Members of the Marching Salukis

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September 21, 2022

Sign up now to participate in SIU’s homecoming parade, contests

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale will celebrate Homecoming 2022 October 10-15 and entries are now being accepted for several special competitions. Enter no later than 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 to participate in the contests.

The annual homecoming parade is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 15 down Southern Illinois Avenue and onto campus and now is the time to enter bands, floats and other parade units. The theme of this year’s homecoming and parade is “Saluki Walk of Fame” with a nod to old Hollywood glamour and an added celebration of past and present famous Salukis. The winning contestants will receive prizes.

Find the parade application for small and large floats, cars/trucks, walking and equestrian units here: 

High school and junior high bands are also welcome to participate in the SIU homecoming parade. Find the band parade applications at:
In addition, campus units, departments and offices are invited to participate in a Homecoming Door Decorating Contest, and entries are now being accepted. Sign up online at Doors must be ready for judging by 9 a.m. Oct. 10. All entries must illustrate the homecoming theme “Saluki Walk of Fame.”

More information about Saluki Homecoming 2022 is coming soon and can also be found at