Faculty & Staff Office Decorating Contest

For the third year, the Homecoming Student Steering Committee is proud to sponsor an office decorating contest for faculty and staff to display their blue and gold spirit during Homecoming Week 2020.  Come together as an office/department to decorate your office suite or participate as an individual and decorate your individual office/cubicle.

2020 Homecoming:

  • Dates: October 19-24

  • Theme: Here & There, Mocs Are Everywhere

Judging Categories:

  • Office/Department: the space that will be decorated and judged is used by multiple staff members; this can include a common lobby space, hallway, etc.

  • Individual: the office/cubicle space that will be decorated and judged is used/occupied by a single staff member; individuals can decorate their door or inside their individual office space

  • Residence Hall Lobby:the space being decorated is the lobby or a common space as identified by the Resident Director within an on-campus residence hall


Registration for departments and individuals to sign up to participate in the 2020 Office Decorating Competition will open on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 a.m. and will close on Tuesday, October 13 at 11:59pm. Click here to register: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/submitter/form/start/446793 


Decorating can begin once registration is complete and must be completed by noon on Tuesday, October 20. 

Decorating Regulations:

  • Departments and individuals should practice social distancing and follow all University policies and procedures related to COVID-19 when decorating their space
  • Supplies will NOT be provided.

  • When using lights, do not string lights or extension cords underneath your windows or doors. Use the exterior outlets and be sure the lights you are using are UL Rated for exterior use.

  • Do not string lights across where people walk; this could create a tripping hazard.

  • Do not cover your office door numbers.

  • Do not place decorations around lights.

  • Decorations cannot restrict the view of any Exit signs

  • Decorations cannot restrict the movement through hallways, entrances and exits of the office/building.

  • All decorations should be discarded promptly following Homecoming Week. Homecoming Week ends on Saturday, September 28.

  • All decorations must be appropriate and in good taste


Judging will take place on Wednesday, October 21, through video submissions. Registered participants will be required to submit their video for judging no later than noon on Tuesday, October 20. Videos should be no longer than 1 minute and should capture as much of the decorated space as possible. Decorations will be judged on the following: 

  • Use of blue and gold colors
  • Use of the university logo and/or name

Student judges will select the top 3 submissions. The winner will be determined by a vote on social media on the @utchomecoming Instagram page.

Announcement of Winners:

Winners of each category will be announced on Friday, October 23, through the @utc_engage and @utchomecoming Instagram profiles.

If you have any questions, please email Aali Yarbrough, Paint the Campus Blue and Gold Coordinator for the 2020 Homecoming Student Steering Committee, at rrm582@mocs.utc.edu or Taylor Asgard, Coordinator for Student Engagement, at taylor-asgard@utc.edu.