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The 2015 MSU Homecoming Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015. Online registration for the parade will be available on Monday, August 17, 2015. We encourage all student and community groups to participate. Applications will be accepted online and will be accepted up until parade staging capacity has been met. For more information regarding entering the parade, contact Regina Cross by email, or by phone at 517-353-3069.

Parade Registration

For more information on parade registration, please contact Regina Cross by email, or by phone at 517-353-3069.

If you are a business and would like to participate, please contact Peter Delong by email, or by phone at 517-432-4574.

Staging for the parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on Abbot Road in East Lansing. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) will be eligible to receive parade awards based on the theme in the following categories:

  • Best Float
  • Best Banner
  • Best Group
  • Best Spartan spirit
  • Best Residence Hall
  • Best Community Group
  • Best Campus Group

Parade awardees will be notified after the parade and will have the opportunity to have two representatives from the organization receive the award during halftime of the Homecoming football game on Saturday. Two tickets to the football game will be provided for two members of each winning organization.

A limited number of flatbeds will be available for RSOs to build floats on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to reserve a flatbed, please indicate so when submitting your parade entry form.

For RSOs reserving flatbeds, the southeast concourse area of Spartan Stadium will be available for building floats beginning Monday, September 28 and will continue each night until Thursday, October 1. A selection of tools will be available each night to assist in building floats and the MSU Recycling Center will have free items available to assist in making floats. For information on how to build a float, click here. A limited amount of additional space in the concourse area will be available on a first come, first served basis to other groups wishing to build floats on flatbeds they provide themselves.

Parade Route: The parade begins at the intersection of Abbot Road and Burcham Drive, travels south on Abbot Road, east on Grand River, south at Collingwood, south on Farm Lane and concludes at the corner of Farm and Shaw lanes.

At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a float break down area available until 8:45 p.m. at the MSU Recycling Center located on Farm Lane. To get to the breakdown area, continue straight on Farm Lane past Service Road and the Recycling Center will be on the right. Dumpsters and tools will be available for you to disassemble and discard your float materials. If you acquired a flatbed from the MSU Alumni Association, you will be able to leave the flatbed in the parking lot where you disassemble the float. MSU Alumni Association flatbeds that are not returned will result in the RSO being assessed a replacement fee of $1,500.

Click here to see photos from the 2014 Homecoming Parade.

View photos from last year
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