Participate

General Rules for the 2018 St. Pats Celebration
  1. The winner - The winner of the overall 2018 St. Pats award will be determined by a point system laid out on this page of this packet. (most points wins, total max 2600pts)
  2. Extra points - Uncategorized bonus points may also be awarded. Your organization’s St. Pats chair or president will be informed of extra bonus point opportunities prior to such events.
  3. Eligibility - Any student member of a Missouri S&T recognized student organization (RSO), community, fraternity or sorority (including social, service, and honors), or department is eligible to participate for points.
  4. Submission - In order to participate and receive points, a roster and entry form must be submitted by February 23, 2018 with the following:
    • The number of first year students (in order to receive points for Snake Invasion)
    • Waivers from each student planning to participate in Gonzo & Games.
    • Waivers from each student planning to participate in the Green Friday Games.
  5. Behavior that is deemed unacceptable by the University or by St. Pats may be cause for disqualification and ineligibility to receive points, determined by the St. Pats Board.
  6. All interpretations and rulings by the St. Pats Board are final.

Download the packet

The packet contains all the necessary forms required for participation in events.

pointss
2018schedule
50 Daze Trivia Night

150 Max Points
Publicity Chair: Justin Wright, (417) 827-9500, djwvf2@mst.edu

On Wednesday, January 24th, there will only be 50 Daze remaining until the 110th Annual St. Pats celebration.  On this day, we will be hosting a trivia night in the St. Pat’s Ballroom at 6:30 p.m.  It will consist of three rounds of ten questions each: 

  • Round 1: General Trivia (10 Questions)
  • Round 2: Missouri S&T Trivia (10 Questions)
  • Round 3: St. Pats Trivia (10 Questions)

Each question is worth three points toward your overall St. Pats score for a total of 90 points.  An additional 10 points will be awarded to the winning team as well as 30 points to be awarded to all organizations that participate.  You will earn 10 points if your team has at least one faculty member participating.  10 points will be rewarded to every team that scores more points than the 2018 St. Pats Senior rep class. Various prizes for winning each round and winning overall will be giving out during the event. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. Limit of 10 people per team.

Blood Drive & Can Drive

150 Max Points
Philanthropy Chair: Travis Austinson, (816) 810-7764, tda8c7@mst.edu

Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Registry

The Annual St. Pats Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry will occur from Tuesday, January 30th through Friday, February 2nd from 11am until 5pm each day in the St. Pat’s Ballroom A&B.

In order to be eligible to earn points, you must send your organization’s roster to the St. Pats Participation Chair (mjg7wb@mst.edu) by Monday January 29th.

The points will be based on the percent of the organization members participating. Participation is defined as attempting to give blood or volunteering to work the event for an hour. Be sure to have members sign in with the St. Pats representative at the event. The percentage and points are broken down as follows:

90-100% participation-90 points

75-89% participation-70 points

50-74% participation-50 points

1%-49%-30 points

0%-0 points

Canned Food Drive

When your members show up to the blood drive, cans must be given to the St. Pats Representative working the sign-in table.  Points for this event are broken down as follows:

Most Cans Donated per Member – 60 points

4+ Cans per Member – 40 points

3-4 Cans per Member – 30 points

2-3 Cans per Member – 20 points

Any Participation – 15 points

Shamrock Hunt

200 Max Points
Fundraising Chair: Chris Smith, (314) 221-1682, ccs7t4@mst.edu

This year the St. Pat’s Board will be holding our second annual Shamrock Hunt on campus on Friday, March 2nd from 3pm until 4pm. All participants must arrive at the Puck before 3pm to play. A ticket must be purchased at the box to be able to participate, each ticket costs $5. There will be a maximum of 200 points that may be earned.

  • 100 points will be given to organizations with 35% or more attendance
  • 50 points for attendance between 20% and 34%
  • 25 points for attendance 19% or less.

An additional 100 points may be earned through trivia questions. There will be paper shamrocks hidden in 10 locations. They may be turned in to the Board Rep at that location to play a trivia game. Each paper shamrock will come with three questions. Two out of the three questions must be answered correctly to earn 10 points at each location. Questions will be hard to answer, but not impossible. Answers to questions may be found on the St. Pat’s website, but many answers are going to be found by conversing with members of the St. Pat’s Board. It is highly recommended that organizations go to the Box and ask questions about the Junior Rep’s Committees.

Sample Questions:

  • Who was last year’s Queen of Love and Beauty?
  • How many people are currently in the Junior Rep class?
  • What is the Sunny Wall?
  • Who was St. Pat last year?

Along with the trivia questions: smaller, numbered shamrocks will be hidden inside the buildings. Finding one of these is limited to one per person. They can be exchanged for Vintage Merchandise at the Puck at the end of the Shamrock Hunt.

Design Contest

To Place a Bulk Order, CLICK HERE

150 Max Points
Special Sales Chair: Peter Doran (816) 522-0827, pkdcn3@mst.edu

Every year, members of fraternities, sororities, other social and service organizations, communities, and academic departments come up with a design to get printed on the back of their St. Pat sweatshirts to represent the organization they are a part of (commonly referred to as “Sweatshirt Greeks.”)  This is your chance to show off your organization and win points for your elaborate designs!

