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 2019.  Come together as an office/department to decorate your office suite or participate as an individual and decorate your individual office/cubicle.

2019 Homecoming:

  • Dates: September 21-28

  • Theme: Moc Star: Scrappy's Tour (music)

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 of an on-campus residence hall


Registration for departments, individuals, and residence halls to sign up to participate in the 2019 Office Decorating Competition will open on Thursday, September 12 at 3 p.m. and will close on Thursday, September 19 at 11:59pm


Decorating can begin on Friday, September 20 and must be completed by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 23. 

Decorating Regulations:

  • 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 Thursday, September 26, between 1-5pm. Registered participants will have the opportunity to sign up for a judging time slot after the registration end date. Decorations will be judged on the following: 

  • Use of theme - “Moc Star: Scrappy's Tour”

  • Use of blue and gold colors

  • Use of the university logo and/or name

Announcement of Winners:

Winners of each category will be announced on Friday, September 27, at the campus-wide Blue & Gold photo at 1pm on Chamberlain Field.

If you have any questions, please email Yancy Freeman Jr., Paint the Campus Blue and Gold Chair for the 2019 Homecoming Student Steering Committee, at wpr465@mocs.utc.edu, or Laura Petrus, Assistant Director for Student Engagement, at laura-petrus@utc.edu.