Court nominations

Each year, student leaders are chosen to represent Wayne State University as members of the Homecoming Court. These individuals are selected by a panel of staff and faculty. Court members are selected based on their ability to exemplify the qualities of leadership, spirit, integrity, achievement and academic excellence through their contributions to the Wayne State University community.


  • Nomination of currently registered students only

  • Undergraduates shall have completed at least a minimum of 56 credit hours (24 at this university). Graduate students shall have accumulated at least 6 credit hours in the Graduate division of this university, unless they have at least 12 credits of undergraduate credit at this university.

  • 2.75 GPA or higher

  • Be in good academic and conduct standing with WSU

Please note, the Dean of Students Office reserves the right to remove any court member who is not in good standing with or whose conduct reflects poorly on the university.

Nomination process

Self-nomination application must be completed on Get Involved by Sept. 28, 2021 by midnight.

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Selection process

  1. All completed applications must be submitted by the deadline and will be reviewed and scored by a committee of faculty and staff.

  2. A select group of applicants will be chosen to receive an interview.

  3. The top 8 candidates with the highest scores after the interviews will named to the 2021 Homecoming Court. All 8 candidates will be honored at Homecoming Week activities (alternates will be selected but announced only if a court member cannot fulfill their obligations.).


Homecoming Court interviews (if needed) will be held in-person on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2021. The judging panel consists of faculty and staff of Wayne State University. The 2021 Homecoming Court will be selected based on the application and interview. The Homecoming Court will be announced on Wed., Oct. 6, via the Get Involved newsletter.


Those selected as court members will be required to attend the Homecoming football game functions, including the tailgate, football game and potentially other activities scheduled throughout the week. Professional attire will be required for some appearances. Appearances and service projects throughout the 2021-22 academic year will also be required. Each applicant must understand that these appearances are mandatory, and by accepting the court position, is also agreeing to fulfill them.


Applications deadline Sept. 28, 2021 by midnight.

For questions or more information, please contact Brandon Shamoun.