Your designs will be judged based on the following criteria

  • Quality and Uniqueness
    • How well it ties into the theme: “St. Pats at High Noon”
    • How well it ties into your organization or community (i.e. Flags, Logos, Crests, Phrases, etc.)
    • General Appeal

Organizations will place 1st through 5th based upon the judging.  Point Breakdown:

1st place – 150 points

2nd place – 130 points

3rd place - 120 points

4th place – 110 points

5th place – 100 points

Participation - 90 points

Organizations should provide a designated member to be in charge of ordering sweatshirts.  An order must be placed by contacting Peter Doran at pkdcn3@mst.edu with your design by February 26th, 2018 for your entry to be considered. 

**If your design contains any direct references to illegal drugs, contains any copyright infringements or trademarks, or contains anything that can be considered offensive to a specific race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation, your design will immediately be disqualified from the contest.

1st Place 2017 Delta Sigma Phi

2nd Place 2017 Sigma Pi

3rd Place 2017 Sigma Nu

Greenest House

100 Max Points

Participation Chair: Mason George, (417) 988-2780, mjg7wb@mst.edu

Throughout the month of March, Rolla noticeable gets a lot greener as the celebration draws nearer. The entire community shows off their excitement and anticipation by wearing their St. Pat’s Green. For the second consecutive year, we are hosting a Greenest House Competition to allow even more ways for organizations to show off their St. Pat’s Pride. Let’s “green out” Rolla with green Christmas lights, St. Pat’s themed yard decorations, etc. Judging will begin Friday, March 16th. Any house that does not have the majority of their decorations on display by Thursday, March 8th will be docked points.

Judging will be based on which house is the greenest and most creatively decorated. If your organization does not have a house, you will have the option to decorate a member’s house. Residential hall associations and communities may decorate their floors, balconies, and any other region of the dormitory granted they have permission to do so.

Points Breakdown:
1st Place – 100 Points
Participation – 65 Points

Green Fridays

200+ Max Points
Participation Chair: Mason George, (417) 988-2780, mjg7wb@mst.edu

Every Friday from the beginning of the 2018 Spring Semester until St. Pats, we will be hosting events designed to get all the students and faculty of this campus fired up for the 110th Annual Best Ever St. Pats!

Games waivers must be submitted by Monday, January 22th to be able to participate in Green Fridays.

Songs

Green Fridays will take place every Friday between January 26th and March 9th from.  To participate in Green Fridays, your organization needs to meet on the Havener Lawn wearing official St. Pat’s sweatshirts shortly before noon.

Each week, organizations will sing a song to go along with the different theme for each week.    KMNR will be able to provide instrumentals for songs.

The themes for each week are the following:

  • January 26th| It’s not over yet, Christmas in January!
  • February 2nd| Only 90’s Kids Will Remember
  • February 9th| Disney Channel Hits
  • February 16th| Old School Hip Hop
  • February 23th| Are You Smarter than a Babyrep?
  • March 2rd| St. Pats Themed Parody’s
  • March 9th| Classics of the Wild Wild West  

Every organization that sings a song will receive 15 points for each day. 5 points will be awarded if one member from an organization shows up dressed according to the theme. 

105 points may be awarded to any and all organizations that meet this requirement every week. 10 bonus points will be awarded for performances that are considered above and beyond the requirements, determined by the Participation chair.

*Note: Any song performed on campus that is considered inappropriate by a campus official or by the Participation chair will result in disqualification for the organization for that day.

**Instruction to “Are You Smarter than a Babyrep?” theme will be sent in an email to your St. Pat’s Chair prior to the event.

Games

Following the song during Green Friday, organizations have a chance to collect points by competing in games.

January 26th: Three Legged Race: Each organization will have two members represent them as a team. The teams will have to tie their inner legs to each other and they will be timed for how long it takes for them to travel 30 yards across Havener Lawn. The team with the lowest time wins.

1st Place-15 Points      2nd Place-13 Points     3rd Place-11 Points     Participation-10 Points

February 2nd: “Pole”ish Horseshoe Tournament: Each organization will provide 2 participants that will be standing at a pole with a water bottle placed on top.  The opposing team will stand 20 feet away next to a similar pole.  Teams will take turns throwing a Frisbee to knock the opposite water bottle off its pole.  The other team will attempt to catch the Frisbee and the bottle if it is knocked off.  Each item hitting the ground is worth a point.  The winner will be decided by having the most points within 7 minutes.

1st Place-15 Points      2nd Place-13 Points     3rd Place-11 Points     Participation-10 Points

February 9th: Fifth Wheel: Teams will consist of 5 members of the organization. Four of the members will run a relay around Havener Lawn, while carrying the fifth member. The 4 members of the team will pass off the carried member at each station to complete the race. If the carried member touches the ground once, the team will have to start over. The fastest team wins.

