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Homecoming Court 2021

SIU Homecoming Royalty Competition is a long-celebrated tradition at SIU. Candidates must submit a detailed application, resume, and reference letter and then be interviewed. Once chosen for the court by a panel of judges, candidates must campaign on campus for their fellow Saluki votes. Royalty will be announced on the 50-yard line during halftime of the SIU Homecoming Football game.

Voting extends from 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 7 through 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11. Visit MyCourses to vote for your favorite candidates. 

Court application

Your 2024 Homecoming Court candidates:


Check Back this fall for court announcements!


This year the competition will have a few changes:

Saluki Royalty Guidelines

  • 10 finalists will be chosen for Homecoming Court, 2 Saluki Royalty will be crowned
    • All students who apply will be considered for the 10 court finalists, regardless of gender identity
    • 2 students will be crowned as Saluki Royalty 
    • 10 finalists chosen by an interview committee
    • Saluki Royalty voted on by student body on D2L
  • Requirements
    • Undergraduate students only
    • Must be at least junior status with 56 credit hours completed
      • At least 12 of those hours must be from SIUC
    • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA
      • This includes SIUC GPA and accepted transfer credits / GPA
    • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with SIUC
    • Must complete the full application packet
    • Students are not eligible if they have previously served on the Homecoming Court
    • Students are not eligible if they are currently serving on the Student Programming Council

Court application