Homecoming


2016 Homecoming will be held from October 31 - November 5 with the Football game on 11/5 vs. Louisiana Tech! 
 
 
 
Homecoming Theme: TBA Summer 2016!
 
 
  
Thank you to our 2015 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"

Thank you to all student organizations, volunteers and UNT employees who participated in Homecoming events.  We had over 11,000 students, faculty, and staff attend the week of events.  Please visit our Facebook page to review each event’s picture album.  We hope everyone enjoyed the festivities and we look forward to Homecoming 2016! Go Mean Green!

Below is a list of the winners from each judged Homecoming event.  Thank you to all student organizations that participated in Homecoming 2015! 

Homecoming 2015 Royalty Winners

Congrats to Trevon Smith and Whitley Green! 

Homecoming Overall Winners

The President’s Trophy – Awarded to the Greek team with the most points overall, accumulated through all judged Homecoming events.

First Place Tie:

  • Team 3 - Chi Omega, Phi Kappa Sigma, FIJI, Sigma Lamda Gamma

  • Team 4 - Delta Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Omega, Sigma Lambda Beta

Eagle Claw Award – Awarded to the Residence Hall with the most points overall, accumulated through all judged Homecoming events.

First Place:

  • Maple Hall

Scrappy Award - Awarded to the Registered Student Organization with the most points overall, accumulated through all judged Homecoming events. 

First Place Tie:

  • African Student Organization

  • Filipino Student Association

Spirit Banner 

Registered Student Orgs​

1st - University Program Council

2nd - Student Government Association

3rd - Country Western Dance Club

​Housing

1st - Maple Hall

2nd - Legends Hall

3rd - Crumley Hall

Greek

1st - Greek Team 4 - Delta Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Omega, Sigma Lambda Beta

2nd - Greek Team 6 - Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Iota Alpha

3rd - Greek Team 3 - Chi Omega, Phi Kappa Sigma, FIJI, Sigma Lamda Gamma

Powderpuff Football

Registered Student Orgs​

1st - Filipino Student Association

2nd - Black Student Umbrella

3rd - Student Government Association

Greek

1st - Greek Team 7 - Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Chi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Kappa Delta, Omega Delta Phi

2nd - Greek Team 3 - Chi Omega, Phi Kappa Sigma, FIJI, Sigma Lamda Gamma

3rd - Greek Team 6 - Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Iota Alpha

Canstruction

Registered Student Orgs​

1st - MSA Scholars

2nd - Rotoract

3rd - African Student Organization

Greek

1st - Greek Team 4 - Delta Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Omega, Sigma Lambda Beta

2nd - Greek Team 2 - Alpha Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau, Delta Sigma Theta, Lambda Theta Phi

3rd - Greek Team 3 - Chi Omega, Phi Kappa Sigma, FIJI, Sigma Lamda Gamma

Yell Like Hell

Registered Student Orgs​

1st - African Student Organization

2nd - Definition Dance Team

3rd -  Filipino Student Association

​Housing

1st - Kerr Hall

2nd - Maple Hall

3rd - Bruce Hall

Greek

1st - Greek Team 1 - Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Nu, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Iota Phi Theta, Delta Epsilon Psi

2nd - Greek Team 7 - Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Chi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Kappa Delta, Omega Delta Phi

3rd - Greek Team 4 - Delta Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Omega, Sigma Lambda Beta

Parade Float

Registered Student Orgs​

1st - BYX/Sigma Alpha/Sigma Phi Lambda

Greek

1st - Greek Team 2 - Alpha Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Kappa Tau, Delta Sigma Theta, Lambda Theta Phi

2nd - Greek Team 6 - Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Iota Alpha

3rd - Greek Team 3 - Chi Omega, Phi Kappa Sigma, FIJI, Sigma Lamda Gamma

Homecoming Royalty

The Homecoming Court was 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.

2015 Royalty Court

Karen Alday
Sponsoring Org: Student Government Association
Major: History/Political Science
Classification: Senior

Karen Alday is a senior, and plans on graduating in May of 2016. She is a double major in History and political science with hopes of attending Law School next Fall. She is a proud member of Chi Omega, and serves as the New Member Educator for her chapter. She is the Director of Leadership and Development for the Student Government Association. Also she is the current president of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity. While holding many leadership positions she is also a member of the prestigious NT40, and danced for the university, on the North Texas Dance Team, her freshman year.  Karen is an avid student, and a dedicated fan of the Mean Green!

