Timeline, Composition and Selection Process

 

Sunday, September 8 by 11:59 p.m.
Applications due on Tigerlink

Monday, September 9
Staff member from Office of the Dean of Students verifies applicants’ eligibility: GPA requirements, disciplinary checks and official academic classification

Tuesday, September 10
Campus Life staff member notifies students who are not eligible 

Wednesday, September 11— Wednesday, September 18
First round applications reviewed by LSU faculty and staff judges. Scores are processed by the Homecoming Court Committee with Court Advisor.

Thursday, September 19 
Applicants who are selected to move on to the interview round will be posted on the homecoming website after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19. Those selected for an interview will receive information on the Homecoming Court interview process by e-mail.

Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-6:30 p.m. each day  
34 candidates will be interviewed by a new panel of judges to determine the final 14 members of the 2019 Homecoming Court. Judges will be students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Scores will be tallied and processed by the Homecoming Court Chair with Court Advisor.

Thursday, September 26 by noon  
The 2019 Homecoming Court members present will be posted on the Campus Life website by noon.

Monday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m. — Thursday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.
All LSU-Baton Rouge, LSU Veterinary and LSU Law students may vote for Homecoming Queen and King from the three Senior Men and three Senior Women candidates via their Tigerlink account.

Saturday, October 12     
Homecoming Court recognized at football game half-time. Homecoming Queen and King announced.

 

Academic Classification Number of First Round Applicants – Due September 8 34 Second Round Applicants Interviewed on September 23 and 24 14 Applicants selected to Homecoming Court and announced Sept. 26
Sophomore students Depends on number of applicants 4: two women and two men 2: one woman and one man
Junior students Depends on number of applicants 8: four women and four men 4: two women and two men
Senior students Depends on number of applicants 18: nine women and nine men 6: three women and three men
Graduate students Depends on number of applicants 4: two women and two men 2: one woman and one man

 

Explanation of First Round Paper Application Review Process for LSU Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Student Committee’s Court Committee strives to select LSU Faculty and Staff who are good judges of LSU student academic achievement, campus involvement and representation for the University.  While students may be familiar to some judges, we ask that judges treat each applicant on their own merit as a representative of LSU.

The Court Committee will seek out at least three judges to consider the paper applications of each level of undergraduate academic classification and graduate students.

Judges will score applicants in four main categories:

  1. Contributes to campus life
    1. Quality involvement in student organizations
    2. Participates in activities that enhance LSU
    3. Committed to the LSU Commitment to Community (see below)

  2. Service
    1. Organizes and/or participates in service for LSU or the surrounding community

  3. Strength of application
    1. Your overall impression of the applicant and totality of the application

  4.  Overall good ambassador for LSU
    1. Articulate
    2. Demonstrate through application and interview a genuine affinity and pride for LSU
    3. Willing to contribute his/her time to improve campus life
    4. Knowledge of LSU traditions and history

  5. Academically achieving (using overall GPA)

    Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or Higher  = 5 points
    3.40 - 3.79 GPA = 4 points
    3.10 - 3.39 GPA    = 3 points
    2.80 - 3.09 GPA = 2 points
    2.50 - 2.79 GPA = 1 point

Explanation of Second Round Interview Process for LSU Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Student Committee’s Court Committee strives to select LSU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni who are good judges of LSU student academic achievement, campus involvement and representation for the University.  While students may be familiar to some judges, we ask that judges treat each applicant on their own merit as a representative of LSU. The Homecoming Student Committee Chair will serve as the student representative on the judging panel in order to provide a student voice to the selection process.

The Court Committee will seek out at least three judges to interview Homecoming Court applicants who proceed from the first round to the second round.  These judges will not have served in the First Round Application Review.

Judges will interview 34 applicants from the First Round in an effort to identify the final 14 students on the LSU 2019 Homecoming Court. 

Judges will score applicants in four main categories used in the First Round Application Review:

  1. Contributes to campus life
    1. Quality involvement in student organizations and/or service on campus
    2. Participates in activities that enhance LSU
    3. Committed to the LSU Commitment to Community (see below)

  2. Service
    1. Organizes and/or participates in service activities for LSU or the surrounding community

  3. Strength of application
    1. Your overall impression of the applicant and totality of the application

  4. Overall good ambassador for LSU
    1. Articulate
    2. Demonstrate through application and interview a genuine affinity and pride for LSU
    3. Willing to contribute his/her time to improve campus community
    4. Knowledge of LSU traditions and history

In this interview round, the high score and the low score of each category will be dropped from the students’ scores.  This process will produce an average score based on the remaining scores. 

The average score for each of the four categories will be added to produce a final score out of 20 points possible.  No points will be awarded for GPA, although the applicant’s cumulative GPA will be shared with judges for their consideration.

In the event of a tie between applicants of same gender and same classification, the Homecoming Court Sub-Committee will add the First Round Scores to the each tied applicant’s Second Round score to produce a new Final Score.  The applicant with the higher of the tied scores will proceed on to serve on the Court.

Voting process for Homecoming King and Queen

Through their Tigerlink accounts, the LSU student body will vote via TigerLink for two students to be named Homecoming King and Queen from Monday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m. through Thursday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. Students must log into their Tigerlink accounts and are limited to one ballot cast. Their ballot will be tied to their PAWS ID and will carry a time/date stamp.

Royalty candidates may only campaign within the guidelines set by the Homecoming Sub-Committee. A copy of those campaign rules will be given to each Queen and King candidate at the homecoming informational meeting on September 30. Court campaigning rules can also be found on the homecoming website. 

Post-Court Responsibilities

After the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 12, the students selected as Homecoming King and Queen will be required to complete 10 hours of community service with Campus Life prior to the 2020 Homecoming Game.

Service hours will be recorded in Tigerlink and will be monitored and approved by the Homecoming Student Committee advisor. 
 

Link to printable PDF of timeline and process documents