Day 88: UTEP’s Homecoming Parade

By on October 5, 2013

Homecoming Parade (Photo by J.R. Hernandez)

Homecoming 2008 (Photo by J.R. Hernandez)

Today is Day 88 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year.

The UTEP homecoming parade has been a tradition for the past 50 years.

In 1963, the homecoming parade was held in downtown El Paso as part of the school’s Golden Jubilee (50th anniversary). The El Paso Times hosts an online photo archive of this parade.

From the 1970s through 2012 the parade ran down University Avenue.

In 2013 it will be on Oregon Ave due to the construction of Centennial Plaza. The parade will start at University & Oregon, and proceeding up Oregon to Glory Road.  A pep rally follows on Glory Field.

One of the most popular parts of the parade is the float-building competition.

To learn more about homecoming at the traditions at UTEP, click HERE: http://encyclopedia.utep.edu/index.php/Homecoming

 

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Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.