University Court

About University Court

As a Penn State faculty and staff member, you dedicate your time to not only the University, but to the students that you influence on a daily basis. Why not have the opportunity to be recognized for that great commitment? Penn State Homecoming University Court is made up of 4 individuals whose devotion to the Nittany Lion family goes above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals are advisors, professors, staff and researchers, who are nominated by the students who admire them. The experience of a University Court member is unique, and one that allows for a faculty and staff member to be fully immersed in Homecoming from a point of view that very few get the opportunity to have. We look forward to having you a part of this great tradition!

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University Court Timeline

Similar to the process of Student Court, any student is allowed to nominate a faculty or staff member as an individual a part of University Court. These nominations will occur during the early part of the fall semester. After fall nominations close, a panel made up of Penn State student leaders, will select the final 4 members of the University Court, based on those individuals commitment to the success and growth of Penn State and its students. These student leaders within the selected panel, come from various academic and involvement backgrounds, as to ensure that we are able to have the most inclusive process for selection as possible.

Spring Nominations


Nomination tables will be set up in the HUB on April 25th at Legacy. Nominations will close on August 14th at 11:59 p.m. and no late submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be completed online. Only one nomination is needed to receive an application.

University Court Student Panel

September 6th, 2023

A panel made up of Penn State student leaders will come together in order to select the final 4 members of the University Court. These students come from a diverse range of majors and school experiences, in order to provide the best point-of-views for the University Court selections.

Court Workshop

September 20th, 2023

The location is HUB 134 on September 20th from 6-8:30 pm. All Homecoming Courts (Graduate, University, and Student) will receive their schedule of events and any important information needed for Homecoming Week. Food, fun, and games will also be provided.

Homecoming Week

October 8 – 14, 2023

All members of the University Court are required to be present at as many Homecoming Week events as possible. An official schedule of events and dates will be provided in advanced.

Homecoming Game

October 14, 2023

Members of the University Court will be presented at the Homecoming Football Game. 

For more information check out the University Court handbook.

University Court Handbook