1st Place-15 Points      2nd Place-13 Points     3rd Place-11 Points     Participation-10 Points

February 16th: Sweatshirt Long Toss: One member must toss a St. Pats sweatshirt as far as they can from the set starting point. The organization that can throw the sweatshirt the farthest wins the game. You must bring your own sweatshirt, any size works except youth size.

1st Place-15 Points      2nd Place-13 Points     3rd Place-11 Points     Participation-10 Points

February 23rd: Knock-Out: Each organization may provide 2 players.  All players line up behind a free-throw line.  The first player will try to make a basket.  As soon as the first player shoots the ball, the second player may shoot.  Once the first player makes the basket, he gives it to the third player and goes to the end of the line.  If the player who starts after the other makes it before his opponent, the first player is out.  Last player standing wins.  It is best if two players from the same organization do not line up next to each other. 

For clarification: http://www.livestrong.com/article/107304-knockout-basketball-game-rules/

1st Place-15 Points      2nd Place-13 Points     3rd Place-11 Points     Participation-10 Points

March 2nd: Washers Tournament: Organization will provide two players.  Players from opposing teams shoot toward the same box.  The team that scored last goes first, throwing all 3 washers.  Points are added up for all washers made.  If both players get a washer in the middle or in the box, they cancel each other.  Points are made by tossing washers into box (one point) or in the center (three points).  First team to 10 wins.

1st Place-15 Points      2nd Place-13 Points     3rd Place-11 Points     Participation-10 Points

March 9th: Frozen T-shirt Contest: Each organization will be handed a knotted up frozen t-shirt.  The object of the game is to untie the shirt without using any outside tools.  The first team to put the t-shirt on one of their members wins.

1st Place-10 Points      2nd Place-8 Points       3rd Place-6 Points       Participation-5 Points

Also on March 9th: Water Balloon Toss: Each team will provide two players.  They must toss a water balloon back and forth.  Each time the water balloon is caught, the catcher must take a step back to a set marker.  Once the balloon pops, the team is out and the distance traveled will be recorded.

 1st Place-10 Points     2nd Place-8 Points       3rd Place-6 Points       Participation-5 Points

Snake Invasion

200 Max Points
Participation Chair: Mason George, (417) 988-2780, mjg7wb@mst.edu

Snake Invasion will occur March 5th - March 7th from 9am-4pm. The ‘snake pit” will be located on campus in front of the library. This will be a competition between organizations to see who will collect the most snakeheads per first year member.

In order to be eligible to earn points, you must send your organization’s roster to the St. Pats Participation Chair (mjg7wb@mst.edu) by Thursday March 4th.

Points will be distributed as follows.

1st place – 150 points

2nd place - 140 points

3rd place - 130 points

4th place – 120 points

5th place – 110 points

Participation – 100 points

If organizations gather more than 5 snake heads per first year member, then 30 points will be awarded. If members gather more than 10 snake heads per new member an additional 20 points will be awarded.

Snake Invasion Criteria:

  1. The Snake Invasion traditionally is for the first year members of an organization; however older members are allowed to participate as well.
  2. In order to enter in the snake pit the first year member must possess a Shillelagh or Walking Stick with the following specifications:
  • Must be two-thirds the height as the bearer (three foot tall minimum for walking sticks)
  • Thickness at the base larger than the grip of the possessor’s hands (does not apply to walking sticks)
  • Ability to stand on its own (does not apply to walking sticks)
  • Artwork containing:
  • 3 shamrocks (NO 4 LEAFED CLOVERS)
  • 2 snakes
  • Organization name, (including chapter name for fraternities and sororities).
  • The words/year: “110th Annual Best Ever St. Pats 2018”
  • At least one carving
  1. In order to “kill” a snake, the participant must hit the snake with their Shillelagh/Walking Stick until a St. Pats representative informs the participant the snake is “dead.” At that point the participant will proceed to remove the head of the snake by any means necessary.
  2. There are no definite rules determining when the snake is dead. However, the following criteria will assist in that determination by the St. Pats representative:
  • Quality of artwork on Shillelagh
  • Size of Shillelagh
  • Quality of hits made on the snake
  • Yelling of the correct responses to questions asked by the representative:
  • Who do you love? A. St. Pats!
  • Q. What do you hate? A. Snakes!
  • Q. What makes the grass grow green? Blood! Blood! Blood!
  1. The following criteria may keep snakes alive for indefinite periods of time.
  • Incorrect responses to St. Pats trivia questions (or other campus-related questions) asked by the representative.
  • Gray colored Shillelaghs
  • Green Shillelaghs have traditionally been reserved for St. Pats baby reps.
  1. Snakeheads must be kept in order to receive credit. The “Head Count” will take place on Thursday, March 8th at Noon-4:00pm in Room 210 (Meramec Room) in the Havener Center.
    • An organization representative must bring the collected snakeheads from all the first year members. A St. Pat’s representative will be there to count and verify the number of snakeheads. Failure to turn in at least 1 snake head per first year member could result in penalization
    • The number of snakeheads presented is based on the honor system. St. Pats reserves the right to disqualify organizations based on suspicion of cheating.
Follies

300 Max Points
Follies Chair: Mason George , (417) 988-2780, mjg7wb@mst.edu

Follies will take place on Monday, March 12th, Tuesday, March 13th at the Puck, and Wednesday, March 14th after Court Arrival at the downtown Band Shell. Each individual event’s points will be awarded separately. First place points in each event will be equal to the 300 maximum points available (100 per day). Follies events will only award points for placing 1st through 5th place. There will be a total of 13 events. The Court of St. Patrick will be responsible for judging all of Monday’s events.

