Homecoming Challenge

THE OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE IS CHALLENGING ALL RESIDENCE HALLS TO COME OUT AND COMPETE IN THE SPIRIT OF FUN AND FALCON PRIDE!

About the Challenge

PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING EVENTS AND EARN POINTS. THE MOST POINTS WIN!

  • $500 to go toward the Hall Council budget
  • A trophy
  • Bragging rights for a year!

CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY

Sept. 9 – 12

Participants are challenged to collect dry and canned goods to assist BGSU students with food insecurities and the Brown Bag Food Project!

DESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Participation+5 Points
Donation Item+1 Point per 10 Items
3rd Place+1 Point
2nd Place+2 Points
1st Place+3 Points

LOBBY DECORATING

Sept. 11 | Every Residence Hall Lobby

Show your falcon pride for homecoming. Decorate your lobby, paint your windows and show your falcon spirit.

DESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Participation+5 Points
Theme Incorporation+1 Point 
Creativity+2 Points
Incorporation of Hall Name+1 Point
3rd Place+1 Point
2nd Place+2 Points
1st Place+3 Points
  • All decorations must follow safety guidelines outlined by the Office of Residence Life.
  • All posters must be appropriate in nature and reflect the positive spirit of Homecoming and the individual chapter.
  • Lobbies must be decorated for review no later than 8 a.m.
  • Be sure to incorporate the Homecoming theme

BED RACES & BLOCK PARTY

Sept. 11, 4 – 6 p.m., Parking Lot N

Speed, spirit and style! We are looking for it all in the 6th annual Bed Races! Teams of 5 will race for glory and fun! Do not forget to sign up your teams with the Office of Residence Life.

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DESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Participation+5 Points
Team Theme (Costumes)+1 Point
Spirit Squad to cheer you on+ 2 Bonus Points*
3rd Place+1 Point
2nd Place+2 Points
1st Place+3 Points

* Bonus Criteria: Spirit Squad must have at least three persons. Must be identifiable as supporting your team. This can be done by having similar costumes, signs, cheering, etc… Spirit Squad must be confirmed by a present member of the Programming Committee

  1. Teams will compete in time trials with the top teams advancing from each race until there is a winner.
  2. People pushing the bed must have their hands on the bed at all times during the race until the bed has come to a complete stop.
  3. The people in the front of the bed are responsible for steering and controlling the bed, while those in the back provide the power and speed.
  4. At the conclusion of each race please return the bed to the starting line.
  5. IMPORTANT | If a team member removes their hands from the bed before it is stopped the team will be disqualified regardless of the outcome of the race. This is to ensure the safety and security of all participants.

BANNER COMPETITION

Display in your hall lobby by Sept. 12.

There is not a parade this year but we aren't going to let that stop us from showing off our BGSU pride! Show off those banners in your hall lobby by Sept. 12 for judging. Then on Sept. 14, swing by the Residence Life tailgate tent to see who is announced as the winner!

Banner

  • Minimum 6' wide 3' high
  • Must include the hall’s name
  • Must incorporate the phrase "Office of Residence Life"
  • Must be used during the parade
  • No offensive content or obscene language or images
  • Must include the Academic Year
  • Will be judged on Creativity & BGSU Spirit

Competition

  • Halls must be registered and have a delegation in the parade with their banner
  • Banners will be judged after the parade
    • Banners will be hung in the Office of Residence Life
    • Office of Residence Life central staff will judge the banner based on the guidelines.
  • Must tweet a photo to @BGSUResLife, of the banner being utilized in the parade with the hashtags #BGSUReslife, #BGFalconPride.

Parade Guidelines

  • Must have a registered delegation in the parade
  • Must utilize the banner in the parade
  • Delegation must be involved and engaged with the community during the parade.
  • (E.g. Costumes, Passing out Candy, Giving out Information, Performing)
DESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Participation+5 Points
Inclusion of Hall or Chapter Name+1 Point
Inclusion of "Office of Residence Life"+1 Point
Inclusion of the current year+1 Point
Inclusion of the current year Homecoming Theme+1 Point
3rd Place+1 Point
2nd Place+2 Points
1st Place+3 Points

RESIDENCE LIFE TAILGATE TENT

Sept. 14, 2 p.m. | Tailgate fields outside of Doyt Perry Stadium – Look for the Residence Life Flags

Stop by the Residence Life tailgate tent for a Residence Life Celebration. Enoy refreshments and see the winners will be announced!

+ The first 100 people to show up will get a FREE limited edition ‘NO PLACE LIKE HOME’ t-shirt!