Honorary Grand Marshal

The Honorary Grand Marshal is marked by their contributions to the local State College/PA community. Homecoming 2022’s Honorary Grand Marshal was Eric and Molly Barron!

Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal is an alum that through their actions and service to the university, has contributed to making Penn State a better or more recognized place. They are normally a strong philanthropist, successful in their career, or has made notable achievements. Homecoming 2022’s Grand Marshal was David Taylor, the Olympic Gold Medalist!

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 104th Penn State Homecoming celebration.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Kerry Quinn at We Are!

A Message from Kerry Quinn:

This year, I have had the honor to be selected as a Penn State Homecoming 2023 Alumni Relations Director. Specifically, as an Alumni Relations Director, it is my responsibility to oversee the application and nomination process for the Alumni Court. The Alumni Court for Penn State Homecoming consists of 4 distinguished alumni who continue the legacy and tradition while holding Penn State’s six core values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Discovery, Community, and Excellence. I believe the members of the Alumni Court are always looking to support the Penn State Community, wherever one may be, to help students and alumni make a difference and help make Penn State feel like home to all visitors. They continue to have pride in their Alma Mater and help spread pride to all members of the community they may interact with. We Are!

Alumni Events

Tailgate Competition

Leading up to the kickoff of the Homecoming football game, 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 2023 Homecoming Parade soon.