University Avenue on Friday, September 25 at 6:30pm
Created to encourage school spirit and to increase interest in attending Gopher athletic events, the Homecoming Parade also promotes unity among students, staff, faculty, alumni and the surrounding community. This year's parade route is down University Avenue. Watch the parade between 12th Avenue Southeast and Oak Street Southeast or in the Family Viewing Area. The Family Viewing Area is located near Cooke Hall and will feature bleachers, on-site restrooms, and free face painting, balloon animals, games, and giveaways beginning at 6:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota Alumni Association will choose this years Grand Marshal over the summer. Details coming soon.
Attendees are encouraged to park at the Oak Street Parking Ramp. The quickest way to access campus and the Oak Street Ramp will be to exit highway 94 at Huron Avenue and follow directional signage to the ramp. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for parking information and updated information on East Bank road construction. Standard event parking rates may apply.
One boy and one girl will be featured as special guests in the Parade. First place winners from each age group will also receive a Homecoming prize pack. Please check back later if you are participating in the coloring contest.