homecoming logoThe deadline for Homecoming Court Nominations is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Nominations must be submitted via OrgSync.

“A student must apply for Royal Court,” Brandie Van Zanden, associate director for student involvement, said. “They will have to be sponsored by a student organization ­— the organization’s president will submit a nomination through OrgSync. The student organization must also be registered for the Homecoming parade.”

Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be a current student.

Sunday is also the deadline to sign up for Powder Puff, an all-female flag football tournament. Each team competing in Powder Puff must consist of at least 14, but no more than 20, players, plus two or three coaches and one team captain. Captains must attend a rules meeting on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. in the McDonald Gym classroom.

“Powder Puff is a chance for our women to compete in a tournament,” Van Zanden said. “It’s basically seven-on-seven flag football.”

The Powder Puff tournament will take place Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., at the intramural fields. The championship match will be at 8 p.m., Oct. 31, in Provost Umphrey Stadium.

The deadline for the spirit boards contest, in which student organizations can decorate a four-foot by eight-foot piece of plywood in a way that represents both Homecoming and their specific organization, is also Sunday.

The deadline for Homecoming parade is also approaching. Student organizations and academic departments wishing to be in the parade must sign up by the week before Homecoming, which is Nov. 4. Organizations must either walk, ride in an open vehicle such as a truck or convertible, or have a float.

This year’s Homecoming events will also include three escape rooms, Van Zanden said. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for times for the escape rooms Oct. 23 through Oct. 27. The escape rooms will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sport Center’s racquetball courts.

“Everything is on OrgSync that they need to sign up for, and all of the requirements are on the OrgSync forms,” Van Zanden said.

Caitlin McAlister, UP editor

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