Get ready for homecoming and support the University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles by decorating local offices and businesses in maroon and gold. 

If your business is interested in competing for the best decorated, put on your maroon and gold spirit by Monday, September 23 and have everything up through Saturday, September 28. Judging will take place on Friday, September 27 and a select panel of judges will travel around town looking for maroon and gold spirit, creativity, and originality. 

The winning business will receive a $200 UMC Bookstore gift card to help continue the maroon and gold spirit. Additional prizes for second and third place finishers will be a $100 UMC Bookstore gift card and a $50 UMC Bookstore gift card respectively. All participating businesses will be featured in the homecoming football game program and mentioned during halftime festivities. 

Due to popular demand and to encourage participation from you, a few clubs from UMC may be able to assist your business in decorating during the week of September 16-20. All supplies must be provided by the business. If you are interested in having a club assist you in decorating, include that information when you register. 

If you would like to participate or have questions, contact

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One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston cultivates curiosity by engaging students in hands-on learning connecting theory to practice. As the experienced leader in delivering education online, the Crookston campus offers a distinctive learning environment providing personal attention and mentorship to develop leaders, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens. Visit Crookston at 

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The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota. Learn more at

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