Parade and Pep Rally

K-State alumni, friends and the Manhattan community gather for the highlight of Homecoming week! Each year special K-Staters are selected to serve as grand marshal. K-State students show off their parade entries and Homecoming-themed floats throughout downtown Manhattan and Aggieville.  View the parade route.

The 2017 parade grand marshal will be Larry Moeder '77,  associate vice president of student life and executive director of undergraduate admissions and student financial assistance. The 2017 parade will begin at 5 p.m., with the Pep Rally to follow at approximately 6:30 p.m. 

2017 Homecoming Parade Participants
1st Infantry Band
AeroJuice Health Fast Food
Air Force ROTC Detachment 270
Alan Fankhauser - Chair, Alumni Association Board of Directors
Army ROTC Honor Guard
Black Student Union
Blue Township Fire Department - Celebrating 50 years of service
Brian K. Thomason - Candidate for City Commission
Brian Thompson - Candidate for Manhattan City Commission
Civil Air Patrol
Country Meadow Apartments
Eagle Communications
Erickson family - wife, Carol; daughter Eryn Durlam; and grandson Noah Durlam, of K-State fight song composer Harry E. Erickson '27. This year marks the 90th anniversary of "Wildcat Victory."
First United Methodist - Change the World
Flint Hills Heart, Vascular and Vein Clinic
Green Apple Bikes
GTM Sportswear
Habitat for Humanity Restore
Heartland Corvette Club
International Coordinating Council
Japanese Student Association
Jerred McKee - Candidate for Manhattan City Commission
Jurdene Coleman - Candidate for USD 383 school board
Kansas Forest Service with Smokey the Bear
Karl Kunz Agency
Karla Hagemeister - Candidate for USD 383 school board
Katrina Lewison - Candidate for USD 383 school board
K-State Asian American Student Union
K-State Circle K
K-State Country Dance Club
K-State Football Semi
K-State Japanese Yosakoi Dance Club
K-State Marching Band
K-State Men’s Crew
K-State President Richard Myers and Mary Jo Myers
K-State Recycling Department
K-State Sexuality and Gender Alliance 
K-State Student Ambassadors - The 2017 Ambassadors and the candidates for 2018 will be featured.
K-State Student Body President Jack Ayres and Vice President Olivia Baalman
K-State Swim Club
K-State University Rodeo Club/Team
K-State Veteran Student Organization
K-State Waterski Team
Little Apple Renaissance Festival, presented by the K-State Dept. of Hospitality Management
Little Apple Roller Bombers
Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity
Manhattan Catbackers - K-State alumni supporting the Ahearn Fund and helping increase awareness of and support for K-State Athletic programs.
Manhattan Shrine Club
Miss K-State
N Zone Sportswear
Ogden Friendship House/United Methodist Church
Park Management and Conservation Program, featuring a 20’ Boston Whaler Patrol Boat.
Pat Wilkerson ’57 and son Bryan ’83 Wilkerson - Pat Wilkerson was a 1956 K-State Student Body President and a 1957 Big 8 Student Body President, celebrating 60 years since his terms.
Pershing Rifles Company - Color guard exhibition drill formation
Powercat Motor Sports
Purple Elvis
Riley County EMS
Riley County Fire District 1 - This 5 ton tanker truck will be used for water transportation and fighting wildlife fires. With 1400 gallons of water this truck will serve as a vital fire fighting apparatus both on and off-road.
Ryan Holle
Shelby Evert Racing, featuring a 1.4 mile drag boat raced by Shelby Ebert, K-State senior in marketing and accounting.
The Manhattan Mayor, City Commissioners, and USD 383 School Board Members are riding Old Engine #1, a 1947 American LaFrance. Old Engine #1 served the community as a functioning firefighting apparatus for 38 years, and was taken out of such service in 1985. The Engine was refurbished by the Manhattan Fire Department, in cooperation with The Sunflower Lions Club, and was dedicated as a fire prevention and public education tool in October, 1996.
Usha Reddi - Candidate for Manhattan City Commission
VFW Post 1768
Via Christi Hospital
Vote Yes for Rec and Trails
Wildcat Offroad, featuring Baja cars made at the K-State College of Engineering.
Wildcat Wagons
Wynn Butler - Candidate for Manhattan City Commission
Yard Art Classics Car Club
Young Trustees of the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation

K-State Homecoming Pairings
Alpha Chi Omega/Pi Kappa Alpha/Clovia - Chicago
Alpha Delta Pi/Delta Sigma Phi/Beta Upsilon Chi- Kansas City
Alpha Gamma Delta/Alpha Tau Omega/Acacia/Kappa Sigma- New York City
Alpha Xi Delta/Phi Gamma Delta/Sigma Tau Gamma- San Francisco
Chi Omega/Delta Upsilon/Alpha Omega Epsilon- Los Angeles
Delta Delta Delta/Alpha Gamma Rho/Beta Sigma Psi- Nashville
Gamma Phi Beta/Tau Kappa Epsilon/Theta Xi- Orlando
Kappa Alpha Theta/Lambda Chi/Triangle- St. Louis
Kappa Delta/Delta Chi/Sigma Chi- New Orleans
Kappa Kappa Gamma/Sigma Alpha Epsilon/Pi Kappa Phi- Honolulu
Moore/Honor House/LC
Pi Beta Phi/Phi Delta Theta/Phi Kappa Theta- Las Vegas
Sigma Kappa/FarmHouse/Sigma Phi Epsilon- Seattle
Zeta Tau Alpha/Beta Theta Pi/Alpha Kappa Lambda- Dallas

Pep Rally
Immediately following the parade, join K-Staters for the spirit-filled pep rally at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park! The KSU Pep Band, cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie will be on hand to rev the crowd for Saturday's football game against Texas.

The winners of each Homecoming event and the overall Homecoming winners for each category will only be announced at the pep rally.