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Drexel Homecoming Court

Apply to the Homecoming Court and be in the running to be crowned the 2021 Royal Dragon.

Homecoming Court members serve as student representatives at the virtual Homecoming events throughout Spirit Week. All full-time graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the Court. Nominees should fill out the application and follow all instructions. Please pay attention to the Homecoming Court Rules and Regulations, as well as the timeline.

Timeline

  • Monday, January 4 at 8 a.m. – Homecoming Court Application Is Made Available on DragonLink
  • Wednesday, January 27 at 5 p.m. – Homecoming Court Application Due
  • Friday, January 29 – Announcement of Homecoming Court 
  • Monday, February 1 at 8 a.m. to Friday, February 5 at 12 p.m. – Royal Dragon Voting
  • Saturday, February 6 – Announcement of Royal Dragon

Rules and Regulations

  • Completed Homecoming Court applications are due on DragonLink by Wednesday, January 20 at 5 p.m.
  • Any full-time undergraduate and graduate student (12 credit hours or more) may be nominated.
  • Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
  • Nominees must be in good standing with Student Conduct and Community Standards (no current disciplinary actions).
  • Applicants can be nominated by a peer, a faculty or staff member, or self-nominations.
  • Eligible candidates will participate in the Court selection process through a review of campus and community involvement and a personal statement.
  • The Final Court is expected to attend all virtual Homecoming events and any other requirements posed by the Homecoming committee.

Failure to comply with any of the above rules may result in disqualification.

Court Selection

The following point structure will be used for the selection of the Homecoming Court:

Application (20 points)

Applications will be reviewed by professional staff based on the following:

  • Campus and community involvement
  • Academic achievement
  • Ability to articulate the impact Drexel University has had on them
  • Reasoning for wanting to be the Royal Dragon

In the event of a tie, personal statements will be evaluated by the Dean of Students, who will be asked to choose the nominee most deserving of a position on the Homecoming Court.

Royal Dragon Selection

Once our Court selections have been made, one member of our Court will be selected as the 2021 Homecoming Royal Dragon. This selection will be determined by a student vote. The Royal Dragon will hold this title throughout the year and will receive a $500 scholarship. Our first- and second-place runners-up will each receive a $250 scholarship.

Additional Information

Should you have any questions, please email Becca Spinks at rks73@drexel.edu.

2020 Homecoming Court Winners

Allie Do: Allie Do is a pre-junior majoring in Computer Science, with a minor in Finance and Mathematics. In 2018, she was one of the 11 students chosen from more than 300 nominations in the Student Life Scholarship Awards, receiving the Stephanie L. Ross Memorial Scholarship Award for her academic and extracurricular achievements. She has been a dedicated student to Drexel's community. Allie is very involved with the performing arts, having performed twice with the Theater Cabaret, Drexel Chamber Winds Ensemble, and Gospel Choir. She also serves as a Dean's Ambassador and Teaching Assistant for the College of Computing & Informatics, the Director of Finance for Drexel AI, and a Fundraising Chair for the Women in Computing Society. In the past, she served as an Honors Mentor, a Service Coordinator for Pi Nu Epsilon Honorary Music Fraternity, and a founding member of Community Business Collaborative (an initiative by the ExCITe Center). Allie also won a Philadelphia Open Chess tournament in 2018 while representing Drexel.

Charlie Chiccarine: Charlie Chiccarine is a third-year Computer Science major from Feasterville-Trevose, PA. Charlie is a head teaching assistant at the College of Computing & Informatics and both the former and founding president of Out in STEM at Drexel University. Charlie helped the student group grow from just an administrative club to a place where officers became like family. Through the teaching assistant position, Charlie has mentored many students beyond the capacity of just assisting with class struggles. Charlie wants to continue to be for others the safe and supportive place found at Drexel.

Maggie Stetson: Maggie is a senior who is majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Marketing. Maggie participated as a crucial player on the Drexel Women's Lacrosse team for four years and now works for the Athletics department in their marketing department and athletic events. Maggie has been a member of DLA (Dragon Leadership Association) and has excelled academically in all her time at Drexel. Maggie is friends with everyone and is friendly with all students and faculty. This is Maggie's last year at Drexel, and she is a big fan and wears the Drexel name with pride.