Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade is one of the biggest highlights of Homecoming Week and is a great opportunity to show your club, organization or residence hall's involvement within the WSU and Winona communities. We ask that you incorporate the WSU IS OUT OF THIS WORLD theme into your parade entry to demonstrate creativity and energy. Remember: Your float is a direct representation of your image and what you are portraying about your group. Have fun with it, but be smart!

Regulations for Parade Entries

  • All entries must have their group name clearly visible on both sides.
  • There is no throwing of candy from the parade exhibit at the crowd, but people may HAND things out.
  • There is a zero tolerance for alcohol on any of the parade entries. Any representation of alcohol, written or insinuated, is prohibited. Failure to comply may result in removal from the parade.


Judging will be based primarily on originality and connection with the WSU IS OUT OF THIS WORLD theme. There will be cash prizes for the top three entries created by on-campus clubs, organizations, or residence halls. Prize money will be deposited into the winners' university accounts.

  • 1st place-$200
  • 2nd place-$150
  • 3rd place-$100

Zero Tolerance Policy

In accordance with municipal laws, there is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for alcohol during the parade. There will be no alcoholic beverages allowed on any of the parade entries. Any representation of alcohol, written or insinuated, is prohibited. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be subject to removal from the parade and legal action taken by the police. The Winona Police Department will be patrolling the parade route.

Parade Entry Information


If you are a WSU campus club/organization or department, please fill out the online parade entry form. If you are a local community entity and want to request entry into the parade, please contact Joe Reed or call 507-457-5312. WSU reserves the right to deny Homecoming Parade entry requests.