Concert, carnival, and more set for Blue & White Society's PS i(heart)U Week

April 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Revel in Penn State spirit during the fifth annual PS i(heart)U Week, set for April 16-20.

Hosted by the Blue & White Society, the mission of PS i(heart)U Week is to encourage University pride and celebrate Penn State traditions.

“PS i(heart)U Week is a weeklong celebration for students, faculty, staff and alumni to come together to show why we love Penn State,” said Ryan Lawrence, director of events for the Blue & White Society. “During the week, we host a variety of events to appeal to Penn Staters from all backgrounds.”

There will be pop-up tents in different locations around the University Park campus each morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in addition to special events during the day and/or evening. Highlights of the week include a Go Go Gadjet concert, a HUB lawn carnival, and the opportunity to climb the bell tower during the Old Main Open House. If not attending the University Park campus, be sure to download your own PS i(heart)U Week poster and share it on social media with the hashtag #PSiheartU18.

Follow the Blue & White Society on Facebook and Twitter for event updates pending weather.

Sponsors of this weeklong celebration include the Penn State Alumni Association, University Park Allocation Committee, AT&T, Target, and The Pointe. All of the events during the week are free and open to the public.

The Blue & White Society is the student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association, with societies 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 while also participating in events such as THON, Homecoming, Relay For Life, and various community service programs. To become a member of the Blue & White Society, visit

PS i(heart)U Week schedule of events:

Monday, April 16

Pop Up Tent: 9 to 10:30 a.m., HUB back patio

Day Event: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., HUB takeover. Make street signs, get a caricature, and enjoy free popcorn and snow cones.           

Tuesday, April 17

Pop Up Tent: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Palmer Museum of Art

Backyard Bash: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hintz Family Alumni Center. Free Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served. Be sure to check out the petting zoo, rock wall and inflatables, too.

Spirit Scarf Reveal: 6 to 8 p.m., Hintz Family Alumni Center. Enjoy music, lawn games, and free barbecue before the unveiling of the new Blue & White Society member-only spirit scarf.

Wednesday, April 18

Pop Up Tent: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Old Main back patio

Lion Ambassadors’ Old Main Open House: 1 to 4 p.m. Take a tour of the Old Main bell tower.

Thursday, April 19

Pop Up Tent: 9 to 10:30 a.m., HUB lawn

Carnival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., HUB lawn. Music, food, carnival games, prizes and a petting zoo — this carnival has it all.

Go Go Gadjet concert: 7 to 9 p.m., HUB lawn, rain or shine.

Friday, April 20

Pop Up Tent: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Allen Street Gates

Lion Ambassadors’ Lantern Tours: 7 to 9 p.m. Experience campus history with nighttime tours, departing from Old Main.

“Star Wars” Under the Stars: 8 p.m. Attend a showing of the newest "Star Wars" movie on the HUB lawn. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring their own seating.

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Last Updated April 13, 2018