Any outfits or costumes worn during Follies must conform to university standards for decency. Competitors who are deemed to be dressed inappropriately will be asked to change or face disqualification. 

Traditionally on the Monday and Wednesday of Follies, participants precede their presentation with some type of joke. All material that will be presented by individuals on the puck or band shell MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE ST PATS BOARD by February 28th. Content will be reviewed by the St. Pat’s Board and Student Life and will be up to their discretion whether or not it will be allowed. Any significant divergence from the content submitted will result in loss of points and possible disqualification. If you fail to submit your jokes and entries, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE PUCK OR THE BANDSHELL.         

Point’s breakdown and events are as follows:

Monday:

Green Merchandise

            The object of this event is to creatively alter St. Pats merchandise in order to create new St. Pats merchandise. Any year’s St. Pats merchandise will be allowed, but older merchandise is encouraged. St. Pat’s Court will judge based on creativity and originality, with the latter being emphasized. The points for this event will be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place – 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Crazy Beard

            The object of this event is to creatively shave, shape, or in any other way display what your organization believes to be the Craziest Beard of the St. Pats celebration. Organizations will have a maximum of 2 minutes to display their craziest beard. The Court will judge the participants based on originality, creativity, general effect, and most of all craziness. Naturally grown hair will be required for all male participants, while females may produce a false beard. The points for this event shall be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Greenest Person

            The object of this event is to originally present a costume or makeup that represents “green” creatively. The winners are determined based on creativity and originality and by whoever court believes to be “the Greenest Person”. Each Organization may enter either a male or a female as their representative. The points for this event will be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Top Ten List

The object of this event is to creatively and originally determine a St. Pats related topic and compose a top ten list based on that topic. The top ten lists must adhere to the decency of all follies material. If determined to be indecent, that organization may be disqualified. A top ten list must be provided and be approved by the St. Pat’s Board by February 28. Failure to comply may result in loss of points or full disqualification. Organizations should also submit the name of the presenter of their top ten list. The points for this event will be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Limerick

            The object of this event is to creatively compose an original St. Pats themed Limerick. For the purposes of this event, a limerick will be defined as a short, humorous poem of three long and two short lines with the rhyming scheme AABBA. Limericks must be provided to the St. Pat’s Board at least two weeks prior to the day of Follies. Any significant changes must be submitted to and approved by the St. Pat’s Board. Failure to comply may result in loss of points or full disqualification. The points for this event will be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Tuesday:

Shamrock Cornhole

            The objective for this event is to throw a shamrock through one of three targets, each of varying difficulty. Participants will have three throws to attempt to hit targets worth 3, 2, or 1 points each. The 5 organizations with the highest scores will receive points. The points will be distributed as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Most Sweatshirts in a Minute

            The object of this event is for the organizations to have participants put on as many official St. Pats sweatshirts in one minute. Participants may have as many assistants as needed. Any year’s St. Pats sweatshirt is allowed. Shirts must be unaltered and go on one at a time. Each participant may start with one sweatshirt already on. The 5 organizations with the most properly worn sweatshirts will place in this event. The points for this event shall be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Most Garters in a Minute

            Each organization shall provide two participants. The object is to put as many garters on a participant’s leg in one minute. It is strongly advised this participant be female, however anyone under 5’10” in height will be allowed.  St. Pats will supply the garters. Judging is bases on the total number of properly worn garters. Properly worn garters are garters worn above the knee. The 5 organizations with the most garters properly worn will place in this event. The points for this event shall be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Fatal Vision” Egg Toss

            Each organization will submit two members team to represent them in the contest. The teams will toss the egg back and forth and after each throw the contestants will take one step back (roughly a 2 ft. increase in distance) until the egg breaks. The number of completed throws a team makes will count as their score for the event. The team with the highest number of throws will place at the event and the points will be distributed as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Broomstick Hockey

Each organization wishing to participate will submit one member to represent them. Participants will place a broomstick between their legs, and then attempt to get a ball into a shamrock shaped goal. This event will be a time challenge with a time limit of 30 seconds to score a goal with the broomstick. The 5 organizations with the lowest times will place at this event with the points to be awarded as so:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Wednesday:

Leprechaun Look-a-Like

            The objective of this event is to have a participant dress up to look like as much of a Leprechaun as possible. Judging will be based on creativity, humor, and how much they look like a leprechaun. Using the same person in consecutive years will result in disqualification. Organizations will be required to disclose the name of their participant two weeks before the day of follies. Points for the event will be awarded as follows:

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 16 points

3rd place - 12 points

4th place - 10 points

5th place - 8 points

Participation- 5 points

Show Walking Stick

In order to submit a show walking stick, it must meet the following requirements:

  1. The walking stick must be at least 3 feet tall
  2. It must include the name of the organization and the words “Best Ever”, “St Pats”, “2018”, at least 3 shamrocks, and at least 2 snakes.
  3. Must kill at least one snake during “Snake Invasion.”

