[Photo Story] The 2015-2016 Year In Review


Another school year has come and gone, and whether Penn Staters are tossing their graduation caps, staying in State College, or going back to their hometown for the summer, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic about the events of the past year. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve resurfaced some photos of the highlights of the 2015-2016 school year. Enjoy:

The year begins with Convocation, the welcoming of the class of 2019.

Convocation officially welcomes the class of 2019 to Penn State.

Chain Smokers HUB Block Party

The Chainsmokers perform at the Nittany Block Party during the first week of classes.

carl nassib penn state football at temple

Penn State football loses to Temple 27-10 to open the 2015 season.

Color Run Featured Blue Stock

The Color Run sponsored by Homecoming takes over campus.

The first home is a rainy one, but Penn State wins 27-14 over Buffalo. Saquon Barkley makes a name for himself with his famous leap.

Saquon Barkley makes a name for himself with his famous leap at Penn State’s first rainy home game, a 27-14 win over Buffalo.

Penn State Football takes on Rutgers in the first ever Stripe Out, the team pulls ahead with a win.

Penn State Football takes on Rutgers in the first ever Stripe Out as the team pulls ahead with a 28-3 win.

Lion Scouts 30th Birthday Party

Lion Scouts host their 30th birthday party in the HUB.

SDSU Photo Story

Penn State plays San Diego State University on a beautiful Saturday for a 37-21 win and another great game for Saquon Barkley.

The campus comes together in a candlelit vigil to mourn the lost of Tally Sepot, a classmate and friend.

Students come together for a candlelit vigil to mourn the loss of Tally Sepot, a classmate and friend tragically killed while returning from a THON canning trip.

Chris Godwin Army 2015

Penn State barely scrapes by with a 20-14 win against Army on another rainy football Saturday.

keegan michael key homecoming

Homecoming Grand Marshal Keegan-Michael Key stays on the sidelines the entire game and keeps the crowd and players energized.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney performs at the BJC — his first ever Central PA concert.

Saquon Barkley Ohio State 2015

An away game at Ohio State leads to a 38-10 loss, the team’s first since Temple.

Old Main Fall Stock

Campus erupts in fall colors as summer weather quickly fades.

Football Maryland 2015

Another away game against Maryland — the Nittany Lions squeak a win by the Terrapins, 31-30.

The team sings the alma mater after a shutout game against Illinois on Halloween.

The team sings the alma mater with pride after a shutout game against Illinois on Halloween.

Halloween Tinder costume

Penn Staters get creative (and desperate) with their Halloween costumes.

Hackenberg and Saquon Celebrate Football Stock Northwestern

The team travels away to Northwestern for a 23-21 loss against the Wildcats.

THON 5k 2015

The annual THON 5K kicks off with students and Four Diamonds families coming together.

women's soccer big ten tournament dana lipshutz

The women’s soccer team beats Rutgers to win the B1G Conference.

Peace For Paris

Old Main lights up in support of Paris after deadly bombings strike the city.

Bill Nye

Bill Nye, everyone’s favorite science guy, speaks at PSU.

alex robinson christian hackenberg stock michigan whiteout james franklin bill o'brien

Penn State loses the last home game of the season 28-16 against Michigan.

penn state michigan state

The final game of the regular season comes in with a big loss against Michigan State, 55-16.

greek sing 2015

Greek Sing brings together 19 groups of Penn State fraternities and sororities.

Women's Soccer Trophy

Women’s soccer brings home the NCAA trophy after a game in North Carolina against WakeMed.

Team Rushing the Field Football Taxslayer Bowl Georgia 2016 Stock

The football team heads to Jacksonville for the TaxSlayer Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs, only to return with their final loss of the season.

After a very mild fall semester, the first week of class in the spring semester brings snow.

The first week of classes in the spring semester brings snow after a mild fall semester.

Logic in the HUB

Rapper LOGIC performs at the HUB on a snowy Friday night.

HUB Balloons Green Dot

Stand For State takes over the HUB with bystander intervention and lots of green balloons.

national signing day 2016 war room

James Franklin goes all out for his second National Signing Day event.

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids performs to a small but mighty crowd in Alumni Hall.

fetty wap bjc concert

Fetty Wap appears at the Bryce Jordan Center.

THON 2016 Sean babe

THON 2016 begins February 19 as dancers funnel into the Bryce Jordan Center.

Devon and Leah Still THON 2016

Devon and Leah still give an empowering speech to a packed BJC during THON.

THON 2016 total

The THON total is announced, lower than years past, but no less beneficial to Four Diamonds Families.

State Patty's Day Balcony Stock

State Patty’s comes back with a vengeance — rowdier than in recent years.

lil wayne the dedication tour 2016

Lil Wayne returns to Penn State on his Dedication Tour.

Koa Farmer Football Strength and Conditioning

The football team completes a string of strength and conditioning exercises during spring practice.

Spring Campus Business Building

Spring arrives suddenly on campus as the trees and flowers bloom seemingly overnight.

john mulaney

Saturday Night Live writer and comedian John Mulaney cracks up the crowd in a hilarious performance.

Photo by Sean Gregory

Relay For Life moves inside to the HUB due to inclement weather, raising $114,312.50.

Go Go Gadjet

Go Go Gadjet rocks the HUB lawn after a week of PS (i love) U activities.


Country heartthrob Luke Bryan makes a packed BJC swoon.

Chris Godwin, Saeed Blacknall Blue-White

Penn State football stages the Blue-White game on a cloudless Saturday in April, bringing in thousands of fans and tailgaters.


Bernie Sanders stops at Penn State for a rally and has students lined up outside Rec Hall at 8 a.m.

Movin' On 2016

Movin’ On brings a large crowd for an awesome set list, despite the cold and rainy weather.

Mifflin Streak 2016

Streakers run down Mifflin as per tradition the Sunday night before finals week.

Graduation stock

Seniors finalize their time at Penn State as they gear up to graduate this Saturday.

Photo By: Jamie Saslaw

About Author

Dana Lipshutz

Dana Lipshutz is a junior majoring in Graphic Design who comes from the typical “right outside of Philly” town of Warrington. She is the friend that takes all the pictures but never makes it into any of the cool photos. She overuses the word ‘hooligan’ and likes Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips and raspberry ice tea a bit too much. You can email her at [email protected] or you can follow her @DanaLipshutz however it’s mostly just retweets of Beyoncé gifs/memes.

Comments are closed.