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Homecoming 2020Homecoming 2020
October 26-31, 2020

It's a Hoodoo Halloween Homecoming!

 

Event Descriptions & Registration

 

Homecoming 2020 Schedule

Monday, October 26

Window Decorating Contest* begins

Hoodoo Pumpkin Decorating Contest* begins 

Hoodoo Halloween Makeup Contest* begins

Letters of Encouragement - 2020 Homecoming Service Project begins

Donut Day Party 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Bottom of 77

Women's Basketball vs. Bacone 5 p.m. | Stewart Field House

Men's Basketball vs. Bacone 7 p.m. | Stewart Field House


Tuesday, October 27

Costume Bingo (Session 1) 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Richardson Performing Arts Center

Costume Bingo (Session 2) 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Richardson Performing Arts Center


Wednesday, October 28

Spelling Bee* 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Java Jinx

Homecoming Shirt Giveaway 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Office of Campus Life


Thursday, October 29

Sound Around the Mound - Choral Concert 5 p.m. | Cole Mound Plaza

Hoodoo Field Day* 7 p.m. | Sutton Lawn
(Three-Legged Race, Egg Toss, Cornhole, Spikeball)

Women's Basketball vs. USAO 7 p.m. | Stewart Field House


Friday, October 30

Purple Day

Window Decorating Judging 12 p.m.

Hoodoo Pumpkin Decorating Judging 12 p.m.

Hoodoo Halloween Makeup Judging 12 p.m.

Dodgeball Tournament* 7 p.m. | Stewart Field House

Kaleidoscope Concert 7 p.m. | Richardson Performing Arts Center


Saturday, October 31

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME 1:30 p.m. | Richard L. Jantz Stadium

Coronation of Homecoming Royalty 2:30 p.m. | Richard L. Jantz Stadium

Worship Outreach Concert 7 p.m. | Bottom of 77

*Denotes official Homecoming activities included in the competition. Student groups MUST register to participate in these activities.


Homecoming Events & Registration

Sweepstakes Competition

Homecoming Sweepstakes is a timed honored tradition of Southwestern College hosted by The Office of Campus Life.  This year, Student Government Association is organizing events and will provide financial means for all participating groups.  Any group submitting entry forms for ALL Homecoming activities designated below will be able to compete for the Homecoming Sweepstakes.  More details and the registration form below:

Sweepstakes Registration

Virtual Halloween Makeup Contest

Event Description: The Virtual Halloween Makeup Contest will take place from Monday October 26 through Friday October 30 at 12 p.m. for judging. The participants will post their makeup designs on twitter and tag the SGA twitter page @SGA_SC with their team or organization name and who the makeup is by. You must be following the Southwestern SGA twitter page to win. Students will be judged off of creativity, elaborate design, and make-up skills, have fun with it! it should be in the Theme of “Hoodoo Halloween”.

Date: Monday October 26 through Friday October 30
Divisions: Each team may have 1 makeup look, done by 1 or more people in the team or organization. The member must be a full-time SC student.
Disqualifications: Any use of Face tuning, editing, will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Sweepstakes Scoring: Points received by each team in the various events on the above basis will be totaled for each.  

1st Place 100 points
2nd Place 75 points
3rd Place 50 points

Virtual Pumpkin Decorating

Event Description: Oganizations and teams will be given a $40 check at the beginning at the week that they are in charge of picking up from the Campus Life office between 1pm and 4 p.m. on Monday October 26 . The Virtual Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest will take place from Monday October 26 through Friday October 30 at 12 p.m. for judging.   The participants will post their pumpkins designs on twitter and tag the SGA twitter page @SGA_SC with their team or organization name and who the makeup is by. You must be following the Southwestern SGA twitter page to win. Students will be judged off of creativity, painting skills, and if they went with the homecoming theme of  “HooDoo Halloween”.

Date:  Monday October 26 through Friday October 30 at 12 p.m..
Divisions: Each team may have may pumpkin decorated by 1 or more members.  The member must be a full-time SC student.

Disqualifications:

  1. Profanity.
  2. Use of any design that is racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise offensive as determined by the contest judges.
  3. Incomplete or unpresentable work as determined by the contest judges.
  4. Does not follow the homecoming theme of the Year. 

Sweepstakes Scoring: Points received by each team in the various events on the above basis will be totaled for each.  

1st Place 100 points
2nd Place 75 points
3rd Place 50 points

Hoodoo Homecoming Halloween Field Day

Event Description: Field day will be held at 7 p.m. on the Sutton Lawn and in Campus Life on Thursday October 29. It will consist of an Egg Toss, a Three-legged Race, Cornhole and Spikeball. The three legged race and egg toss will involve two members from each team and organization.

Spikeball: Spikeball is played by two teams of two, and will play to 8 points. 

Rules: Opposing team members line up across from each other with the Spikeball™ roundnet set in the center. A point begins when the server hits the ball off the net towards the opposing player. After the service, there are no sides or boundaries. The object of the game is to hit the ball off the net in such a way that the opposing team cannot successfully return it.

A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball onto the net. Once the ball is played off the net, possession switches to the opposing team. The rally continues until a team is unable to legally return the ball. Players may move as they wish during a point, so long as they don’t physically impede the opponent’s play on the ball.

Cornhole: Cornhole is played by two teams of two and will play to 11.

Rules: Each team will stay in their designated lane for the whole game.

  • Players at the headboard will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all four of his/her bags.
  • Players at the footboard will take score and resume pitching back to the other board.
  • The top of an inning is completed when both players pitching from the headboard pitch all four bags; the bottom of the inning is completed when the remaining players pitching from the footboard pitch all four bags.

