Homecoming Royalty

Homecoming Royalty Announcement Taking Place On Stage

2023 Court

Bennett Hakimi-Boushehri

Homecoming Royalty Announcement Taking Place On Stage

D'Aaliyah Johnson

D'Aaliyah Johnson Smiling

Genevieve Bellot

Genevieve Bellot smiling and carrying her puppy

Miah Barsness

Miah Barsness

Morgan Rusler

Morgan Rusler on stairs in the csu


Nathan Addy

Nathan Addy holding a cup

Nomin Senaheera

Nomin Senaheera with a suit on

Soren Schaust

Soren Schaust outside with a cap and snaglasses on

Taylor Stradinger

Taylor Stradinger

Vanessa Passus-YangVanessa Passus-Yang

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has made it a tradition to embrace and encourage all students to get involved. In 2016, the Homecoming Committee, Student Events Team, and the Minnesota State Student Association, (MSSA) have worked together to discuss the topic of the King and Queen titles to be inclusive.

Minnesota State University, Mankato prides itself on diversity and inclusivity for all students. The Homecoming Committee chooses royalty based on leadership, involvement, academic excellence, and the most Maverick spirit.

The Homecoming Committee will select a court of 10 individuals to represent the student body. From these ten, two Royalty will be chosen regardless of gender or sexual orientation.


Homecoming court will be chosen based on the following:

  • Demonstrated leadership on campus
  • Demonstrated involvement in campus activities
  • Academic excellence
  • Ability to represent Minnesota State University, Mankato with a positive image



Homecoming Royalty will be chosen based on the following

  • 30% Attendance at homecoming events
  • 30% Candidate Interview
  • 40% Percentage of Student Vote


  • Candidates must have completed a minimum of  30  credits at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

  • Candidates must have at least a  3.00  cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the University. 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

  • All candidates must fully complete the Royalty Application and turn it in by Friday, September 22, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. 

  • To verify the candidate’s GPA with the Registrar’s office, all candidates must sign the grade release form attached to the Homecoming packet and turn it in with the royalty application. 

  • There will be an required orientation meeting on - Date TBD.
  • All Royalty Court candidates must attend the Homecoming Kickoff, Consent Event, and Lip Sync Battle. Family and friends are welcome to attend Lip-Sync.

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