2013 Homecoming Schedule

Information Sessions

September 17 and 24 - Scooter's 11:45am
Undergraduate students - come and learn about the brand new St. Thomas Homecoming Week.  Watch a short video outlining what the new and improved St. Thomas student experience has to offer and undergraduate students can pick up their free St. Thomas Homecoming button.

Homecoming Picture Contest

September 15 through October 5 - Online
Show off your best Tommie Spirit, upload it to Facebook or Twitter and hash tag #usthomecoming. By doing this you will be entered into a contest for awesome prizes.

Judging Criteria:        Creativity, Tommie Pride and Purpleocity
How to Participate:    Upload your picture to Facebook or Twitter and hash tag #usthomecoming *

*By entering into this contest you are giving permission for the use of your photo

Sunday, September 22

Homecoming Dance Tickets - Online Noon
Tickets go on sale for the annual homecoming dance which will take place in the AARC Fieldhouse on October 5th at 9pm.  You can get your tickets beginning at Noon at www.stthomas.universitytickets.com

 Wednesday, September 25

St. Thomas Homecoming Headquarters - ASC 236
Have questions regarding homecoming or looking for event information such as:

      • Where can I get my ticket to the homecoming dance?
      • How do I register my team for the Tommie Challenge?
      • What if I want to participate in one event or activity?
      • How do I get a homecoming button or sweatshirt?

Visit the homecoming headquarters during the following times:  
September 25th and September 26th    10am-8pm
September 27th - October 4th                  10am-5pm

 Sunday, September 29

Homecoming Information Sessions – Woulfe Alumni Hall 3:00pm
Undergraduate students - come and learn about the brand new St. Thomas Homecoming Week.  Watch a short video outlining what the new and improved St. Thomas student experience has to offer and undergraduate students can pick up their free St. Thomas Homecoming button.

Sweatshirt Pickup for Registered Teams – Woulfe Alumni Hall 5:00pm
Pick up your reserved Homecoming Sweatshirt in the Woulfe Alumni Hall.  If you cannot attend this time sweatshirts will be available in the Homecoming Headquarters located in the Anderson Student Center room 236 until Tuesday October 1. All students must bring their UST ID.

 Monday, September 30

Tommie Atrium Banner Contest
Show your Tommie Pride by designing a homecoming spirited atrium banner.   Banners can be no larger than 3ft wide and 6ft long. All entries will be judged on creativity, Tommie Spirit, connection to homecoming and its artistic value.  Supplies are available in the Project Resource Room (PRR) in the Frank and Judy Sunberg Student Leadership Center located on the 3rd floor of the Anderson Student Center.  All Banners must be turned in by 9am on September 30th in the Headquarters of Campus Life, ASC 325.  Winners of the Banner Contest will be announced Saturday during Purple on the Plaza.

Tommie Digital Signage Contest
Help us fill campus digital signage with Tommie Spirit.  All entries must be 1366 x 768 pixels with 72 ppi to work with our digital signage system. Email your final digital signage entry to STAR at: (star@stthomas.edu) by 9am on Monday, Sept 30th. Please include in the subject line of the e-mail: Team Name – Digital Signage. Winners of the digital signage contest will be announced Saturday during Purple on the Plaza.

Tommie’s Bowling Challenge – September 30 through October 3 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Compete with your team in Tommie’s Bowling Challenge.  Bowl three games with your four member team anytime during the week that Bowling is open. This bowling challenge will be played under no tap rules and participating teams will be provided with free lane and shoe rentals. 

Where’s Tommie
Our lovable Tommie Maskot has been hidden somewhere on campus.  Help us find our furry friend.  Clues will be given out on the Student Affair’s Facebook and Twitter accounts beginning Monday Sept. 30th at Noon.
facebook.com/uststudentaffairs
twitter.com/USTStdntAffairs

Tommie Bingo - Scooter’s 7:00pm
Kickoff Homecoming Week with a bang.  Create your own Tommie Bingo card and then play to win cool St. Thomas gear.  This event will have lots of St. Thomas Spirit and tons of great prizes.

 Tuesday, October 1

Tommie Tuesday - John P. Monahan Plaza 11:45am
Join us for a special surprise homecoming giveaway.

