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Time is running out to enter ISU’s Blue and White Homecoming Parade

September 8, 2021

The registration deadline is September 27 to participate in Indiana State University’s Blue and White Homecoming Parade, said Kevon Christian, Associate Director of Campus Life.

The parade, a tradition going back to 1919, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 23. The Homecoming football game is at 1 p.m. against Youngstown State at Memorial Stadium.

Homecoming was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

“We want everyone to know that the Blue and White Homecoming Parade is back,” Christian said. “It will be a celebration of ISU and the Wabash Valley community, with the marching band, floats, cheerleaders, student organizations, and candy for the kids. We hope local businesses and community organizations will join the celebration as participants in the parade. It’s a great opportunity to promote your business or organization --- and have fun doing it.”

Businesses can register for the parade here and non-profit organizations can register here.

Questions can be directed to Christian at 812.237.3824.

The parade route starts at 9th St. and Wabash. It goes west on Wabash to 5th St., then north on 5th St. to Chestnut St.

Media contacts: 

Mark Alesia, Director of University Communication 

(O) 812-237-3837 

(C) 812-229-8020

Dianne Powell, Associate Director of University Communication

(O) 812-237-8764

(C) 812-878-2131