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Show your Huskie pride at the homecoming parade 

October 4, 2016

homecoming-homepage-portraitWe are so excited for the upcoming 2016 Northern Lights Homecoming Parade! A long-standing Huskie Homecoming tradition, the Homecoming Parade brings Huskies and members of the DeKalb and Sycamore communities together for a lighted march filled with pride for both NIU and the community.

We are currently inviting all groups, student organizations and departments to participate in NIU’s Northern Lights Homecoming Parade. Show your group’s Huskie spirit to the entire campus and surrounding communities. The Northern Lights Homecoming Parade will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. As suggested by the name, this year’s parade is once again a lights parade! Parade entrants comprised of vehicles, walking entries and floats will be decked out in lights to help light up the night and pump up the Huskie pride. Additionally, in keeping with this year’s Homecoming theme, Huskies Through the Decades, entrants are encouraged to decorate their entries in accordance with the decade’s theme. The parade will start at the NIU Art Building parking lot and will end in downtown DeKalb on the corner of 3rd Street and Lincoln Hwy. New this year, at this intersection, we will be featuring a “performance point” where specific parade entries will do short performances to delight the parade audience.

Want to apply to be a participant in this year’s parade? Go to the Campus Activities Board website or All parade applications and the $10 entry fee are due to Student Involvement & Leadership Development, Campus Life Building Room 150, by Thursday, Oct. 13th at 4 p.m.

We hope that you will consider participating in the 2016 Northern Lights Homecoming Parade! We also encourage you to invite your friends, family members and neighbors to watch the parade and support this exciting Huskie tradition! We look forward to seeing the NIU and DeKalb/Sycamore community celebrate our 110th Homecoming!

For more information, contact this year’s Homecoming Parade Chair Christy Fraticola at [email protected] or 815-753-6505.