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 many student volunteers who donate their time to creating a multitude of events that make the Homecoming celebration a yearlong event.
Students work with their peers, alumni, corporate sponsors, and various other community members to help make Homecoming Week and our other annual events occur. Homecoming maintains lasting relationships with those in and outside of Penn State University to ensure a successful celebration each year.
Homecoming has been a tradition at Penn State since our first Homecoming game was played on October 9, 1920, against Dartmouth. Ninety-eight years later we continue to celebrate our traditions, by participating in many events each year.
What was once known as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania, Penn State University has witnessed name changes, building expansions and immeasurable growth. Yet despite ongoing change, Penn State Homecoming remains steadfast in creating and upholding pride and tradition amongst those who bleed blue and white.
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“Penn State is all about tradition and taking pride in this university. When I designed this year’s Homecoming logo, I wanted to make sure it paid homage to the Penn State culture while also serving as a representation of a brighter future. The Nittany Lion is such an iconic symbol, and I knew I wanted to depict him in a way that showed his true leadership. Just as the Nittany Lion leads the team into Beaver Stadium at every football game, he also guides us to a successful future. No matter if you are an alumni or current student, Guide State Forward is a theme that resonates with everyone, and it was an honor to design the logo for Homecoming 2018.”
-Frank Kleinsorge, 2018 Logo Designer
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