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2015 Parade information will be posted in the spring.
All Arkansas Tech University Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and Residence Halls are encouraged to participate in the Homecoming parade, as well as community businesses, churches and organizations. The parade will be held on Arkansas Tech's campus on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm. You are encouraged to decorate a float or a vehicle or enter a walking unit using the parade theme "Tame the Tigers."
This is an opportunity for RSOs and Residence Halls to show off your creativity as well as win some money! RSO floats will be judged on appearance, creativity, and relation to the theme, "Tame the Tigers." Monetary awards will be given to the first, second, and third places. Notice: You will not be allowed to throw anything from the floats! Walkers can hand out items, but nothing can be thrown!
The organizer of the parade entry must fill out an entry form by October 7, 2014 at 5 pm. All forms must be submitted before an entry will be accepted in the parade.
The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m. The parade route will be as follows: units will line up in Doc Bryan parking lot R. Units will start the parade by turning left on Coliseum Drive. Turn right Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Make the turn by Nutt Hall where judges will be stationed. Continue down North El Paso Avenue and turn right on West M Street. Turn right on North Glenwood. Turn right again onto West R Street to finish parade at the Doc Bryan parking lot R.
Click here for Parade Map.
The fairgrounds are being reserved for Tech float-building. We will contact everyone who registers a float when the availability date has been set.
On parade day, you must have a driver with vehicles hooked up and ready to leave the fairgrounds by 4:30 pm for a police escort to the staging area.
COMMERCIAL & PERSONAL ENTRIES
All commercial and personal entries will assemble in the staging area at 5:30 pm. All entries must be decorated.
ANY VEHICLE NOT DECORATED WITH THE HOMECOMING THEME WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.
Park outside the parade staging area (Doc Bryan parking lot) and walk your child/children to the designated area for your group. Please pin the name of the group on your child's/children's clothing. At least one adult must remain with each group of marchers throughout the parade and in the staging area. Absolutely no parking will be allowed in the parade staging area .
Assemble on parking lot R on Coliseum Drive in front of Doc Bryan no later than 6:00 pm.