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MTSU Homecoming Informational Meeting Slides

  1. 1. September 11, 2013
  2. 2. Welcome! WHO’S EXCITED ABOUT HOMECOMING 2013!
  3. 3. Rule Book Review Homecoming rule book available at www.mtsu.edu/sga/homecoming.php
  4. 4. FILE YOUR FORMS ONLINE! WRITE THIS ADDRESS DOWN! APPLY ON myMT https://mtsu.collegiatelink. net/form/start/24704
  5. 5. Events Timeline Friday, September 20 All forms and necessary deposits due to the SGA office by 4:30 pm September 24-September 27 Decorating for Paint the Door/Halls/Row/Mall
  6. 6. Events Timeline Friday, September 27 Facebook Profile Picture due to SGAHome@mtsu.edu by 4:30 pm Banners due to SGA office by 4:30 pm
  7. 7. General Competition Rules (pg. 6-8 in Rule Book)  Forms must be turned in on time  Groups working together must indicate partnership on all forms  All decisions of the judges will be kept confidential until released by SGA  Appeals: Make them within 48 hours of specific event to Homecoming Director  NO ALCOHOL  Winners in following events will be announced at tailgate on October 5:  Float  Golf Cart  Non-Float Entry  Overall Greek  Overall Student Org  Overall Housing
  8. 8. POINT SYSTEM
  9. 9. PARADE Float Entries  Float Dimensions Large Small  Maximum Width 9 Feet 6 Feet  Maximum Length 16 Feet 8 Feet  Maximum Height 10 Feet 10 Feet There are two categories for floats; small and large. You need to indicate the size of your float on your parade entry form. Sizes above are measured from skirt to skirt of the trailer.
  10. 10. PARADE Float Entries  Floats need to arrive at the Parade Start location (Maney Ave. & Roberts Ave.) at 8:00 am. If entries are not in place by 8:15 am, entry receives a 5 point penalty. For every additional 15 minutes, 5 more points will be deducted.  Members are not allowed to ride on floats during the parade. (This is a HUGE liability… let’s not do that.)  Have a sober driver.  Have a fire extinguisher on board. You are not allowed in parade without it.
  11. 11. PARADE Float Entries  Float construction site must be on the entry form. SGA Homecoming Director / Assistant Director reserve rights to visit all locations. BE TRUE BLUE DURING PARADE
  12. 12. PARADE Non-Float Entries No cost to your organization!  Organization may walk, decorate a car or truck, carry banners  Floats need to arrive at the Parade Start location (Maney Ave. & Roberts Ave.) at 8:00 am. If entries are not in place by 8:15 am, entry receives a 5 point penalty. For every additional 15 minutes, 5 more points will be deducted.  Have a sober driver  Be True Blue during parade!
  13. 13. PARADE Non-Float Entries  Golf Carts are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. We have reserved 20 for student group use. 19 are still available!  Cost is $30 to rent a golf cart; due on September 20, 2013 at 4:30  Golf cart primary driver must be prepared to meet the Homecoming Committee at 5:45 am on Saturday, October 5 to pick up the golf cart at Floyd Stadium.  One driver and one passenger only  Decorating must not damage golf carts  Decorations must be removed at the end of parade  Have a sober driver  Be TRUE BLUE during parade!
  14. 14. CHILI COOK-OFF Stones River Mall, October 1  Three divisions: Student Organizations, Alumni & Friends, Community  All entries must pay a $20 refundable deposit and a non-refundable fee of $20 for supplies. MUST be two separate checks made out to MTSU SGA.  All chili needs to be prepared prior to event; do not bring cold chili  Each group gets a 10x10 area to decorate. The more decorations the better!  4 cook passes will be distributed beginning at 2:00 pm. No other individuals allowed in booth areas until 5:00 pm.  Decorations and check in must be completed by 4:30 pm; judging begins at 4:30 pm.  YOU MUST POST INGREDIENTS! You will receive a 15% point deduction if you fail to do this.  Prepare 2 chafing dishes of chili. That is roughly 4 pounds.
  15. 15. BANNER & PIC COMPETITION Due September 27 at 4:30 pm  If you are paired with another organization, only ONE banner / profile pic will be accepted  Banners must-MUST- be 3x5 HORIZONTAL either professionally made or painted on CANVAS (duck cloth). NO BED SHEETS ACCEPTED. Must be completely dry before delivering to SGA.  Profile pics must be sent to sgahome@mtsu.edu.
  16. 16. HORSESHOE PURSUIT October 3 from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  Look for horseshoes on campus and bring any found to the SGA table in the Student Union to begin accumulating points for your organization.  YOU MAY NOT BEGIN SEARCHING FOR HORSESHOES UNTIL 8:00!  Any gold horseshoes may be taken to the bookstore for free swag!  You may post pictures of items you feel resemble horseshoes and post them on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to tag MTSU Homecoming in order to get credit!
  17. 17. Paint the HALLS Blue (Residence Halls, Departments, etc.)  Decorate department offices, residence halls to fit the Homecoming theme.  Do not break fire code; blocking doors, fire extinguishers and alarms, covering lights, etc.  Judging will take place beginning Friday, September 27 at 12:00 pm and will go through Tuesday, October 1. We will judge these as soon as possible!
  18. 18. Paint the DOORS Blue (Student Organization Advisor Doors)  Decorate your organization advisor’s door to promote homecoming throughout campus departments!  Do not break fire code; blocking doors, fire extinguishers and alarms, covering lights, etc.  Judging will take place beginning Friday, September 27 at 12:00 pm and will go through Tuesday, October 1. We will judge these as soon as possible!
  19. 19. Paint the ROW Blue (Greek Row including Global Learning Community)  Decorate fronts of houses using any means necessary.  Do not break fire code; blocking doors, fire extinguishers and alarms, covering lights, etc.  Judging will take place beginning Friday, September 27 at 12:00 pm and will go through Tuesday, October 1. We will judge these as soon as possible!
  20. 20. Paint the MALL Blue (Stones River Mall)  Decorate a 10 foot are at the mall!  Do not break fire code; blocking doors, fire extinguishers and alarms, covering lights, etc.  DO NOT use any materials that may damage the walls.  Judging will take place on Tuesday, October 1 at 5:00 pm during Chili Cook-off! Winner will be announced the night of. WINNING ORGANIZATION WINS $2,000 TO USE FOR THEIR ORGANIZATION!
  21. 21. QUESTION & ANSWER  SGAHOME@MTSU.EDU  OFFICE PHONE: 615-898-2537

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