Lauren Hardgraves

Sponsoring Org: Black Student Union

Major: Development and Family Studies

Classification: Senior

Lauren Hardgraves is a Senior major in Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Intervention and Administration and member of the Accelerated Master's Program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Her Master's degree will be in Educational Psychology with a focus in Family Studies from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Lauren is heavily involved in serving her campus community. She is a Programming Assistant at the Texas Academy of Math & Science, president of the Black Student Union, ambassador for the Center for Leadership & Service, member of the prestigious North Texas 40 and outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the Student Government Association. She dedicates her time volunteering at Serve Denton, a local non-profit, and doing service work with her campus ministry. Lauren's future plans include obtaining a Juris Doctorate in Family Policy. Lauren hopes to eventually work in communities, formulating ways to holistically revive and restore relational networks that are so key family flourishing. Lauren's heart for community development will continue to drive her endeavors to strengthen and serve families.

Madison Runyan

Sponsoring Org: Alpha Phi

Major: Elementary Education

Classification: Junior

Madison Runyan is a junior from Round Rock, Texas. She is studying elementary education at the University of North Texas and hopes to one day become a missionary. Madison has been actively involved on and off campus. She spends her time being a leader in Panhellenic, Alpha Phi, LeaderShape, First Flight, Eagle Camp, and being an orientation leader. She also enjoys assisting local elementary schools as a Community in Schools mentor. Madison looks forward to one day graduating but always calling The University of North Texas her home.

Victoria Ellis

Sponsoring Org: University Program Council

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Classification: Senior

Hello! My name is Victoria Ellis and I love UNT. Attending this University has shaped me into a better leader, person, and a member of the community. The diversity, school spirit, and intelligence I am surrounded by makes me extremely proud to say that I go to this school and I would be honored to receive your vote for royalty. But back to me! I am a senior education major that loves music, movies, and dancing. I have been involved in several different organizations throughout my time here at UNT. Last year I served as UPC's Vice president of membership and I have been an Eagle Camp Leader two years in a row. I love attending football games and watching Netflix all day long. If you see me around campus make sure to say hi!

Whitley Green

Sponsoring Org: National Pan-Hellenic Council

Major: Dance

Classification: Senior

Hey Mean Green! I'm Whitley Green, a senior majoring in Dance. I am a member of the North Texas 4, ACCESS Mentoring program, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. I'm on the IMPACT Board for the Center of Leadership and Service and serve as the Director of Dancer Relations and Morale for Eaglethon. My favorite thing about UNT is the amount of resources and support available to students and favorite tradition is wearing green on Fridays!

Chris Chaillot

Sponsoring Org: Pi Kappa Alpha

Major: Emergency Administration and Planning

Classification: Junior

"I was raised in the small East Texas town of Palestine where my mother was a prison warden and my father was the editor of the local newspaper. My mother instilled in me a hard work ethic and determination, which I exhibited by running cross-country and performing in the drumline. My father instilled in me a sense of adventure and the ability to find the enjoyment in all the little things in life, which cultured my love of the outdoors and my desire to try new things. I began my UNT adventure by attending Eagle Camp in 2013. “Don’t Drop that Eagle Claw” became my mantra, and I held my claw high by becoming involved throughout the university. Over the past two years I have run cross-country/track for the university, been initiated into the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, volunteered as an Eagle Camp leader and a First Flight leader, worked as the Eagle Camp Student Coordinator, and I am currently in my 3rd semester as a Resident Assistant at the one and only Kerr Hall. I believe I have made the most out of my time at UNT, and I can’t wait to see what future semesters have in store."

Greg Sgammato

Sponsoring Org: Residence Hall Association

Major: Music

Classification: Senior

"No one knows North Texas like Greg Sgammato. Greg Sgammato currently serves as the Special Assistant for Campus Engagement in the Department of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Texas, and has been a Mean Green super fan since his first day on campus in August 2010. Throughout his time spent at UNT, Sgammato has taken advantage of every opportunity that came his way, and due to the amount of incredible organizations on campus – those opportunities were plentiful and came often. Sgammato began work as a Resident Assistant at Santa Fe – Traditions Hall in the Spring of 2013. Thanks to the position, Sgammato was able to meet many of UNT’s former and current student leaders. He also became involved with the Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, and the Residence Life Advisor Council. Prior to getting involved in housing, Sgammato adjusted to campus life through the Green Tones, UNT’s premier co-ed acapella ensemble. His time with the Green Tones included tenures as Visual Director, Music Director, and President. Greg would like to thank the Residence Hall Association, UNT Short Film Club, and the Department of Housing and Residence Life as well as his family and friends."

