Alumni invited back to University Park for Homecoming

September 21, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn Staters of all generations are invited to return to University Park for Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 22-23), with the Penn State Alumni Association hosting events on Friday. 

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. 22, 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 coverage of the ice cream social, and Penn Staters are encouraged to follow the organization's Facebook page and visit the page on the day of the ice cream social.

The Homecoming Parade will be Friday evening and feature many Alumni Association affiliate groups. The parade will be simulcast via livestream to provide a safe, accessible viewing option. 

Following the Homecoming Parade, Penn Staters are invited to attend Guard the Lion Shrine, hosted by 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 on other events held throughout the week, visit Homecoming’s website

Last Updated September 22, 2021