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The Marching 110 alumni at the Homecoming parade
2021 Homecoming Parade

Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m


Kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, OHIO’s Homecoming Parade brings town and gown together and Bobcats past, present and future to the streets of Athens for a morning dedicated to celebrating all things Ohio University.

The Parade Grandstands will be located at the Schoonover Center of Communications (corner of Union St. and College St.). For the first time this year, the Marching 110 will stop in front of Konneker Alumni Center to play.

The deadline to enter the parade is Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, by 5 p.m. All entries must be submitted through the online form. For parade questions, email homecoming@ohio.edu.

Homecoming Parade to be livestreamed:

Whether you are able to return to the bricks or not, everyone can participate in the 2021 Homecoming Parade! If you're unable to return to Athens, register here for a livestream hosted by DJ A-Roc.

2021 Parade Route

2021 Parade route:

The parade officially starts as units turn left onto Union Street (from WUSOC parking lot), continuing up Union Street to turn right on S. Congress. The parade will then make a left onto President Street before turning left onto Court Street and going up to Washington Street. The parade will turn right onto Washington Street and then right onto College Street. The judges and grandstand will be on the Schoonover patio along College Street. The parade will then turn left onto Union Street and right onto University Terrace. The parade ends at the intersection of University Terrace and Park Place.


Sign up here if you would like to participate in the Homecoming parade.

Click here to view the parade guidelines (pdf).