Homecoming and Me: A ‘Cac Guide
Homecoming is coming up. HOMECOMING.
We’re gonna break down every minute of your day and night (but not really). We are going to make sure you have the best time ever (really). We are going to make sure you get everything you want out of your homecoming. We are going to make sure that we change your homecoming experience in the most positive and awesome way possible. We do it big in the ‘Cac. We expect you to live up to the very high expectations.
First, don’t worry if you don’t make it to the football game. Or any other athletic event that may be happening that day. Drunk Brunches with your friends are just fine! That’s a sport within itself! Pancakes, mimosas, and Avicii are all you really need. We personally enjoy making pancakes with rum syrup. It’s a 1 step recipe, so cool your jets.. And serving mimosas of Andre and cheap OJ. Be okay with random people crashing your pre-game time. It’s all about fun, and school pride, and more fun.
A key part of Homecoming is your attire. By this point in the year, you should be at least moderately obsessed with your freshman friend group, so make sure you all get tanks. If they all live on your hall, it will be exponentially easier to collaborate on a cool design. If you live off-campus, you know better than to create a trivial tank design and will save your inside jokes for the spring concert/outdoor drunkfest. Either way, make sure you show some school pride, as this may be the only sports game you plan to go to and you really, really want to show your school spirit.
Going to the homecoming game means tailgating. It means tailgating with alumni (not the ones with little kids…you want the ones with loud music and a bunch of guys with beer) and your friends and various frats (if applicable). It means running to the main tent for FREE food (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.) and FREE shit (water bottles, sunglasses, mini blow up beach balls, etc.). Bounce around! Meet new people! Find the next potential hook up on the field! Network with alumni! See below.
You should not be burning out mid-day; BE A CHAMP. Until 4:00pm, when you can take a nap and then get up two hours later to rage some more. Who cares if you win or lose the homecoming game? It’s a night to party.
Now, depending on your school this may be the most party filled night of your ‘Cac experience. TAKE ADVANTAGE. Have a filling dinner and rally for a night of party hopping and hopefully mindless gyrations (and/or more). Keep on your stuff from earlier so no one really knows that you passed out in the middle of the day and hit the scene. No one likes to be that asshole who showered, did her hair, and got dressed up after a day of heavy … fun. From on-campus to off, frat basement to upperclassman living room, prepare to explore, and rage.
This is also a special night to meet someone completely random, because the entire campus will be out and about roaming the scene you have all the opportunities to meet new and exciting people. Someone older, someone younger, someone cooler, someone dorkier, someone who can change your entire ‘Cac life. Homecoming is as magical and mysterious as it is exciting and exhausting. It’s a day to celebrate school pride with your fellow ‘Cac-y peers! Do it in style.
Also, do your homework Friday or Friday night, because Sunday will not be pretty.