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Students - Homecoming Float Application

Rules & Regulations

Campus and student organization entries must abide by the following rules and regulations:
  • No alcohol may be consumed prior to or during the parade procession. We make safety our highest priority and as many of our parade watchers may be young children we want to ensure we make every effort to keep all MSU fans and parade watchers safe.  MSU, specifically Student Activities, reserves the right to prohibit anyone that has been consuming alcohol before or during the parade from participating in the parade.
  • Parade entries are responsible for their float themes as well as the people on the float or participating in a parade entry. MSU, specifically Student Activities, reserves the right to prohibit entries and floats from participating if the theme of the entry is not suitable for all member of families that will be spectators, specifically young children.
  • All float entries must be on a flatbed trailer. NO semi-truck beds are permitted. All campus and student organizations are responsible for securing their own flatbed trailer and towing vehicle as well as the driver for their float. It is the responsibility of the organization to communicate all necessary information concerning the building and moving of the float to their lineup assignment location to the person driving the towing vehicle.
  • Campus and student organization floats ARE NOT required to be built at a designated location for student organization float building.
  • A location will be designated for campus and student organization floats if they choose to use the location. Floats may be dropped off at the designated location on Sunday, Oct. 14 between 5 and 6 p.m. The designated location will be open Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19 from 4-11 p.m. The designated location WILL NOT be staffed by chaperones. It is the responsibility of the campus or student organization to use good judgment and keep everyone working on the float safe. Animals are not permitted in the float-building location.
  • All entries must be made from non-flammable materials such as foil, crepe paper, butcher paper etc. We recommend that any parts of the float that may be damaged during the moving of the float be completed at the lineup assignment location.
  • All floats built in the designated area are required to be moved on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 20. The moving of the floats will begin at 7 a.m. Any floats that do not have drivers at the location to move their float at this time may be prohibited from participating or being judged in the parade.
  • For safety purposes, it is mandatory that all floats have a fire extinguisher that is full and easily accessible during the parade.
  • There can be no more than eight (8) people on a float at any time and all people on the float must be stabilized to prevent injury during the parade.
  • MSU, specifically Student Activities, reserves the right to prohibit floats and entries that have not submitted an application from participating in the parade at the time of the parade.


  • Sept. 5 - float and entry applications available
  • Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. - float and entry application deadline - all entries submitted after this date will be lined up at the end of the parade.
  • Oct. 15 - email with lineup and assignments sent to applicants
  • Oct. 20 - all entries must be in their assigned lineup location by 7:30 a.m.


This application is for a campus or student organization that is interested in participating in the 2018 Homecoming Parade as a float entry. For more information please contact Shannon Colvin, Associate Director of Leadership, Programming and Inclusion at 606-783-2886 or

The Office of Student Activities is still accepting submissions for parade entries, however late submissions may be placed at the back of the parade lineup due to time limitations.

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