Students

Organizations

Organizations may participate in Homecoming as an Overall Competitor or an Event Competitor. Penn State Homecoming organizes a number of events in which our Overall Competitors participate in to earn competition points. Such events include the For the Glory Talent Show, Best of Penn State Carnival, and the Float Competition during our annual Parade. Event competitors may choose which competitive events they do and do not wish to participate in however, cannot earn competition points.

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Captains

Homecoming Captains are instrumental in the organization and execution of Homecoming, leading a team of students in 16 committees including Alumni Relations, Production, University Relations, and OPPerations. Each Captain has specific duties within the Committee. These committees work together to execute more than 10 different Homecoming events throughout the year.

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Committees

In addition to Homecoming’s 16 Captain Committees, there are opportunities for students to get involved as a committee members. Committee members assist in Homecoming events and are vital to the success of Penn State’s Homecoming celebration. Students can get involved with Competition, Merchandise, OPPerations, Parade, Pride Events, or the PR Photo Committee. Students also can apply to emcee all events throughout the year, including the parade at the end of Homecoming week.

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First-Year Involvement Committee

The First-Year Involvement Committee is selected in the fall, and is a way for Freshmen to get involved immediately upon coming to Penn State. You will be able to help plan the week-long Homecoming celebration and get to make friends while doing it. This committee assists the University Relations Captains, helps promote different events throughout Homecoming week, and will even get to be in the Homecoming Parade! Please note: you must be a Freshman to apply.

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