Registration open for Tarleton’s 2018 Homecoming Parade

Tarleton Homecoming Parade

Tarleton Homecoming Parade

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Nothing brings a community together like Tarleton State University’s Homecoming Parade.

Expect floats, marching bands, horseback riders and vintage cars, along with a nod to Tarleton’s past as the university welcomes former students back to campus.

The parade — following the Homecoming 2018 theme Back to Our Roots — takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with a new route.

The route begins at the corner of Harbin and Washington streets near the university baseball and softball complex, continues east on Washington past the Tarleton campus, turns left on McIlhaney Street and ends at Vanderbilt Street. This year’s route does not take in Memorial Stadium along Harbin Drive.

The announcer’s stand will be located on McIlhaney Street in front of the Tarleton Alumni Association headquarters across from Heritage Park and the east rock gates.

Deadline to participate in the parade is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. No walk-ups will be accepted on parade day. To register, go to pick up an entry form in Room 20 of the Barry B. Thompson Student Center.

A pre-parade meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Thompson Student Center will provide parade details and updates.

For more information, contact the Student Involvement Office at 254-968-9490 or [email protected].

To view a 2018 Tarleton Homecoming schedule, go to

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.


Contact: Office of Student Involvement
[email protected]


A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.