UT prepares for Homecoming 2012

Homecoming 2012 is just a few weeks away, and UT Student Productions is putting the finishing touches on plans for a week full of activities. 

The five day Homecoming will begin Oct. 17 and end on Sunday, Oct. 21.  Student Productions is planning events ranging from casino nights to crowning king and queen at a girls volleyball game.

All events will be held on campus and each day they will be filled with games and prizes.

Day 1 of Homecoming will include a God and Goddess Pageant, scheduled for 8-11 p.m. in the Vaughn Lobby on Oct. 17. Students will be able to watch organizations’ representatives compete in a pageant for the God or Goddess title.  They will also be able to get free Henna and take pictures in a photo booth.

Other events for Homecoming that weekend include a casino night where students can win more than $2000 in prizes.  Last year, students walked off with TVs, headphones and X-Box gaming systems.

Volleyball is the sport of choice for this year’s Homecoming game, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 in Martinez Sports Center. Last year, they crowned king and queen during halftime of the game.

Graduate Kelsey Thomas, who won queen last year, said, “It was an honor to win queen.  I was a part of several organizations at the school, so it was like I was be rewarded for all the work I’ve done.”

King and Queen have to be seniors at the university in order to be nominated.

Homecoming week gathers student on campus for different events, games and prizes.  It is a way for students to join together and show their spartan pride.  For updates on all things Homecoming and events Student Productions host, follow their facebook page www.facebook.com/utstudentproductions and on twitter @UTampaSp.

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