CAC kicks off Homecoming week events
Royalty voting for homecoming king and queen begins today and ends tomorrow night.
Voting starts at 8 a.m. and closes Wednesday evening at 5 p.m, said Nicole Jenkins, CAC Homecoming chair. All OU students can vote at elections.ou.edu.
The Campus Activities Council kicked off homecoming week yesterday with a banner competition welcoming back alumni. The banners will hang all week on the Union parking garage, Associate Chair of CAC Homecoming, Colin Goodhart, said.
Today, there will be a South Oval Board competition where groups will take a large piece of plywood and decorate it according to the group’s theme, Jenkins said. The structures will line the grass of the Michael F. Price Walkway on the South Oval, Jenkins said.
At noon each day, there will be free food provided to all OU students on the South Oval.
On Wednesday, there will be a Homecoming Hold-up on the South Oval where registered groups will have one representative held up in a makeshift jail, Goodhart said. The goal is to donate money to the representatives to bail them out of the jail.
The donated money will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, Goodhart said. The winner of the competition gets the best seat at the pep rally on Friday, he said.
On Thursday, there will be a sidewalk chalk competition on Michael F. Price Walkway where registered groups will compete by decorating the walkway with their theme, Goodhart said.
The homecoming events will cap off with a pep rally on Friday and the parade Saturday morning.
The pep rally will be at the McCasland Field House at 7:30 p.m. Goodheart said the goal of the rally is to energize students for the Homecoming game. He said he expects the rally to last until around 10 p.m.
Saturday’s parade starts three hours before kickoff at the intersection of Boyd Street and Elm Street, Jenkins said. The parade includes 14 floats, she said
The events will conclude with the crowning of the king and queen during halftime, Goodhart said.
For more information about CAC Homecoming visit the CAC general website.