In order to participate, please ensure the following:

  • Complete and submit the online application with all necessary materials by Friday, September 20, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Be a child of a Ball State alumnus (parent or grandparent).
  • Be in one of the following categories:
    • Age 0–4 and not in grade school at the time of Homecoming for Lady and Lad.
    • In grade K–5 at the time of Homecoming for Prince and Princess.
  • Be available to attend the Homecoming Parade (9 a.m.) and the football game to follow on October 26.

Complete the Application


  • One child will be chosen for each category: Prince, Princes, Lady, and Lad for 2024.
  • Winners will be chosen by the 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.