Homecoming Ambassador Process and Expectations


Homecoming is an exciting time of the year for CMU that involves celebrating the university's history and fostering campus community. RSO's can get involved in this tradition by nominating a deserving student for Homecoming Ambassador. This tradition signifies the importance of student leaders and provides an opportunity to recognize students who continually serve the CMU community. Homecoming Ambassadors also engage in a service project each year to further their commitment to making the campus community a better place for all.


Nomination: Opens on March 2, 2020 on Engage Central

Each RSO is able to nominate up to two Homecoming Ambassador Candidates.  

Find the nomination form here.

The deadline to Nominate an Ambassador Candidate is April 5, 2020

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be a junior or senior for the Fall Semester of Homecoming
  • Must not be on academic or disciplinary probation
  • Must run individually (no teaming up)
  • Must not be a member of the previous year's top 5 ambassadors
  • Nominees are not allowed to nominate themselves

Application: Opens on March 16, 2020 on Engage Central

All candidates must be nominated by a registered student organization.

The deadline to submit the Homecoming Ambassador application is April 19, 2020.

  • Nominees will complete an application 
  • Applications will be reviewed and scored by Ambassador Selection Committee
  • Top 10 Candidates will be invited to interview early Fall Semester
  • Candidates will participate in an interview and give a presentation on a selected topic
  • Interviews / Presentations will be scored by a panel of judges and tallied by Ambassador Selection Committee
Top 5 Candidates with highest scores will serve as Homecoming Ambassadors 


  • Voting will open on Sunday of Homecoming Week
  • Top 5 candidates will earn points for votes
  • Points are cumulative throughout the entire process and will be tallied after voting
  • Candidate with the most points is announced as Homecoming Gold Ambassador


Applications will be scored cumulatively throughout the selection process. Point distribution is as follows:

  • 1/3 – Application
  • 1/3 – Interview/Presentation
  • 1/3 – Vote


Top 5 Homecoming Ambassador Expectations

  • Attend a Pre-Homecoming meeting with Homecoming Committee Co-Chairs
  • Attend Homecoming Events as an opportunity to meet students around campus
    • Ambassadors are not expected to miss class or work for Homecoming events
    • Ambassadors are not required to attend all Homecoming events
  • Participate in Homecoming Ambassador Service Project during Homecoming Week
  • Serve as an advocate for Homecoming and CMU culture and traditions


Homecoming Ambassadors are not permitted to campaign for themselves. This includes campaigning on social media, around campus, etc. 

Other groups (RSOs, friends, family, etc.) may advocate voting for a candidate if they choose to do so. 

Congratulations to 2019 Gold Ambassador, Sydney Reed!

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Meet Sydney Reed! Sydney is a senior from Clinton Township, MI studying integrative public relations. Sydney's favorite involvement is IMPACT which helped shape her college career. She plans to be a student affairs professional. Sydney loves to watch Friends and craft.

Click to view Past Queens, Kings, and Gold Ambassadors | Click to view the 2017 Gold Ambassadors