More than 90 units are expected to participate in this year's Homecoming parade.
Photo courtesy of: University Communications and Marketing
Oct 10, 2013
From staff reports
For those unable to attend Saturday's Ohio University Homecoming parade – expected to be one of the largest parades in the event's 91-year history – never fear. Two organizations will be broadcasting live from this annual tradition of Bobcat pride.
WOUB will be broadcasting from the corner of Court and Union Streets beginning at 10 a.m. To watch WOUB's broadcast, visit http://woub.org/2013/10/07/wouborg-stream-ohio-university-homecoming-parade.
AVW Productions, an entirely student-run media production house at OHIO, will be broadcasting from outside the fourth floor of Baker University Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. To watch AVW's broadcast, visit http://www.ohio.edu/mediaserver/live.cfm?videoid=7a080a74838b.
More than 90 units have signed up to participate in this year's Homecoming parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Hosted by the University Program Council, the parade will feature floats, banners and displays of Bobcat spirit from the OHIO and surrounding communities. The Ohio University Class of 1963 will be serving as the honorary grand marshal for this year's parade in honor of the class' golden anniversary.
This year's parade route will follow the same route that debuted during last year's celebration. The parade will start on Factory Street, turn right onto Union Street and then turn right onto Court Street (traveling in the opposite direction of the normal traffic flow). The parade will go past Baker University Center where the units will be scored by judges before proceeding left onto Park Place. The parade will then turn right onto University Terrace and proceed to parking lot 93 (outside the golf and tennis facility) for float dismantling and recycling.
For more information about the 2013 Ohio University Homecoming, visit http://www.ohio.edu/homecoming/. The website includes a schedule of Homecoming events, an interactive Google map that provides directions to all Homecoming-related activities, as well as parking information and restrictions in place for Homecoming Weekend.