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Start off Homecoming week right by attending the Pride Cry ceremony!  Come see different groups on campus show off their Panther Pride as they compete in a fun, exciting, and thrilling competition that shows creativity and kicks off Homecoming week.  You will surely leave feeling proud to be a UNI Panther and ready to take on the rest of Homecoming week.

Below are the rules that our organizations are expected to follow. Should your organization break any of the rules they will be disqualified from participating in finals. Make sure your organization checks in at the CAB table by 5:15 on Monday, October 2nd on Lawther Field. If you have any questions please contact Dan Brunscheen, CAB Homecoming Executive, at

Eligibility: All teams must be registered by Friday, September 22nd at noon in order to compete.

Competition Rounds:
All participants will compete in the preliminary competition at Kick Off on Monday, October 2nd, at 5:30 PM at Lawther Field.
The top three teams from the preliminary competition will then compete in the final competition at the Pep Rally on Friday, October 6th, at 7:30 PM in the West Gym.

The UNI Fight Song must be used in its entirety
One song based around the Homecoming Theme and the UNI Fight Song must be used. This is all that may be used during your Pride Cry routine. NO SKITS.
Routine must fit within a 38’ by 18’ space
No sound equipment may be used
For safety purposes, lifts and throws are prohibited
Three minute maximum time limit
Public Safety will be monitoring all Homecoming events; therefore, all alcohol or drug use is strictly prohibited. If you team is reported as having alcohol, or a member is intoxicated at the event they will be disqualified.

Each routine will be judged on the following:
Enthusiasm: excitement level of the team as a whole
Creativity & Uniqueness: originality of the song and costumes
Clarity & Expression: the song is clearly understood
Homecoming Theme: develops a song around Panthers Awaken
Fight Song: song must be used in entirety

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