2017 Homecoming Parade Marshal

Former NFL and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign football player Brandon Lloyd will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade.

The parade takes place Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. The route begins at Sixth Street and Taft Drive in Champaign, traveling through Campustown and turning south on Mathews Avenue in Urbana to end at the Quad.

Former Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals:

2016: Tatyana McFadden, Paralympic Gold Medalist, Marathon Grand Slam Champion, University of Illinois, Class of 2013

2015: Bill Geist, Emmy Winning Journalist, University of Illinois, Class of 1968

2014: Kendall Gill, "Flyin’ Illini" team member, NBA player (1990-2005), University of Illinois, Class of 1990

2013: Judi Ford Nash, Miss America 1969, Delta Gamma sorority alumna, University of Illinois, Class of 1973

2012: Raymond Martin, London 2012 Four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, University of Illinois, Class of 2016