Timeline, Composition and Selection Process

 

Friday, September 17
Homecoming Court Application opens on Tigerlink

Sunday, September 27 by 11:59 p.m.
Applications due on Tigerlink.

Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29
Staff member from Campus Life and Student Advocacy & Accountability verify applicants’ eligibility: GPA requirements, Disciplinary Checks and Official Academic Classification.

Tuesday, September 29
Campus Life staff member notifies students who are not eligible.

Thursday, October 1 – Thursday, October 8
First Round applications reviewed by LSU Faculty & Staff judges. Scores are processed by the Homecoming Court Committee with Court Advisor.

Friday, October 9 
Applicants who are selected to move on to the interview round will be posted on the Homecoming website after 3 p.m. on Friday, October 9. Those selected for an interview will receive information on the Homecoming Court interview process by e-mail.

Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15 –  3:00–6:30 p.m. each day  
36 candidates will be interviewed by a new panel of judges to determine the final 14 members of the 2020 Homecoming Court.  Judges will be alumni, faculty, and staff. Scores will be tallied and processed by the Homecoming Court Chair with Court Advisor.

Friday, October 16 by 9 a.m.
The 2020 Homecoming Court members will be posted on the Campus Life website by 9 a.m.

Friday, October 16 at 4 p.m.
Homecoming Court Informational Meeting via Zoom for selected Court members only.

Sunday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. to Wednesday, October 21 at 11:59 p.m.   
All LSU-Baton Rouge, LSU Veterinary and LSU Law students vote for Homecoming Royalty from 6 senior candidates via Tigerlink.

Saturday, October 24
Homecoming Court recognized at football game half-time. Homecoming Royalty announced.

 

Academic Classification Number of First Round Applicants – Due September 27 34 Second Round Applicants Interviewed on October 12 and 13 14 Applicants selected to Homecoming Court and announced October 15
Sophomore students Depends on number of applicants 4 Sophomore Representatives 2 Sophomore Representatives
Junior students Depends on number of applicants 8 Junior Representatives 4 Junior Representatives
Senior students Depends on number of applicants 18 Senior Representatives 6 Senior Representatives
Graduate students Depends on number of applicants 4 Graduate Representatives 2 Graduate Representatives

 

Explanation of First Round Paper Application Review Process for LSU Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Student Committee’s Court Committee strives to select LSU Faculty and Staff who are good judges of LSU student academic achievement, campus involvement and representation for the University.  While students may be familiar to some judges, we ask that judges treat each applicant on their own merit as a representative of LSU.

The Court Committee will seek out at least three judges to consider the paper applications of each level of undergraduate academic classification and graduate students.

Judges will score applicants in four main categories:

  1. Contributes to campus life
    1. Quality involvement in student organizations
    2. Participates in activities that enhance LSU
    3. Committed to the LSU Commitment to Community (see below)

  2. Service
    1. Organizes and/or participates in service for LSU or the surrounding community

  3. Strength of application
    1. Your overall impression of the applicant and totality of the application

  4.  Overall good ambassador for LSU
    1. Articulate
    2. Demonstrate through application and interview a genuine affinity and pride for LSU
    3. Willing to contribute his/her time to improve campus life
    4. Knowledge of LSU traditions and history

       

  5. To mitigate bias, the judges overall high and low score will be dropped from each applicant. The remaining scores will be totaled. Once the average three scores are totaled, the Court Chair and Advisor will assign points for Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), based on the following scale:

    Academically achieving (using overall GPA)
    Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or Higher = 5 points
    3.40 - 3.79 GPA = 4 points
    3.10 - 3.39 GPA = 3 points
    2.80 - 3.09 GPA = 2 points
    2.50 - 2.79 GPA = 1 point

Explanation of Second Round Interview Process for LSU Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Student Committee’s Court Committee strives to select LSU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni who are good judges of LSU student academic achievement, campus involvement and representation for the University.  While students may be familiar to some judges, we ask that judges treat each applicant on their own merit as a representative of LSU. The Homecoming Student Committee Chair will serve as the student representative on the judging panel in order to provide a student voice to the selection process.

The Court Committee will seek out at least three judges to interview Homecoming Court applicants who proceed from the first round to the second round.  These judges will not have served in the First Round Application Review.

Judges will interview 34 applicants from the First Round in an effort to identify the final 14 students on the LSU 2020 Homecoming Court. 

Judges will score applicants in four main categories used in the First Round Application Review:

  1. Contributes to campus life
    1. Quality involvement in student organizations and/or service on campus
    2. Participates in activities that enhance LSU
    3. Committed to the LSU Commitment to Community (see below)

  2. Service
    1. Organizes and/or participates in service activities for LSU or the surrounding community

  3. Strength of application
    1. Your overall impression of the applicant and totality of the application

  4. Overall good ambassador for LSU
    1. Articulate
    2. Demonstrate through application and interview a genuine affinity and pride for LSU
    3. Willing to contribute his/her time to improve campus community
    4. Knowledge of LSU traditions and history

In this interview round, the high score and the low score of each category will be dropped from the students’ scores.  This process will produce an average score based on the remaining scores. 

The average score for each of the four categories will be added to produce a final score out of 20 points possible.  No points will be awarded for GPA, although the applicant’s cumulative GPA will be shared with judges for their consideration.

In the event of a tie between applicants of same classification, the Homecoming Court Sub-Committee will add the First Round Scores to the each tied applicant’s Second Round score to produce a new Final Score.  The applicant with the higher of the tied scores will proceed on to serve on the Court.

Voting process for Homecoming Royalty

Through their Tigerlink accounts, the LSU student body will vote via TigerLink for students to be named Homecoming Royalty from Sunday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. through Wednesday, October 21 at 11:59 p.m. Students must log into their Tigerlink accounts and are limited to one ballot cast. Their ballot will be tied to their myLSU ID and will carry a time/date stamp.

Royalty candidates may only campaign within the guidelines set by the Homecoming Sub-Committee. A copy of those campaign rules will be given to each Senior candidate at the homecoming informational meeting on October 16.