Harry Potter Meets HCOL: The House Cup
Honors College Students Resurrect House Cup Competition
This spring you'll notice that a shiny trophy adorned with a plaque inscribed, "Honors College Cup" is on display in the University Heights North Living Room. The House Cup, as it's called, is one of the Honors College's oldest and most favorite traditions among its students. It dates back to the beginning of the college, when it was relatively small, and the cup competition was a way to help build community among students. The competition had waned in the past few years, but now that the Honors College now nearly fills the University Heights North residence hall, and since many of those students are Harry Potter fans, a joint effort was made to resurrect the cup this past January.
The House Cup, which kicked off at the beginning of the spring 2011 semester, is a collaborative effort between Honors College First Year Mentors and the UHN Hall Council. The competition is inspired by Harry Potter; in the books, young witches and wizards were sorted into four houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff). Similarly, residents of UHN were divided into five houses. At the Kick-Off Event students selected their house's name, mascot, colors and made a banner to represent them. Throughout the semester, students win points for their house by attending events, and watch as their house's jar fills with stones that correspond to their point total. At the end of the semester, the house with the most points will be awarded a prize, and get a photo with the House Cup trophy.
For more information on events where students can receive House Cut Points, stay tuned to This Week in the HCOL, the UVM calendar, and other event announcements.
Last modified March 31 2011 02:12 PM