Blue & White Society to host welcome-back picnic for all students Aug. 24

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new year has started in Happy Valley; come celebrate it with the Blue & White Society, the largest active student organization on campus, with its annual kickoff event, BASH.

BASH will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Hintz Family Alumni Center near the duck pond on the University Park campus.

All University Park students, new and returning, are invited to attend the barbeque picnic-themed event to enjoy free food from Carvers Deli and BBQ, games, and live music by the State College band Lowjack. 

New this year, anyone who joins the Blue & White Society will receive a limited-edition spirit scarf. Students who join at BASH can pick up the scarf on site that day. Learn more about other benefits of Blue & White Society membership at BASH or online anytime.

The Blue & White Society is the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association, with chapters at campuses across the Commonwealth. With more than 7,000 members, it is the largest and one of the most active student organizations at Penn State. The Blue & White Society plans many events on campus each year, such as PS I heart U Week and BASH, while also participating in events such as THON and Homecoming. Visit to learn more.

For more information about BASH, email Ryan Lawrence at or Kyleigh Goral at

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Last Updated August 22, 2017