to attend this event. The King and Queen should dress business casual.NO JEANS!
PARADEThe parade will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 9:00a.m. in downtown Pittsburg. All Kingand Queen Candidates will participate in the parade either by riding on a car or float. Eachsponsoring group will be allowed one motorized vehicle in the parade and organizations MUSTPROVIDE their candidate with a vehicle and signs. Signs stating candidate names andsponsoring group must be present on both sides of the vehicle/float, and all groups areresponsible for their own signs. Vehicles must be at their designated space at 7:30a.m.Candidates must be with their vehicle by 8:30a.m. Candidates from different organizations mayride in the same car. Attire is business professional.
GAMEThe Homecoming game will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, at 2:00p.m. With pre-game atTBD at the Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium. The King and Queen and their attendantswill be part of the half-time ceremonies. Attire business professional for the HomecomingCourt.