Your Guide To Penn State Homecoming 2023’s Events
Homecoming 2023 is officially upon us, along with many fun-filled events throughout the week to celebrate Penn State students and alumni.
Grab your vintage gear and get amped for a slate of free events before Penn State’s Homecoming game against UMass at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 14.
Monday, October 9
Allen Street Jam
When & Where: 3 to 7 p.m. — Allen Street
The week will kick off strong with a giant block party filled with vendors, live music, food, and activities to celebrate Penn State Homecoming. The event will be held on Allen Street between Beaver and College Avenues.
Tuesday, October 10
Past To Present
When & Where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Heritage Hall in the HUB
Learn about Penn State’s history and compete in an obstacle course against your friends at this interactive museum. The event will be fully stocked with carnival food and fun performances.
Wednesday, October 11
When & Where: 2 to 7 p.m. — HUB Lawn
Take a spin on one of the inflatables and explore the carnival-style “booths” that will be presented by various student organizations. Treat yourself to some popcorn, cotton candy, or Creamery ice cream after getting a caricature done or stuffing your own stuffed animal.
Homecoming & Opulence Drag Show
When & Where: 8 p.m. — The Basement
Join Penn State’s Premiere Drag Ambassador group Opulence for a night of fun and representation at The Basement.
Thursday, October 12
Pride In Our Community Pep Rally
When & Where: 5 to 7 p.m. — HUB Stairs
Cheer, dance, and celebrate with our community at the pep rally sponsored by the Paul Robeson Cultural Center. The Pep Rally will feature performances from various student organizations.
Friday, October 13
Alumni Ice Cream Social
When & Where: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Hintz Alumni Center
Enjoy some ice cream and socialize with Penn State alumni and faculty while watching Alumni Blue Band performances.
Folks can register for the event here.
When & Where: 6 p.m. — University Park Campus & College Avenue
Celebrate this year’s Homecoming theme “Illuminate the Lion Within” and watch as different student organizations and State College businesses show off their floats in one of the largest student-run parades in the nation.
Guard The Lion Shrine
When & Where: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Lion Shrine
Join members of Penn State’s Army ROTC as they stand guard to protect the beloved Lion Shrine before Saturday’s game. Food, games, activities, live entertainment, and more will be provided. Guest speaker Sue Paterno will also appear at the event.
Saturday, October 14
Homecoming Football Game
When & Where: 3:30 p.m. — Beaver Stadium
The Homecoming football game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. as the Nittany Lions face off against the UMass Minutemen. The presentation of the Homecoming Courts, grand marshals, the black and pink S-Zone, the “Generations of Greatness” jerseys, and more make this game the perfect way to cap off the weekend.
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