Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience



Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally

The Ohio State Homecoming Parade is one of Ohio State's biggest and longest running traditions. Student organization floats, colleges, departments, community organizations, and local celebrities are all a part of this great tradition.

Students, Alumni, OSU Family and Friends are invited to attend on Friday, September 30, 2016. Pre-Parade festivities begin at 5:30pm and the Parade starts at 6:00pm beginning at Ohio Stadium and ending at the Ohio Union.

Along the route we will have grandstand announcing and seating areas, food, and drinks. View the Parade route here: Parade Map

Immediately following the Parade will be the Homecoming Pep Rally, sponsored by the Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Student-Alumni Council, inside the Ohio Union. Join Ohio State's Student Alumni Coucil and your Ohio State family in cheering on the football team at the Homecoming Pep Rally! See the 2016 Homecoming Court! Get pumped for the big game, win prizes and participate in traditions you know and love!

Traffic and Parking

We suggest you park in Ohio Union Garages (along High Street, South of 15th), Arps Garage (along High Street, North of 17th), Tuttle Garage (near the Architecture Building) or the South Campus Gateway Garage (along 11th Avenue, East of High Street). Lane Avenue Garage (corner of Tuttle and Lane Ave)

Please note CABS Service will also be impacted during the time of the Parade. For more details, read more here.

Registration for the 2016 Homecoming Parade is OPEN! 

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns. 


* = Required field

I. Registration Information:
II. Parade Script:

Please limit to 300 words.

III. Entry Description:

IV. Optional Application for Float Building Space and Supplies:
Please fill in the questions below if your student organization would like to build, store, and receive building supplies for your float under the Stadium South Stands.
** Please note that organizations that damage the Stadium area or leave their floats at the Stadium past Friday night will be charged for the cost of repairs and/or float disposal.

Please limit to 300 words.

Please limit to 300 words.

Please limit to 300 words.