Parking lots to close for Homecoming parade, use alternate lots

October 3, 2018 | Events, News, UToday
By Staff

UT faculty, staff and students traveling to Main Campus on Saturday, Oct. 6, should note the Homecoming parade’s direction and several parking lot closures that will help to alleviate traffic congestion on game day.

Presented by the Blue Key National Honor Society, this year’s Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. The parade route will begin on West Bancroft Street and travel through the Old Orchard neighborhood, as it did last year.

This year the Edward C. and Helen G. Schmakel Homecoming Parade will begin at West Bancroft Street and Campus Road and go east to Cheltenham Road to Christie Street to Middlesex Drive and back to West Bancroft Street.

To help you enjoy watching the parade with friends and family, a route map is available at and at right.

As the floats, dignitaries, alumni and other parade participants assemble, lots 12 and 13 will be closed, and lot 14 impacted, until the parade passes through — from approximately 8 a.m. to noon. Lots 12 and 13 will be closed at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct 5, until the end of the parade; all cars will need to be removed from these two lots by 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

These lot closures are in addition to other lots that are routinely closed on game day, including lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 18 and 28. During this same time, the entrances to Campus Drive and West Towerview Boulevard also will be closed.

As a result, drivers are encouraged to use the following alternate parking lots Saturday, Oct. 6: 1N, 1S, 2, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and the East Parking Garage.

Staff will be on hand to open lots 12 and 13 as soon as the parade passes through, and to help ensure traffic is well-managed on Homecoming day, when hundreds of additional vehicles will be on campus. Your patience and attention to safety are appreciated.

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