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2013 Homecoming Week Kicks Off

Although the highlight for most people this Homecoming week will be the Michigan game on Saturday night, there is a still plenty to do all week long as we celebrate Penn State and all of its traditions and history. The first “official” Homecoming events went off this weekend with the energy-filled Childish Gambino concert and the Homecoming day of service, but there’s still a ton of events yet to go.

Here’s what we have to look forward to this week:

Monday, October 7:

East Halls Celebration (Findlay Commons, 4-7 p.m.) — This event is designed to get freshmen excited for the week, but you can still go as an upperclassmen! It will feature performances from several student groups and plenty of free stuff.

Tuesday, October 8:

Past to Present (HUB: Ground Floor, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) — Celebrate the history behind Homecoming and enjoy more performances by student groups and other surprises.

FTG Talent Show (Eisenhower Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.) — Traditionally hosted by this year’s Homecoming court, students and student groups will get to perform their best stuff on stage.

Wednesday, October 9:

Best of Penn State Carnival (Old Main Lawn, 2-8 p.m.) — Traditionally this event offers tons of free food, like Canyon Pizza or Stickies from the Diner (when they say best, they mean it). Meet this year’s Court and participate in some awesome carnival games. There’s usually a dunk tank and a mechanical bull involved.

Thursday, October 10:


Friday, October 11:

Student Alumni Ice Cream Social (Hintz Alumni Center, 1-4 p.m.) — Enjoy some free Creamery ice cream with alumni and listen to performances by the Alumni Blue Band and others.

Homecoming Parade (Downtown, 6 p.m.) — Aside from the game, this is the highlight of any homecoming week. Head downtown to watch the largest Homecoming parade in the country, featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, walking groups, and Grand Marshal John Amaechi.

Saturday, October 12:

Michigan Game (Beaver Stadium, 5 p.m.)What time is it?

We’ve got a fun week ahead, the weather looks great, too!

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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