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2014 Homecoming Parade

"Building for the Future"

Congrats to our 2014 parade winners: Unicef in the car category and Student Senate in the walking category!!


·          Entries for the Homecoming Parade will be submitted electronically or to Nicole Placek in Krasa 175.

·          Questions or concerns about entries can be directed to Nicole Placek in Krasa 175 or

·            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 Friday 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.


·         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.


·          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


·          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 11:45am sharp.

·         Parade will be at 12 noon and end in the Rice Center Parking lot           

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

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





Office of University Development

Benedictine University

Krasa Center, Room 175
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.