Homecoming 2022 | Oct. 9–15
Plans are subject to change, based on health and safety measures that may be in place at the time of the event. Face coverings are required in all university buildings.
Information for Homecoming 2021
Join us for the annual Homecoming parade! The parade starts at Main Street and runs between Hickory Street and Virgin Avenue.
Be Part of the Parade
If you'd like to join the parade, complete the parade registration form.
Check-in starts at 9 a.m. on Jay Street. You should be checked-in by 9:30 a.m. Volunteers at check-in will lead all entries to the appropriate lot and call on you when it is time to proceed to the parade route.
The parade will go on, rain or shine and will only be canceled in the case of lightning or a tornado.
- Entrants are allowed to provide walkers alongside the entry to hand out candy, coupons, or flyers.
- Parade officials will inspect all entries and reserve the right to eliminate any entry that is in violation of these rules.
- Jay Street (between Southwest Road and Irene Street), Irene Street (between Jay Street and Hickory Street), and Hickory Street (between Irene Street and Main Street) will be for registration, float queuing, marching bands, and other parade participants.
- All entries must have clear signage.
- Once an entry has started along the parade route, no additional persons may board the float.
- Float entries may not exit the parade route prior to the end of the parade.
- Alcohol is not allowed.
- No political or advocacy propaganda is allowed.
- Cover all open wheels for safety.
- Portable generators should be mounted securely with adequate clearance separating any part of the generator from combustible fabrics or decorating materials.
- It is recommended that one fire extinguisher be located near each generator.
- Changes in the parade line-up the day of the parade will be at the discretion of the parade officials.
- Float height is not to exceed of local power lines, width is not to exceed the width of Main Street, and the length is unlimited, but must be able to turn corners, as well as have a reasonable amount of maneuverability.
- No open or closed containers of alcohol will be allowed while in the parade line up or during the parade. State and local alcohol policies will be enforced.
- No one will be allowed to throw any object(s) from a moving vehicle. Items, including candy and beads, must be handed out to the parade audience.
Platteville City Ordinance
(10) Public conduct during parade (a) Interference. No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct, impede, or interfere with any parade or parade assembly or with any person, vehicle, or animal participating or used in the parade, nor shall any other organization or group of persons not listed in the application for a parade permit participate in the parade. (b) No person shall throw or shoot any object from a motor vehicle in the City of Platteville. This includes candy, beads, etc. Those items can be handed out by walking participants.
Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Association Awards acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated contributions to the university, their profession, and community, with the Outstanding Alumni Association Award being specific to those who have graduated within the last 15 years.
2021 Outstanding Alumni Awardees
- Kenneth Mika ’08 and ’15
- Nick Wagner ’06
- Eugene Woehrle ’09 and ’13
- Ben Wood ’06
- Daniel H. Smith ’12
2021 Distinguished Alumni Awardees
- Gary J. Goldberg ’81
- George L. Ochs '69
- Todd Johnson ’81
- Phil Molldrem ’70 and ’94
- Douglas A. Weirauch, Jr. ’72
- Dr. Michael Roy ’69
- Michael Fiedler ’71
- Mike North ’96
2020 Outstanding Alumni Awardees
- Brock Walker ’10
- Adam Kaiser ’13
- Tim Rindfleisch ’09
- Meredith Dentice Johnson ’12
2020 Distinguished Alumni Awardees
- Tim Herrick ’83
- Perry Hubert ’81
- Chris Polzer ’88 and ’92
- Joseph Denk ’82
- Ann Stewart ’86
- Gary Einerson ’61