Court will judge the walking sticks based on originality, creativity, workmanship, and general effect. Organizations participating in show Walking Stick cannot compete in Show Shillelagh. Organizations will be required to nominate a member who worked on their Show Walking Stick for a chance to receive a medal at the concert if their walking stick wins First Place.  Show Walking Stick has traditionally been reserved for majority female organizations. Points will be awarded as follows:

1st place – 65 points

2nd place - 50 points

3rd place - 40 points

4th place – 32 points

5th place - 26 points

Participation- 20 points

*1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of the Show Walking Stick have the option of being displayed at Coronation.

Show Shillelagh

In order to submit a show shillelagh, it must meet the following requirements:

  1. The shillelagh must have at least 3 roots, be 4 feet tall minimum and 6.5 feet tall maximum, and able to stand on its own
  2. It must include the name of the organization, the words “Best Ever”, “St. Pats”, “2018” at least 2 snakes, and at least 3 shamrocks.
  3. Must kill at least one snake during Snake Invasion.

The Court of St. Patrick will judge the Show Shillelagh based on originality, creativity, workmanship, and general effect. Organizations competing in Show Walking Stick cannot participate in Show Shillelagh. Organizations will be required to nominate a member who worked on their show shillelagh for a medal at the concert if their Shillelagh wins first place. The points for show shillelagh will be distributed as follows:

1st place – 65 points

2nd place - 50 points

3rd place - 40 points

4th place – 32 points

5th place - 26 points

Participation- 20 points

*1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Show Shillelaghs will have the option of being displayed at coronation. 

Vintage Merchandise

The object of this event is to present the oldest and most interesting Official St. Pats Merchandise your organization can find. All official merchandise must be at least 25 years old and must be from MSM, UMR, or MST. Organizations are discouraged from submitting sweatshirts, unless they are particularly rare or interesting. Unlike other events at Follies, points will only be awarded to the first, second, and third place participants. The point distribution will be as follows:

1st place – 15 points

2nd place - 10 points

3rd place - 5 points

Follies Policies and Rules Reminders:

Any and all entries are subject to the collective rules of the Missouri S&T campus.

*Per university policy, disruptive or disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression is prohibited.

http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/programs/ch200/200.010_standard_of_conduct

*Activity content (particularly submissions for the limerick and Top Ten List) must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. http://titleix.mst.edu/ .

Gonzo & Games

600 Max Points
Gonzo & Games Chair: Connor Boyd, (417) 536-1026, crbwb3@mst.edu

This Year’s Gonzo and Games will be held on Thursday, March 15th and Friday, March 16th on the Havener Lawn and surrounding area from Noon until 6pm.  To enter the games, a 2017 Gonzo cup is required.   Each game’s points will be counted separately. Each day will be worth 100 points for a total of 200 points. St. Pats reserves the rights to disqualify any organization that breaks rules during the Gonzo and Games events.

In order to participate in Gonzo & Games these items must be submitted or completed by March 8th, 2018 with the following:

  • Roster of all members of the organization
  • Entry Form submitted for Gonzo & Games
  • Standard waiver for Gonzo & Games

Gonzo Gives Back (100 points)

Gonzo Gives Back is our annual service event; it’ll start at 9:00am the morning of Thursday March 15th. Information about the service day will be released a couple weeks before the event.  For more information, you may contact our publicity chair, Justin Wright at djwvf2@mst.edu.  Remember, you are representing your organization and Missouri S&T at this event, so please represent yourself well.

4-10 member participation-100 points

1-3 member participation-75 points

Games (200 points)

Games marked with a ‘*’ will be divided by gender. The games are as followed:

Thursday:

Shillelagh/Walking Stick Toss

Each participant will throw a St. Pats shillelagh (or walking sticks for women) as far as they can. The shillelagh/walking stick will be provided for the participant from the 2018 Snake Pits. The participant may hold and throw the shillelagh/walking stick any way they choose provided it lands in the designated area and it is not hazardous to themselves or other people around. There is no limit on the amount any team or person can throw the shillelagh/walking stick. The organization with the longest toss will be declared the winner.

1st place – 25 points

2nd place - 22 points

3rd place - 20 points

4th place - 18 points

5th place - 16 points

Participation - 15 points

Volley Ball Tournament*

Each team will be entered into the volley ball bracket; men and women’s brackets will be separated.  Teams will consist of 3 players for men, and 4 for women.  Substitutes may be used, but all players must be present at the start of the game.  Players substitute when a server is changed.  Rally scoring and regular play rules will be used.  Leaving the tournament early will result in a score of “0” for this event.  ALL CALLS BY THE REFEREE ARE FINAL!

