Homecoming Events

Homecoming 2021

 

Homecoming 2021

Homecoming is a time of annual celebration among current students and alumni and friends as everyone gathers on campus.

Homecoming will be celebrated during the weekend of October 22-24, 2021. The theme is “Roaring G'Vegas” and is all about the Roaring 1920's – flapper dresses, zoot suits, elaborate parties, the mafia, and more. GSC student organizations will base their floats, banners, and other activities around this theme.

Homecoming Schedule
Click here to see the schedule of events for Homecoming Week!

This year’s special honor group that will be returning to campus is our former Pioneer Cheerleaders. The history of cheerleading at GSC dates back to the 1930s when the College’s first cheerleader was elected to the Student Government by the student body. Since that time, our Pioneer Cheerleaders have evolved into a large and diverse group of students who are committed to showing their Pioneer Spirit. After a brief hiatus, cheerleading has returned to Glenville State, and we hope that you can join us in celebrating this occasion.

As a thank you for all of the school spirit that you have provided to Glenville State, you, along with all former Pioneer Cheerleaders are invited back to campus to be recognized in the Homecoming Parade, at a special pregame tailgate, and during the football game.

All alumni and friends are encouraged to make plans to come back to Glenville for this annual celebration. For questions or more information, contact GSC’s Alumni Office by calling (304) 462-6116.

 

GSC Campus/Student Homecoming Information and Forms

Homecoming Parade

Parade Entry Competition

  1. The Homecoming Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 and everyone should be in the line-up (on College Street) no later than 9:30 a.m. Once you arrive at registration (North Entrance of the College), you will be instructed on where to line up for the parade.
  2. Decorated Vehicles and Floats should reflect the Homecoming 2021 theme: “Roaring G’Vegas”
  3. Registration forms (see link below) must be submitted by Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.
  4. Decorated Vehicles and Floats will be judged based on originality, theme, and overall appearance. Violation of Copyright Laws is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification (i.e. cartoon characters, product logos, etc.).
  5. Decorated Vehicles and Floats must participate in the Homecoming parade on Saturday, October 23, 2021; judging will be conducted at this time. The winner(s) will be announced at the Homecoming football game.
  6. Only current, active members of an organization may participate on behalf of that organization.

Homecoming Parade Entry Form

Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court Nomination Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in or have completed 12 credit hours
  • A full-time student
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Meet the hour requirement for his/her class rank
    • Freshman 0-30 hours
    • Sophomore 31-60 hours
    • Junior 61-90 hours
    • Senior 91+ hours
  • Have the biographical information form completed (see link below) by Thursday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Able to attend the Homecoming Court Meeting/Coronation Practice on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Luanna Smith Amphitheater.

Rules for Campaigning and Homecoming Court:

  • Every member of the student body is entitled to one vote.
  • Only king or queen candidates can make personal flyers. All other candidates must be advertised on organization flyers. (See guidelines provided by the Office of Student Life for more information).
  • Write-in candidates will not be accepted.
  • GSC football players are not eligible to be members of the homecoming court because of time constraints as they practice and prepare for Saturday's Homecoming game.
  • If you or the organization that gave you the nomination are caught taking down or destroying other candidate’s flyers, decorations, etc. you will be immediately disqualified from all Homecoming Activities.

Election Dates and Times:

You may vote from your personal computer or from a campus computer lab at any time on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 and Wednesday, October 13, 2021. You will need to access your GSC email for the Homecoming Court voting link for these two days.

Homecoming Court Nomination Form

Homecoming Banner Competition

Banner Competition Rules

  1. A full-size sheet or canvas is recommended for banners to allow for easy display. Waterproof ink or paint is advisable to prevent damage from inclement weather and/or other elements.
  2. Banners should reflect the 2021 Homecoming Theme: “Roaring G’Vegas.” Completed banners must be turned into the Office of Student Life by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021. Registration forms (see link below) must also be turned in by 3:00 p.m. on October 15.
  3. Completed banners must be approved by the Student Life before they can be displayed. (Banners must be COMPLETELY DRY before approval)
  4. Each organizational banner will be hung Monday, October 18, 2021 so they can be displayed for the entire week of Homecoming. Physical Plant will hang all approved banners.
  5. If organization members choose to make a banner, their banner must be carried or visible on the Student Organization’s float/decorated vehicle in the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Additionally, all organizations are encouraged to take their banner to I.L & Sue Morris Stadium following the parade to display at the Homecoming game or during tailgating.
  6. Banners will be judged based on originality, theme, and overall appearance. Violation of Copyright Laws is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification (i.e. cartoon characters, product logos, etc).
  7. Winning banners will be announced at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 22, 2021.

Homecoming Banner Competition Entry Form

Homecoming Chili Cook-Off Competition

The Chili Cook-Off will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Pep Rally at 7:00 p.m. These two events will be held together on Friday, October 22 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Student Government Association would like to invite students and campus organizations to participate in the 2021 Chili Cook-Off.

Rules for the Chili Cook-Off:

  1. All entry forms for the Chili Cook-Off (see link below) are due by Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
  2. Teams may begin to set up on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in the Luanna Smith Amphitheater.
  3. The Student Government Association and Glenville State College will provide tables, water, crackers, cups, and spoons.
  4. Each participant must have a minimum of one (1) gallon and maximum of three (3) gallons of chili. Each participating chili booth must maintain proper temperature by using a slow cooker, chafing dish, or another warming device. Thermometer inspections will be taken periodically to ensure that the chili is at the appropriate temperature.
  5. In order to show your school spirit we ask that all participants in the Chili Cook-Off wear Glenville State College apparel or shirts representing their organization.
  6. Groups should bring an extension cord if they plan to use a slow cooker or other appliance to heat their chili. It is the responsibility of the participating group or individual to clean up their area before leaving the event.

Judging:

  1. There will be two judging portions of the contest, a panel of three judges, and a popular vote in which attendees will decide the winner.
  2. All attendees of the Chili Cook-Off will be given three tickets. These three tickets can be given to the attendees' three favorite chili entries.
  3. Judging will begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. before the Pep Rally starts.
  4. All winners will be announced at the Pep Rally.

Homecoming Chili Cook-Off Entry Form

 

 

Community Homecoming Parade Entry Information and Form

Homecoming Parade

Parade Entries

  1. The Homecoming Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 and everyone should be in the line-up (on College Street) no later than 9:30 a.m. Once you arrive at registration (North Entrance of the College), you will be instructed on where to line up for the parade.
  2. Registration forms (see link below) must be submitted by Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by 3:00 p.m.
  3. For more information about GSC's Homecoming Parade, contact Conner.Ferguson@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6116.

Homecoming Parade Entry Form