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UNT Homecoming 2015  

"Forever Mean Green: A Journey Through Time"

Mark your calendars! Homecoming Week 2015, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the University of North Texas, will be October 4-10, with the football game being played against Portland State On October 10. This year's theme is, "Forever Mean Green: A Journey Through Time." Keep an eye on this page, and follow Homecoming on social media, to stay connected to all Homecoming news.

 

Homecoming Event Submissions 

Are you hosting an event during Homecoming 2015? Campus departments, registered student organizations, and other university groups may submit events for publicity on the Homecoming website. Please note that submission on this form does not, imply approval of the event or reserve the space. Event submissions are due by 5pm on Friday, August 28, 2015. 

Homecoming Event Submission

 

 

Letter from Student Director

What’s up, Mean Green Nation!

Homecoming is right around the corner and you better get ready because it is going to be bigger and better than ever before!

This year is very special to our University because we are celebrating our 125th year, which means Homecoming will be filled with even more spirit, pride, and tradition. With that being said we are encouraging EVERYONE to help us celebrate the history of the campus we hold near and dear to our hearts.

With free give-a-ways from shirts to food, a gigantic bonfire, the season’s most exciting football game, and a whole lot of fun competition, YOU don’t want to miss out on all the excitement! Come out and enjoy the Homecoming festivities and surround yourself by fellow students, faculty, staff and show off your school sprit!

This year, the bonfire will be BIGGER and BRIGHTER, the fans at the game will be LOUDER, Yell Like Hell will be CRAZIER, and spirit day will be WILDER! So what do I want YOU to do? Come celebrate 125 years of excellence as we uphold one of the oldest and most memorable traditions here at the University of North Texas!

Go Mean Green!

Kandice Horton
Student Director | 2015 Homecoming Crew

Thank you to our 2014 Homecoming Sponsors!

                     

History

One of the earliest Homecoming celebrations to involve a football game was on Nov 11, 1929. The Eagles defeated East Texas State Teachers College 34-0 in the Armistice Day Game. Attendants were referred to as “home comers” in the yearbook. Activities included a parade of bands around the downtown square, a boarding house decoration contest, a pre-game barbeque and a dance after the game sponsored by the Talons.

During World War II, official Homecoming festivities and football games were suspended. November 1946 marked the first postwar Homecoming celebration and included the election of the first Homecoming Queen, Nikki Hendrix. Hendrix was elected by the football team, and the tradition of the team electing the queen continued until 1952, when the student body elected the Homecoming Queen.

The coldest UNT Homecoming of the century began Friday night, Nov 12, 1976, with a torchlight parade and Bonfire to keep 200 attendants from freezing. By game time that afternoon, Fouts Field was buried under six inches of snow. Some Florida State players had never seen snow, so the team built a snowman before the games as some 3,800 warmly dresses fans filled the stands. Halftime was also not to be forgotten in this premature blanket of snow. Four brave musicians marched onto the field and entertained the crowds with the university fight song, Jingle Bells and White Christmas.

 

Homecoming 2015: "Forever Mean Green: A Journey Through Time"

Homecoming is a great time to show your Mean Green spirit. Come out and celebrate. Go Mean Green!

Part of a student org? Participate in one or several competitions held during Homecoming week. Competitions will be run amongst Greek Life, residence halls, and other student organizations. Greek and other student organizations must be registered with Student Activities in order to participate.

Forms

Student Organization Information Packet

Organizations wishing to participate in Homecoming should review the information in this packet. If you have any questions after reviewing the Homecoming information, please visit Student Activities in Stovall Hall 117 or call (940) 565-3807.

Download Homecoming Packet (PDF) →

Homecoming Court

2015 Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Court will be selected by a panel of faculty, staff, and students, based on the candidates' applications and interviews. All members of the Court must meet minimum eligibility, including GPA, enrollment, and good standing requirements. 

Role Models

The Homecoming Royalty will serve as role models for the entire campus and university. Candidates must exhibit qualities such as leadership, diversity, character, communication skills, and creativity. The two students that are chosen to be Homecoming Royalty are a positive representation of the University of North Texas.

