The week of Oct. 6 to 13 will be full of activities for students to participate in or watch across campus. The activities will promote Bobcat pride and tradition.
The Student Association for Campus Activities will be putting on homecoming again this year and have the entire week packed with all the activities students love such as the powder puff football tournament, soap box derby competition, talent show and spirit rally.
This year, SACA has added two new events to the Homecoming line-up: the Student Organization Olympics and a homecoming concert tour.
“For (the Homecoming concert tour), we are getting Billboard Top 100 charter, Andy Grammer, who is most known for the song ‘Keep Your Head Up,’” said Myisha Bradham, student director of homecoming and SACA Pride and Traditions Coordinator.
Traditional events will be taking place alongside the new ones this year. Students can go to SACA’s Homecoming page on the Texas State website and click the “participate” tab to find the different forms they need to sign up for events or to run for homecoming king and queen.
“A person must check out eligibility wise, and then they are free to campaign,” Bradham said. “We will have the elections beginning with dukes and duchesses which will be announced at the talent show, followed by gaillardians at the spirit rally, and homecoming king and queen, of course, will be announced at half-time of the football game.”
To promote these events, SACA has a variety of activities planned for The Quad during the week of homecoming. They plan to sell t-shirts and give away free items such as rally towels, river boxes for floating and tickets to some of the events going on during the week.
Katie Smith, SACA vice president of marketing, said one of the promotional events will be a “Where’s Waldo?”-based game, with Boko substituting for Waldo. Students can find Boko and take a picture with him to win a prize. She said another “guerilla marketing” tactic SACA plans to use is having a remote control car bump into people, and they get to pick it up and see what prize is on it.
“The more students participate, the better their chances are,” Smith said. “These free passes could include wristbands to crowded events like the spirit rally or the talent show.”