Be sure to check out the Official 2019 Royalty Handbook before applying. Applications are due March 31, 2019.

Homecoming Court is a longstanding tradition at the University of Minnesota. Students of all grades compete to become the University’s official ambassadors of spirit and prove they have the most Gopher Pride. Court Members participate in various competitions during the weeks leading up to Homecoming to win the title of Royalty. The two students who win Royalty represent the University on and off campus, and are awarded with a scholarship!

Meet Your 2018 Royalty

Jack Nachtigal

My name is Jack and I’m a senior. My major is Strategic Communications and I’m minoring in Leadership. I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but came to the U for a new experience. I have wanted to attend the U since Kindergarten when my grandmother gifted me a blanket with Goldy the Gopher on it. I’m a University Ambassador for KIND Snacks, which means I hand out around 2,000 KIND bars per month. I’m also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. In Sigma Nu, I help with social media, and I’m the Assistant Philanthropy Chair. I am also involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America. I’ve been on the executive board for two years, and now serve in a role on the National board. I will bleed maroon and gold until the day I die. I love everything the University stands for. The University and its students have given me so much, so it’s an honor to be serving on this year’s homecoming court.

Madie Hart

Hey, I’m Madie (she/her/hers) and I am a senior studying Kinesiology and minoring in Leadership. I’m the oldest and, of recent, the shortest of three kids. I grew up on a farm in Stewartville, MN, but fell in love with Minneapolis the day I arrived. On campus, I work at the Aquatic Center as a Head Lifeguard as well a Learn to Swim Senior Instructor. This is also my third semester as a Leadership Minor Intern. I volunteer through Big Brothers Big Sisters and have been matched with my Little for 4 years now. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, rollerblading, crafting, and hanging out with my grandma and her friends. On game days you can catch me sporting my Gopheralls and gettin’ down to some JT and Bruno. I make the world’s best s’more and cannot say no to ice cream. I have been described as unyieldingly positive. Say hi if you see me on campus; Go Gophers!