Homecoming Events

Homecoming 2022

Homecoming Schedule
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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 10-15, 2022. The theme is “Fall”ing in Love with Glenville and is all about fall. Student organizations will base their floats, banners, and other activities around this theme.

This year, all former members of Glenville State's Percussion Ensemble are being recognized as the honored guests as part of the Homecoming festivities. Percussion Ensemble, first organized in the early 1980s by Professor Emeritus John McKinney, evolved from humble beginnings to become a marquee event for the Department of Fine Arts each year. We hope that everyone can join us in celebrating this excellent group of musicians.

Former Percussion Ensemble members will be recognized in the Homecoming Parade, at a special pregame tailgate, and during the football game at halftime. If you are a former Percussion member and plan to attend, please register by clicking here.

Additionally, former members of the Pioneer Marching Band are again invited to participate in this year’s Alumni Band. Returning members can register at the Fine Arts Center at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, will march through the parade playing the GSU fight song, will be special guests at the alumni tailgate at Morris Stadium, and will be recognized and play the fight song during the homecoming pregame show. Click here to sign up; contact Jason.Barr@glenville.edu or Lloyd.Bone@glenville.edu for additional information.

Alumni members of returning Greek organizations Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Xi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Delta Zeta will be holding tailgate reunions before the game. The groups will have special sections under the tailgate tent in close proximity to the larger alumni tent in which to visit and reminisce on Saturday.

Kickoff between the Glenville State Pioneers and the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers happens at 1:30 p.m. 

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

 

GSU Campus/Student Homecoming Information and Forms

Homecoming Parade

Parade Entry Competition

  1. The Homecoming Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 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 University), you will be instructed on where to line up for the parade.
  2. Decorated Vehicles and Floats should reflect the Homecoming 2022 theme: “Fall”ing in Love with Glenville
  3. Registration forms (see link below) must be submitted by Wednesday, October 12, 2022 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 15, 2022; 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, September 29 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Able to attend the Homecoming Court Meeting/Coronation Practice on Thursday, October 6, 2022 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.
  • GSU 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:

Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 and Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Additional election information will be forthcoming from SGA.

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 2022 Homecoming Theme: “Fall”ing in Love with Glenville. Completed banners must be turned into the Office of Student Life by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022. Registration forms (see link below) must also be turned in by 3:00 p.m. on October 7.
  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 10, 2022 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 15, 2022. 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 14, 2022.

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 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. The Student Government Association would like to invite students and campus organizations to participate in the 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 12, 2022.
  2. Teams may begin to set up on Friday, October 14, 2022 (setup begins at 5:00 p.m.; event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Clark Hall Lawn).
  3. The Student Government Association and Glenville State University 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 University 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 15, 2022 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 University), you will be instructed on where to line up for the parade.
  2. Registration forms (see link below) must be submitted by Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by 3:00 p.m.
  3. For more information about GSU's Homecoming Parade, contact Conner.Ferguson@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6116.

Homecoming Parade Entry Form