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.

A Legacy to Shape the Future!

2014 Past, Present, and Future - every Penn Stater shares the common bond of the Penn State legacy that is built upon pride and integrity.

What many people find intriguing about Penn State is that it is ever-changing. Penn State offers a unique opportunity to make a change, move forward, and leave a legacy . Each year we build on that legacy, leaving individual marks on Penn State, and the world. We leave our paw prints so the future generations can continue the path to excellence. While our student body, alumni, and faculty and staff are constantly evolving, one thing remains the same: our passion to create something amazing.

As alumni have excelled, students have adopted the values and hunger for success that those before them embodied. With students planning to go to the moon, receiving top scholarships to extend their studies, and beginning their professional careers, we continue our tradition of Excellence.

No matter how our story began, our story will end the same. As we capitalize on every opportunity presented to us we continue the long lasting legacy as those before and strive to benefit those who come after.

…by creating A Legacy to Shape the Future




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Homecoming Week In Review


Dance Competition & Concert

Congratulations to Urban Dance Troupe & Whiplash on winning this years competition. Matt & Kim ended the night with our annual concert.


Pollock Party

This years Pollock Party was the first to be held outside in the Pollock Quad. Geared toward freshmen, this fun event include acapella singers and an inflatable maze.


Past 2 Present & FTG Talent Show

Learn about Penn State history by day in the HUB, and join us in Eisenhower for the Talent Show at night. This years winner were the Penn State Lion Ambasadors


BOPS Carnival & Field Day

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. The night included keynote speaker Jay Paterno.


Alumni Ice Cream Social & Parade

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

This years game noon kickoff against the Northwestern Wildcats was greeted with sunshine and warm weather. Congratulations to Kevin Bunce and Kenya Crawford - our 2014 King and Queen!

To learn more about each event, visit our events page