Floats must be parked at Raley Hall by the conclusion of the Float Building Party at 1:00 am on Saturday morning.

  • Floats limited to pickup trucks or flat bed trailers.  According to NC Statue 20-123, “trailers must be attached to the towing unit by means of safety chains or cables which shall be of sufficient strength to hold the gross weight of the towed vehicle in the event the primary towing device fails or becomes disconnected while being operated.”
  • Maximum riders - limited to the number necessary to work the float properly, usually 10 or less.  Parade organizers will limit numbers.
  • No substance use - Floats will be checked before parade starts and during parade route.  Any members under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be barred from participation and their group will be disqualified from the parade and all homecoming contests and subject to disciplinary proceedings.
  • Each organization sets its own float expenditure level. (*Except University Funded Organizations which must complete the budget request form)
  • A $100 honorable mention prize will be awarded to all groups* who register by the deadline, arrive on time, successfully complete the parade, and meet the homecoming float guidelines. (*Except university funded organizations and groups who win prize money by placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each category.)
  • Up to $50 (in addition to the $100) will be reimbursed to each group that turns in their receipts for float supplies by October 15, 2014  Receipts must be itemized and printed with company name or logo. Hand-written receipts must be accompanied by cash register receipts to be eligible for reimbursement.
  • No gasoline or diesel powered generators or other motors allowed on floats.
  • If music volume on floats drowns out surrounding Kazoo Bands the float will be disqualified.
  • No students may ride on a on a float any more than 3 feet from the bottom surface of the trailer.

Below is the Homecoming Parade route:

RHA & Club Council HOST

Friday, October 10, 2014

9:00 pm - 1:00 am 

Raley Parking Lot


Float Judging Criteria:  

Originality & Creativity 25%
Appearance     25%
Amount of work involved  25%
Spirit/Relation to Homecoming Theme  25%

 Point Totals for Parade Float Participants:

Types of Organizations    Place     Points      Prize Money
Hall Councils, Greeks, Clubs, UFOs**  Participation  50  $100
  3rd Place  80 $125
  2nd Place 110 $150
   1st Place 150 $225

* Plus up to $50 reimbursed for float expenses for all Greek, Hall Council and Club groups, receipts required by October 10, 2012 in the Student Programs office on the 2nd floor of the Plemmons Student Union

**  No cash prizes for UFOs but float expenses covered by the Student Activity Fee.


Event Information

  • Homecoming Point System
  • Banner
  • Blood Drive
  • Kazoo Band
  • King and Queen
  • Lip Sync
  • Parade
  • UFO Information
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