Homecoming Court Nominations

Homecoming Court is a tradition that spotlights students who demonstrate what it means to be a Warrior. 

They are highly involved on campus, in good academic standing, and best represent the student body.

Students and campus organizations determine who they think embodies these qualities and would represent the student body well. 

In celebration of inclusivity and diversity, WSU’s Homecoming Court has non-gendered royalty instead of crowning a traditional king and queen.

Nominate a Candidate 

The Homecoming Committee encourages your campus club/organization, Warrior athletic team, or residence hall to nominate students who:

  • Best represent your organization
  • Are highly involved on campus
  • Give back to our communities in a variety of ways

You may sponsor up to 2 candidates, but you cannot nominate yourself. Each candidate runs separately.

Submit an entry form with an individual picture of the candidate by Sept. 22.

Minimum Requirements for Candidates

  1. Currently enrolled as a WSU student
  2. Have attained a sophomore standing or above as of August 2023
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above
  4. Not currently on any disciplinary probation (on campus or in the residence halls)
  5. Must be nominated to represent a campus club/organization, Warrior athletic team, or residence hall

Selection & Voting Process

The Homecoming Court selection committee will interview all candidates the week of Sept. 25 to select the top 10 students who make it onto the Homecoming Court based on: 

  • Involvement on campus and in the community
  • Warrior pride
  • Commitment to the mission of WSU

The Homecoming Court and Royalty chair will contact elected candidates with more information about coronation and additional responsibilities for Homecoming Court. 

Audience members vote for 2 Homecoming Royalty at the Homecoming Coronation & Winona State’s Got Talent Final Show in Somsen Auditorium on Oct 8 at 7:30pm.

Homecoming Court Obligations

Court members are required to participate in the following Homecoming activities unless there is a class conflict.

Channel the Flannel Live Music & S’mores

6:30-8:30pm | Kryzsko Fire Feature Patio (weather dependent)

Coronation Rehearsal

1pm | Somsen Auditorium

Winona State’s Got Talent Show & Coronation Ceremony

Somsen Auditorium

  • 6:30pm arrival
  • 7:30pm show begins
Chalk the Walk Sidewalk Art Competition Judging

4pm | Gazebo (weather dependent)

Pep Fest

11:45pm | Gazebo

  • 9:30am | Broadway St. for line up: Homecoming Parade
  • 11:30am | McCown Gym: Volleyball Game Announcement
  • 11-1:15pm | Johnson St. & IWC Parking Lot Area: Warrior Game Day Experience
  • 1:15pm | IWC Steps: Football Game Announcement
Contact the Homecoming Committee

For questions, contact Homecoming Court & Royalty Chair Morgan Minich at morgan.minich@go.winona.edu.

Sophia Wescott
Student Homecoming Chair
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Tracy Rahim
Associate Director of Student Activities

Kryzsko Commons 125


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