Homecoming Traditions Race

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!


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Photos must be appropriate, not blurry, and must obviously include the clued tradition. Any inappropriate photos may lead to immediate disqualification of the team.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Point Allocation

1st Place: 300 points | 2nd Place: 225 points | 3rd Place: 175 points | Participation: 125 points