Congratulations to our 2015 Homecoming Parade Winners!

Community: Hot Heads Hair Design
Independent: University Singers
Greek: Phi Gamma Delta
Cheer/Dance: Cole Academy
OVERALL: Phi Gamma Delta

Community: Happy Clean & Smart
Independent: Caribbean Student Association
Residence Hall: Noyer
Greek: Gamma Rho Lambda
OVERALL: Caribbean Student Association

1st Place: Muncie Central High School
2nd Place: Wes-Del High School
3rd Place: Cowan High School

Overall: Muncie Light Horse Club

The Homecoming Parade is one of Ball State's greatest traditions! Ball State campus organizations and Muncie community businesses and groups enter floats, cars, bands, and even horses to show off their Cardinal Pride!

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The parade will take place on Saturday, October 3. Lineup will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Muncie Central High School (south parking lot).  Please enter at the stop light on Walnut Street.  

The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please arrange to be dropped off at the parade site or ride on the float/vehicle you plan to drive in the parade. There will be no additional space for parking vehicles not used in the parade.

2015 Parade Entry Form

2015 Homecoming Parade Route

The parade theme is "The Greatest Show on Turf." Judges will be looking for floats that reflect the theme. Your parade unit must clearly display the name of your business/organization. 

There will be volunteers on site to direct you into the lot to your designated space. It is the responsibility of the participating organization to remove its entry from the parade route and campus immediately following the parade. 

All entry forms are due to the Homecoming office no later than Thursday, September 17, to ensure that preparations can be completed in time. Sorry, no entries will be added after this time.

FLOAT ENTRIES: The cost to enter a float in the parade is $50. All campus floats must get a police escort to the lineup site. For an escort, contact the University Police Department at 285-1111.

  • Float size: Maximum measurements for floats are: 15 feet high (from the ground), 11 feet wide, and 22 feet long. Jeeps, flatbed trucks, pick-ups, etc. may be used for floats. A standard hay wagon or farm wagon may also be used at the base (a standard hay wagon consists of a frame and four wheels). The height restriction of 15 feet has been adopted for your protection so that the float will clear all the wires and trees along the parade route. All floats must adhere to these limitations and be capable of negotiating corners on the route. 
  • Bus entries and/or vehicles larger than a standard car or truck should sign up in the float category to ensure enough space at the lineup site. 
  • One car is permitted to accompany each float without paying an additional fee. Cars that accompany floats will line up behind the float. 
  • Decorating materials must not exceed $500.

CAR/WALKING ENTRIES: The cost to enter a car/walking unit in the parade is $40. A separate entry form must be submitted for each car/walking unit entered in the parade.

  • Only one vehicle is permitted in this category. If you have more than one vehicle in your unit and/or require extra space, please sign up as a float entry. Float entries are allotted larger space in the lineup. 
  • Decorating materials must not exceed $200. 
For additional information, contact the Homecoming Office, (765) 285-7051 or