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Student driving go cart that's decorated to look like Cookie Monster

Join the procession of BLUE and ORANGE by watching the Boise State Homecoming Parade!

Parade Details

  • Start Time: TBD
  • Staging Area: Morrison Center parking lot – enter the parking lot using Earle Street off of University Drive. Parade participants check in at the North West corner of the Brady Garage.
  • Start/End: University Drive and Brady Street (Start).  University Drive and Denver Street (End).
  • Parade guidelines:
    • All floats should promote a culture of Boise State spirit and pride
    • All political entries must be sponsored by a student organization
    • Student organizations are eligible for a golf cart provided by ASBSU
    • Handing out candy and spirit items is encouraged, however paper fliers are not allowed.

Schedule of Events – 2017

The official kick-off time has not been announced yet. We will update the schedule to specific times as soon as possible. Last year’s schedule is listed below for reference.

  • Staging Time:  2 hours before the start of the parade in the Morrison Center Parking Lot
  • Parade Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes before kick off

Registration Information

  • Registration is free for all participants
  • A Boise State student organization must sponsor all political entries.  Student Organizations sponsoring a political entry must fill out the registration form and the submission must come from student leaders of the group. No political entry will be accepted otherwise. For a list of active student organizations visit

Grand Marshal

The Homecoming Committee invites nominations for Grand Marshals of the annual Homecoming Parade. The Grand Marshal serves as leading dignitary at the front of the Homecoming Parade. The role is bestowed upon an alumni, staff, faculty, or community member who has shown an exceptional commitment to Boise State University and the greater community. Nominations are being accepted until Friday, September 29.

Past Grand Marshals

1969 Jay Amyx
1971 Lyle Smith
1979 John Keiser
1988 Dyke Nally
1989 Velma Morrison
1990 Lyle Smith
1991 Booker Brown
1992 Joe Parkinson
1993 Larry Selland
1994 Keith and Catherine Stein, Honorary Grand Marshal: Jackie Cassell
1995 Dyke Nally
1996 Mane Line Dancers
1997 Lyle Smith and his 1947 football team
1998 Lois Chaffee
1999 Velma Morrison
2000 Harvey Neef
2001 Butch Otter
2002 Charles and Sally Ruch
2003 Vincent Mull Wa Kituku
2004 1994 Bronco Football Team
2005 Duane and Lori Stueckle
2006 Allen and Dixie Dykman
2007 Doug Hackler
2008 Travis Jensen and Minna Jensen
2009 Tom Beitia, Susie Schumacher, and recipients of that year’s Alumni Service awards
2010 Pam Hult, Carl Asbury ’76
2011 VIP float of Provost, VPs, and Deans,
2012 Milford Terrell
2013 Coach Leon Rice
2014 Mayor David Bieter
2015 Steve Swanson
2016 2007 Fiesta Bowl players

Steve Swanson, 2015 Grand Marshal Steve Swanson, 2015 Grand Marshal


Parade Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help block streets, set up cones and signs, and to organize parade floats and bands. This annual event cannot occur without the help of Boise State and the Boise community, so please fill out the volunteer registration below if you are interested in being a part of this Bronco tradition!

Questions? Contact Melinda Jean Stafford in the Student Involvement & Leadership Center 208.426.2877 or