Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend

Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend is the perfect time to show your Wildcat pride, reconnect with friends, spend time with family and tour campus. This year’s Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend dates are October 5-7, 2018. Highlighted activities include Wildcat Athletic Events with Food Trucks, Breakfast with President Gilmour, Alumni and Friends Tent Party, and Family Events on Friday and Saturday Nights! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 5

Welcome and Check-in

Pick up your welcome packet, which includes information about Penn College and Williamsport, weekend events, and other special programs.

Alumni in the Classroom

  • Various times
  • Various locations

Current students are eager to hear from working professionals. One of the best ways to have that happen is for alumni to speak in the classroom. Contact Alumni Relations if you are interested.

"Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art" Art Gallery Exhibit

One in four adults lives with some form of mental illness, yet this common affliction often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness is having on society, and the role the arts can play to both encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment.

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Join us in congratulating our 2018 Hall of Fame inductees. The registration for this event is separate from the Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend registration to better coordinate seating arrangements for inductees and their guests. Please contact Alumni Relations if you are interested in attending.

Annual Bonfire

  • 7-10 p.m.
  • Madigan Library Lawn
  • Free for Alumni and Families

To kick off Homecoming and Parent & Family Weekend join us at this campus tradition on the Library Lawn as we light the annual bonfire! There will be music, giveaway spirit items, and more!

Alumni and Friends Tent Party

Reunite with fellow classmates while enjoying music, food and great-tasting local brews. All participants will receive a 2018 commemorative alumni pub glass while supplies last. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Saturday, October 6

Welcome and Check-in

Pick up your welcome packet, which includes information about Penn College and Williamsport, weekend events, and other special programs.

Breakfast with President Gilmour

Join Penn College president Davie Jane Gilmour for an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast before the soccer games.

$10 per guest, paid at the event. (Penn College students may use dining plans.)

Alumni Golf Outing at White Deer

Register your foursome ($75/golfer) for a chance to win a $100 White Deer Golf Course Pro Shop gift card, two tickets to a PSU football game, and other awesome prizes. Cost includes greens fees; lunch catered by Le Jeune Chef; and prizes for first, second, and last place teams and for closest to the pin and longest drive. All golf participants are eligible for a reduced price ticket to the Alumni and Friends Tent Party.

Historic Tours of Williamsport

Spend part of your day touring Williamsport’s historic neighborhoods and the downtown area. Sign up for these tours at check-in in the Campus Center. Trolleys and buses are accessible to persons in wheelchairs.

Open Academic Labs

  • 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Various Locations

Join faculty and administrators from each academic school as they share insight into students academic experiences. Alumni are welcome to tour academic labs and check out what has changed since graduation.

Women's Volleyball

Cheer on our Women's Wildcat volleyball team as they take on Cobleskill.

"Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art" Art Gallery Exhibit

One in four adults lives with some form of mental illness, yet this common affliction often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness is having on society, and the role the arts can play to both encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment.

Women's and Men's Soccer with Food Trucks

Cheer on our Wildcat soccer teams as they take on Cazenovia College. During both women's and men's games there will be a chance to win prizes at half time ! A variety of local food trucks will be joining us: Too Hot or Not Too Hot, Bruster's Ice Cream, Brasil on Wheels, Gunzey's Hot Sausage, Eat and Run Catering, Blagman's Wheelin' & Grillin', and Happy Family BBQ. (Check back for a full listing of food trucks closer to the weekend.)

Women's Volleyball

Cheer on our Women's Wildcat volleyball team as they take on SUNY Poly.

Wildcat Family Post Game Activities

Show your #penncollegepride by creating a Penn College pride mosaic, planting a succulent, creating your own wildcat themed painting and a few surprises. There will be a variety of make and take activities and lawn games while enjoying food and beverages.

Wildcats on Pine Square

  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Pine Square
  • Free
  • Alumni and Guests only.

Check out downtown Williamsport, hang out with friends while reminiscing about your time at Penn College and enjoy some great music. All registered alumni will receive a complimentary drink token. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Sunday, October 7

Farewell Brunch, catered by Le Jeune Chef Restaurant

$15 per person
$10 for children 12 and under

Brunch will include:
Fresh sliced fruit, Oatmeal Station, Cheddar Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Sausage, Waffle Bar with assorted toppings, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Carved Beef Roast, and a variety of desserts and beverages!

Baseball Game

  • Noon
  • Baseball Field

Come cheer on the Wildcats with one of the biggest crowds of the year. Penn College players will be split into two teams to play for bragging rights and a special handmade trophy.

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Campus History Trail

Penn College’s self-guided History Trail offers a tour of main campus, combined with a glimpse into the College’s past.

Pick up your History Trail pamphlet at the Campus Center Information Desk.

Hotel Accommodations

Take advantage of special rates at these Williamsport hotels, located within five miles of campus.

The College Store

Shop at The College Store.

Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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