Your Guide To Homecoming 2014
Homecoming isn’t just a dance for high schoolers! While this was news to me (I’m a freshman), I was relieved to find out that Homecoming is a week full of fun activities (without an awkward dance at the end).
The 2014 theme is “Honor the purpose, carry the pride.” Fun fact: This is the first time Homecoming will be held in September since 1973.
Here’s a list of what to do and where to go if you want to participate in the Homecoming festivities.
What: East Halls Celebration
Where: Johnston Commons Courtyard in East Halls
When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Why should you go? The carnival-inspired celebration serves as the official kick-off to Homecoming. It allows older students to return to their roots while letting freshmen get acquainted with the Penn State community.
What: Past To Present
Where: The HUB
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why should you go? If you aren’t caught up on your Penn State history, this is your chance. There is food, celebrations, and a Penn State museum where you can learn all about our school’s rich history.
What else: For The Glory Talent Show
Where: Eisenhower Auditorium
When: 7 p.m.
Why should you go? Organizations will be preforming skits, dances, speeches, and musical acts. The top three acts get to perform at THON!
What: Penn State Carnival
Where: Old Main Lawn
When: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Why should you go? The Penn State Carnival is one of the largest events that Homecoming puts on. There will be carnival games, inflatables, performances from different Penn State organizations, and a DJ. Carnival food will be provided free of charge. There will also be tours of the Old Main bell tower provided by the Lion Ambassadors.
What: Ice Cream Social
Where: Hintz Family Alumni Center
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why should you go? There will be Creamery ice cream. That’s all you need to know.
What Else: Parade
Where: College Ave.
When: 6 p.m.
Why should you go? There will be cool floats to look at, and most of them will be throwing free candy and swag to spectators.
What: Homecoming football game against Northwestern
Where: Beaver Stadium
When: 12 p.m.
Why should you go? No explanation necessary!
There you go! Your all-encompassing guide to Homecoming 2014. No matter which events you choose to attend this week, honor the purpose and carry the pride wherever you go.