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We look forward to seeing you next year, Oct. 19-22 for Homecoming 2017. And mark your calendar for William & Mary Weekend in New York City on May 18-21, 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 marshal for the 2016 Homecoming Parade were the Honorable Michael K. Powell ’85 and Jane Powell ’85. Alumni and student spectators alike gather along Richmond Road to cheer on the parade. This year there were two stops for the parade. At the first stop, on the corner of Richmond and Jamestown Road, the entries were announced. At the second stop in front of the Alumni House, floats were judged for awards.

The 2016 Homecoming Parade Award Winners Are:

The Spirit Award: Pep Band



Student Float Student Marching Alumni/Community
First Place
Community Development Center/ Residence Life
Catholic Campus Ministry
The Olde Guarde

Second Place
The William and Mary Choir
W&M Dhamaal Bhangra
King William High School Marching Cavalier Band

Third Place
Equestrian Club
Cheerleaders and Toano Fire Truck
Charles City High School Marching Panthers


Watch Parade highlights below or in full on Facebook Live.

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?