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Penn State Homecoming

When: September 28th-October 5th, 2019

Where: Penn State Campus

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Homecoming Week is the special week we welcome all of our former Nittany Lions back to State College! The week leading up to homecoming in Happy Valley is filled with a mixture of fun events including live music, a carnival, an ice cream social, parade and it all caps off with the October 13th Penn State Football game against the Michigan State. 

The events start with the Dance Competition and Homecoming Concert. Also happening is BOPS Carnival & Field Day with Penn State students, alumni and State College community members encouraged to visit Old Main Lawn to participate in bell tower tours, watch Penn State student groups perform, grab some carnival food and more. 

Oh, did we mention there is also an ice cream social at Hintz Alumni Center on Friday afternoon? After the sweet treat come downtown to watch the homecoming parade floats hit the streets of campus and State College. Make sure you get there early and claim a good spot to watch the parade and support all the creative student groups that put in the hard work to make them possible. 

Saturday means Penn State Football and the timeless tradition of tailgating. Be sure to get your parking in advance of the game by contacting Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.  Advanced car parking passes cost $17, while day of game car parking costs $40. Enter the gates for the game to join one of the best college football experiences according to NFL, Business Insider and a host of others. 

If you haven't booked your lodging for the weekend yet, it is important to get your reservations in early. Homecoming Week is one of the busiest times of the year. Check out our Travel Packages & Deals page for great offerings, and book your lodging as early as possible as rooms fill up fast!  

To learn more about each event, visit Penn State Homecoming events page.