University of Toledo

Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel
Homecoming Parade

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

EDWARD C. AND HELEN G. SCHMAKEL HOMECOMING PARADE
8:00AM
PARADE ROUTE: CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HOMECOMING 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 Aloha 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. The parade steps off at 8:00am.

Grand Marshal 2017 - Bruce Gradkowski

Bruce GradkowskiAbout Bruce Gradkowski
- Member of the UT All-Century Team for UT’s 100th year of football

- Recently retired from the NFL where he played for 11 years (2006-2016)

- New color analyst for the Rocket Football Radio Network

 

 

Road & Parking Closures

Click here to see the road and parking closures for the 2017 Homecoming Parade and Game Day. 

 

Float Participants

If you are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

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 Alex DiBell at alex.dibell@rockets.utoledo.edu.

 

Pictures

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

Last Updated: 10/6/17