ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The South Carolina State University Homecoming Committee is accepting applications from SC State-related organizations and area high school bands for the 2023 Homecoming Parade through Thursday, Oct. 5.

Participants must be affiliated with SC State campus organizations, alumni groups or high school bands.

Those interested in participating must complete this brief application form no later than Thursday, Oct. 5: You may also access the form by scanning the adjacent QR code with your smartphone camera.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, before the Bulldogs take on Howard University in Oliver C. Dawson Stadium that same evening.

For more information, SC State-related organizations may contact Mr. Franklin Pressley, director of SC State Student Life & Leadership, at or 803-516-4826.

High school band directors may contact Dr. Eric Williams, administrative coordinator, SC State University Bands, at or 803-533-3691.



About South Carolina State University: Founded in 1896 as a land grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, South Carolina State University has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., South Carolina State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools.