Renegade Fever Homecoming Parade

The 2000s Called: They Want their Float Back!

We welcome all floats to enter into our Homecoming Parade! This is the final celebration before the big game! The Office of Student Life encourages all teams and community entities to go above and beyond this year, and design floats that are eye-catching for all of the spectators. Entries must incorporate the Homecoming theme into their floats. Floats will be judged on creativity, visual appeal, and engagement. Please begin construction of your float early so it is exciting. Please put some time and effort into these.

The Office of Student Life reserves the right to revoke any entry from the parade if the entry or team members are not abiding by the parade rules listed in this Homecoming Packet or at the discretion of the Dean of Students. This year, we'll also have the great fortune of running the parade at the same time as the Alumni BBQ so be ready to show off your best Y2K inspired float!

Float Criteria

  • Floats are judged on creativity, theme relevance, spirit, and Renegade Pride
  • Floats are walkable, vehicles, small trailers, hand trucks, golf carts, etc.
  • Floats can include as many individuals as needed
  • Floats built by students or student organizations who may need additional assistance, please email with your request
  • Floats that are offensive or in bad spirit will be disqualified
  • Float Members must all abide by the Parade Rules

Event Details

Saturday, October 21, 2023
4:00 PM | Renegade Crossroads into Stadium Lots

Registration Form

Use the Homecoming Team Application


  • Team Entry: 400 points
  • Third Place: 600 points
  • Second Place: 1000 points
  • First Place: 1500 points

Float Parade Rules

  1. Check-in will begin at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023, and all entries must be checked in by 3:30 p.m. Any entry not checked in at this time will not participate in the parade. Floats and participants must check-in and be present at the BC Northwest Parking Lot – Admin/Faculty Parking Lot located at Panorama Drive and Haley.
  2. The route of the parade will be through the internal sidewalk routes of the campus grounds.
  3. Only one representative from each team will register their entry.
  4. All entries can be inspected by the Department of College Safety.
  5. Floats that fail to comply with any federal, state, and local laws, or are in any way offensive in nature will be dismissed from the parade by Police and will be disqualified from the homecoming competition.
  6. No alcohol or drugs are to be present or consumed at any time. Anyone violating the alcohol policy, displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or any other disruptive or inappropriate behavior will be turned over to the Police and/or the Office of Student Life.
  7. Nothing shall be thrown, sprayed, or discarded along the parade route (includes candy, rice, etc.) for the safety of the spectators. Participants are welcome to walk along the side of the route and hand out items to discourage spectators from running into the parade route.
  8. This is a forward moving parade and there will be no stopping on the parade route unless the Department of College Safety states so. Participants may perform but must continue moving forward along the route.
  9. Entries with sound amplification must maintain a reasonable volume so as not to interfere with units ahead or behind, and College Officials must be informed of the music prior to staging. (This will need to be indicated on the registration form each entry is required to return before the start).
  10. All participants are responsible for removing all parade float equipment, truck/trailer, decorations, and any other items from the staging area, parade route, and at the final staging area. Items MUST be removed on the Saturday by 5:45 p.m.
  11. Bakersfield College is not responsible for any theft, damage, or negligence brought on by this event.
  12. The Office of Student Life reserves the right to add and/or change any of the rules and regulations to ensure a fair and safe Homecoming parade event.

Float Requirements

  1. Each Float must be identifiable (i.e. banner, sign, etc.) for the team.
  2. If the entry is a vehicle, the driver must be 18 years or older.
  3. All vehicles must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles and insured.
  4. If your entry has a trailer attached, a 5 lb. ABC (min 2A/10BC rating) fire extinguisher must be present during the inspection and the remainder of the parade.
  5. Generators must be uncovered in an unenclosed space and away from any combustibles.
  6. Safety Chains are affixed to the float at all times.
  7. Passengers on the float should be in a secure location (i.e. railing, etc.). Participants will not be permitted to get on or off the float once the parade begins.
  8. No open flames are permitted.
  9. Pyrotechnics are not permitted.
  10. Drivers must have 180 degree forward vision.
  11. Distance between parade units is to be maintained at least 30 feet.

By agreeing to the above, all Homecoming participants and their entries agree to the above rules and requirements. If any of these rules or requirements is violated, entries will be handed over to the Department of Public Safety and will be disqualified from any homecoming competitions this year, will not be invited to participate in future Homecoming activities, and will be reported to the Office of Student Life.