FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
1:00 – 9:00 p.m., Beaver Community Center Bring the whole family to see our student organizations construct their best parade float, which will be a part of the Homecoming parade on Saturday afternoon and judged in our annual float-building competition!
10:00 p.m., Luerssen Lawn Join us in kicking off the Homecoming Weekend with a night of camaraderie, music and fun for this exciting Berks tradition!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
Turf Field Dedication
11:00 a.m. Join us for the dedication of the new Turf Field, located behind the Beaver Community Center.
Free Flu Shots
11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Penn State Berks students with a valid PSU ID can receive a free flu shot. Please plan to spend 30 minutes for this activity. Students who receive their flu shot will get a free make your own sundae ticket. No pre-registration necessary.
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Perkins Plaza Lawn. Please stop by the event check-in to pick up your meal ticket and free souvenir giveaway!
12:00-2:00 p.m., Perkins Plaza Lawn
We reckon’ you’ll be hungry! The picnic lunch is a great way for hungry travelers to grab some grub before moving on to enjoy the wide variety of attractions offered. Make sure you pick up your lunch ticket at the event check-in table. Please present your meal ticket as you enter the buffet lines.
Attractions offered from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Carnival Rides Mechanical Bull
- Old-Time Photos
- Petting Zoo
- Obstacle Course
- Miniature Golf
- Car Show
- Gemstone Mining
- Car Smash
12:30 p.m. (Between the Men’s and Women’s soccer games)
Students, faculty, and staff will show off their Penn State pride as they make their way across campus in their custom-made floats. Cheer for your favorite float to help our judges determine this year’s float winner.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Perkins Plaza Fountain
Pick a duck from our fountain - every child wins a prize! Pick the duck with “PSU” on the bottom and win the grand prize.
PSU Berks Women’s and Men’s Soccer
1:00 p.m. – Women’s Game
3:00 p.m. – Men’s Game
Crowning of the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen
1:45 p.m., Halftime of the Women’s Soccer Game, Soccer Field Cheer on the court and celebrate with us as we crown the 2014 Penn State Berks Homecoming King and Queen!
Berks Women’s Volleyball
2:00 – 6:00 p.m., Beaver Community Center Gym
Berks Benefitting THON BINGO
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Perkins Lawn Tent Support Berks benefitting THON for a chance to win great Vera Bradley and sports memorabilia items! Tickets will be available the day of the event or in advance at clubs.psu.edu/bk/thon/events. Limited tickets available. All proceeds support THON and pediatric cancer research.
Alumni Reunion BBQ & Square Dancing
3:30 - 4:00 p.m., Check in, Alumni Reunion Table 4:00 p.m., BBQ & Program with special recognition of Dr. Blaine Steenlsand, Alumni Tent Wanted: Penn State Alumni & Family for a stompin’ good time! Get your boots, saddle up, and ride on over for a family-friendly backyard bbq. Then round up the family and mosey over to the tent on the Perkins Lawn to learn to “do-si-do” and swing your partner round and round! Pre-registration is required to attend the Alumni Reunion BBQ. Register online at bk.psu.edu/StudentLIfe/homecoming.htm. Cost: $6.00 per person
Tie-Dying, Sponsored by Blue & White Society
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Luerssen Lawn
Bring $2.00 and receive a Penn State Blue & White Society t-shirt to tie-dye, or bring your own item to tie-dye for free.
Dinner Available in Tully’s starting at 4:30 p.m., Tully’s
Square Dancing Lessons
5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Perkins Lawn Tent Swing your partner round and round while learning basic square dancing moves!
7:30 p.m., Perkins Lawn Tent Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a movie under the stars. Popcorn, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Hosted by the Penn State Alumni Society and Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Berks Benefitting THON 5K
Participate in this 3.1 mile run or 1-mile walk to support THON’S goal of raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. Register outside the Beaver Community Center or in advance at clubs.psu.edu/bk/thon/events.Race-Day registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
1741 Papermill Road
Reading, PA 19610
A block of hotel rooms are reserved at Crowne Plaza Reading at a discounted rate of $109 (+tax) per night (must book by September 17th .) Applies to all standard double or standard king rooms and includes a hot breakfast buffet for two. For reservations, call 1-877-354-1011 and mention “Penn State BERKS HOMECOMING”.
For additional details or questions contact:
Alumni Relations: 610-396-6052
Campus Life: 610-396-6076