Participation in Homecoming week events has increased in every category this year, according to the Tech Activities Board.
Overall there are 18 different organizations participating this year, which include the learning villages and residential halls, Greek Life, and religious groups. Each organization had the choice of which events to participate in, some opting for banners and floats while others have been involved in everything from Tuesday’s skit night to the pep rally taking place Friday.
“The goal is eventually see all of our student organizations participate in homecoming events,” TAB Adviser Shelby Reagan said.
Homecoming week, predominantly affiliated with Greek Life, has always been open to all student organizations but for some reason, participation has lacked in past years.
“We are thrilled all the dorms and villages are participating this year,” Reagan said. “You can really tell that some of these groups came and showed out. You can tell by the banner contest.”
Other groups, such as the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, have been involved with all of the homecoming activities so far.
The growth in participation in the Homecoming parade is another indicator of increased involvement in Homecoming activities. The parade has increased from 40 entries last year to 61 this year, according to TAB.
The parade, which takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, is going to be a big deal this year Reagan said, with its multiple entries it should be a good judge of student involvement.
The floats will be available for viewing directly after the parade on Stadium Drive in front of Tailgate Park. The game starts at 1:30 p.m.