Homecoming Court - University of Houston
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Taking place at halftime of the football game, the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King has always been a central part of the celebration. From the presentation of the first crown to Mary Ray Curry in 1946 to the touchstone victory of the school’s first African-American Homecoming Queen Lynn Eusan in 1968, and through the emphasis on academic and service criteria that accompany the award today, the recognition of the Homecoming Court has evolved along with the University itself over the years.

The Homecoming Court will consist of ten students who serve as role models for the entire University. They must exhibit qualities such as leadership, character, communication skills, and creativity. The two candidates elected as the 2023 Homecoming Royalty are a positive representation of the University of Houston.

Court Qualifications:

  • Nominated by a Registered Student Organization
  • Must be a Junior or Senior
  • Must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • Must not have been on the Homecoming Court in previous years


Applications will be available on Get Involved. The Homecoming Court application must be fully completed by 12:00am on October 10th, 2023. No late applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will also include a section for a photo and 4-5 sentence biography. If you are selected to the court, your photo and biography will be put on the UH Homecoming website and Homecoming Gazette. You may include things such as your name, classification, major, campus involvement, hobbies, interests, etc. On the application you must indicate whether you are running as a male or female candidate, so please select the gender with which you identify.

A panel of preliminary judges will review each application. The panel will consist of University faculty, staff and students. Applications will be scored on written essays and resume.


Candidates will be selected for an interview by a panel of judges and will be notified by Wednesday, October 11th, 2023, regarding an interview. Interviews will be held on Thursday, October 12th, 2023.

Candidates will be judged on the following:

  • University involvement in activities and organizations
  • Academic pursuits, interests, and achievements
  • Demonstration of leadership skills and abilities
  • Personal presentation
  • Enthusiasm and sincerity

Court Process Timeline

Event Timeline
Homecoming Court Applications Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 - Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
Homecoming Court Interviews Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Homecoming Campaigning Monday, October 16th, 2023 - Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Homecoming King & Queen Voting Monday, October 30th, 2023 - Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Court Presentation/Selection of King & Queen Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Homecoming Court Infosession Dates

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 21st, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Student Center South - Third Ward
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Student Center South - Montrose District
Thursday, October 12th, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Student Center South - Washington Avenue 
Thursday, October 19th, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Student Center North - Synergy

*Court Candidates will NOT be able to participate in the Homecoming Court Application Process if they do not attend an infosession.