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MSU Homecoming Parade

The 2021 Homecoming Parade will take place on Oct. 1. The parade begins at the Hannah Community Center, travels down Abbot to Grand River and into campus at the Farm Lane entrance.

Each year the parade features more than 120 entries, including the Spartan Marching Band, the MSU Alumni Band, student organizations, MSU athletic teams and dance teams, MSU colleges and departments, Greek sororities and fraternities, East Lansing community groups, Michigan high school bands and much more.

Homecoming Parade Entries

All student groups and community organizations are encouraged to participate in the MSU Homecoming Parade and can register to do so by completing the online registration form. Registration is only available online, and applications will be accepted up until parade staging capacity has been met.

Parade Entry Registration

Homecoming Parade Rules

To ensure all aspects of the MSU Homecoming Parade run smoothly, all those participating are encouraged to read the parade entry rules below. 

Parade Entry RulesRules for Elected Officials

Homecoming Parade Volunteers

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the MSU Homecoming Parade run smoothly. A variety of shifts are open to help with the parade. All volunteers will receive a Homecoming t-shirt and button.

Parade Volunteer Registration