Join us October 6 - 8 for the 2023 Family and Homecoming Weekend!
Family and Homecoming Weekend is an annual program that brings together alumni, students, and their families for a weekend of educational, social, and athletic activities. Join us this fall for a weekend filled with fun!
Note: The deadline to RSVP for Family and Homecoming Weekend has passed. All events will be held rain or shine.
Prospective students are invited to register for Penn State Day, our biggest admissions event of the year, on Saturday, October 7, to see what it's like to be a student during the Family and Homecoming Weekend celebration!
Friday, October 6
Penn State Berks Men's Rugby vs. Temple Developmental
Penn State Berks Turf Field
Perkins Multipurpose Room
Kick off homecoming weekend right with karaoke! Join us for an evening of music, snacks, and camaraderie. Refreshments will be served. The bonfire that was scheduled for this evening has been postponed until Penn State Berks Fall Fest on Friday, October 20.
Saturday, October 7
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
G1 Parking Lot
Check in at the registration tents to receive a copy of the schedule, your lunch ticket, and your free homecoming favor*!
*Favors available while supplies last.
Parent and Family Chat
003 Perkins Student Center
This open forum provides parents and families of new and returning students the opportunity to meet with professional staff and discuss any questions or concerns they may have about their student. Attendees will also hear about campus updates and other Penn State Berks news.
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Perkins Student Center
Wander around our gorgeous campus and enjoy a host of free activities. This event features street performers, freebies, mini golf, sand art, a photo booth and other fun attractions fit for the whole family!
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join us under the tent for lunch! This picnic is free for Penn State Berks students, alumni, employees, and their families, but advanced registration is required. Due to space limitations, the maximum number of guests per party is five. Check back to learn how you can register for this event.
*Registration is required.
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Penn State Berks alumni are invited to stop by the Alumni Society tent to pick up a free gift, enjoy light refreshments, and mingle with faculty, staff, and fellow alumni.
Ice Cream Social Sponsored by the Alumni Society
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Stop by the Penn State Berks Alumni Society tent for free Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream! This is also a great opportunity to learn more about volunteer opportunities and alumni events occurring this fall. This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Alumni Society.
Campus Tours with Alumni Lion Ambassadors
1:00 and 1:30 p.m.
Tours depart from the lion shrine
Stop by the lion shrine for a classic photo before exploring our beautiful campus. Whether this is your first tour or your 50th, we know you'll love seeing how Penn State Berks has evolved since your last visit!
Penn State Berks Women's Volleyball vs. St. Mary's College of Maryland
Gymnasium, Beaver Athletics and Wellness Center
Crowning of the 2023 Homecoming Royalty
Perkins Tent OR Perkins Student Center Auditorium
Join us to cheer on and celebrate the 2023 Penn State Berks Homecoming Court!
Penn State Berks Benefitting THON™ Bingo
Tent on Perkins Lawn
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a couple hours of bingo for your chance to win great prizes. Proceeds will support Berks Benefitting THON™ in the fight against pediatric cancer. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase your tickets in advance, contact Emily Smith at [email protected].
Penn State Berks Men's Soccer vs. Gwynedd Mercy University
Penn State Berks Turf Field
Dinner at Tully's
Second level of the Perkins Student Center
Penn State Berks Alumni Gathering
Sponsored by Penn State Berks Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.)
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Calling all Penn State Berks graduates: This gathering is especially for you! Spend the evening socializing with fellow alumni. This event is $5 per person and registration is required.
The "No Power Hour"
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Perkins Lawn Tent
Students are invited to continue celebrating all things Penn State Berks with our dance on Perkins Lawn. Come dance, power down, and glow!
Sunday, October 8
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Car Show
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
G4 Parking Lot
SAE Baja's annual car show is an event that raises funds for the Penn State Berks SAE Baja Club to design, build, and test off-road vehicles to help engineering students practice what they've learned in the classroom. All vehicles are welcome, whether old, new, restored, modified, a project build, or whatever! Prizes will be awarded at the end of the event for Best Domestic, Best Import, Best Project, and Best Overall. If you have any questions, contact the Penn State Berks SAE Baja Club at [email protected].
Community Service on Schuylkill River Trail and Baer Park Clean-Up
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Join us to help keep our gorgeous part of the commonwealth clean and green! More information to follow.
A block of hotel rooms is reserved at Residence Inn Reading by Marriott. Reservations can be made using block code PSH. Make your reservation »