Tommie Cookie Decorating contest - Scooter’s 7:00pm
Combine your Tommie Pride and cookie decorating skills. After decorating your giant cookie, enjoy your delicious treat with friends.  Judging will be based on Tommie spirit, artistic value and creativity.

 Wednesday, October 2

Tommie Trivia - Scooter’s 7:00pm
How much do you really know St. Thomas? Join us in Scooters for a night of UST trivia and fun competition. Of course Tommie will be there as well to lend a helping paw.  

Spirit Video Deadline - Online 9:00pm
Tap into your group’s creative vibe and create a UST Homecoming Spirit Video. This video can range anywhere from a recreation of a music video to a short story about Tommie Pride. Either way these videos are bound to be epic. Make sure to submit your Spirit Video via e-mail by 9pm to be entered into the contest.

Guidelines:
Time Limit:                  5 minutes

Content:                         All videos must be homecoming spirited in nature and support the mission of the
                                        University of St. Thomas.  Content must be appropriate and respectful. All videos will
                                        be reviewed by the Homecoming Committee. Entries will be disqualified for use of
                                        profanity, vulgarity or any inappropriate messages or images.
Example:                       Recreation of music videos with a Tommie theme
Judging Criteria:          Creativity, Originality, Purpleocity and Tommie Pride
Upload Guidelines:     Upload your Spirit Video to Youtube.com and e-mail a link to star@stthomas.edu
                                        Please include in the subject line of the e-mail: Team Name – Spirit Video

Thursday, October 3

Pep Fest - John P. Monahan Plaza Noon
Rain site Woulfe Alumni Hall

Help cheer on all our fall Tommie athletes at the 2013 Fall Homecoming Pep Fest. Undergraduate students can join Tommie for a free lunch on the plaza. Be sure to wear your purple.

Tommies’ Have Talent - Woulfe Alumni Hall 7:00pm
Our Tommies have lots of talents – come and check out Tommie’s favorite talent show.

Guidelines:
Registration:             All teams must be registered by Sept. 24th at midnight– Register at stthomas.edu/homecoming

Time Limit:                5 minutes
Content:                     All talent must be homecoming spirited in nature and support the  mission of the University of St. Thomas.
                                    Content must be appropriate and respectful. All acts will be reviewed by the Homecoming Committee. 
                                    Entries will be disqualified for use of profanity, vulgarity or any inappropriate messages or images.

 Friday, October 4

Tommie Spirit Video Viewing Party - Scooter’s 7:00pm
Join in the fun with appetizers and desserts as we release the 2013 Homecoming Spirit Videos.

Iron Man 3 - Dance 9:00pm
Looking for something to do on Friday night? Swing by dance for the movie Iron Man 3. 

Saturday, October 5

Wellness Center 5K - Summit Avenue 9:00am
Join us for our annual Wellness 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 5th.  Register by September 25 to receive a free t-shirt. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Purple Pancakes on the Plaza - John P. Monahan Plaza 9:30am
Join Tommie on the Plaza for the most important meal of day and Tommie’s favorite breakfast treat purple pancakes.

Homecoming Parade - Summit Avenue 10:30am
Join us along Summit Avenue for the annual Homecoming Parade. This annual tradition features student groups, UST alumni, faculty and staff, local businesses and community groups and Tommie.  Check HERE for more information and guidelines.

Purple on the Plaza - John P. Monahan Plaza 11:00am
Put on your purple and show your Tommie Pride at Purple on the Plaza.  Join us on the John P. Monahan Plaza before the homecoming football game for game-day food, hospitality, music and fun. Undergraduate students can pick up their FREE meal voucher at the Homecoming Committee Table.  Join Tommie Mascot, the UST Cheer and Dance Teams and the pep band as we prepare to cheer on our Tommies. Bring your friends, your appetite and your Tommie spirit as we prepare for the big game at Purple on the Plaza. Check out more information HERE.

Bean Bag Toss Competition - Lower Quad 11:00am
Join Tommie for the ultimate yard game competition. Registered teams will receive information on how to become part of this event. 

St. Thomas vs Carleton Football Game - O’Shaunessy Stadium 1:10pm

Homecoming Dance - AARC Fieldhouse 9:00pm
Wrap up a great homecoming week with the homecoming dance.  Get your tickets beginning on September 22nd at noon HERE. Limited guest tickets will be available through Tuesday at midnight.