Calling all Rockets: Homecoming parade applications due Sept. 11

September 8, 2015 | UToday
By Lindsay Mahaney

Blue and gold papier-mâché, streamers and confetti are all featured at The University of Toledo’s annual Homecoming parade. This year’s theme: Rocket Road Trip, All Roads Lead to UT.

Applications are available to participate in the parade Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. Student organizations and UT departments are encouraged to create a float, ride or walk in the annual event.

“The Homecoming parade is our longest standing tradition, so it’s a great way to show Rocket pride and celebrate the history of UT,” said Jason Wanamaker, Blue Key’s Homecoming float representative.

First-, second- and third-place trophies are awarded to the best floats. Trucks and cars also compete for a first-place trophy in a separate category. And there will be a Homecoming Blue Key Spirit Award for the most spirited representation of the theme.

“We’re hoping people will incorporate U.S. cities, states, landmarks, anything like that,” Wanamaker said. “We’re hoping everyone gets really unique this year and puts their own flavor into it.”

Applications and a letter of agreement outlining the requirements for each float, available here, are due Friday, Sept. 11.

To turn in required forms or for more information, contact Wanamaker at

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