UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State World Campus students, alumni, staff and faculty can participate in many events during the celebration of Homecoming 2022 of Penn State during the week of October 17-22.
The homecoming activities include a mix of social events and special events, so that World Campus members from all over the world can participate.
Special events include a painting night, a spirit competition, a shopping night and more.
The 2022 World Campus Homecoming Court will be recognized at 11am October 21. This year’s court includes 16 students and graduate students, alumni and members of the school. The event is offered in person at the Outreach Building on the University Park campus and online with advance registration. Register for the World Campus Homecoming Court online event here.
Members of the court will participate in the Homecoming Parade, which will be held later that day at 6 pm on the campus of University Park and downtown State College. Find a place on the parade route or register online to advertise.
Erica Armstrong, the Director of Student Affairs and Penn State World Campus Homecoming, said that it is important to provide opportunities for students to become part of the Penn State community.
“I had no idea about the pride of being a Penn Stater until I got there last year,” Armstrong said. “I met students, alums and faculty who have impacted my life in many ways.”
He especially enjoys Saturday activities, including the Homecoming Tailgate and the Penn State White Out football game.
The following activities are planned:
- October 17, 7–8:30 pm | Paint Night led by 2020 alum Lance Rautzhan (virtual).
- October 9-19 | Nittany Lion Spirit Contest (virtual).
- October 16-22 | Alumni Interview (virtual).
- October 20, 7 pm | Penn State Trivia Night (virtual).
- October 21, 11-11:30 am | World Camp Judgment Recognition Ceremony (in person and virtual options).
- October 21, 1 pm | Alumni Ice Cream Social at the Hintz Family Alumni Center (in person at University Park).
- October 21, 6 pm | Move to Home (custom and custom options).
- October 22, 3-7 pm | Tailgate at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park (in person).
- October 22, 7:30 pm | Homecoming/Penn State White Out football game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (tickets available; game broadcast on ABC).
Learn more about Penn State World Campus Homecoming activities.