Parker McNally

Sponsoring Org: Student Government Association

Major: Communication

Classification: Junior

Parker was born in Oklahoma City Oklahoma in 1994. I lived in Oklahoma for six ears, and then moved to Sugar Land, TX in 2001. I lived in Sugar Land up until I enrolled in school here at UNT. AT UNT, one of my biggest goals has been to make a difference. I joined SGA’s Freshman Intern Program my first year here. The Freshman Intern Program is a program in which the SGA develops student leaders. In spring on 2014, I decided to join a fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi. IN my fraternity I have had so many opportunities to give back: We raised money to help Emily Rose, a student who used a wheelchair, walk across the stage, we’ve raised money for The Ability Experience, and I had the opportunity to spend my summer on Build America. Build America is a six week program in which I traveled around the Midwest to different summer camps for people with disabilities. At the camps my team and I did construction work, but I found the most joy in hanging out with the campers. I am also involved in Campus Outreach, and I’m an Eagle Ambassador at UNT. Go Mean Green!

Trerell Hearn

Sponsoring Org: Broadcast Educational Association

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Classification: Junior

Well, My name is Trerell Hearn but most people just call me Tre for short. I am a proud native of Jackson, Mississippi but an even prouder student here at UNT. I am majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Real Estate. Currently, I am involved in numerous on-campus and community organizations including: UNT Compliments, Mayborn Ambassadors, NT-Daily, North Texas Television, Mose Models, and Broadcast Education Association, just to name a few. I really enjoy photography and Fashion. But Being active in the North Texas community is a passion of mine that can never be replaced. I will forever have MEAN GREEN flowing through my veins.

Trevon Smith

Sponsoring Org: Progressive Black Student Organization

Major: Applied Technology and Performance Improvement

Classification: Senior

Caw! My name is Trevon Smith, a senior here at the University of North Texas and I am extremely proud to be a green light to greatness in the Mean Green Nation. I am majoring in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement with a minor in Military Science. I was born in Alaska as a military kid, but I call Killeen, Texas home. With this year’s Homecoming theme being a Journey Through Time I feel very privileged to have experiences many of the greatest moments in recent UNT history to include the legendary UNT Harlem Shake video, our Heart of Dallas Bowl win, and my personal favorite the J.Cole concert! I count it a joy to bleed green and would be honored to be your 2015 Homecoming Royalty!

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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 Crew

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Kandice Horton

Homecoming Director

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Johnna Sargent

Event Coord. Spirit Day

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Shanti Johnson

Event Coord. HC Royalty

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Gabby Prosser

Event Coord. Banner & Royalty Co-Head

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Devin Foster

Volunteer & Judging Coord.

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Joe Bessner

Video, Design, & Social Media Coordinator

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Brittany Weatherspoon

Event Coord. Movie & Comedy

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Robin Kelly

Marketing & Recruitment Coord.

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Vicky Wentz

Event Coord. Powder Puff Football

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Taylor Smith

Event Coord. Parade

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Jazreal Alexander

Event Coord. Yell Like Hell

Events for Students

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.

STUB 117
 
OrgSync
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Library Mall
 
Location TBA
 
Library Mall
 
Library Mall
 
Auditorium Building
 
Coliseum
 
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!

Homecoming Department Decorating Winners:

Congrats to our 2015 winners of the office decorating contest! Winners receive an office pizza party courtesy of Student Activities.

  1. Communication Studies

  2. Trio Programs

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Events for Employees

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.

6:30pm
Apogee Stadium
 
Library Mall
 
Library Mall
 
Library Mall
 
Gateway Center Ballroom
 
Coliseum
 
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 alumnus. Come back and celebrate. Go Mean Green!

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Events

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

Please click here for more information on the program.  Registration is due on September 30th.  Contact annie.carter@unt.edu for more information or to register.

Alumni at the Bonfire

Please click here for more information on how to join us at the Pavilion for the best seat in the house!

Golden Eagles Class of '65 Breakfast

Please click here for more information on the Breakfast and how to register. Registration form is due on Oct. 2nd. Contact annie.carter@unt.edu for more info.

Homecoming GameDay Grille

Please click here for more information on how to join us at the Pavilion two hours prior to kick-off!

 

Alumni Events

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.

6:30pm
Apogee Stadium
 
Gateway Center Ballroom
 
Coliseum
 
Starts at Fraternity Row on Maple Street
 
Alumni Pavillion (Apogee)
 
Apogee Stadium
 
Front of Pohl Rec Center
 
Gateway Center Ballroom
 
Starts at Welch and Hickory Streets
 
Victory Plaza
 
Alumni Pavillion
 

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

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Community Events

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.

6:30pm
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!

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

 

Thank you to our 2015 Homecoming Sponsors!