Homecoming Research Paper

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The Float Theme All-Nighter kicked off Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Bird Cage. Student Senators from each class along with representatives from various clubs on campus were vying to win the Campout Cup. Kaitlyn Miller, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations stated that the purpose of the event is for each club/group to get their first-pick float theme while enjoying fun games throughout the night. This year's Homecoming theme is Wonders of the World. The Traditions Committee selected the three themes that were voted on in early September during the Spring Semester of last year. Miller said approximately 600 students voted for the theme, which is a higher percentage of participants than past years. Miller also said that this year’s broad…show more content…
In the past themes where awarded on a first come, first served basis. Groups use to set up campsites outside of the Alumni House in order to get their first choice. In 2007 Clapper supported this growing tradition by ordering food and opening up the Alumni House to make the experience more enjoyable for all. In 2010, the event was moved to the Bird Cage, where it is held today. Clapper and his staff began to brainstorm ideas to add a new element to this tradition. The idea of a Campout Cup was introduced and was implemented in 2010. In reference to the Cup Clapper said, “It has been a really fun component to the Campout.” This event that use to be sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations is now in put on in conjunction with Student Senate and its Traditions Committee. The first group to pick their float theme is determined by who has the most points, the winner of the Campout Cup. In addition to picking their theme first, the winner receives a cash prize to aid in float building, their name goes on the Campout Cup, and they have bragging rights for a

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