DULUTH - The rain Wednesday evening didn't' stop UMD from storming downtown Duluth for a special parade.
For the first time in 40 years, the Bulldogs brought their homecoming festivities off campus.
1997 UMD grad Mayor Don Ness lead the parade as the grand marshal.
For those celebrating college homecoming for the first time, the experience is one they will never forget.
“It's raining, but I don't really care,” freshman Taylor Nelson explained. “I'm here to support my school.”
Homecoming continues Friday with the Stanley Cup visiting the Amsoil, and the women’s hockey game later Friday night.
Saturday is the big UMD football game where the undefeated St. Cloud State Huskies come to town.
The rivals will take the field at 1:00.