Voting underway for 2016 Homecoming theme

Taisha White and Blakeley Bartee

The Georgia Southern University Programming Board (UPB) is giving students a chance to choose the 2016 homecoming theme through a poll on MyInvolvement, accessible from MyGeorgiaSouthern.

Students may choose from four different themes: Eagle Arcade, Southern Homecoming, Back to the Future and Olympic Games.

“Maybe Back to the Future or the Eagle Arcade would be a good theme,” Surjania Awer, junior psychology and pre-med major, said. “The Eagle Arcade idea would be interesting, because there would be a lot of games involved, so you can’t go wrong with that.”

Ashlynn Jenkins, the spirit and tradition chair of UPB, believes UPB should give students a chance to vote for the theme.

“UPB was created to be the voice of the student body and bring incivility and creativity to the campus,” Jenkins said. “Giving the student body the opportunity to have an input in the homecoming vote is a way to get everyone involved in the events that go on at our school.”

In the past, GS has had homecoming themes like the 2015 Las Vegas, or “Las Southern” theme. Every year, the UPB hosts events to raise the homecoming spirit.

“My hope for this homecoming is that they have more stuff for us to do during that that makes it feel like homecoming week,” Jessica Vernon, junior psychology and pre-med major, said. “Doo-dah is really cool, so I would like to see more things like that.”

Preparation for Homecoming 2016 will begin this summer, and theme voting ends July 15 at 5 p.m.