Timeline and Selection Process

Timeline, Composition and Selection Process

Sunday, September 16 by 11:59 p.m.
Applications due on Tigerlink

Monday, September 17
Staff member from Office of the Dean of Students verifies applicants’ eligibility: GPA requirements, Disciplinary Checks and Official Academic Classification

Tuesday, September 18
Campus Life staff member notifies students who are not eligible          

September 19-September 26                              
First Round applications reviewed by LSU Faculty & Staff judges. Scores are processed by the Homecoming Court Committee with Court Advisor

Friday, September 28                                             
Applicants notified of the status to advance to the next round

October 1 & October 2, 3:00-7:00 p.m. each day                                          
34 candidates will be interviewed by a new panel of judges to determine the final 14 members of the 2018 Homecoming Court.  Judges will be students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Scores will be tallied and processed by the Homecoming Court Chair with Court Advisor.

Wednesday, October 3 by 5:00 p.m.                  
The 2018 Homecoming Court members present will be posted on the Campus Life website by noon.

Monday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m. to Thursday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m.
All LSU-Baton Rouge, LSU Veterinary and LSU Law students may vote for Homecoming Royalty

Saturday, October 20                                             
Homecoming Court recognized at football game half-time. Homecoming Royalty announced.

  Number of First Round Applicants – Due September 12 34 Second Round Applicants Interviewed on October 1 and 2 14 Applicants selected to Homecoming Court and announced October 3
Sophomores depends on number of applicants 4: two women and two men 2: one woman and one man
Juniors depends on number of applicants 8: four women and four men 4: two women and two men
Seniors 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, Staff 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 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
    a. Quality involvement in student organizations
    b. Participates in activities that enhance LSU
    c. Committed to the LSU Commitment to Community (see below)

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

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

  4.  Overall good ambassador for LSU
    a. Articulate
    b. Demonstrate through application and interview a genuine affinity and pride for LSU
    c. Willing to contribute his/her time to improve campus life
    d. 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

    To eliminate bias, the judges overall high and low score will be dropped from each applicant. The remaining scores will be totaled. Once the average three scores are totaled, the Court Chair and Advisor will assign points for Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), based on the following scale:

 

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 2018 Homecoming Court. 

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

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

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

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

  4. Overall good ambassador for LSU
    a.     Articulate
    b.     Demonstrate through application and interview a genuine affinity and pride for LSU
    c.      Willing to contribute his/her time to improve campus community
    d.     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, LSU students may vote for two students to be named Homecoming King and Queen from Monday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m. – Thursday, October 18 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.

King and Queen 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 October 8. Court campaigning rules can also be found on the homecoming website. 

 

Link to printable PDF of timeline and process documents