University Avenue on Friday, October 20 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 Walnut Street Southeast or in the Family Viewing Area. The Family Viewing Area is located at the Donhowe Building parking lot on University, just west of 15th Avenue Southeast, and will feature on-site restrooms, and free face painting, hot chocolate, games, and giveaways beginning at 6:00pm.
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.
Children age 12 and under are invited to participate in our annual Homecoming Coloring Contest! Two winners will be selected in the following three age groups: 4 and under, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. First place winners in each category will win a Homecoming prize pack. Additionally, two overall winners will be featured as special guests in the University of Minnesota Homecoming Parade!