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 (IF 12:00PM GAME) OR 10:30AM (IF 3:30PM GAME)
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. The time of the parade will depend on the football game time and should be determined roughly 12 days prior to the game. Presented by Blue Key National Honor Society. The parade steps off at TBD (depending on the game time) - 8:00am (if 12:00pm game) or 10:30am (if 3:30pm game).

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

 

 

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: 9/21/17