Homecoming Gets a Facelift
Parade to bring tradition back to Downtown Fargo
Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 15:09
For many years in the past, NDSU’s annual Homecoming parade has taken place on University Drive, but this year, it’s moving to downtown Fargo.
At a news conference on Sept. 11, campus and downtown organizers announced the parade, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, will take place north along Broadway, just as it was from 1922 to 1982.
According to NDSU News, Bresciani described the parade route in downtown Fargo as a tremendous opportunity, a win-win scenario for everyone. He said it will bring positive publicity to the community and university.
“We think the tens of thousands of people who will potentially take part in this year’s Homecoming parade will have a huge impact on the businesses,” he said. “When those businesses are successful and thriving, NDSU’s campus community is successful and thriving.”
A campus committee through NDSU has been working on reaching out to the public in hopes that all students, alumni and the F-M community will take part in all the fun and excitement taking forth Homecoming week, Oct. 7-12.
Student body president Robbie Lauf said he is most excited to see the NDSU community celebrating the Friday night pep fest following the parade.
“Now that we are returning to the 50-year tradition of having the Homecoming parade downtown, we will have a tremendous opportunity to showcase everything that is Bison Nation to the state and nation!”
Lauf says that the pep fest will be held outside the Civic Center downtown.
For more information on Homecoming 2013 and a schedule of all the events, visit http://www.ndsu.edu/homecoming/.