Homecoming Candidate Information

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   2023 Homecoming Court Information:  DOWNLOAD


   2023 Homecoming Royalty Court Application Form:  CLICK HERE!!


The Homecoming Royalty selection process for 2023 is underway!  McKendree’s Homecoming Court competition is a celebrated tradition that creates a sense of pride and fulfillment.  In celebration of inclusivity and diversity, McKendree’s Bearcat Royalty will not feature the traditional titles of king and queen. 

It is our hope that both the process and the resulting rewards spark competitive and institutional spirit within our McKendree community.

Candidates for Bearcat Royalty are nominated by their respective registered student organization or University-sponsored group.  The top Homecoming Court candidates are determined by their application and essay.  To be eligible for Homecoming Court, all candidates must be currently enrolled as a full-time student, be a Sophomore through Senior standing, have a 2.5 minimum McKendree cumulative grade point average, ABOVE 30 credit hours at McKendree, and be in good academic and judicial standing with McKendree University.


Candidates will each receive a $25 Bookstore Gift Card.

Bearcat Royalty Court Finalists will receive a Book Store Gift Card of $75 each, and a $250 Campus Activities Office Impact Award towards their Registered Student Organization or University-sponsored group.


Homecoming Court Candidates put on probation during the selection process will automatically be disqualified.

Selection of the final Royalty Court is determined by their initial application and essay scores, and by student vote.  Homecoming voting will begin on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 10pm.


Additional information available in the Homecoming Court Download link above.