Parade Information


2016 Homecoming Parade

"Then and Now"
 
Thanks to all of the student organizations that participated!
Walking Winner: Student Senate
Driving Winner: Jurica Suchy Nature Museum Student Advisory Board


DETAILS:

·          Entries for the Homecoming Parade will be submitted electronically

·          Questions or concerns about entries can be directed to Nicole Placek at nplacek@ben.edu.

·            A float decorating party will be held in the parking garage lot from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00pm.  Any building done after 11:00pm will automatically disqualify you.Snacks will be provided.

·         You will be allowed to add finishing touches to your float on Thursday morning from 10:00am to 11:00am.  All float participants must be at the Parking Garage by 11 am for float lineup.

·           Pre-building is allowed but your float must be completed at the Float Party. Please ask for clarification if you have questions.

·         Please bring your own supplies, although some will be provided by the Homecoming Committee

·         Provided Supplies include:  masking tape, scotch tape, butcher block paper, poster board, streamers, ribbon, scissors, glue, paints/markers. 

·         You will be responsible for clean-up of your building area/float and any damage caused to the Parking Garage during float building. 

·            NO alcohol or illegal substances will be allowed in the float decorating area.

 RULES:  

·         No alcohol or illegal substances will be allowed in the float or vehicle in the parade.

·         All floats must be present at the Float Decoration Party on Thursday evening. If you are a walking group, please join us for the decorating party as well.

·          Any vehicle must be driven by your club advisor or the vehicle owner.

·          NO university vehicles may be used.

·           Candy or BenU items may be passed out along the parade route.

·           Tampering of floats will not be tolerated.

·            You must rely and capitalize on your own creative abilities to build your float.

·           Violation of these rules will result in disqualification.

JUDGING:

·          Floats will be judged at the end of the parade.

·          Judges will be from a wide variety of campus faculty and staff

·           Judging will be based on the following:

·         Creativity

·          Originality

·         School Spirit

·           Incorporation of the theme

 DAY OF PARADE:

·          All participants must be at the Parking Garage to move float out of garage by 10:45 a.m

·         All trailer and car floats must be lined up between 11:00 and 11:30am in their designated line up position.

·         Parade will move to start location at 12:15 p.m. sharp.

·         Parade will be at 12:30 p.m.       

·         Please pull your float into assigned number spot for judging following the parade.            

·         Enjoy the Spread the Red Lunch for the announcement of winners.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
8
BenU Presents: An Evening with Bill Rancic
Main Campus in Lisle
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Event Details

BenU Presents: An Evening with Bill Rancic

Date: February 08

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin Hall Auditorium

Contact: Nicole Placek    (630)829-6406    nplacek@ben.edu

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BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Deb Smith, Director, University Development Events
Phone: (630) 829-6080
E-mail: dsmith@ben.edu
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Nicole Placek, Specialist, University Development Events
Phone: (630) 829-6406
E-mail: nplacek@ben.edu
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.