Homecoming Crew

***CREW PROFILES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Ty Fleeman

Student Director

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Alex Rusky

Volunteer Coordinator

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Lupe Castillo

Recruitment Coordinator

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Itale Watie

Social Media Coordinator

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Asami Robledo

Video/Marketing Coordinator

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Taelor Pawnell

Event Coord. Chalk the Campus Green

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Iris Le

Event Coord. Outdoor Movie

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Carlee Niemeyer

Event Coord. Spirit Day

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Jackie Wilson

Event Coord. Homecoming Court

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Emmanual Rodriguez

Event Coord. Bonfire

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Johnna Sargent

Event Coord. Parade

Events for Students

***CALENDAR IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Please note that not all events are open to everyone. Some are open only to current UNT students, and some may require an RSVP. Please click on an event for more details. Events highlighted by a kelly green tab are “official” student Homecoming events, coordinated by Student Activities.

Homecoming Banners Due
STUB 117
 
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Onstead Promenade
 
TBA
 
Coliseum
 
Onstead Promenade
 
Onstead Promenade
 
Auditorium Building
 
Starts at Fraternity Row on Maple Street
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Front of Pohl Rec Center
 
Starts at Welch and Hickory Streets
 
 
Victory Plaza
 

Homecoming is a great time to show your Mean Green spirit as an UNT Department. Go Mean Green!

Forms

All forms are due on Sept. 18th at 5pm unless otherwise noted.

Events for Employees

***CALENDAR IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Please note that not all events are open to everyone. Some are open only to current UNT students, and some may require an RSVP. Please click on an event for more details. Events highlighted by a kelly green tab are “official” student Homecoming events, coordinated by Student Activities.

Apogee Stadium
 
Onstead Promenade
 
Coliseum
 
Onstead Promenade
 
Onstead Promenade
 
Starts at Fraternity Row on Maple Street
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Front of Pohl Rec Center
 
Starts at Welch and Hickory Streets
 
Greek Life Center @ 621 S. Welch St.
 

Homecoming is a great time to show your Mean Green spirit as an alumnus. Come back and celebrate. Go Mean Green!

Forms

All forms are due by 5pm

Golden Eagles Class of '65 Luncheon

Info TBA - Please contact special.events@unt.edu for more info.

 

Alumni Events

***CALENDAR IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Please note that not all events are open to everyone. Some are open only to current UNT students, and some may require an RSVP. Please click on an event for more details. Events highlighted by a kelly green tab are “official” student Homecoming events, coordinated by Student Activities.

Apogee Stadium
 
Coliseum
 
Starts at Fraternity Row on Maple Street
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Front of Pohl Rec Center
 
Starts at Welch and Hickory Streets
 
 
Greek Life Center @ 621 S. Welch St.
 
The Hill at Apogee Stadium
 
The Hill at Apogee Stadium
 
The Hill at Apogee Stadium
 
Victory Plaza
 
Victory Plaza
 

Homecoming is a great time to show your Mean Green spirit in the Denton community. Come out and celebrate. Go Mean Green!

Forms

All forms are due by 5pm

Community Events

***CALENDAR IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Please note that not all events are open to everyone. Some are open only to current UNT students, and some may require an RSVP. Please click on an event for more details. Events highlighted by a kelly green tab are “official” student Homecoming events, coordinated by Student Activities.

Apogee Stadium
 
Coliseum
 
Starts at Fraternity Row on Maple Street
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Front of Pohl Rec Center
 
Starts at Welch and Hickory Streets
 

Homecoming week will take place from October 5-10, 2015. The week of events is filled with spirit and pride, including great traditions such as the annual Homecoming Picnic, Bonfire, and Parade. This invaluable opportunity will give you a chance to market your business to thousands of UNT students, faculty, and staff!

Forms

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at student.activities@unt.edu. 

 

Thank You To Our 2014 Sponsors!