October 19-22, 2017


The parade is a long-standing tradition during William & Mary’s Homecoming that rallies Tribe pride for the upcoming football game. Entries include student floats, walking groups, alumni participants and community partners. Each year, a grand marshal is selected by the school to lead the parade. The grand marshals for the 2017 Homecoming Parade are Lynn F. Briley '71, Janet Brown Strafer '71, M.Ed. '77 and Karen O. Ely '71, the first African Americans in residence at William & Mary.


Be among the throngs of alumni and student spectators that gather along Richmond Road to cheer and witness the parade.


The Parade begins at the corner of North Boundary Street and Richmond Road at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Parade FAQs

What is the parade route?
Do the reunion classes have places where they can gather to watch the parade as a group?
Can I watch the parade online?
How do students apply to participate in the parade?
Can my club/organization receive financial assistance to participate in the parade?
How do alumni or community members apply to participate in the parade?
Are there prizes for winners of the parade?
Where does the parade begin? 
Where does the parade end?
Where is parade check-in?
If I am a walking/marching group where can I park on campus?
If I am dropping off participants of the parade in a bus or another larger vehicle, where will I go?