Applications are now available for entry into this year’s University of Montana Homecoming Parade, to take place Oct. 1 in Missoula.

Last year’s parade featured a total of 128 entries. This year’s Homecoming theme, “We Are Family,” celebrates the university’s diversity, unity and community.

Applications are available online at or by calling (406) 243-5211 or toll-free at 1-877-862-5867. Applications may also be picked up in person at the Missoula Chamber of Commerce, 825 E. Front St., or at the Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association, Brantly Hall 115, The University of Montana.

Applications, accompanied by a $30 entry fee, are due by Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. For more information, contact parade co-coordinator Danielle O’Leary at (406) 243-4019 or email