Royalty Information

Royalty Eligibility Requirements

Beginning in 2017, the Pageant eligibility requirements will be changing. Additionally, placing in pageant no longer effects a number of points a team has. A team may earn 10 points for submitting a candidate into the competition.

All UConn Undergraduate Students may submit their application to run for Homecoming King or Homecoming Queen. There are no restrictions as to who may apply for either.

Only candidates who are not on University probation as determined by the University are eligible. Students must be full-time undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus. Any person of any gender identity or expression may run for Homecoming King or Homecoming Queen – whichever they prefer.

The deadline for the Royalty entries will be September 22, 2017 by midnight. All entries are to be submitted through our online submission system.

Entry information

  1. Online Royalty Submission Form
  2. Candidate’s Resume (which is distributed to Royal Tea Judges)
  3. Photo (1 jpeg file)
    1. Email a photo if necessary. Needs to be JPEG format. Facebook photos are not recommended due to quality. How the photo is sent is how it will be displayed on the voting website. Be sure to send QUALITY & APPROPRIATE photos – you are representing yourself, and potentially the entire UConn community!


  1. All candidates must be aware that they must be present throughout the whole Royalty Process, as well as the Homecoming football game. This rule also applies to those chosen to be on the Homecoming Court.
  2. All applicants who are eligible will be invited to the Royal Tea event. This event is a group interview taking place leading up to the week of Homecoming. The interview will be happening on October 3rd, at 5pm in Alumni House.
  3. During the Royal Tea, judges will be scoring your answers to the questions they have. They will be asking about your experiences, your interests, scoring your ability to articulate yourself, and your reasoning for wanting to represent UConn as part of the Homecoming Court.
  4. Royal Court Voting – There will be open voting online for students to vote for their favorite Homecoming Representative. These votes will play into an initial score for the actual pageant. Contestants may earn at most 10 points that go to their cumulative pageant score.
  5. Pageant – The top 5 individuals for the King and Queen category will be invited to be part of the Homecoming Court and compete in the Pageant.
    1. After the Royal Tea, the top contestants will be invited to participate as part of the Pageant.
      • Costume: Candidate will wear a costume that shows spirit in relation to his/her organization, current Homecoming theme, and/or personal involvement.
      • Performance: Candidate will perform for a period of no longer than three minutes. If the performance exceeds the three-minute time limit, points will be deducted. This segment can consist of anything from a talent or demonstration to an entertaining piece. Candidate will be judged on the overall quality of his/her performance.
      • Campus Question: Candidate will answer a randomly selected question regarding a campus community issue. Candidate will wear their choice of formal clothing.
    2. There will be a rehearsal for the candidates before the pageant, attendance is a personal choice – but please inform the Homecoming Committee if you are not attending. This rehearsal will be at the venue at a time TBD.


Homecoming Royalty will be announced during the Royalty Pageant. The ROYALTY COURT may also participate in the following Homecoming activities:

  • Parade on Sunday, October 15th at 12 pm
  • Halftime at Rentschler Field on Saturday, October 21st.