In order to participate, please ensure the following:

  • A completed Prince and Princess and Lady and Lad program application with all necessary materials was submitted Friday, September 14, 2018.
  • Be a son or daughter of a Ball State alumnus (parent or grandparent).
  • Be in one of these two categories: Age 0-4 and not in grade school at the time of Homecoming - for the Lady and Lad. Or, in grade K-5 at the time of Homecoming - for the Prince and Princess.
  • Be available to attend the Homecoming Parade (9:30 a.m.) and the football game to follow on October 20, 2018.


  • One boy and one girl will be chosen as the 2018 Ball State Homecoming Prince and Princess, as well as one boy and one girl to be the 2018 Ball State Homecoming lad and lady.
  • Winners will be chosen by the 2018 Homecoming Steering Committee and staff members of the Ball State Alumni Association.


  • Tickets for the winners and their immediate family for the Homecoming football game.
  • A personal car to ride in the Homecoming Parade.
  • Ball State gear to keep the Cardinal spirit alive even after Homecoming.
  • Recognition at halftime.