September 11, 2014

Homecoming parade, court deadlines approaching

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- Southern Illinois University will be “Wild with Pride” for Homecoming 2014 on Oct. 25. 

The Homecoming parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and the football Salukis face the Indiana State Sycamores at 6 p.m. There will also be a variety of special events throughout the week, Oct. 20-26. 

Homecoming organizers are now accepting applications for the parade. In addition, university students interested in being part of the Homecoming court may also submit applications. 

Parade organizers welcome marching units, floats, equestrian units and car and truck entries.  The application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Oct. 10. The parade will line up from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 and go through Carbondale before dispersing at the Student Center. Submit completed applications to the Student Programming Council office, located on the third floor of the Student Center. 

Homecoming court candidates should submit their completed application packets and recommendation letters by 4:30 p.m., Oct. 1 to Student Programming Council office. Applications may be sent by email to or by fax to 618/453-6559.  Online voting is Oct. 20-23. 

Details are still being finalized but watch for the complete schedule of homecoming activities and additional information.  You can also call 618/536-3393 or email for details.