Homecoming Parade Information


The Homecoming Parade is fast becoming one of our best traditions.  There were over 40 student, departmental, and local entries in the Homecoming Parade last year, and we are looking to expand beyond that this year!  McKendree Registered Student Organizations and other groups enter floats, cars, bands, horses and other walking groups to show off their McKendree Spirit!

The parade line-up begins at 10am.  We will begin the parade at 11am.  Please note the new route, due to the Lebanon Fall Festival !  It is currently pending approval.  Directions of the parade route are below.

PARADE ROUTE 2013:

Line-up will originate in the north lot of the Melvin Price Convention Center just off Alton St. and down Alton St.  The parade will proceed south down Alton St.. to Center St.  It will then turn east on Center St. and continue to Monroe St.  Left on Monroe St. and continue north to Summerfield St.  Left onto Summerfield St. back to Alton.  The procession will then turn right onto Alton St. and conclude.

Parade entry forms  are due to the Campus Activities Board Office, located in The Lair by Monday, September 30, 2013.   For additional information about each type of entry and the forms needed to sign-up, visit the links listed below. 

 

 
AS OF 9:15AM ON SATURDAY MORNING, THE PARADE WILL START AS SCHEDULED.

 

PARADE LINE-UP AND RAIN PLAN:

 

The lineup for Saturday’s Homecoming Parade is listed below.  Parade participants will lineup numerically at 10:00am, starting at the intersection of Alton St. and Summerfield St.  The lineup will then continue down Clover St.  This is due to a visitation and funeral service at the Catholic Church on Saturday.  The route will follow Alton St. south to Center St., left onto Center St. and follow to Monroe St.; left on Monroe St and follow to Summerfield St.; left onto Summerfield St.

 

CLICK HERE FOR PARADE LINE-UP

Post-Parade:

  • Due to the funeral and parking concerns in the north MPCC lot, parade entrants are asked to follow Summerfield St. out and conclude off Stanton St.  Parking in that area may be limited.

 

Rain Plan:

  • A decision on the parade will be made at 9:15am on Saturday morning.
  • The main contact on the Parade Entry form will be who we will contact regarding rain.
  • Information will also be posted on the student homecoming web page:  www.mckendree.edu/studenthc and on the CAB Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/McKCAB
  • A voice message regarding the parade status will also be posted on the phone in the  Campus Activities student office at 537-6315.

 

 

Parade Entry Form and Information (Word Document)
Use the Word document to submit the form electronically.  Complete the information directly on the form and email it to croberts@mckendree.edu

Parade Entry Form and Information (.pdf Document)
Use this form if you want to print the document, hand write your information, and fax your form or deliver it to the Campus Activities Office.