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A Marvel-ous Homecoming

Special Events Include Parade, Football Game, and More

Homecoming Parade 2017 University City High School will celebrate Homecoming 2018 with a parade and football game on Saturday, Oct. 13. The parade is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m. from the west end of The Loop and conclude at the high school (7401 Balson Ave., 63130). The football game will kick-off at 1 p.m. in Muhl-Schemmer Stadium on the UCHS campus when the Lions will take on the Normandy High School Vikings.

"Our students, parents, and staff are excited about Homecoming 2018," said Superintendent of Schools Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, PhD, PHR. "We are looking forward to celebrating with our alumni, as well as the entire University City community. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy our festivities."

The "Marvel-ous" 2018 University City Homecoming Parade will feature two bands and 30 group entries with floats decked out in super hero themes. The Grand Marshall of the parade will be a representative of the UCHS Class of 1968. The "Marvel-ous" theme extends beyond the parade. District administrators began the 2018-2019 school year by dressing up as super heroes for a video highlighting the priorities of the Learning Reimagined initiative. Visit to watch the “Super Educator” video.

In addition to Saturday's parade and football game, a commemoration of the 90th anniversary of field hockey in University City Schools will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Virginia Dicus Field. (UPDATE: Field hockey celebration is moving inside UCHS to Boys' Gym.) Current and past field hockey players and families are welcome to attend. Visit for more information.

The entire community is invited to attend the parade and football game. A detailed map with the route and additional information can be found at