Homecoming 2022 is fast approaching and comes with a week filled with fun events to celebrate our beloved old state.

So grab your black and pink and be sure to catch up on these events leading up to Penn State’s White Out against Minnesota on Saturday, October 22.

Sunday October 16


When and where: 8 a.m. — Bryce Jordan Center

This year’s festivities will begin with a fundraiser for children. Starting at 8 a.m., the Penn Staters can run at State College or anywhere in the world as part of THON’s 5 km hybrid race.

monday october 17

Allen Street Jam

When and where: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Allen Street

Come celebrate Penn State Homecoming with food, games, live music, performances and more at the Allen Street Jam block party between Beaver and College Avenue.

tuesday october 18

past to present

When and where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — HUB

Explore the history of the university and some of your favorite Penn State organizations at this living history museum.

Grand Marshal Questions and Answers

When and where: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – HUB Freeman Auditorium

Visit the Freeman Auditorium for your chance to ask this year’s question grand marshal and former Penn State wrestler David Taylor questions in this Q&A style event.

For the Glory Talent Show

Where and when: 7 p.m. — Schwab Auditorium

Penn State is full of talented people, so you should definitely head to Schwab Auditorium to watch your peers and campus organizations show off their hidden talents.

Wednesday October 19

Best of Penn State Homecoming Carnival

When and where: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. — HUB Lawn

Just when Homecoming couldn’t get any better, a carnival arrives to make celebrating our beloved alma mater even more fun. Stop at the HUB Lawn in the afternoon for walks, games and a good time.

Opulence x Homecoming Drag Show

When and where: 8:30 p.m. – HUB Alumni Hall

For just $5, you can enjoy a ~killer~ Halloween-themed drag show with OpulencePenn State’s Drag Ambassadors.

Thursday October 20

Support rally

Where and when: HUB

Penn State is home to a diverse student body and a wide variety of cultures from around the world. Celebrate and learn about different cultures through dance, spoken word, and more with some of Penn State’s various cultural organizations at the Pep Rally!

friday 21 october

Ancient Ice Cream

When and where: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Hintz Alumni Center

Calling all Penn State students, alumni, and community members at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. You can enjoy ice cream from Berkey Creamery, as well as live music, a cash-only sale of Homecoming merchandise, and even a special performance by former Blue Bands.


When and where: 6 p.m. — College Avenue

Who doesn’t love a good parade? Come watch alumni, community groups, and student organizations march through downtown State College in one of the largest student-run parades in the nation as they show their Penn State pride.

Saturday October 22

Homecoming Football Game

When and where: 7:30 p.m. — Beaver Stadium

The Homecoming football game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. as the Nittany Lions take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers for this year’s White Out. With the black and pink S-Zone, “Generations of Greatness” uniforms, presentation of Homecoming Courts, Grand Marshals, and more, this game is a perfect way to end the weekend.

Guard the lion shrine

When and where: 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Lion Sanctuary

In this centuries-old homecoming tradition, members of the Penn State Army ROTC will stand guard and protect the beloved Lion Shrine during Saturday’s game. There will be food, games, activities, shows and more.

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