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99th annual Ohio State University Homecoming Parade is Friday

"Tradition Marches On" at The Ohio State University’s 99th annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 28. The parade celebrates the 75th anniversary of the OSU Marching Band's iconic Script Ohio formation, along with other experiences that make up the Buckeye spirit. Student organizations will showcase their traditions with floats, and everyone, including spectators, is invited to come in costume.

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. at Ohio Stadium, where the parade will take off at 6 p.m. and follow a route east on Woodruff Avenue, south on High Street and end at the Ohio Union, where a pep rally will follow on the West Plaza at about 7 p.m.

Grand marshals are Jon Woods, long-time director of the OSU Marching Band who has announced his retirement at the end of this year, and several alumni band members who marched in the very first Script Ohio in 1936.

WHAT: Ohio State University Homecoming Parade

WHEN: 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28

WHERE: Departs Ohio Stadium, east on Woodruff, south on High to Ohio Union.

WHY: Showcase Buckeye spirit, invite alumni and community members to campus

WEB SITE: homecoming.osu.edu