Homecoming Parade

University Avenue on Friday, October 17 at 7:00pm

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 15th 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 6:30 p.m.

Grand Marshals

The Mooty/Glaser family is the 2014 Homecoming Grand Marshals. Holding 35 University of Minnesota degrees spanning 4 generations, the Mooty/Glaser family truly represents this year's theme: "Forever Gold."

Four of the family members have served as Presidents of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and one served as Chair of the University of Minnesota Foundation. With their long history with the University of Minnesota, we are pleased to have John Mooty, his wife Jane Glaser Mooty, their children and their grandchildren serving as this year's Grand Marshals.

House Front Competition

If you are participating in House Front competition, please contact homecoming@umn.edu for more information.

Parking Information

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.

Coloring Contest

Enter the Coloring Contest by Friday, October 3 for a chance to be in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 17 at 7pm. 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 read through the contest rules if you are participating in the coloring contest.

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