11 roads to close due to Homecoming Parade

Savannah Hoag

A total of 11 roads will be closed on Friday due to the Colorado State University Homecoming parade.

This year the parade begins at 4:30 p.m. on the corner of Oak and Howes Streets. It will travel south on Howes Street where it will pass through the heart of campus, the Oval and continue west to finish on Meridian Avenue.


Roads closed include:

  • ·Howes Street – Mountain Avenue to Oak Street
  • Oak Street – Between Sherwood and Howes Streets
  • Laurel Street – From Meldrum Street to Mason Street
  • University Avenue at West Drive
  • The intersection of Meridian Avenue and Plum Street
  • Olive, Magnolia, Mulberry and Myrtle Streets at Howes Street


Roads providing vehicle access to the Oval will be closed due to the parade. Those attending the parade, and any other Homecoming weekend events, are encouraged to utilize public transportation.

The Homecoming parade is a long-standing tradition unifying CSU students and alumni Fort Collins community members as well as to celebrate Ram pride. The parade and Homecoming theme for this year is, “Capture Your Moment.”

This year Polly Baca, the first Latina woman to serve in both houses of the Colorado General Assembly, and Blanche Hughes, CSU Vice President for Student Affairs are co-grand marshals of the parade.

The parade route for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7 (Photo courtesy of Tony Phifer)


Roads will open after the 90-minute parade ends at 6 p.m.

The end of the parade marks the beginning of Friday night lights, a Homecoming pep rally for the Saturday football game. Events on Friday include: lighting of the A, a bonfire and fireworks. All events are free and open to the public.

More information about Homecoming events can be found online at homecoming.colostate.edu.

Collegian reporter Savannah Hoag can be reached online at news@colostate.edu or via Twitter @sav_hoag.