1st place – 25 points

2nd place - 22 points

3rd place - 20 points

4th place - 17 points

Participation - 15 points

Trashcan Ball Tournament

Each team will consist of two players and placed into a tournament bracket.  Teams will take turns throwing footballs into trashcans that are arranged in 10-part triangle.  When a trash can is made, it will be removed.  The object of the game is to have the opposite team remove all your trash cans before the other.  If both players make it into the trash cans on the same turn, they will get their balls back and another turn.  They may re-rack their trashcans once during the game.  Leaving the tournament early will result in a score of “0” for this event.

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 18 points

3rd place - 15 points

4th place - 13 points

Participation - 10 points

Pie Eating Contest

Organizations wishing to participate in the Pie Eating Contest must submit one of their members to represent them. Participants will compete to eat 3 mini pies in the shortest amount of time. Vomiting will result in automatic disqualification.

1st place – 15 points

2nd place - 14 points

3rd place - 13 points

4th place - 12 points

5th place - 11 points

Participation - 10 points

Pedestal Joust Tournament*

Organizations will submit one member to compete in the Pedestal Joust Tournament. Each participant will compete to knock their opponent off their pedestal. The winner will be determined by the best 2 out of 3 matches. Winners will advance through the bracket until a final winner is announced. Leaving the tournament early will result in disqualification from the event. Provided safety gear must be worn while inside the pedestal joust.

1st place – 15 points

2nd place - 14 points

3rd place - 13 points

4th place - 12 points

5th place - 11 points

Participation - 10 points

Friday:

Obstacle Course

Each Participant will attempt to complete an obstacle course with the quickest time. Teams may send as many participants as they want that can attempt as many times as they want to.  Only the best time will be recorded.  For fairness, other team’s scores will not be given upon request.

1st place – 15 points

2nd place - 14 points

3rd place - 13 points

4th place - 12 points

5th place - 11points

Participation - 10 points

Kickball Tournament*

Each team will be entered into the kickball bracket; men and women’s brackets will be separated.  Teams will consist of 9 players for men, and 10 for women.  Substitutes may be used, but all players must be present at the start of the game.  Once a player has been substituted, said player must not reenter the game.  Regular play scoring and rules will be used.  Leaving the tournament early will result in a score of “0” for this event.  ALL CALLS BY THE UMPIRE ARE FINAL!

1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 18 points

3rd place - 15 points

4th place - 13 points

Participation - 10 points

Three Point Challenge*

Each participant will attempt to make 3 point basketball shots from designated stations around a three point arc. Each participant gets three shots per station. Each participant’s points will be added and the largest individual total wins. Organizations may send as many participants as they want but the highest total score is the only one counted. For fairness, other teams’ scores will not be given upon request.

 1st place – 20 points

2nd place - 18 points

3rd place - 15 points

4th place - 13 points

Participation - 10 points

Cornhole Tournament

Each team will consist of 2 players.  Games will be played to 11, but you must win by at least 2.  General scoring and gameplay will be used.  Leaving the tournament early will result in a score of “0” for this event.

1st place – 15 points

2nd place - 14 points

3rd place - 13 points

4th place - 12 points

5th place - 11points

Participation - 10 points

Cudgel Carry

  • Points will be awarded upon entry of a cudgel that meets the following requirements:
    • Must be at least 5 feet tall and 1 foot in diameter
    • Must contain the following
      • 2018 sweatshirt design
      • A minimum of 3 shamrocks
      • A minimum of 2 snakes
      • Missouri S&T logo
      • Organization’s name and insignia/symbol/crest
      • Adherence to this year’s theme; “St. Pats at High Noon”
    • No professional help is permitted
    • Foreign objects are only permitted for STRUCTURAL PURPOSES. No extra decorations are allowed.
  • The St. Pat’s Board reserves the right to disqualify any cudgel that fails to meet the specified requirements
  • The cudgel does not have to be carried any specified distance to qualify for points and placing.
  • Additional points will be awarded for the carry of the cudgel on his/her back for a distance of 30 meters
  • The cudgel carrying team will consist of 6 people: 1 person to carry with 5 additional people to spot and assist the carrier in placing the cudgel on his/her back before the starting time, as well as assisting in the dismount of the cudgel after it has been carried.
  • The carrier must be a full member of his/her respective organizations.
  • Each organization will be given three attempts at the cudgel carry within a 10-minute time period, starting at the beginning of the first attempt

1st place – 30 points

2nd place - 26 points

3rd place - 22 points

4th place - 18 points

5th place - 16 points

Participation - 15 points

Any and all entries must follow all campus guidelines for appropriate public behavior and conduct, and are subject to the approval of student activities officials.

