The Homecoming Decorating Contest is back! Show your retriever fever by participating in the contest and decorating a space in your department or office area/floor. You can choose from themes based on Homecoming events like the crab feast and community picnic or feel free to express your retriever fever with any unique ideas that come to mind! Register Now!
The Spirit Committee will be offering fun tips and suggestions to help spark some ideas for showing your spirit when decorating for the contest. Also, departments and offices that register by Monday, September 16 will receive spirit packs – essentials for transforming your office into a mecca for Homecoming spirit.
Each office may submit up to two photos of their own for judging. The Judge’s Choice office winner will receive 10 tickets to the Homecoming Picnic and a trophy to proudly display in their office. The People’s Choice office winner will receive a catered party in Flat Tuesday’s with finger foods and discounted beverages. Announcement of the winners will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from 5-6 p.m. at the Homecoming Faculty and Staff Social at Flat Tuesday’s.
Important dates to remember for the Homecoming Decorating Contest:
- Monday, September 16: Early bird registration deadline for receiving Homecoming spirit packs
- Thursday, September 19: Spirit packs delivered
- Monday, Spetember 30: Contest registration deadline
- Friday, October 4: Contest judging and photographing
- October 5-8: Voting open for The People’s Choice
Be on the look out for a UMBC Paw Path across campus that will lead spectators to and from the different participating departments and offices to view your beautiful and spirited decorations. We will also be sending a link to the the People’s Choice voting form shortly after the registration deadline.
If your office, student organization or residence hall is not participating and you would like to volunteer to judge please e-mail Jessica Bard ‘08 ‘12, at email@example.com.
Join the UMBC community for an extravaganza of arts, athletics, reunions and other family-friendly events!
Highlights this year include a comedy show with Nick Offerman from NBC’s Parks & Recreation, a morning with Arrested Development star Jeffrey Tambor, an all-you-can-eat Crab Feast, the annual 5K Dawg Chase, the community picnic with Dr. Hrabowski, and much more. Check out our calendar of events for a complete list of Homecoming activities.