Your Guide To Homecoming Week 2017
Before alumni flock to State College for the Homecoming game against Rutgers on November 11, Penn State Homecoming will present a variety of events for students, alumni, and the State College community alike starting Sunday, November 5. Here’s what you should know about all of the events happening on campus next week.
Sunday, Nov. 5: Dance Competition and Concert
6:30 – 11 p.m. | Alumni Hall
Performances will include dances from talented students, Penn State’s top dance organizations, and a concert from CheatCodes.
Monday, Nov. 6: Pollock Party
1 – 4 p.m. | Pollock Quad
Free food and carnival games outside of Pollock Commons. What more could you want?
Tuesday, Nov. 7: Past to Present Celebration and For the Glory Talent Show
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | HUB
In the HUB on Tuesday, there will be food, prizes, performances by Penn State organizations, and a museum highlighting Penn State’s history as a part of the Past to Present Celebration.
6:30 p.m. | Eisenhower Auditorium
The For the Glory Talent Show is open to student organizations to showcase their creativity. The top three point-earners are even invited to perform during THON 2018. Pick up a free ticket at Eisenhower Auditorium, the Bryce Jordan Center, or the Downtown Theatre Center prior to the event.
Wednesday, Nov. 8: Best of Penn State Carnival
1 – 6 p.m. | HUB Lawn
This carnival will feature music, food, games, inflatables, and a petting zoo (Camel, anyone?) on the HUB Lawn.
Friday, Nov. 10: Student-Alumni Ice Cream Social and Homecoming Parade
1 – 4 p.m. | Hintz Family Alumni Center
The Homecoming Ice Cream Social is open to both students and community members. Attendees will be able to enjoy some always-delicious Creamery ice cream served up by The Nittany Lion, watch performances by students and the Alumni Blue Band, and mingle with the Homecoming Grand Marshal and Honorary Grand Marshal.
6 p.m. | Campus and East College Avenue
The annual Homecoming Parade will feature floats and representation from numerous student organizations. The Grand Marshal, John Urschel, and Honorary Grand Marshal, Scott Shirley, will ride in convertibles along with all members of the Student, University, Alumni and Graduate Student courts.
Saturday Nov. 11: Tailgate Competition and Homecoming Football Game
Prior to Kickoff | Tailgate Grounds
Tailgates will be judged based on their creativity, pride, food, atmosphere, and quality. Winners in the categories Best Overall, Best Food, Most Creative, and Most Spirited will be announced before fans enter the stadium.
Noon Kickoff | Beaver Stadium
The Homecoming football game against Rutgers is the last event in the week-long celebration. Members of the Homecoming Courts will be recognized and the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.
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For more than a decade, the Penn State Bakery has provided the Nittany Lion Inn with a massive, display-only gingerbread house during the holidays. This year’s design features about 50 pounds of dough and 100 pounds of icing.
The menorah, which is valued at about $1,800, was returned, but was damaged, according to the complaints.
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