Family & Homecoming Weekend

Family & Homecoming Weekend

Family & Homecoming Weekend is an annual program that brings together alumni, students, and their families for a weekend of educational, social, and athletic activities. The weekend features a few Berks traditions, including the float-building party, a parade, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen, THON Bingo, a carnival, and a bonfire.

This is a great time to visit your student(s) or return as an alumnus and take advantage of some of the exciting opportunities that Penn State Berks has to offer.

The 2018 Family & Homecoming Weekend - September 20-23, 2018

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Please register yourself and members of your family if you plan to attend the picnic and or alumni social on Saturday, September 22, 2018.


Register online by September 10 if you and members of your family plan to attend the free picnic lunch on Saturday, September 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 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.

Alumni Social

Saturday, September 22 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Penn State alumni and their families are invited to stop by the alumni tent, located by the Beaver Community Center, to pick up a free alumni gift, enjoy light refreshments and mingle with fellow alumni.

PSU vs Illinois Football Viewing Party

Sponsored by the Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Penn State Berks 60th Anniversary Committee.

PJ Whelihan's on Friday, September 21.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and kickoff is at 9:00 pm. Cheer on our beloved Nittany Lions as they take on the Fighting Illini.  Drink tickets will be provided to the first 100 attendees.  Door prizes, raffles, creamery ice cream and grilled stickies will also be available.

Legacy Breakfast

9:00 am on Sunday, September 23.  Alumni, parents, grandparents, and/or siblings with a current student attending Penn State Berks are invited to celebrate your legacy at our breakfast.

Community Service Event

2 p.m. at Gring's Mill on Sunday, September 23.  Interested in servicing our local community?  Then join us at Grings Mill for outdoor trail clean up!  Register in advance and get a t-shirt.

Registration is required if you plan to attend any of the above events.

All other Family & Homecoming events listed in the brochure do not require registration.