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Published on February 21st, 2020 | by University Communications

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Update—Saint Leo community invited to march in St. Patrick’s Day parades

The 2020 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed. With the safety of our Saint Leo community being a top priority, we respect the committee for making this difficult decision. In light of this news, the pre-parade breakfast and post-parade social have been canceled. We will be sure to keep everyone up to date on the new date of the festivities and Saint Leo’s involvement. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Amanda Laffin at Amanda.laffin@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8837.

The 2020 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been cancelled. With the safety of our Saint Leo community being a top priority, we respect the committee for making this difficult decision. If you have any questions or concerns please reach to Sarah Olsen at sarah.olsen@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8729.


Saint Leo University will once again serve as a sponsor of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade and participate in Savannah St. Patrick’s Day in Georgia. These two popular events attract hundreds of people each year, making the parades a great opportunity to generate awareness for Saint Leo.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to be a part of a group that will march in the parades. Plan a weekend getaway to one of these great cities and help represent your university.

New York Parade
The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Tuesday, March 17. A pre-parade reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Residence Inn Time Square (1033 Avenue of the Americas). The parade will start at 11 a.m., and the university’s line formation time will be at 12:45 p.m. Attendees will need to meet for the line formation at W. 45th St., between 5th and 6th avenues. The parade route is along 5th Avenue, between 44th Street and 79th Street. Afterward, all are welcome to attend a networking event at The Supply House (1647 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10028) for camaraderie and networking. To attend, register online at your.saintleo.edu/nycparade.

Savannah Parade
The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. The parade route begins near Forsyth Park and winds through historic Savannah. The Saint Leo group will enter through Checkpoint D, between Habersham and Huntington streets, for the line formation, which begins at 8:30 a.m. To attend, register online at your.saintleo.edu/savannahparade.

For more information about these events or to request special accommodations, contact the Alumni Engagement Office at (352) 588-8667.

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