It’s that time of the year again: homecoming season.
The official festivities kicked off Monday with an ice-cream social and will continue through Oct. 24.
The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Butler University’s International Tour.”
Junior Brittany Dorsett, homecoming co-chair, said the theme offers a lot of versatility so people can really get creative with their team spirit.
“Everyone seems really excited about the theme, and the sub themes for each pairing are all great,” Dorsett said. “The pairs can’t go wrong with whatever country they were assigned because each country has such a unique culture and teams can really get creative.”
For some students, homecoming is all about the fun events—the lawn decorating competition, midnight snack in the Reilly Room or the annual homecoming parade.
Sophomore Ryan Medas said he is anticipating the “Yell like Hell” competition.
“I’m looking forward to ‘Yell Like Hell,’” he said. “I did it last year and it was a lot of fun.
“It’s a lot of work but it pays off in the end getting to perform in front of everyone in Hinkle.”
For other students, homecoming is not so much about the events as it is about the football game Oct. 23.
This year Butler will play Morehead State at 1 p.m.
Sophomore Nick Watt said the game is what he loves about homecoming.
“I’m excited for the football game, it’s the only one all year that no matter what, I will definitely attend,” Watt said. “If last year’s game is any indication—it’s always more fun when you’re rooting for a winning team.”
Dorsett said she hopes to see a great turnout at the events this year because the planning committee is working hard to plan the events.
“Michael Couch, my co-chair, and I are really excited for homecoming this year,” Dorsett said. “It takes extensive planning and a huge time commitment but it will all be worth it.”
Dorsett said homecoming is all about the school spirit being at an “all-time high” and campus being transformed by the lawn decorations displayed in the front yards of campus sorority houses and Butler paraphernalia leading up to the game on Saturday.
“Students look forward to the homecoming festivities every year and we hope to make ‘Butler’s International Tour’ one to remember,” she said.