Nothing screams college like bleachers crammed with matching purple and gold t-shirts. The football game is the culmination of homecoming week, but an equally important part of homecoming is the coronation of royalty. MNSU has celebrated the homecoming tradition since 1928, which includes selecting two unique individuals who best represent the values of the university. The homecoming king and queen are heavily invested in their college community, and also place a high importance on academics.
Candidates are selected based on their leadership and involvement on the MNSU campus. They are also required to have academic excellence, which means they must hold at least a 3.0 GPA. To run for royalty, they must be currently enrolled in at least six credits and have already completed at least thirty credits.
The homecoming king and queen are elected based on their attendance at homecoming kickoff activities, their candidate interview, and public voting.
This year, royal voting opens on Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. and runs until Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to choose two individuals who would best represent the values of MNSU on homecoming day. Vote online at https://orgsync.com/69116/forms/204824. The king and queen will be crowned on Thursday, Oct.6, after the epic lip sync battle in Bresnan Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.
This year’s candidates have a variety of vibrant experiences that represent countless facets of MNSU. They are Greek Life officials, volunteers in their community, and play crucial roles in residential life on campus. They are members of intramural teams and cultural clubs. They are scholars, dancers, writers, learners, doers; overall, they are people who are passionate for purple and gold, and eager to make their corner of the world a better place. Below, find the full list of candidates running for royalty and go online to read their full profiles at http://www.mnsu.edu/homecoming/court/royalty.
The Reporter wishes good luck to all candidates and thanks them for carrying on the MNSU homecoming tradition.