Homecoming Parade

Band member participates in parade

Be part of the 2019 Homecoming Parade

Show your Husker pride by participating in Nebraska’s 2019 Homecoming parade celebrating 150 Years of Grit and Glory!

Recognized Student Organizations, Residence Halls, and community organizations can apply to participate in the parade.

Parade Entry Form

Frequently Asked Questions for Participants

When is the parade?
The homecoming parade will take place on Friday, October 4, at 6 p.m. Check-in will begin at 4:30 or 5 p.m., depending on which group you are in.

How do I know what group I am in?
You’ll receive an email from the Homecoming Staging Director letting you know where you will be in the parade lineup. If you have any other questions regarding your group, please email asun1@unl.edu.

Where do I go?
Check-in for Group A will be on the corner of 16th and Vine, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Check-in for Group B will be on the east side of the 16th and Vine intersection beginning at 5 p.m. Check-in will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. for Group A and 5 p.m. for Group B. The parade route will head west on Vine Street and turn to follow the stadium loop. Destaging will take place on 14th Street south of Hawks Hall.

We went all out, and we have a lot of stuff. Where can we put it?
Bring all of your necessary materials—golf cart, float, flatbed, vehicle, insurance, candy, etc.—with you to your check in area (16th and Vine or East side of Vine and 16th). Everything you bring must be stored on or in your float or golf cart, so plan accordingly.

If you are bringing a vehicle, please be sure to submit insurance information to ASUN (asun1@unl.edu) by Thursday October 3, 2019, and instruct drivers to bring their licenses on the day of the event.

NOTE: When distributing candy, please remember to hand it out. Throwing candy is NOT permitted.

Do we have to bring anything besides what goes on our golf cart or float?
No. Your golf cart/float/flatbed and all materials needed to finish your golf cart or float are acceptable, but we want to avoid clutter/litter/safety hazards/lost things at all costs.

If you are driving a vehicle for candidates or your float, bring your insurance and driver’s license to display for check-in. We will provide all floats with fire extinguishers and numbers designating their place in the line-up order. The rest is up to you.

What if we’re going to be late?
If you have members of your organization/float who have conflicts that result in your whole group being tardy, you MUST TELL THE STAGING DIRECTOR PRIOR TO FRIDAY. If you have individual members of your group that will show up later than check-in, it is your responsibility to make sure they arrive before release. The only things that are mandatory upon check-in are your float and a representative to check your organization. The rest is your responsibility.

Who can I email/look for with any questions?
If you have questions prior to or on parade day, please email the staging director at asun1@unl.edu.

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