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Peace Corps in the MSU Homecoming Parade
Friday, 22 Sep 2023
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center - parade staging
Peace Corps
Event Details:

Join us to walk in the MSU Homecoming parade with RPCVs, Peace Corps Prep program undergraduates, MSU's Peace Corps recruiters, and other friends of Peace Corps! 🌏💚🌍

(Some details are from 2022 and will be updated if needed as we receive information from MSU.)

Friday, September 22, 2023

Participants can arrive starting at 4:30pm and no later than 5:30pm. The parade will begin walking at 6:00pm sharp. Plan on three hours!

RPCVs and their families, friends from your host country, families of current Volunteers, Peace Corps Prep Program participants, applicants waiting for invitations to serve - we're hoping for a big group!

Parade Parking and Shuttle:
Parking will be available for parade participants in the East Lansing High School parking lot at 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, MI. Parking will not be available at Hannah Community Center.

A shuttle will be available to take you to the staging area near the Hannah Community Center.

Parade Staging Area:
Staging takes place in front of the Hannah Community Center (819 Abbott Rd).

Parade Route:
The parade will begin at the intersection of Abbot Road and Burcham Drive at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will travel south on Abbot Road, east on Grand River, south at Collingwood, south on Farm Lane and will conclude at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes.

After the Parade:
There will be a shuttle available in the driveway next to the MSU Planetarium to take you back to the East Lansing High School parking lot to your vehicle. RPCVs are also welcome to gather and socialize or grab dinner!

What to Wear:
Feel free to wear either a Peace Corps shirt with a logo or an outfit/clothing from your country of service. 

What to Bring:
To hand out: Temporary tattoos, stickers, pencils, candy, etc. MSU is very specific that items must be handed out, not thrown. If thrown, MSU states you will be asked to leave the parade.

You are also free to bring anything else you like to celebrate Peace Corps (e.g., flags of host country, handmade baskets to hold candy for distribution).

We look forward to seeing you there!