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Homecoming Court Applications Due Sept. 17
Applications for the 2017 Homecoming Court are due Sunday, Sept. 17, by 11:59 p.m. The applications are open to undergraduate students graduating this academic year who are on campus this fall.
The Homecoming Court is a longstanding tradition at Syracuse University and plays an important role during Orange Central. The court is a prestigious group of seniors who embody Orange Pride with their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and consistent display of school spirit.
Many members of the court in years past reflect on this opportunity as a unique experience they will never forget in ways they didn’t expect.
“Getting a chance to represent the Class of 2017 throughout the week of Orange Central was a blast,” says Liam Sullivan ’17, 2016 Homecoming Court member. “I was genuinely surprised by the opportunity to meet people from different parts of campus. As a senior, you tend to think that you know everyone or that you don’t have room for new friends. The Homecoming Court experience showed me that wasn’t the case.”
Students can be nominated by a member of the campus community or can self-nominate. Then, applicants are interviewed and selected by the Homecoming Court Selection Committee. The king and queen are chosen by an online vote and crowned during Orange Central.
After the packed schedule of events during Orange Central, the Homecoming Court then assists with the planning of Senior Celebration.
“It’s easy for senior year to fly by with so many memorable experiences happening so often and quickly, but having the honor of being on the Homecoming Court was something I’ll never forget,” says Sullivan.