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 4-6, 2019. 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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Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4

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.

Art Gallery Exhibit: Graffiti Scapes

A fascinating exhibition of photography that examines abandoned buildings and landscapes, including ghost towns, skate parks, train graveyards, and more by Pennsylvania artist Michael Hower.

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Join us in congratulating our 2019 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.

First Friday Transportation

Explore all downtown Williamsport has to offer during the October 1st Friday celebration downtime. Music, food, art, and much more! 

Jim Breuer - Comedian

Headed downtown Williamsport on Friday evening? The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller, Jim Breuer – who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” – is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he’s thrilled to note, is filled with “lifetimers.” It’s becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius “dad” material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer’s pleased to say he’s been F-word free for ten years and counting.

Visit the Community Arts Center website for additional information and to purchase tickets.

Annual Bonfire

  • 8 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. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Saturday, 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.

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 ($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. 

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. Buses are accessible to persons in wheelchairs.

Open Academic Labs

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

Join our student and explore their academic school as they share insight into academic experiences. School representatives will be available to answer questions.  Alumni are welcome to visit academic labs and check out what has changed since graduation.

Art Gallery Exhibit: Graffiti Scapes

A fascinating exhibition of photography that examines abandoned buildings and landscapes, including ghost towns, skate parks, train graveyards, and more by Pennsylvania artist Michael Hower.

Men's and Women's Soccer with Food Trucks

Cheer on our Wildcat soccer teams as they take on Lancaster Bible 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, Happy Family BBQ, Blagman’s Wheelin’ & Grillin’, Gunzey’s Hot Sausage, Eat & Run Catering, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Harter’s Hearth Wood Fired Oven on Wheels, Grilled Cheese Café, and Nora’s Truckin’ Good Treats.

Women's Volleyball

40th Reunion of the Paramedic Program

  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Thompson Professional Development Center

All graduates of the paramedic program are invited to attend this celebratory dinner. Network with fellow alumni and instructors, learn about ways to stay connected and support the Penn College paramedic program. Cost is $25 per person. 

Wildcat Pride Activities

  • 6–9 p.m.
  • Campus Center, Campus Center Patio, Campus Center Lawn
  • Free

Show your #penncollegepride by creating a Penn College pride item. There will be a variety of make and take activities and lawn games while enjoying food and beverages.

Wildcats at New Trail Brewing Company

  • 6-8 p.m.
  • 240 Arch St Building 18, Williamsport, PA 17701
  • Free
  • Alumni and Guests only.

Check out one of Williamsport's newest breweries and hang out with friends while reminiscing about your time at Penn College. All registered alumni will receive a complimentary drink token. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Sunday, October 6

Farewell Brunch, catered by Le Jeune Chef 

$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!

Blue and White Classic 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.

Art Gallery Exhibit: Graffiti Scapes

A fascinating exhibition of photography that examines abandoned buildings and landscapes, including ghost towns, skate parks, train graveyards, and more by Pennsylvania artist Michael Hower.

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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.-3 p.m.

 

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 62

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701