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Student Traditions

Student Traditions play such an important part of campus life at Mississippi College!

Student Traditions

Student Traditions are such an important part of the student experience at MC! Whether it's student productions like Follies or a favorite spring event like Crawfish Boil, our traditions are what make us who we are at Mississippi College. Our Student Traditions Committees are an awesome way for students to contribute to campus life and serve MC.

Homecoming Committee

The student Homecoming Committee plans a variety of events and activities during Homecoming Week for the student body. Homecoming Week is one of the most exciting times on campus as MC celebrates and welcomes alumni and friends back to campus. Homecoming events include Choctaw Cheer-Off, Homecoming Parade, Court presentation and more.

Student Productions Committee

The Student Productions Committee are the behind-the-scenes team for both Follies and Swerve. Whether it's running the curtain or offering advice to participating groups, the Student Productions Committee is a great way for students to get involved if they have a passion for music, dance, theater and productions. 

Apply for Homecoming or Student Productions Committee for 2023-2024

Lighting of the Quad

The Lighting of the Quad Committee plans our annual student event for the Christmas season at Mississippi College. Past Lighting of the Quads have included lots of lights, holiday crafts, the Christmas story, music, snacks and more! Lighting of the Quad 2023 will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Applications for the Lighting of the Quad Committee will open in fall 2023.

Spring Fever Week & Farewell Week

Spring Fever Week includes a variety of events held each spring which highlight warmer weather and the spring season arriving on campus. Spring Fever Week includes MC's annual Crawfish Boil and other fun events which allow students to relax and enjoy a beautiful season on campus. Spring Fever Week 2024 will be held March 23-28.

Farewell Week is held during the last full week of class in the spring semester. Events highlight the end of the semester, as well as the end of college for our graduating seniors. Applications for the Spring Fever Week and Farewell Week Committee will open in late fall 2023.

Homecoming

The Office of Student Engagement plans many of the student events which happen during Homecoming Week each fall, including several that are favorite campus gtraditions! These include the Homecoming parade, presentation of the Homecoming court, Choctaw Cheer-Off and more!

Don't miss any of the Homecoming Events planned for Homecoming 2023! 

Student Homecoming Events 2023

Choctaw Cheer-Off

The Choctaw Cheer-Off takes place each year on the caf patio during Homecoming week. The clubs and tribes perform cheers showing off their MC spirit and competing for third, second and first place in the competition. This event is very popular for MC students to attend. Hundreds of students gather to watch while enjoying dinner outdoors!

Follies Viewing Party

The Follies Viewing Party, held on Friday night after the final performance of Follies is always a student favorite. Follies performers are able to finally sit back and enjoy watching the other Follies skits!

Float Building

Groups participating in the Homecoming Parade stay up on Friday night to build their Homecoming Parade floats. This is always a fun time for students to bond as they work hard to put together a parade-worthy float for the next day!

Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade is a student and alumni favorite. Campus organizations, groups and departments are able to participate in the annual parade which passes down College Street on the afternoon of Homecoming Saturday. The parade also features members of the Homecoming Court as well as winners of MC's annual alumni awards. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and members of the Clinton community show up to enjoy the parade each year.

Homecoming Court Presentation

The Homecoming Court is presented during halftime of the Homecoming football game. Homecoming maids and the Homecoming Queen are elected by the student body and formally presented during the halftime presentation. Students and fans cheer on the queen as she rules over Homecoming each year!

Follies

Follies is one of MC's most loved traditions! It is an exciting show featuring groups of Mississippi College students, traditionally from clubs and tribes. Each show includes singing, acting and dancing. Follies has been a tradition on campus for over 30 years, and many alumni have performed in Follies Productions on the stage of Swor Auditorium!

Follies 2023 is scheduled for October 19th & 20th!

Follies Student Show: October 19, 2023 @ 9 pm

The Follies Student Show will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 in Swor Auditorium. The performance will be open to MC students with ID and MC faculty and staff members (1 ticket per person at no cost). Each person attending must have an armband to watch the Thursday night Follies show. Armbands for the 2023 Follies Student Show have all been claimed.

Follies: October 20, 2023 @ 7 pm

The ticketed performance of Follies will take place on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7 pm in Swor Auditorium. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, October 3rd at 10 am CST at the link below. Tickets for Follies 2023 are officially SOLD OUT. A live stream will take place on the quad during Follies on Friday night for overflow viewing. 

Check out photos from last year's Follies production!

Follies 2022 Photos

Follies Winners

The list below was compiled based on information from The Tribesman, MC Collegian and memories of those present. If you have any information about past Follies winners, please contact the Office of Student Engagement.

Year Group
1985 Civitan
1986 Unknown
Contact us if you know who won!
1987 Civitan
1988

Laguna

1989 Civitan
1990 Circle K
1991 Nenamoosha
1992 Civitan
1993 Kissimee
1994 Laguna
1995 Laguna
1996 Nenamoosha
1997 Civitan
1998 Civitan
1999 Unkown
Contact us if you know who won!
2000 Shawreth
2001 Laguna
2002 Nenamoosha
2003 Circle K & Shawreth
2004 Swannanoa
2005 Civitan
2006 Civitan
2007 Shawreth
2008 Civitan
2009 Civitan
2010 Civitan
2011 Civitan
2012 Shawreth
2013 Civitan
2014 Civitan
2015 Shawreth & Laguna
2016 Nenamoosha
2017 Swannanoa
2018 Shawreth
2019 Civitan
2020 No Follies
2021 Kokoa
2022 Kissimee

Swerve

Swerve is MC's annual dance competition where students get to showcase their dancing skills! Each team chooses a philanthropy to dance for, and the winning team's philanthropy is given money from Swerve ticket sales! Not only does the MC community get to enjoy many entertaining performances, but a worthy cause benefits from Swerve each year!

Swerve 2024 is scheduled for Thursday, February 29th at 9 pm in Swor Auditorium! Tickets will go on sale on February 6, 2024 at 10 am CST at the link below.

Swerve Tickets 2024