Spirit Competition

Spirit Competition Checklist

Royalty 9/4 11:59 p.m. hfw.unca.edu
Royalty Photos & Interviews 9/5 Begins 3:00 p.m. Highsmith Student Union
Homecoming Interest Meeting 9/12 & 9/14 12:00 p.m. Highsmith Student Union
Spirit Competition Registration Due

  • Spirit Competition
  • Banner
9/15 5:00 p.m. hfw.unca.edu
Homecoming Banner Submission 9/15 Due by 5:00 p.m. Highsmith Student Union
Bulldog Big Wheel Race Registration Due 9/18 Due by 5:00 p.m. hfw.unca.edu
Parade/Float Registration Due 9/20 Due by 5:00 p.m. hfw.unca.edu
Vote for Homecoming Royalty 9/20-21 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. OnePort

Point System

Register online at hfw.unca.edu by 5:00 p.m. on 9/15.


  • All officially recognized groups, clubs, or organizations will compete against one another in four different homecoming contests (see below).
  • One overall Homecoming winner will be chosen and announced at halftime of the Men’s Soccer game on Saturday, September 23.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given for individual competitions.
  • Certificates, prizes, significant publicity and prestige await the successful groups.
Contest Points for

3rd Place

2nd Place

1st Place

Parade 50 80 110 150
Banner 50 80 110 150
Big Wheel Race 50 80 110 150
Royalty Nomination: 10 N/A On Court: 20 30

***Placement points are earned in addition to participation points***

Each contest has specific guidelines and deadlines.  All information is available at hfw.unca.edu and at the Guest Services Desk of Highsmith Student Union or by calling Highsmith Student Union at 828-251-6990.