EAST LANSING, Mich. – The 2017 MSU Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.
This year’s MSU Homecoming Grand Marshal is Tyler Oakley and this year’s theme is “Uniquely Spartan.”
The parade will begin at the Abbot-Burcham intersection (staging at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center) and travel south on Abbot Road, east on Grand River Avenue, south on Farm Lane via the Collingwood Entrance and end at the intersection of Farm and Shaw lanes.
Community members are invited to don their green-and-white gear and line the streets of the parade route. Community members can view a map of the parade route here: https://alumni.msu.edu/assets/PDFs/paradeRoute.pdf.
These East Lansing streets and their intersections will be closed Friday, Oct. 20 to accommodate the parade. Please note that some of the roadway re-opening times are approximate. Roadways will re-open once the last parade unit has passed through:
Abbot Road, between Oxford Road/Whitehills Drive and Burcham Drive, from 2:30-7 p.m.
Abbot Road, between Burcham Drive and Grand River Avenue, from 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Burcham Drive, between Old Hickory Lane and Abbot Road, from 3:30-7:15 p.m.
Grand River Avenue, between Abbot Road and the Collingwood Drive entrance to the MSU campus, from 5:30-7:15 p.m.
These streets near the East Lansing Hannah Community Center will also be closed Friday, Oct. 20 for parade staging:
Centerlawn Avenue, from Forest Street to Abbot Road, from 2:30-7 p.m.
Evergreen Avenue, from Centerlawn Avenue to Northlawn Avenue, from 2:30-7 p.m.
Forest Street, from Centerlawn Avenue to Northlawn Avenue, from 2:30-7 p.m.
Fern Street, from Evergreen Avenue to Abbot Road, from 2:30-7 p.m.
Northlawn Avenue, from Forest Street to Abbot Road, from 2:30-7 p.m.
City Closures: Please note that the East Lansing Hannah Community Center will close at noon on Oct. 20 and the parking lot will be used for parade staging. The East Lansing Public Library will be closed at 3 p.m. due to street closures.
Other street closures and alternate routes: All roads southbound off Albert Avenue, between Durand Street and Abbot Road, will be closed to through traffic. Additionally, Grand River Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Hagadorn Road and Harrison Road and Michigan Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Grand River Avenue and Harrison Road. Some roads leading to Abbot Road (Library Lane, Centerlawn Avenue and Northlawn Avenue) will also be closed to through traffic. Eastbound and westbound traffic should take Saginaw Street. Northbound and southbound traffic should take either Harrison Road or Hagadorn Road.
For more information about MSU Homecoming, visit www.homecoming.msu.edu/parade. Go Green!