Penn State Altoona's Homecoming and Family Weekend

Penn State Altoona gears up for Homecoming

ALTOONA – Penn State Altoona will celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend with a variety of activities planned for October 4 – 7.

Kicking off the festivities is the Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. along 11th Avenue in downtown Altoona.  Penn State Altoona organizations and sports teams will take part along with community groups. 

Friday, October 5 will bring the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen following the women’s volleyball match against Bible Baptist in the Adler Gymnasium.  Family Bingo will be held at 10 p.m. in the Slep Student Center.

Saturday, October 6 includes a noon family tailgate and televised Penn State vs. Northwestern football game.  A Penn State cake will be provided by Carlo's Bakery, of TLC's Cake Boss, compliments of Mauro and Maddalena Castano, parents of freshman Mary Castano.  Head to Spring Run Stadium for men’s and women’s soccer games against Pitt Bradford at 1 p.m. and
3 p.m.  Bon Journey, a cover band of Bon Jovi and Journey, will perform at 8 p.m., followed by a Roar Lion’s Roar Victory Celebration reception and fireworks.

Sunday October 7 offers an alumni institute and a family pancake breakfast.

For a complete list of activities and times, visit online. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 11:00pm