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FAMILY AND HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2016 SCHEDULE

AN OUT OF THIS WORLD FAMILY AND HOMECOMING


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23


Float-Building Party
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
BCC Lot
Bring the whole family to see our student organizations put their creativity to the test as the construct the coolest parade floats in the galaxy for tomorrow’s homecoming parade at 12:00 p.m. Floats will be judged and the winning organizations will receive funding to host a social for their members!


Bonfire
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Luerssen Lawn
Kick off homecoming weekend right. The annual bonfire is a sight to behold! Join us for an evening of music, snacks and camaraderie on the Luerssen Lawn.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24


Free Attractions
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Perkins Lawn, Perkins Plaza and adjacent lawns
Street performers, freebies, inflatables and other attractions will provide fun for the whole family! Meander across the lawns of the beautiful Penn State Berks Campus and enjoy these free activities.


PicNic
*Advance registration required: For faculty/staff, students, and their families ONLY
12:00 – 2:-00 p.m.
Perkins Lawn Tent
Register online by September 16, 2016 if you and members of your family plan to attend the free picnic lunch on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the Perkins Lawn. The picnic is free for Penn State Berks students, alumni, employees and their families. Due to space limitations, the maximum number of guests per party is five. If you are a family member of a current Berks student, please include them in your count. Register at http://www.bk.psu.edu/StudentLife/homecoming.htm.


Alumni Reunion Luncheon
*Register in advance to save $$$!
Check in: 12:00 p.m. –12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Program: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Alumni Tent (located on Luerssen Field)
Register online by September 5, 2016 if you and members of your family plan to attend the alumni reunion on Saturday, September 24, 2016 on the Luerssen Lawn. Pay in advance: $6 per person. Pay the day of the event: $10 per person. Checks should be made payable to "Penn State Berks" and can be mailed to Penn State Berks Alumni Relations, PO Box 7009, Tulpehocken Road, Reading, PA 19610. Please submit checks by September 5, 2016. Register at http://www.bk.psu.edu/StudentLife/homecoming.htm.


Homecoming Parade
12:00 p.m. (Before the women’s soccer game)
Students, faculty, and staff will show 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 winner.


Pluck-A-Duck
Sponsored by Blue & White Society
1:00 p.m. – 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 Soccer vs. SUNY Polytechnic
Soccer Field
1:00 p.m. – Women’s Game
3:00 p.m. – Men’s Game


Crowning of the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen
1:45 p.m. (Halftime at the Women’s Soccer Game), Soccer Field
Cheer on the court and celebrate with us as we crown the 2016 Penn State Berks Homecoming King and Queen!


THON BINGO
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Support the “Berks benefitting THON” student organization for a chance to win great Vera Bradley and sports memorabilia items! Tickets will be available the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tickets purchased in advance are $20.00, tickets purchased at the door are $25.00.  To purchase tickets in advance please email, Mikey Aboulhouda at mra5264@psu.edu.  All proceeds support THON and pediatric cancer research.


Tie-Dying, Sponsored by Blue & White Society
Sponsored by Blue & White Society
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room
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


PSU vs Michigan Football Tailgate and Viewing Party
Perkins Plaza Lawn
Tailgate begins one hour prior to kickoff (TBD)
The Penn State Berks Alumni Society along with the Berks Blue & White Society welcome alumni, family and friends of Penn State to join us in watching the Nittany Lions take on the Wolverines.  Games, door prizes, food, and beverages will be provided. Please register by contacting the Alumni Office at berks-alumni@psu.edu or visit the events page at berks.psu.edu/alumni/alumni.htm.


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25


Penn State Berks Benefitting THON's Annual 5K Run and 1 mile Walk
Beaver Community Center
Led by the Nittany Lion
Check in/registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Start time is 10:00 a.m.
Price: $20 early registration, $25 regular registration
Registration online at https://sites.psu.edu/berksbenefittingthon77/5k-run/
For additional information email Bernadette Samanns at bsamanns@gmail.com.


HOTEL INFORMATION
The Inn at Reading
1040 N. Park Road
Reading, PA 19610
A block of hotel rooms is reserved at The Inn at Reading at a discounted rate of $89.00 (+tax) per night (must book by August 24, 2016). Applies to all traditional double or traditional king rooms. For reservations, call 610-372-7811 and mention “Penn State Berks Homecoming.”

 


For additional details or questions, contact:

Campus Life
610-396-6076 

Alumni Relations    
610-396-6052     
Berks-alumni@psu.edu