Events

Marshall Homecoming Parade & Bonfire

October 12

4th Ave between 10st & Hal Greer

6:30 pm

The Marshall University Student Government Association is once again organizing the annual Marshall University Homecoming Parade, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12.

This year, the parade will begin on Fourth Avenue at Tenth Street and travel east to Hal Greer Boulevard where it will move up to Fifth Avenue and continue east to 17th Street at Harless Dining Hall.

A bonfire and pep rally are once again scheduled to take place immediately following the parade on Harless Field (located between Harless Dining Hall and City National Bank).

The parade line-up will begin at 5 p.m. and the actual parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on the corner of Tenth Street and Fourth Avenue.

The bonfire will begin immediately following the parade and will feature head football coach Doc Holliday, members of the 2017 Thundering Herd football team, the Marching Thunder, cheerleaders, dance team and everyone’s favorite bison, Marco.

The Marshall community is encouraged to participate in a social media contest for a chance to win a Herd fan prize package including a $100 gift card to the Marshall University Bookstore.

To enter, fans should post a photo or 15-second video showing their best Marshall spirit using hashtags #MarshalluSpirit and #HerdHomecoming on Twitter or Instagram. Entries must be posted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10. The winner will be announced at the bonfire. More information is available at www.marshall.edu/homecoming/contest.

The theme of homecoming this year is Overthrow the Monarchs – Game of Thrones style. View a full schedule of events at www.marshall.edu/homecoming.

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