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Homecoming Court

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. Monday, October 11 through 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14. Visit MyCourses to vote for your favorite candidates. 

View the 2021 Homecoming Royalty candidates below!

Emily Buikema


Majesty Gunn


Chloe Leonard


Lalo Munoz


Chelsey Varela

Brandon Goede


Taylor Hartke


Josef McKee


Isaiah Overton


Claire Waldon

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

 Applications are no longer being accepted.