Everyone loves a parade: Homecoming 2013

Oct. 11, 2013

Photo: Alumni band

The UW Alumni Band performs before thousands of spectators lining State Street during the 103rd Homecoming Parade.

2013 marked the 103rd year of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Homecoming Parade, this year, presented by Lowe's. (Photos by Jeff Miller/University Communications.)

The event by the numbers:

  • 10,000: Badgers in attendance
  • 1,500: Participants in the parade
  • 1,000: pounds of candy to be distributed during the parade
  • 73: Total groups/distinguished guests/sponsors, including 53 UW organizations
  • 40: Number of students on the UW Homecoming Committee


Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Campus Center were well-repsented at the parade.

Photo: Bucky

Mascot Bucky Badger and members of the UW Spirit Squad cheer before thousands of spectators lining State Street.