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.

Royalty Nomination Process


Student Court

  • April 19 - April 21: Open Nomination Period 1
  • Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 8: Open Nomination Period 2
  • Friday, September 11 - Thursday, September 17: Application Period
  • Applications are narrowed down by the Homecoming Advisors, Executive Committee and Royalty Director based on a set rubric
  • Tuesday, September 20: Applicant interviews are held at the Hintz Family Alumni Center
  • Faculty members are selected to perform the interviews and select 5 males and 5 females for the Student Court

                                  University Court

  • April 19 - April 21: Open Nomination Period
  • Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 8: Open Nomination Period 2
  • Any faculty member, including professors, are eligible for the University Court
  • Royalty committee members work with applicants to develop a presentation.
  • Eight select students will review the presentation and chose 3 males and 3 females to represent the Faculty Court

Alumni Court

  • The Alumni Court is the newest court. 3 males and 3 females will be selected by the Royalty Committee
  • Only alumni who are past Student Court members are eligible
  • Alumni Court members are invited to be in the parade and all of Friday's events