University Avenue on Friday, October 20 at 6:30pm

Join fellow student groups and University departments as they celebrate their Gopher pride along University Avenue!

Parking Information

Attendees are encouraged to park at the Oak Street Parking Ramp. Standard event parking rates may apply.

Apply to showcase your group in the 2017 Homecoming Parade. Registration is now open!

Ways to showcase your Student Group or Department:

Walking Entry: The organization will walk the parade route typically with a banner and, or have handouts.

Performance Entry: The organization will perform along the parade route. (Ex: band, dance routine)

Decorated Vehicle Entry: The organization decorates a vehicle, also includes golf carts.

Float Entry: The organization uses a vehicle that is rigged to a flatbed trailer. The flatbed trailer is then decorated to promote the Homecoming theme and your organization.

All applicants will undergo a review process. Entries will be reviewed based on crowd engagement/interaction, entertainment value, creativity, and Gopher spirit/theme.

The application will close on June 14th, 2017 at 10 pm. All applicants will be notified by July 10, 2017 if they have been entered into the parade.

Student Groups - Interested in having a float entry? The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is awarding $300 grants to student groups to assist in enhancing your float entry.

If interested, please register as a parade entry and select Float Entry. This will bring you to an additional application to be considered to receive the grant funding.

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