Homecoming Parade Route to Include Downtown Amherst

2015 Homecoming Parade

The Annual UMass Amherst Homecoming Day Parade will step off from McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m., featuring the Minuteman Marching Band, numerous floats, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and the Town of Amherst Select Board.

The route:

  • From McGuirk Stadium, along University Drive.
  • Left onto Amity Street
  • Left onto North Pleasant Street through downtown
  • Left onto Massachusetts Avenue
  • Right onto Haigis Mall on campus

Approximately 20 organizations will participate, with 11 expected to present floats, among them the UMass Amherst Libraries, Homecoming Royalty Court and various Greek Life and Registered Student Organizations.

Other participants include the UMass Amherst Dance Team and Cheerleaders and radio station Hits 94.3. The Amherst Select Board will ride the Business Improvement District Trolley.

In the afternoon, the UMass Football Minutemen take on Tulane at 3:30 p.m. at McGuirk stadium.

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