Lion shakes pom poms at the Lion Shrine. Text says Penn State Beaver Homecoming alumni and family reunion weekend 2022.

Homecoming and tailgate coming October 15

Alumni, students and the local community are invited to an October 15 homecoming and tailgate party at Penn State Beaver. The family-friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, children’s activities and a cornhole tournament.

MONACA — Penn State Beaver will host a homecoming event in October to welcome alumni and the community to the campus for a festive fall afternoon.
The homecoming and tailgate party will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 15, in the quad. It's open to Penn State Beaver alumni, students, friends, and the local community. The family-friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, children’s activities, and a cornhole tournament.

Penn State Beaver Homecoming alumni and family reunion weekend 2022

Homecoming highlights

  • Tailgate and homecoming party: 2-5 p.m. October 15 on the quad. Registration (optional)
  • Cornhole tournament: 3 p.m. October 15 on the quad. Registration 
  • Lion Ambassadors reunion: 1:30-3:30 p.m. October 15, Ross Administration Building. Registration
  • Women's volleyball: Beaver vs. New Kensington, 5 p.m. October 15 in the gym.
  • Alumni vs. Students men's basketball game: 7:30 p.m. October 20 in the gym.

Local funk/blues band Bobby Thompson and the Groove will play from 3 to 5 p.m. Thompson is a 2019 graduate of Penn State Beaver. 

The cornhole tournament also will begin at 3 p.m. The tournament is double elimination, and the winners will receive a trophy and a gift basket. Pre-registration is preferred. Players can register here

“We are beyond excited to host homecoming on the Penn State Beaver campus,” Colleen Sherman, director of alumni relations and development, said. “We have a long weekend of activities planned to celebrate all things Penn State Beaver with our alumni, our community and our entire Penn State Beaver family.”

Penn State Beaver Lion Ambassadors also are invited to attend the Saturday event for a reunion. Lion Ambassadors represent the best of our campus. Students who participate in the co-curricular organization help during campus events and tours. 

There are invitation-only events planned for October 13 and 14 to engage students in networking with alumni and to give alumni a chance to catch up with one another ahead of the Saturday event.

“Penn State Beaver’s homecoming event is one more example of how, as a commonwealth campus of a land grant institution, we serve our community in so many ways,” Chancellor Dr. Jenifer Cushman said. “Through this effort, we are delighted to welcome local residents to enjoy our lovely campus and interact with Penn State alumni and friends.”
Everyone is invited to support the Penn State Beaver Women’s Volleyball team in their 5 p.m. homecoming match against New Kensington in the gym.