*Per university policy, disruptive or disorderly conduct or lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression is prohibited.

http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/programs/ch200/200.010_standard_of_conduct

Talent Show (100 points)

This year, Gonzo & Games will feature our third annual talent show.  Organizations will provide one act.  It can be any kind of act such as a musical performance or stand-up comedy.  Please fill out the registration form with what you would like to perform, if it is stand-up comedy, we ask that you submit your entire act.  Once you submit this form, we will let you know if your act will be allowed, your timeslot, and any other specific details you will need to know.  Your act must be less than 10 minutes long.  We will provide a microphone and basic sound equipment, but everything else will need to be provided by your organization.  You will be judged by a panel of faculty members. If you are interested, we ask that you perform on the Thursday of Gonzo and Games. 

1st place – 100 points

2nd place – 90 points

3rd place - 80 points

Participation - 75 points

Cudgel (200 points)

The St. Pats Cudgel judging will take place Friday March 16th at 2pm at Gonzo and Games. To participate in the Cudgel contest, please contact Connor Boyd crbwb3@mst.edu. He will notify your organization of any information regarding the contest including reimbursements.

In order to receive participation points for Cudgel it must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 5 feet tall and 1 foot in diameter
  • Must contain the following
  • 2018 sweatshirt design
  • A minimum of 3 shamrocks
  • A minimum of 2 snakes
  • Missouri S&T logo
  • Organizations name and insignia/symbol/crest
  • Adherence to this year’s theme, “St. Pats at High Noon”
    • No professional help is permitted
    • Foreign objects are only permitted for STRUCTURAL PURPOSES. No extra decorations are allowed

The Cudgels will be judged by distinguished members of the Missouri S&T and Rolla community. They will use the following criteria to judge the Cudgels:

  • Workmanship
    • Quality and Uniqueness of carvings
    • General Effects
    • Coverage of Cudgel

Organizations will place 1st through 5th based upon the judging. Organizations do have an opportunity to be awarded additional points. 5 additional points will be awarded to the biggest Cudgel, the Cudgel with the most snakes, and the Cudgel with the most shamrocks. Organizations, however, cannot score more than the 250 maximum points in the Cudgel category. The point breakdown shall be as follows:

1st place – 200 points

2nd place – 175 points

3rd place - 150 points

4th place - 125 points

5th place - 115 points

Participation - 100 points

Tradition

200 Max Points
Queens & Knights Chair: Caleb Nelson, (712) 898-5919, cwnt33@mst.edu

St. Pats at S&T is a tradition that has existed for over 100 years. As such, it is important that organizations do their part to help preserve and further one of Missouri’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The honor of being nominated as either a student Queen or Knight is one of the most important parts of that tradition. Organizations will receive 50 points for nominating a Queen candidate and 30 points for nominating a student Knight. Knights who are inducted into the Order of the Snake will be worth an additional 20 points. The criteria for induction will be given to Knights as a part of their informational sessions. No extra points will be awarded for your organization’s queen candidate winning the queen’s crown or placing as a runner-up. The due date for nominating a Queen or Knight will be November 29, 2017. Although late nominations will be considered, it is strongly encouraged that nominations and payment be turned in by that time. All Queens and Knights will be required to attend the coronation ceremony held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9:00 PM in Leach Theater in order to earn points.

 Over the years as nominations have grown, and space on the stage is limited, we’ve had to eliminate other parts of the ceremony. To resolve this and uphold the traditions, this year there will be a prescreening to determine which candidates will have the honor to take the stage during the ceremony. This prescreening will be decided by participation in various events that you may be notified about by the Queens & Knights Chair. None of these events will be mandatory, but it is important that you participate and represent your organization at these different functions. For those that will not be on stage, there will be reserved seating in front of the theatre and will still be honored during the ceremony.

            The week of St. Pats requires a tremendous amount of effort on the part of the St. Pat’s Board, and is only made possible through your organization’s continued membership and involvement in St. Pats. As such, we will be awarding 50 points to any organization per active member on the St. Pat’s Board (baby, junior, senior rep) during the week of St. Pats, with a limit of 100 points possible. Active members of the St. Pat’s Board are not eligible to compete in any events.  

  • Knight 30 points
    • (Order of the Snake) 20 points
  • Queen 50 points
  • Pats representative 50 points for each active rep (maximum of 2)

If you are interested in joining St. Pats or know somebody who may be interested in representing your organization, please contact our recruitment chair, Jeremy Clarkson, he can be reached at jpc8vb@mst.edu.

Float and Parade

250+ Max Points
Float/Parade Chair: Ed Mueller, (314) 578-0341, edmhcd@mst.edu

The St. Pats Parade takes place on Saturday, March 17th at 11 am on Pine Street in Downtown Rolla. In order to be eligible for reimbursements and receive points for Float and Parade a float or non-float must be entered, approved, and paraded down Pine Street.

