NMU celebrates 2022 Homecoming with parade down Third Street

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Northern Michigan University went into the weekend with a school-spirt filled parade yesterday, Friday, Sept. 23.

The parade began at 5:30 p.m. out of the Superior Dome parking lot and headed down Third Street before making its way towards Front Street and back to the Superior Dome.

Student organizations, sports team, administration members and even Wildcat Willy all made their appearance in the parade. Candy was tossed out to kids along the street who were excited to share their Northern spirit.

“My favorite part was definitely seeing how many student organizations there were that I just didn’t realize were here and their floats,” said Caitlyn Graham, a junior at NMU studying criminal justice.

Although the week long festivities have wrapped up, today still holds a day filled with homecoming events to wrap up the homecoming celebration.

The homecoming tailgate will be held from 12-2 p.m. behind the Superior Dome before the football game against Post University that begins at 2 p.m.

Later that evening, NMU and Marquette communities will gather at Marquette Commons from 7-10 p.m. for a music and social gather. The event is free and open to the public but will be canceled if there is rain.

For the full list of homecoming events, go to the NMU Homecoming webpage.