Officials at Delaware State University are looking for participants to take part in the annual Homecoming parade, scheduled for Oct. 12.

Delaware State University will hold its annual Homecoming Weekend Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in downtown Dover.

University spokesman Carlos Holmes said the school is inviting organizations, steppers, dancing groups, car clubs, election candidates, high school bands and others to participate in the parade by signing up online at or calling (302) 857-6395.

Parade participants will begin the parade on Federal Street and march down Loockerman Street through downtown Dover. The parade route will continue down Lincoln Ave and will end at William Henry Middle School.

Participants are recommended to arrive at the parade launching area in the Legislative Mall area off of Federal Street at between 8 and 9 a.m. There is no cost to register for the parade.

Paula Wright will serve as the parade's grand marshal, in memory of her husband, the late Don Wright, a beloved DSU alumnus who passed away earlier this year, Holmes said.