University of Toledo

Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel
Homecoming Parade

Rocket Marching Band

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018 @ 10:30AM

PARADE ROUTE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PARADE MAP

CAMPUS RD. (BY ROCKETS BOOKSTORE) →  RIGHT ON BANCROFT ST.
→ LEFT ON CHELTENHAM RD. → LEFT ON CHRISTIE ST. 
→ LEFT ON MIDDLESEX DR. →  LEFT ON BANCROFT ST. → RIGHT ON CAMPUS RD.

Get into the carnival spirit as you watch floats, dignitaries, alumni, honorees, Rocket Marching Band, Rocky and Rocksy, and more take to the streets of Old Orchard with the annual Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade. Presented by Blue Key National Honor Society and supported by the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership and the Office of Alumni Engagement. The parade steps off at 10:30am.

 

Mayor Wade KapszukiewiczGRAND MARSHAL 2018 - MAYOR WADE KAPSZUKIEWICZ

  • Mayor of Toledo, Ohio since January 2, 2018
  • Lucas County Treasurer from 2005 until 2018
  • Toledo City Councilman for nearly seven years
  • Proclaimed the beginning of the 2018 academic year as "Rocket Week" in the City of Toledo and raised a UT flag outside One Government Center

 

Road & Parking Closures

Click here to see the road and parking closures for the 2018 Homecoming Parade and Game Day. 

PARADE Participants

If you are interested in participating in the Parade (float, decorated vehicle, etc.), please click here for more information and to register by Wed. Sept. 26, 2018. 

Floats participants should be in line by 2.5 hours before the parade kickoff and will be in position by 2 hours before the parade kickoff. Judging for cars and floats begin 1.5 hours before parade kickoff.

Contact

For any questions about the parade or if you are a non-student organization wanting to be involved with the parade, please contact Blue Key President Hayden Huff at hayden.huff@rockets.utoledo.edu.

Pictures

Click on an image below to view pictures from previous parades:

Last Updated: 10/3/18