Scoring: The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is “cancellation” scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each inning.

  • Bag In-The-Count (Woody) : Any bag which comes to rest anywhere on top of the board. Each is worth one (1) point.
  • Bag In-The-Hole (Cornhole) : Any bag which is thrown through the hole or knocked through the hole by another bag. Each is worth three (3) points.
  • Foul Bags – Refers to any bag that has not been determined as Bag In-The-Count or Bag In-The Hole or was designated a foul bag as the result of rules violation.

Date: Thursday October 29 at 7 p.m.

Disqualifications:  Teams will be disqualified if they show any of the below

  1. Unsportsmanlike conduct of any member(s) or participating guest students.
  2. Individuals competing on more than one participating team.

Sweepstakes Scoring:

Three-Legged Race

1st Place 100 points
2nd Place 75 points
3rd Place 50 points

Egg Toss

1st place 75 points
2nd place 50 points
3rd place 25 points

Spikeball

1st place 75 points
2nd place 50 points
3rd place 25 points

Cornhole

1st place 75 points
2nd place 50 points
3rd place 25 points

Spelling Bee

Event Description: Get your name tags and finger pens ready for the SC Spelling Bee! Each organization has the opportunity to submit a maximum of two persons to compete in this event. Each participant will be given a word at which they must spell correctly to move on to the next round. The competition will conclude when one speller is remained. More details on the registration below:

Spelling Bee Registration

Dodgeball Tournament

Event Description: Hey batter batter, hey batter batter SWING!! Wait no... wrong sport. Create a team and work your way through the tournament bracket until one team is left standing and announced the winner. The event will be held at the fieldhouse. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to inside Stewart Fieldhouse for a dodgeball tournament, where the same rules apply. More details on registration form below:

Dodgeball Tournament Registration

Hoodoo Halloween Homecoming Window Decorating

Event Description: Each organization will decorate a designated window in the Java Jinx to support Southwestern College, your organization, and the Homecoming theme “Hoodoo Halloween” 

Date: The decoration process will START Monday, October 26, and will end on Friday, October 30 at noon. Your captain will receive an email when money for window supplies may be picked up from the Campus Life Office.

Friday, October 30 at noon the window must be completed and ready for judging at 12:00 p.m. 

Requirements: Assigned spaces will be designated by a paper labeling the appropriate window.

  1. The window must be completed by 12:00 p.m. Friday October 30, (judging will begin at 12:00 p.m.)
  2. A representative from the organization or group can be present at the time of judging.
  3. The window must support the “Hoodoo Halloween”
  4. Each organization must confine decorating to its assigned place.
  5. All windows will be displayed throughout Homecoming Week. Everything must be taken down/picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2. If any trash or debris is not removed by this deadline, the organization will be subject to fine. 

Materials: $25 will be provided to cover the cost of materials used to decorate the appropriate window.

Disqualifications: Windows will be disqualified for each of the following reasons:

  1. Profanity.
  2. Use of any design that is racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise offensive as determined by the contest judges.
  3. Incomplete or unpresentable work as determined by the contest judges.
  4. Does not follow the homecoming theme of the Year. 

Judging: Judges for the Windows contest will be looking at each entry for the following qualities rates in a scale of 1 to 10 for each category.                                  

Requirements/use of space 10 points
Originality 10 points
Color/creativity 10 points
Use of the Homecoming theme 10 points
Craftsmanship/durability 10 points

TOTAL 50 points

Sweepstakes Scoring: Total points received by each group on the above basis will be awarded with the below designated sweepstakes points:

1st Place 100 points
2nd Place 75 points
3rd Place 50 points          

Coronation: Homecoming Queen and King 

Presented by SGA

Event Description: Student Government Association will host Coronation, which is the Homecoming Queen and King competition.  Nominees are selected by each participating organization and the student body will vote to see who Homecoming Royalty is. A second vote will take place to determine the Homecoming King and Queen.  Royalty Court and Winners will be honored at the Homecoming Football game.

Each of the two nominees selected by their group must complete and submit the registration form to be eligible to represent their group.

More details on registration form below:

Coronation Nominee Registration

Letters of Encouragement - 2020 Homecoming Service Project

Date: Monday October 26 through Friday October 30

Letter supplies can be picked up in the Campus Life office beginning Monday and will be due Friday by 12 p.m. (noon) to Campus Life.

Event Description: Nursing Homes have been lock down since March because of the recent pandemic.  Due to this, interaction has been very limited for residents and have brought them into depression, and with medical conditions they forget or do not know why they cannot see their family or even other residents if cases occur at the home.

To lift the spirits of these resident’s teams/groups can write individual letters to nursing home residents and can also include pictures of the themselves and the team.

Each team will receive an envelope with the information about the project, a nursing home and mailing address, the information of the residents, and the supplies needed to write these letters.  Each member of the team will write an individual letter to one resident from the nursing home they are given.  The size of the team will determine the number of nursing home information they will receive. For example, football will receive 2-3 nursing homes while golf will receive 1 home.

When the letters have been written and addressed the teams will return the sealed letters to SGA for them to be mailed to the homes.

Groups that complete the Service project by the deadline of Friday, October 30 at 12 p.m., will receive 50 points towards Homecoming.

Homecoming Spirit Days

Event Description: Support your fellow builders by showing your Builder spirit during Homecoming Week!  

Date: Spirit Days during Homecoming Week are as follows:

Saturday: Homecoming PURPLE OUT for football * 1p.m. Jantz Stadium

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