Bring Your Bearcat Pride to the 12th Annual MainStreet Stride

Friday, April 7

The MainStreet Stride is a campus tradition – a springtime foot parade of red and black. Student organizations, as well as students representing offices across the university, dress up in their best (and often most creative) red-and-black spirit wear to parade their pride through campus, while faculty and staff cheer them on.

The Stride begins with a carnival at 12:30 on University Pavilion Plaza.
The red & black parade begins at 2 p.m., and proceeds down MainStreet to the Campus Recreation Center gym.

    SHOW US YOUR PRIDE – wear your UC red & black!

Immediately after the parade, there will be awards, the Student Government Inauguration and UC's largest sundae bar in the Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium.

All students are encouraged to participate in the MainStreet Stride activities.

Letter from Student Affairs

STUDENTS: Register your student organization to march in the parade!

MainStreet and Bearcat Pride


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MainStreet Stride graphic

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