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ONU Homecoming Parade 2016

This past weekend was Homecoming at Ohio Northern University. It's a chance for alumni of the university to come back and visit the place they once called home, whether it was last year or 50 years ago. There were many events all weekend long that people could participate in, and I had the opportunity to live tweet one of the best events on campus.

Zeta Tau Alpha has a float in the annual Homecoming parade every single year, and this year I rode it alongside some of my sisters while we chanted and blew bubbles. We rode through the streets of Ada waving at alumni and residents of the village as we passed.

This year our float was decorated in pink streamers and ribbons to help us celebrate Pink Month in honor of our philanthropy Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.

I got an amazing video of us meeting a Zeta alumna while riding down Main Street. She yelled and cheered at us and proceeded to throw the crown (our hand symbol that we all love to make in pictures). I even got to see not one, but two people dressed up as Klondike in the parade!

Overall it was an amazing Homecoming weekend. The ONU Polar Bears beat the Muskingum Muskies in the football game on Saturday and I had the opportunity to meet some amazing alumni! I was in the parade last year too and it's always such a fun time. It's a chance for us to show our pride for our sorority, our school, and this amazing town of Ada.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this, and if you didn't get a chance to see me live-tweeting the parade on Saturday do not worry! I put together a Storify of my tweets from the parade so you can relive it or view it as if you were there! Also, my colleagues and I all used the hashtag #onuhomecoming to live tweet various events this past weekend, if you want to check out their tweets as well!  Thanks so much for reading and GO BEARS!


  1. Thanks for your post and photos. I was sick and was not at homecoming, so I am happy for the view into the weekend.

  2. I absolutely LOVE going to the parade! Although we're a small school, we always have a lot of fun on Homecoming weekend. Zeta's float was super cute, and you all looked like you were having an absolute blast! :)


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