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Point Calculations

Point Calculations 2016


  • Attendance at Meetings, Maximum Points = 5
  • This year, there will be two general homecoming meetings, where all teams are encouraged to attend. For attending these meetings, teams earn 1 point.
  • There will also be event-specific meetings for lip sync, pageant, and parade. This is so teams can attend the meetings that pertain only to the specific events they are participating in. This will allow meetings to be more structured and to the point.
  • There will be 3 lip sync meetings, 2 Parade meetings, and 2 Pageant meetings, where teams earn 1 point per meeting. For a full schedule, please click here.
  • Meeting points are easy to earn and can give you that edge over another organization. There will be more meetings than there are points available.

  1. Alma Mater Competition, Maximum Points = 20
  • Participation by a minimum of FOUR (4) people, representing all organizations part of the team. (If you have 4 organizations, one person from each would hit the minimum number – if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask).
  • 10 participation points will be awarded for participating in the Alma Mater tryouts.
  • Groups will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Talent
    • Creativity (1st verse only; 1st time traditional; 2nd time can change- words or the music not both)
    • Professionalism (sportsmanship, promptness, following rules, knowledge of words, lyrics, dress, etc.)
  • The top 6 teams will advance and will receive points after participating at the Alma Mater sing competition.
    • 10 points: 1st place
    • 9 points: 2nd place
    • 8 points: 3rd place
    • 7 points: 4th place
    • 6 points: 5th place
    • 5 points: 6th place

Alma Mater competition gives points based by overall ranking regardless of each team’s category.


  1. Banner Competition, Maximum Points= 20
  • Teams will receive 10 Participation points.
  • Banner will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Originality (demonstrates a unique incorporation of homecoming design & theme)
    • Overall Neatness
    • Artistic Quality
  • Top three in each team category will each receive:
    • 10 points: 1st place in each category
    • 9 points: 2nd place in each category
    • 8 points: 3rd place in each category

  1. Royalty, Maximum Points = 20

 

  • 10 Participation points (1 or 2 candidates). Awarded after participating in the first round balloting.

 

  • Each group that has a candidate that proceeds from the First Round Balloting and is invited AND participates in the Royal Tea will be awarded 5 points.
  • Homecoming Court Finalists:
    • 5 points: 1st Place (Queen and/or King)
    • 4 points: 2nd Place
    • 3 points: 3rd Place
    • 2 points: 4th Place
    • 1 point: 5th Place

IMPORTANT: The participation points are awarded per team, not per candidate; if a team has 2 participants advance (one in the queen category, one in the king category), which score receives the highest number of points will be added. A total of 20 points MAXIMUM will be awarded for this event.


  1. Lip Sync Contest, Maximum Points = 30
  • Teams will receive 15 participation points  for performing the night of the event.
  • Groups will be judged on the following:
    • Originality/Theme Representation (theme creativity, costumes, props, etc.)
    • Routine (dancing, togetherness)
    • Professionalism (how the group presents themselves-sportsmanship)
    • Lip Syncing
  • Teams will receive a max of 5 points for turning in materials (Participant List, Music, and Production Script) on time, and attending a production meeting the week of homecoming.
  • Top three in each team category will each receive:
    • 10 points: 1st place in each event
    • 9 points: 2nd place in each event
    • 8 points: 3rd place in each event

  1. Parade, Maximum Points = 30 Points for Float Units; 20 Points for Marching Units
  • Teams will receive 20 participation points at the end of the parade route for having a Float Unit
  • Teams will receive 10 participation points at the end of the parade route for having a marching unit.
  • The parade will have 2 areas in which you can participate as an organization. Your organization may enter one of the following:
    • A marching group (one car of golf cart will be allowed per student organization)
    • A float (any vehicle with a flatbed)

*Note: SUBOG will reimburse teams to $200 for Parade Supplies (some stipulations and documentation will be needed).

  • Parade entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Theme Originality (demonstrates a unique incorporation of homecoming design & theme)
    • Group/School Spirit (Husky Spirit, Organization Spirit, Homecoming Spirit)
    • Overall Presentation (aesthetic construction, overall appearance, easily read, conveys message)
  • Top three in each team category will each receive:
    • 10 points: 1st Place in event
    • 9 points: 2nd Place in event
  • 8 points: 3rd Place in event
    *Note: There are two separate competitions in Parade – either the Float or Marching. Marching Units do not compete against Float Units.

  1. Car Chalking, Maximum Points = 15
  • Each team can have a total of 5 cars show up (per organization) and sign in a W Lot in Husky Village with the Homecoming Committee. (3 points per car, max 15 points)
  • These words must be chalked on the car to receive credit:
    • Overall theme: “UCONN Homecoming 2016” and/or “Music Tours in Storrs”
    • Names of organization or pairings
    • One upcoming SUBOG Homecoming Event and the date of the event

**The Homecoming Committee has decided to increase the participation points for the lip sync contest and parade this year as conversations in the past year have signified the higher level of time commitment. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.