Colorado State University’s homecoming week is going to be packed with events and activities, but a must-see celebration is the CSU Homecoming Parade.
This year’s Homecoming Parade theme, “This is Our Time,” is sure to spark some creative juices. In addition to the usual excitement and energy, one of the showstoppers is traditionally the float from the construction management department, which has received first place sweepstakes or CSU division for the past decade.
This year, attendees can look forward to participation from the marching band and the spirit squads, and to the numerous student organizations on campus, academic programs, sports organizations and fraternities and sororities.
Junior Jamie Hampton remembers past homecoming parades.
“I am looking forward to seeing floats from the cheerleaders and Greek organizations,” said Hampton. “They are entertaining to see. They usually have music.”
From members of the community local businesses and nonprofit organizations, the parade will offer a ride variety of diversity.Leeann Harris, a freshman, said she is looking forward to her first CSU Homecoming Parade.
“I am excited to see awesome float designs with enthusiastic people on them,” Harris said.
This year for the first time the festivities can be seen via a live feed. So if you can’t be at the parade in person, you can still feel a part of the excitement by logging on at source.colostate.edu. The live stream will be available beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Friday.
CSU sophomore Emily Topham said she is excited to take advantage of this oppurtunity, hoping to watch the different ways in which spirit is displayed.
“I am looking forward to seeing how our campus displays the variety of organizations that make up CSU,” Tophman said.
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