Northwestern Homecoming

We are busy planning a full week of activities forĀ Northwestern Homecoming 2017!

Homecoming week begins on October 1, 2017 and ends with the Wildcats taking on Penn State on October 7.

The full week’s event schedule, as well as royalty info, parking/road closures, and more will be available on this site by mid-August.

Parade Registration

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Week is
October 1 – 7, 2017

Parade & Pep Rally on
October 6, 2017

Important Dates

FRIDAY, June 9
Early-bird Parade Registration Deadline
No registration fee!

MONDAY, September 25
Parade Registration Due

THURSDAY, September 28
Mandatory Parade Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Location to be announced later

FRIDAY, October 6
Drugs and Alcohol Signature Form at Parade Check-In from 430-5pm


4:30-5:00 p.m.: Parade Check-In
All parade participants must be checked in by 5:00 p.m.
Lincoln Street between Orrington and Sheridan

5:00-6:00 p.m.: Parade Staging
Lincoln Street between Orrington and Sheridan

6:00 p.m.: Parade Kick-Off
Start at Lincoln/Sheridan, heading south to Chicago/Sheridan

6:45 p.m.: Pep Rally Begins
Deering Meadow

Download Parade Rules PDF

Parade Application Form