Departments are encouraged to show their Homecoming spirit and decorate their offices during Homecoming week! Judging will take place Friday, October 13, between 12-4 pm. Prizes will be awarded for several categories. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 16.  

Entry Form Here

Congratulations to our 2016 Department Decorating Contest Winners!

Best Use of Theme - Office of Student Life
Most Creative - Unified Technology Support
Most Ball State Spirit - Counseling and Psychology
OVERALL WINNER - Payroll and Benefits 

Entry forms are due no later than Friday, October 6, and can be mailed or e-mailed to the Homecoming office at


  • Decorating will be judged on creativity and appearance, as well as adherence to the current Homecoming theme, "Cardinals Around the World".
  • There is no entry fee for the department decorating contest.
  • All Departments must abide by the rules and regulations established by Ball State University, as well as all fire and safety codes.
  • A member of the Homecoming Steering Committee will get in touch with the office contact person to set up a time for judging. Winners will be announced on the Homecoming web site, and a member of the Homecoming Steering Committee will contact the winning department to make arrangements for prize presentations.

For additional information, contact the Homecoming Office, 765-285-1083 or