Lip Sync Information

On the evening of Thursday October 20th, Homecoming 2016 will continue with the 29th Annual Campus-Wide Lip Sync Contest to be held in Gampel Pavilion. All Greek organizations, university supported/fee funded organizations, area councils and student clubs that are registered and in good standing are encouraged to enter.


  1. All entries from Greek organizations, university supported/fee funded organizations, area councils and student clubs must include only members from the respective group. All must be current & full-time undergraduates at UConn’s Storrs campus.
  2. All groups who wish to participate in the Lip Sync Fall Lottery MUST submit the L1 by September 16th, where teams will randomly be ordered and given song selection preference.
  3. After that date, all organizations (that will participate in the lip sync & have not already chosen songs) must submit their completed 10 intended song list and will be given songs on a first come first serve basis. (Form L1).
    NOTE: If a mix includes more than one song you must list each song of the mix individually.
  4. Groups that choose not to participate in the fall lottery may still participate in the Lip Sync, but their lists will be entered following those groups who did select numbers. And form L1 must still be received by September 23rd deadline.
  5. Organizations will be notified of the results of the song list lottery on September 19th on which songs they cannot use in their Lip Sync. Duplicates will not be allowed.
  6. Those who have song changes to be made will have until September 23rd to email their songs changes & submit their final list of songs (Form L2).
    (*Note: NO changes can be made to Lip Sync Entry sheets after the September 23rd deadline.)
  7. Participation List (L3) is due online October 17th.
    There is a column to select if you have a member coming to the Lip Sync late.
  8. Each Team will be allowed a maximum of 80 participants during Lip Sync – no exceptions.
  9. If they are coming late, we need proof of a schedule. All late arrival paperwork is DUE at your Production and Late Arrival meeting!!
  10. Due to the expected response, the time for performance is limited to a total of 7 minutes.
  11. Each group MUST attend the production meeting schedule – signups will be available as Homecoming approaches. Each group must submit 2 copies of their performing songs/snipits as well as the production script and organization introduction at the Production Meeting for lip sync production purposes. This is the CD that will be used the night of the show.
  12. Basic sound and lights will be provided for the final competition.
  13. There will be no sound checks. The final order of performers will be determined by another lottery.
  14. For the final competition, each group will have a total of 7 minutes to set up, perform and break down (6 minute song selection, song and/or snip it) After 7 minutes, 5 points for every 15 seconds will be deducted from the teams final score.
  15. The dimensions of the performance area will be 40*40
  16. NO Helium Balloons are allowed in Gampel Pavilion at ALL!
  17. There is no throwing/tossing anything during your performance (powder, glitter etc)
  18. All props MUST be removed after the event!! If a group leaves any props behind repercussions will follow for the following year’s homecoming.
  19. The drinking of alcoholic beverages before your group’s audition or performance is prohibited. Any group or individuals who are obviously under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs will be disqualified.
  20. Additions and clarifications in regards to mitigating performance risks for Lip Sync. In an effort to help make Lip Sync a safer environment for performers, we have identified some high-level risk activities that we ask you refrain from incorporating into your performance. These additions are not new for this year, but in an effort to help provide clarity to the types of maneuvers your team should avoid, we’ve created guidelines. While we understand every team wants to put on the best performance possible, a higher risk maneuver does not equate to a higher score.
    1. As these performances are on a wood floor (with covering) – a stunt that incorporates a toss should not be allowed.  Additionally, anytime a person may become inverted, they should not be doing so over a person or prop.
    2. For safety purposes, anytime a person is being lifted vertically, it should be done by two people (one per each foot – these people are known as bases) and a spotter should be behind the person being lifted to protect the neck and head. Bases must use both hands, should never be holding anything else (props, etc.), and should stay in contact with the person through the dismount. Lastly, bases should never lift a person higher than chest level
    3. Judges will be given all of these rules and will be told to make decisions accordingly.
  21. Performers will be judged on the following criteria:
    1. Originality/Theme Representation (theme creativity, costumes, props etc)
    2. Routine (dancing, togetherness)
    3. Professionalism (how the group presents themselves-sportsmanship)
    4. Lip Syncing
  22. Lip Sync is meant to be an event that all members of campus can enjoy. Please refrain from using songs that contain explicit language in your performance. Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns.