The mission of Penn State Homecoming is to celebrate tradition and instill pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty and staff across the community.


We believe that the traditional sense of a homecoming celebration encompassing a parade and football game has evolved, and strive to set a new standard for homecoming celebrations.. Penn State Homecoming organizes a number of exciting events in the spring and fall semesters culminating with the events of Homecoming Week.

Who We Are

Penn State Homecoming is one of the largest student-run homecoming organizations in the country, which aims to celebrate tradition and instill pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty and staff across the community. Our organization is comprised of nearly 400 student volunteers who donate their time to creating a multitude of events that make the Homecoming celebration a yearlong event.

What We Do

Students work with many Penn State organizations, alumni, corporate sponsors, and various community members to help make Homecoming Week and our other annual events successfully occur. Homecoming maintains lasting relationships with those in and outside of Penn State University to ensure a successful celebration each year.


Quick Links

Schedule: https://homecoming.psu.edu/About/Events
Parade: https://homecoming.psu.edu/About/ParadeInfo
Tailgating Competition: https://homecoming.psu.edu/Alumni/TailgateCompetition
Football Parking: http://www.gopsusports.com/genrel/012915aaf.html
Football Schedule: http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/psu-m-footbl-sched.html
Football tickets: http://www.gopsusports.com/tickets/m-footbl-tickets.html



Homecoming Week In Review


Dance Competition & Concert

October 4th, 2015: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Alumni Hall in HUB

The Dance Competition highlights performance organizations from throughout the Penn State Community while the concert serves to entertain students and excite them for the festivities of the week. This year we are excited to be hosting Dan + Shay!


Pollock Party

October 5th, 2015: 4:00pm-7:00pm


Pollock Party is held at the beginning of Homecoming week to get excited about the events to come. Geared towards freshmen, this fun event includes acapella singers and an inflatable maze.


Past 2 Present & FTG Talent Show

October 6th, 2015

HUB-Robeson Center: 11:00am-4:00pm

Eisenhower Auditorium: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Learn about Penn State history by day in the HUB, and join us in Eisenhower for the Talent Show at night.


BOPS Carnival & Field Day

October 7th, 2015: 2:00pm-7:00pm

Old Main Lawn

Carnival games, performers, popcorn, inflatables, and Bell Tower tours on Old Main Lawn. An exciting day of hamster bay races, slides, and the Nittany Lion.


Court Reception

The Homecoming Executive Committee and Royalty Committee welcomed our Student and University Courts, and affiliated faculty and guests for an evening in the Hintz Alumni Center.


Alumni Ice Cream Social & Parade

October 9th, 2015: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Parade begins at 6:00pm

University Park

Before the parade, the Alumni Association provided Creamery Ice Cream to all guests. One of the most memorable and most-attended parades in recent years stepped off at 6pm.


Homecoming Football Game

October 10th, 2015: 12:00pm

Beaver Stadium

This years game will kickoff at noon against the Indiana Hoosiers. This is where the organizations winners and the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced.

To learn more about each event, visit our events page

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