Alumni Association accepting entries for Homecoming parade

Posted August 28, 2017

Each year, Kansas State University alumni, friends and the Manhattan community gather for the highlight of All-University Homecoming Week: the parade.

The 2017 Homecoming parade will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 20. The K-State Alumni Association encourages all campus groups to participate in the parade.

This year’s Homecoming theme is Purple Pride Worldwide and marks K-State’s 102nd Homecoming celebration. Homecoming is a universitywide celebration coordinated by the K-State Alumni Association and sponsored by AT&T.

“The Homecoming parade is by far one of the most visible and memorable events during each year’s celebration,” said Marcus Kidd, assistant director of student programs for the Alumni Association. “K-Staters put their school spirit on display as the floats travel from downtown Manhattan to Aggieville. The parade does an excellent job of bringing all of the Wildcat Community together.”

Prior to the parade, the Aggieville Business Association will host trick-or-treating in Aggieville. A pep rally will take place at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park following the parade at approximately 6:30 p.m.

To participate in the parade, groups must register by 5 p.m. Oct. 12. A late fee of $10 will be required for submissions received after the deadline. For registration and more information, visit Students or student organizations interested in being involved in additional Homecoming week activities should contact the Alumni Association’s programs department at 785-532-5056.