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CSU’s Annual Homecoming Parade Has a New Route

CSU Homecoming Parade 2014
Jordan Dawson, TSM

CSU’s annual Homecoming Parade has a new route and for the 1st time in parade history, it will end up in the new on-campus stadium.


The parade, which is led by the CSU Marching Band, begins in its traditional launch site at 4:30 p.m. Friday (10/13) at the corner of Oak and Howes streets. And, as in the past, it marches south on Howes and enters campus via the famed Oval.

The 2107 parade will exit the Oval at the southwest corner, wind its way through the Lory Student Center plaza and then connect with University Avenue heading west to Meridian Avenue. The parade will head south on Meridian before ending at the new stadium.

CSU Homecoming Parade Route
Colorado State University

Grand Marshals

The Grand Marshals of this year’s parade will be the President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity, which is celebrating its 20th year on campus.

Parking & Closures

The west side of the Oval the west side of Meridian will be closed to parking, as will the far west side of the Morgan Library parking lot. Road closures and parking news on and around the parade route can be found on the City of Fort Collins website.

After parade

Parade viewers can enjoy Festival on the Oval before, during and after the parade. After that, head to the Lory Student Center for food, fireworks and the annual homecoming bonfire at Friday Night Lights.

CSU On- Campus Stadium
Jenny Harding, TSM

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