The Carolina Athletic Association is in charge of organizing Homecoming, but this year it will have assistance from the UNC Board of Elections.
CAA Homecoming Director Kris Willett said the committee will interview all applicants and choose the top three female and male candidates.
The selection committee consists of seven members, including Willett; Sue Kitchen, vice chancellor for student affairs; Ben Singer and Ursula Dimmling, senior class president and vice president; Reid Chaney, CAA president; Justin Young, student body president and Mark Townsend, speaker of Student Congress.
"The committee will increase student participation in the selection of Homecoming king and queen," Chaney said. "I think it'll be good."
Interviews will take place between Oct. 22 and 25, and the top six candidates will be announced Oct. 26.
These interviews will focus on candidates' proposals for service projects that the Homecoming king and queen are required to complete. The committee is looking for well-planned, feasible projects to benefit UNC and the community.
Willett said service projects must be initiated by Jan. 15 and completed by March 20. "During the interviews we will ask candidates about their project proposals, which should be very detailed and thorough," Willett said. "We will choose candidates with the best proposals."
After the interview committee selects the top three candidates for both king and queen, a general campus vote will take place.
Voting this year will be solely online. The elections board is in charge of voting procedures and tallying the votes.