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Penn State Alumni Association To Host Numerous Events During Homecoming Week 2023

All Penn Staters are invited to join alumni and friends for Homecoming Week (Oct. 8–14) and participate in the numerous events hosted by the Penn State Alumni Association. The theme of this year’s homecoming is Illuminate the Lion Within. 

The student-alumni ice cream social is one of the most popular events of the weekend and will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The ice cream social is a free event that all students, alumni and members of the Penn State community are welcome to attend.

Throughout the social, guests can enjoy performances by the Alumni Blue Band. The ice cream social helps welcome alumni back home for the weekend while boosting pride and morale leading up to the Homecoming Parade for Penn Staters of the past and present alike. The Alumni Association will provide onsite social media coverage of the ice cream social and additional Homecoming events throughout the weekend. Follow us on FacebookX (Twitter), and Instagram to stay connected during Homecoming Weekend.

The Homecoming Parade will be Friday evening and will feature many Alumni Association affiliate groups. The parade will be livestreamed and you’ll receive a notification if you follow us on social media. 

Following the Homecoming Parade, Penn Staters are invited to attend Guard the Lion Shrine, hosted by our student organization, the Lion Ambassadors. The event continues the long-standing tradition of alumni and friends guarding the Nittany Lion Shrine the night before the Homecoming game. The event will feature food, music, guest speakers and more. No registration is required, and alumni and friends are encouraged to head to the Nittany Lion Shrine following the Homecoming Parade.

For more information and to register for specific Homecoming events, visit

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