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New route announced for University of Florida homecoming parade

Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 5:32 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - It’s homecoming week at the University of Florida, but there are changes to this year’s parade.

Typically, the parade would begin at the Swamp, but since speed tables were installed along University Ave., UF officials decided to avoid them during the parade.

The start of the parade is now the intersection of SW 13th St. and Museum Rd., near Beaty Towers.

The parade begins at noon on Oct 8.

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University of Florida athletes, students, and alumni will continue down 13th St. to University Ave., then head east towards Main St.

This is the first parade and full homecoming celebration since the pandemic began.

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