UNT pride was on full display during Homecoming, which took place October 22-27 with the theme “Mean Green Game Show.” Student Activities, in collaboration with a number of campus partners including the Alumni Association, coordinated a week’s worth of Mean Green spirit activities for students, the community and alumni. Approximately 12,500 attended events throughout the week.
“The homecoming crew worked really hard to make sure this year’s events were more inclusive, accessible, impactful and fun,” said Cheltzie Miller-Bailey, coordinator for campus-wide events. “I am really proud of their work, and I think UNT community members who attended the events were proud as well.”
Homecoming events included:
- Mean Green Tie Dye
- Scrappy Games
- Survey Says Gameshow
- Discovery Park Sundae Social
- Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Jim McIngvale (“Mattress Mack”)
- Spirit Bash
- CAW-medy Show featuring Sasheer Zamata
- Yell Like Hell
- Spirit March
Several service opportunities also were offered and included: Rise Against Hunger, in which 20,000 meals were packaged to support the hungry in underserved countries and areas around the world; Tampon Donation Drive, in which 19,000 tampons were donated to the SGA initiative to provide free hygiene products in restrooms across campus; and Denton Animal Shelter Toy Making, in which 176 dog toys were made for the animals.
Homecoming concluded on Saturday with the annual parade, Greek Alumni Reception, tailgating in the Mean Green Village, Alumni Game Day Grille and football game against Rice University.
Ashley Pickle was selected as the Royalty Winner. As such, she will be given $1,000 to implement her Campus Impact Project, an International Student Welcome Event at the beginning of the spring 2019 semester.
“Homecoming is important because it brings students, alumni and the rest of the UNT and Denton communities together to celebrate UNT and build school spirit,” said Christa Coffey, director of Student Activities. “This fosters affinity for the university and increases its brand, both on and off campus. It builds excitement and camaraderie on campus not seen every day.”
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