To enter a float or non-float each organization must first submit their (non-)float concept/title to Ed Mueller, either during the scheduled float sign ups Friday, February 5th or after by email. More information will be sent out about the float sign ups when it gets closer. The concept/title must be in adherence to the 2018 theme “St. Pats at High Noon”. In the case of two or more organizations entering the same concept, it will be decided on a first come first served basis, however, float concepts will have preference over non-float concepts. Once the concept is approved organizations must submit an entry form by Friday, February 9th, 2018. Once the entry form is turned in and approved, your organization will be sent information regarding line-ups and other day of parade information. In order for a float to be entered and approved it must meet the following criteria:

  • Maximum dimensions for float: 13 feet high (ground to highest point), 15 feet wide, and any length.
  • Floats must denote the float title, the organization name, and the University’s name (Missouri University of Science and Technology). This can be in a sign or poster carried by people preceding the float. The Float must also have room on the pulling vehicle for a number to be taped for easier judging.
  • A pair of boards must be attached to either side of the tow vehicle on which appropriate advertising will be displayed in a clear and legible fashion. St. Pats will supply the advertising boards with dimensions of 4 ft. high and 8 ft. long.
  • If the float fails (falls apart or becomes immobile) during the parade, the organization will not be eligible for points or reimbursements.
  • There shall be no people on the float itself with the exception of the queen’s float.
  • There shall be no alcohol on the float.
  • There shall be no co-floats.
  • If a member of the organization is convicted of any infraction of Rolla City ordinances during the parade, the organization will not be eligible for points or reimbursements.

While in the parade the floats will be judged by distinguished members of the Missouri S&T and Rolla community. They will use the following criteria to judge the floats:

  • Originality
  • Workmanship
  • General Effect
  • Adherence to the theme, parade route, starting time
  • A moving part is not required but will be looked highly upon by the judges.

Your organization can be refunded up to $200 for expenses needed to build your float. In order to receive your refund you must return your parade boards that we will assign to each float in the same condition you received them and you must return your judging number sign. Also, you must turn in any receipts for expenses you would like reimbursed. If there is anything not relating to your float on the receipt, we cannot refund it. Everything required for your refund must be turned in by Saturday March 24th, 2018.

The organization with the first place float will have the option to build the next year’s Queens’ Float. If all the criteria are met for the Queens’ Float that organization will automatically be awarded 200 points. If the Queen Float places 1st, 2nd, or 3rd it will be worth additional points. If the Queens Float receives 1st place, it will instead be awarded 300 points. If the Queens Float receives 2nd place, it will be awarded 250 points, and a 3rd place Queens Float will be awarded 225 points. Last year, first place float was awarded to Sigma Tau Gamma, so they have the option to build the 2018 Queens’ Float.

Organizations who decide not to build a float have the option of participating in the Parade by entering a non-float. The non-float must adhere to the theme and be approved by Ed Mueller. The non-float will not be judged and will only be awarded the non-float points. The point breakdown will be as follows:

1st place – 250 points

2nd place - 200 points

3rd place - 175 points

Float Participation - 150 points

Non-Float Participation - 100 points

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering will not be for points
Concerts Chair: John Powell, (314) 651-2199, jap532@mst.edu

The St Pats Grateful Board Concert is an ongoing tradition of St Pats at Missouri S&T. Everyone, town and campus alike, is encouraged to come together for an afternoon of food, fun, and live music following the parade. Talent featured in our past concerts include Reel Big Fish, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Shinedown, Middle Class Rut, Puddle of Mudd, Motion City Soundtrack, The Urge, New Politics and The Schwag.

Volunteers for this event provide tremendous help to the success of our event, and can also be a lot of fun by getting an inside look of how a concert is set up and ran. Volunteers are eligible for service hours, pending approval of their organization's service chair. Volunteer slots are available from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening. Interested parties should contact the St. Pat’s Concert Chair, John Powell for more information. Volunteers are also required to attend the Concert information meeting, which will be on Saturday, March 3rd at 10am in the Meramec room of Havener.

Volunteers will get more information during the meeting, but below is a general breakdown of what volunteers will be doing before, during, and after the concert.

Before the concert starts:

  • Setting up the stage, perimeter fence, and crowd barricades
  • Unloading sound equipment

During the concert:

  • Security
    • Watching the gate to make sure no glass gets in the area
    • Monitoring the crowd barricades, and city hall doors

After the concert is over:

  • Clean up trash after the concert
  • Tear down fencing, stage, audio equipment

*Note: volunteering will not be for points.

Awards

Trophies:

  • Overall St. Pats Winner
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
    • Fourth Place
    • Fifth Place
  • Winner of Games (Includes Gonzo, Follies, Green Fridays)
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Best Float
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Snake Invasion
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Best Cudgel
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Best Show Shillelagh
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Best Show Walking Stick
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place

Plaques:

  • Top All Female Organization
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Top Non-Greek Organization
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Sweatshirt Design Contest
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Top Residential Hall Team
  • Most Improved Organization
  • Most Spirted Organization
  • Greenest House Competition
  • Winner of Gonzo & Games
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Winner of Follies
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place
  • Winner of Green Fridays
    • First Place
    • Second Place
    • Third Place

Medals (Gold, Silver, & Bronze):

  • The Greenest Person
  • The Best Limerick
  • The Best Leprechaun Look Alike
  • The Best Top Ten List
  • Winner of the Cudgel Carry
  • Winner of Pie Eating Contest
  • Winner of Shillelagh Toss
  • Winner of Walking Stick Toss