Homecoming Traditions Race
Coordinated by the Student Alumni Association
This is a competition for Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), fraternity and sorority chapters, and residence hall associations participating in homecoming week. The Traditions Race will consist of clues leading to 10-15 traditions around campus, and the first three teams to find every tradition will be declared winners!
- Each participating group can have a maximum of six members and a minimum of one member on the Traditions Race team. All team members need to stop at each tradition location. Team members must stay together and may not split-up during the competition. All team members must wear a face covering.
- Each team will meet representatives from the Student Alumni Association (SAA) to check in at the Wick Alumni Center Garden, near the N statue, 15 minutes before the event. If the team is not present when the event begins, promptly at 4 p.m., no participation points will be given, and the team will be disqualified from the event.
- Participants will have a maximum of one hour to find the 10-15 traditions on City Campus. Any team that has not completed the competition by 5 p.m. will still be granted participation points as long as they check in with SAA members to verify that they completed at least five traditions.
- Teams must take photos at each tradition, and all team members must be in each photo. The photo must be time-stamped between 4-5 p.m. on the competition date. Photos taken before 4 p.m., photos taken on a different day, or photos taken without all team members in it will not count, and the team will be disqualified from the event.
- Photos must be appropriate, not blurry, and must obviously include the clued tradition. Any inappropriate photos may lead to immediate disqualification of the team.
- SAA representatives will be present at the last tradition to verify teams’ tradition photos. The team that finishes first and has correct tradition photos will win.
- The use of cars or other motor vehicles are not allowed unless special permission is granted prior to the competition due to a unique circumstance. The unauthorized use of cars or other motor vehicles may result in disqualification from the competition. All traditions will be on City Campus.
- COVID-19 addition – if a team is unable to compete in-person, they can request a virtual option for participation points.
Safety & Risk Mitigation
- Groups of participants will be physically distanced from other groups in the garden and throughout the race.
- Participants will be required to wear a facial covering throughout the event.
- Student Alumni Association (SAA) members will enforce the requirement at each tradition, as necessary.
- SAA members who hand out clues to groups will wear gloves and a face coverings.
- Each group will start with different clues, which allows the groups to spread out around campus.
- All traditions will be outdoors.
1st Place: 300 points | 2nd Place: 225 points | 3rd Place: 175 points | Participation: 125 points