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Important Event Dates, Deadlines For THON 2018

The start of a new school year means it’s already time to start preparing for THON 2018. If you’re hoping to get involved this year, it’s important to keep track of all the additional events and deadlines that arrive even before the big weekend kicks off in February.

Here’s a list of some of the dates you’ll definitely want to mark in your calendar this year:

Fundraising events and THON Weekend

  • Fundraising, outreach, and canning weekend: September 23-24
  • THON 5K: October 15, 2017
  • 100 Days ’til THON: November 8, 2017
  • Family Carnival: December 3, 2017
  • THON Weekend: February 16-18, 2018

Sporting events

  • THON Spikes game: September 7, 2018 (Note: This is the final day to purchase in-person tickets for this event).
  • THON football game: September 30, 2017 (Penn State versus Indiana)
  • THON women’s soccer game: October 8, 2017

    Additional Dates and Deadlines

    • THON fundraising window opening: September 15, 2017
    • Online committee application deadline: September 15, 2017 at 5 p.m.
    • In-person committee application turn-in at Alumni Hall: September 16, 2017 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m (You must complete the online application as well as hand in a paper application for consideration)


    For more information on involvement opportunities and future deadlines, visit Penn State THON’s official website.

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    Claire Fountas

    Claire Fountas is the student life editor for Onward State, as well as a junior pursuing a double major in journalism and psychology. She lives in a suburb of Chicago and strongly disagrees with anyone who hates the Cubs or the Blackhawks (so, pretty much anyone at Penn State). You can follow her @ClaireFountas or email her at [email protected]

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