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OCU stages homecoming parade

Oklahoma City University will host a parade as part of its homecoming festivities beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 5, with OCU alumni Mayor David Holt (juris doctor, 2009) and former mayor and trustee ex-officio Ron Norick (B.S.B. management, 1964; honorary doctor of humanities and letters, 1990) serving as grand marshals. Attendance is free and open to the public.

The parade route will wrap around campus starting near the corner of NW 27 and Kentucky Avenue, travelling east to Blackwelder Avenue and turning south to finish near NW 23. Public viewing areas will be on NW 27 near Kentucky and on Blackwelder near NW 24.

A map with the parade route, viewing areas and recommended guest parking is available here. Dances and performances will be viewable from the marked parade watch areas.

The parade will feature entries from several of the university’s student organizations and homecoming royalty candidates. It is the first homecoming parade for OCU in decades.

2022 Homecoming also coincides with Oklahoma City University’s annual Parents and Family Day. Alumni, families and guests are encouraged to attend a community tailgating event in the Freede Wellness and Activity Center parking lot from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5. A homecoming volleyball game will begin at 1 p.m. in the Freede Center.

For a full schedule of OCU’s 2022 Homecoming activities, visit okcu.edu/homecoming.