If you are interested in running for Mr. Marshall or Miss Marshall, please fill out the form below. You will be notified by email when updates are available. #herdhomecoming
More information below the form. Information, including exact days and times, will be filled in as it becomes available.
Homecoming Court is a great experience for students. If you are interested in learning more, we have scheduled three informational meetings. You only need to attend one in order to be eligible to participate.
•Meeting dates, times and locations will be announced soon.
Candidates must have a sponsorship from a recognized student organization or team, or residence hall floor or association. The sponsoring group must fill out the sponsorship form and attach a letter of recommendation for the candidate. The sponsoring group may only sponsor ONE candidate.
Sponsorship form and letter of recommendation are due in September. These must be presented in person at the Office of Student Activities, MSC 2W31.
•Must be sponsored by a recognized student organization or team, or residence hall floor or association.
•Must be a student currently enrolled and in good standing at Marshall University
•Minimum GPA of 2.75
•Must complete an application and must give permission to the Office of Student Affairs to review GPA, conduct, and overall university status.
•Must be willing to allow picture and biographical information to be used in the promotion of Homecoming activities
•Must participate in a personal interview with a committee of judges. This will be part of the qualification process ONLY. Interview tips, tricks and advice will come from this panel of Campus professionals.
•Must participate or be in attendance at all Homecoming activities sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.
•Students cannot be sponsored by more than one recognized student organization or team, or residence hall floor or association. Students cannot be sponsored by university programs, schools, offices or divisions.
•Must be able to fulfill all duties as Mr. Marshall or Miss Marshall as outlined in this packet or you will be removed from the position.
SELECTION OF HOMECOMING COURT
•Candidates must submit application packet in September in person at the Office of Student Activities, MSC 2W31. Candidates must ensure that they have a sponsoring organization that has turned in the sponsorship packet and recommendation letter.
•Students will be notified if their candidacy is accepted and if they are eligible to campaign. This notification will be done by email on the afternoon of (TBD). Informational meetings for all candidates will be held in September. You must attend only one. Failure to attend will result in removal from candidacy eligibility.
•Eligible candidates can campaign anytime from receiving approval from the OSA to when the polls close at the end of Homecoming Week. (See Campaign section in Homecoming Packet)
•The first vote will take place on September (TBD)
•The top ten female and top ten male*** candidates, as demonstrated by the first vote for Homecoming Court, will receive a phone call in the morning on September (TBD) between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to schedule interviews. Unsuccessful candidates will get email notification in the morning on September (TBD) between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Campaigning can continue after 10:00 a.m. on September (TBD) until October (TBD) at 11:59 p.m.
•Interviews will be conducted on September (TBD) in Foundational Hall, Nate Ruffin Room.
•Candidates will be given an interview score that will be used only to help the candidate to improve the interview process. The candidate will also receive notes, tips, tricks and advice from the panel.
•The second round of voting will be held on October (TBD).
•Votes will be calculated and verified by the Office of Student Affairs.
•The court will be announced at the Unity Walk celebration on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. All candidates will receive the details of this event in advance.
•Each member of the court will need to secure a car to participate in the Homecoming parade. The candidate must also supply two signs, one for each side of their vehicle, with name and Homecoming Court 2015.
•The winners of Mr. and Miss Marshall will be announced at halftime of the Homecoming football game.
•Campaigning is restricted to Marshall students.
• Families, friends, faculty, staff cannot assist in campaigning
•Candidates may not campaign using alcohol or drugs. Any reference to alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.
•All University policies must be followed during campaigning, including:
-Sign posting guidelines
-Student Code of Conduct
•Candidates may not negatively reference other candidates in their campaign. Be respectful!
•Candidates may continue to campaign on the days of voting.
•Applications due on September (TBD) at noon.
Interviews will be conducted September (TBD).
•Campaigning begins on September (TBD) and runs until September (TBD). Voting can be completed in the lobby of the Memorial Student Center from the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also after the Unity Walk from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
•First Vote September (TBD)
•Second vote October (TBD)
•Announcement of court at the Unity Walk on October 20 upon completion of the event. You must participate in the Unity Walk.
MR AND MISS MARSHALL DUTIES:
•Capitol Classic Basketball Game
•Marshall University Day at the Capitol
•Alumni Weekend events
•Homecoming 2016 to crown the new Mr. Marshall and Miss Marshall
•Special requests by the Office of the President, the Office of Communications, or the Office of Student Activities, if requested at least a month in advance
***Marshall University and the Homecoming Committee are inclusive of all gender identities.
If you have questions, please contact Lee Tabor at firstname.lastname@example.org