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King & Queen Candidate Information



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 –Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 7p.m., Heritage Room of the Overman Student Center.

  • King/Queen Candidates must make an appointment to have their pictures, as well as a video, taken. Times will be announced during Candidate Orientation. Pictures and videos will be taken TBD.

Attire for photographs and videos MUST be business professional.

  • Personal Interview Notification (Top 24 Candidates) –By 8:00p.m., Friday, September 30, 2016. All candidates will be notified whether or not they made the top 24.

  • Personal Interviews (Top 24 Candidates) –Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. Times will be assigned to candidates, Heritage Room of the Overman Student Center.

  • Kickoff Night –Monday, October 3rd, 2016. This event will take place in the evening. Time and Location TBD.

Candidates are REQUIRED to attend and participate in the kickoff night of Homecoming week.

  • Yell Like Hell/Convocation –Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 7:00p.m., Carnie Smith Stadium (rain site: Weede Gymnasium). Candidates are REQUIRED to be there by at 6:00p.m.

  • Taste of Pittsburg (King/Queen and Attendants only) –Friday, October 7th, 2016, 6:00p.m., TBA.

  • Homecoming Parade (all candidates) –Saturday, October 8th, 2016, -Candidates must report by 8:30a.m., Downtown Pittsburg.

  • Homecoming Game (King/Queen and Attendants only) –Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 2:00p.m., Carnie Smith Stadium


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.

All 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.

Top 12 candidates will be REQUIRED to participate in kickoff night. Kickoff Night will be an outside
carnival for the whole campus population. Candidates MUST work different stations throughout
the 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.

Voting 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.

Convocation 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 12
must be at the stadium and meet at 6:00p.m. 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 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.

This event will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, at TBA. The King and Queen and their
attendants are required to attend this event. The King and Queen should dress business casual.

The parade will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 9:00a.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 7:30a.m.
Candidates must be with their vehicle by 8:30a.m. Candidates from different organizations may
ride in the same car. Attire is business professional.

The Homecoming game will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2016, at 2:00p.m. With pre-game at
TBD at the Brandenburg Field/Carnie Smith Stadium. The King and Queen and their attendants
will be part of the half-time ceremonies. Attire business professional for the Homecoming