Homecoming Week: 5 Do's and Don'ts

The holiday season and homecoming week? Say hello to the best time of the year! Not only do we get to watch some college football, but we get to enjoy a week of reprehensible behaviors! It's encouraged! We can even use Halloween to pregame because I promise it is not ending there! If I know one thing, though, I know there is someone out there clueless about what to even expect from all the hype. Well, any successful Homecoming Week starts with these 5 do's and don'ts!

1. Do: Designate a Driver

I will say that this is probably the most important! Yeah, we are all professionals at breaking the rules, but Homecoming Week is the time when UPD is really up on their high horses! From roadblocks to constant patrolling, and the simple fact that the first of the month is falling during Homecoming Week raises the stakes! It is best to be safe and designate a driver! Maybe you and your friends can alternate days or maybe you're lucky enough to have a friend who doesn't drink. Whatever your situation is, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A DD.

2. Don't: Skip Class

Homecoming only lasts a week, but those missed pop quizzes and random in-class assignments will remain in that grade book! Also, be mindful of your professor's attendance policy. I promise it is a lot harder to get away with the "I am not feeling too well" excuse during Homecoming Week, they know EXACTLY why you have that headache and feel a sense of nauseousness taking over! Your best bet is to take care of what needs to be done and get to fun in the meantime, in between time. 

3. Do: Take Out Frustrations 

You know how work has been pulling both legs while school is pulling both arms and adulting finds a way to stomp you out just about every day? LET IT GO! Homecoming week will come and go before you know it, get lit! I challenge you to look inside yourself and find the most socially reprehensible behavior you have been dying to let out and DO THAT! Get lit until the point where you can't get lit anymore... literally. At least now when you're sitting in class you'll be thankful of that serene environment, just might be the solution to your ringing ears from that party the night before!

4. Don't: Embarrass Yourself

Alright, here's the thing. Sober or not, you are still responsible for your actions! Even if you don't remember the night, someone will and you don't want it to be something that damages your reputation. Also, if you see your friend doing something s/he will regret in the morning, INTERVENE. Everybody's trying to have fun, so everyone is out taking risks, but the consequences remain the same! With that being said, have fun, but MAKE SMART DECISIONS.

5. Do: Tailgate and Go to the Game!

Whether you love football or not, the whole point of Homecoming Week is the Homecoming Game! If you love free food then the Homecoming Tailgate will be the highlight of your week! Everyone is out enjoying the weather and positive vibes. Tell your friends to go ahead and get cute because you're going to want to take loads pictures, flexing your good time! Cheer on our Blazers this Saturday at 3 o'clock in the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium as they take on West Alabama!


All in all, get responsibly lit! Enjoy your time because as much as we'd enjoy a redo button, there isn't one, so be safe and have fun! -HCXO