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Homecoming is a great time for Dalton State alumni and friends to reconnect to the campus and reunite with old friends. It is also a great time for current students to celebrate what makes Dalton State truly unique and outstanding.

We hope you will choose to participate in this year's Homecoming Events. Please note the schedule is still subject to change. Additional details will be added as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 706-272-4428. 

Thursday, February 3, 2022
7:00 pm 
Gignilliat Memorial Hall, Goodroe Auditorium

Movie Night: The Greatest Showman

Bring your family and friends to watch The Greatest Showman! Admission is FREE. Popcorn and drinks will be provided while supplies last. 

7:00 pm 
The Mill at Crown Garden

Trivia at The Mill

Bring your family and friends for a night of trivia at The Mill. The first 100 students who check-in will receive a ticket for FREE mini-tacos from Sol de Mayo. First, second, and third-place teams will receive a prize pack. 

The Mill at Crown Garden| 825 Chattanooga Ave, Dalton, GA 30720

February 5, 2022
2:00 pm 
Mashburn Arena

Basketball Game and Coronation

Cheer on your Dalton State Roadrunners and watch the half-time Coronation Ceremony where the 2022 Homecoming Royalty will be crowned. Students attend home games for FREE with a valid Roadrunner ID Card. Community members and guests can purchase tickets online or at the door. 



Dalton State Homecoming Themes & Royalty

Help Pick the 2023 Homecoming Theme:

Email your suggestions to:

2022 "A Homecoming Carnival"

  • Queen: Kennedy Morgan
  • Prince: Victor Patino
  • Princess: Carson Cox

2021 "Under the Stars"

  • King: Logan Huggins
  • Queen: Mariela Vazquez 
  • Prince: Mackenzie Manley
  • Princess: Allison Weaver

2020 "The RAGE-ING 20's"

  • King: Casey Mashburn
  • Queen: Cynthia Evans
  • Prince: Logan Huggins
  • Princess: Kirby Chapel Jones
  • Princess: Mariela Vazquez

2019 "Unmasque the Pride"

  • King: Drew Wilkey
  • Queen: Carolina Gomez
  • Prince: Alvaro Cortez
  • Princess: Allika Peeler-Bagley

2018 "Out of this World"

  • King: Deshawn Ruffin
  • Queen: Anna Mendez
  • Prince: Casey Mashburn
  • Princess: Carolina Gomez

2017 "Paint the Town Blue & Silver" 

  • King: Collin Burriss
  • Queen: Natalie Hensley Espinoza
  • Prince: Diego Alvarado
  • Princess: Maria Gonzalez

2016 "Spirit of Champions"

  • King: Jose Gonzalez
  • Queen: Brooklyn Herrera and 
  • Queen: Katherine Fromm
  • Prince: Chigozie Obonna
  • Princess: Sarah Lowman

2015 "Let the Good Times Rage"

  • Queen: Jill Campbell
  • Prince: Montana Gray
  • Princess: Lindsay Hurt

2014 "All the Rage"

  • King: Russell Smith
  • Queen: Malaka Awad
  • Princess: Katherine Fromm


The homecoming court is a part of the annual homecoming festivities at Dalton State. The purpose of the court is to recognize members of the student body who make invaluable contributions to the Dalton State community and represent the core ideals of Dalton State as a student leader. Throughout the week of homecoming, these students serve as ambassadors of school spirit and pride as a Dalton State Roadrunner. Voting for the king, queen, prince, and princess will take place during the week of homecoming, and the winners will be recognized during half-time at the homecoming basketball game.

Prince and Princess:

  1. Nominees must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  2. Nominees can be any student regardless of class standing, with the exception of those graduating by December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Nominees must be currently seeking either an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree
  4. Nominees must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA

King and Queen:

  1. Nominees must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  2. Nominees must be graduating by December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree
  3. Nominees must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA

Submit a Nomination

Individuals that are nominated will have the opportunity to accept their nomination and will be asked to complete an application. Once applications have been scored, a select group of individuals will be interviewed by a committee of faculty and staff. From those interviewed, the homecoming court will be slated and voted on by the entire student body. Each portion of the process will be weighted to determine the winners who will be crowned during halftime at the homecoming game.


Voting for Homecoming Court will open in January 2022. To cast your vote, follow the instructions below: 

  1. Login to Roadrunner Portal.
  2. Click on "Banner"
  3. Click "Answer a Survey"


Homecoming is a special time of year where current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends can all come together to celebrate their Roadrunner Pride. In an effort to improve Homecoming initiatives we are always accepting feedback and suggestions. Your voice and opinion are important to us. Please email to let us know your hopes and dreams for future celebrations. 

Sincerely, The Homecoming Committee. 



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Location: Dean of Students Office, Pope Student Center
Phone: 706.272.4428

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