2021 Honorary Grand Marshal

2021 Grand Marshal 

Homecoming Week Alumni Panel

There’s something special about the Penn State experience that makes us love our alma mater and want to share that pride. We work to celebrate all past, present, and future Penn Staters, and what better way to do that than through this week long celebration! After all, Homecoming does not end once you graduate. Come join the largest alumni family in the country for our celebration of one of Penn State’s oldest and most cherished traditions. Explore the links below to see how you can get involved and contribute to the legacy of Penn State, For the Glory!

Alumni Court

The Penn State Homecoming Alumni Court is a group of individuals who continue the legacy and traditions of Penn State post-grad. The selected court members will be honored throughout the week of Homecoming. Please tell us a bit about yourself in the questions below to have the chance to be apart of the 101st Penn State Homecoming celebration.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Christine Williams at We Are! 

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Alumni Court Nominations

Do you know any Penn State Alumni who are doing amazing things? If so, nominate them to the Penn State Homecoming Alumni Court below and they will receive link to apply for the Court. There are no prerequisites to be a court member, you just have to be an alumnus of any Penn State campus.

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A Message from Christine Williams:

This year I have been selected as a 2020 Penn State Homecoming Alumni Relations Captain. My specific title, Alumni Court Captain, has given me the opportunity to oversee the Alumni Court applications, nominations, and selections. My vision for the 2020 Alumni Court is a group of individuals who continue the legacy and traditions of Penn State post-graduation. These Alumni can be any individual who hold Penn State’s six core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Discovery, Community and Excellence. I believe court members can be anyone who is making a difference whether that be advocating for something they believe in, volunteering weekly at a soup kitchen, or active in Penn State Alumni programs. Alumni Court members don’t need to be someone “famous.” Instead, I’m looking for the average hardworking individual who continues to make a difference and make Penn State proud. We Are!

Alumni Events

Tailgate Competition

Leading up to the kickoff of the Homecoming football game against Purdue, students and alumni have the opportunity to compete in a tailgate competition like no other. Tailgates will be assessed based on their creativity, pride, food, atmosphere, and quality by multiple judges.

Ice Cream Social

The Homecoming Ice Cream Social welcomes alumni back home for the weekend before the Homecoming Parade. Enjoy Berkey Creamery ice cream while enjoying performances by students and the Alumni Blue Band.

Alumni Parade Registration

Alumni Chapters, Alumni Interest Groups, and Alumni Societies are welcome to register for 2020 Homecoming Parade here.

Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal is an alum who exemplifies the mission and values of Penn State, both during their time here and beyond graduation. They have made notable achievements in their field and embody what it truly means to be a Penn Stater.

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Honorary Grand Marshal

The Honorary Grand Marshal is a local figure that has made an impact on the Penn State community. The Honorary Grand Marshal is someone that has gone above and beyond for the community and embodies the spirit of Penn State.

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Click below to view Honorary Grand Marshal’s over the years!