Parade

Grand Marshall: Linda Long

Retired Assistant Dean of Student Life and Directory of New Student Programs

Important Dates

Event Date & Time Location
Entry Form Due September 28, 2007 — 4:00PM Drumlin 120
Parade October 13, 2007 — 10:00AM Starts from Carlson/CA Lot

Files

Form Type Word Document PDF
Order (includes check-in times) Word Document Portable Document Format
Entry Form Word Document Portable Document Format
Packet Word Document Portable Document Format
Rules Word Document Portable Document Format

Float Judging

Floats will be judged in the following areas:

Category
Points

Adhering to Homecoming Theme

35

Workmanship

25

Originality

20

Overall Impression

15

Use of Colors

5

Total Points

100

Marching Unit Judging

Marching Units will be judged in the following areas:

Category
Points

Adhering to Homecoming Theme

40

Originality

20

Overall Impression

20

Unity

20

Total Points

100

Guidelines

  1. Categories for all divisions are as follows: Float (pulled behind another vehicle) and Marching Units.
  2. Car entries are encouraged but will NOT be judged.
  3. A first place will be awarded in each division. There will not be an overall winner awarded.
  4. The proper parade unit entry form must be turned in to Leadership Development (Drumlin 120), by Friday, September 28, 4:00PM. Additional forms are available at Leadership Development, Drumlin 120.
  5. Professional help of any kind in the planning or construction of the float or marching unit will result in automatic disqualification.
  6. No float may be higher than 12 feet.
  7. Each float must be able to move forward at a rate of 5MPH.
  8. Guidelines for parade participation of political groups and/or political candidates are as follows:
    1. Completion and submission of the parade unit entry form by the required date, subject to the approval of the Homecoming Steering Committee and $50 participation fee.
    2. Sponsorship by a University (currently) recognized student organization AND completion of item (a) above.
    3. Special invitation by the Homecoming Steering Committee.
  9. The parade will start at 10:00AM. All groups entering the competition must check-in at Carlson/CA Lot at their assigned time. Late check-ins will result in a fifteen point penalty.
  10. Absolutely no day of parade entries!!
  11. All units being judged in the parade must slow down (but not stop) while passing the judges' platform and maintain a 50 yeard distance.
  12. Entrants are NOT permitted to have any beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, at any time along the parade route. Any entry promoting the use of alcohol, using profanity, vulgarity, sexually explicit material, or implying racial discrimination will be disqualified and removed from the parade and risk future ban from Homecoming activities.
  13. No candy, gum, etc. may be thrown from any floats or cars, only from walking parade participants.
  14. Remember!! Check-ins and line up for the parade will take place at the assigned times on Saturday, October 13. All entries should be lined up and ready to go at these assigned times.
  15. Entries longer than 30 feet must give notification PRIOR to September 28 and be approved by the Homecoming Steering Committee.
  16. Entries wishing to use animals must notify the Homecoming Steering Committee prior to September 28, and have liability waivers and health certifications signed by owners.
  17. The City of Whitewater Fire Department and Homecoming Steering Committee request that you take precautions when using flammable materials in the construction of your float.
    Source of non-flammable float decoration are available at Leadership Development, Drumlin 120.
  18. Decisions of the judges are FINAL.

Questions? Concerns?

Please direct any questions regarding the Parade to Luke Schalewski or Marc Schroeder, Parade Coordinators, by leaving a message at Leadership Development, 472-3191.