Homecoming Brings Penn State Community Together

Story posted October 16, 2018 in CommRadio, News by Mia Melchoir

STATE COLLEGE, Pa -- Homecoming weekend was filled with Penn State families and friends who all shared one thing in common – their love of the university. The streets were packed with alumni, many of whom were coming back to their alma mater for the first time in years.
Some were amazed by how the school has changed since they graduated from college. Sean Wethey, 2013 alumni, talked about how something as small as Wi-Fi on campus has changed.

“I went to Penn State 10 years ago and I really wish we had the WIFI that everyone has now,” said Wethey. “I used to have to plug my laptop directly into the cable line and we were limited to 5 GB a month. So, it is really cool to see that the students have that now.”

Homecoming weekend at Penn State is a big deal for many families who have a history of attending the university. Many alumni parents visited their children that are current students, which allowed them to enjoy all the festivities and the big Penn State football game together as a family. Sophomore Kevin Seipt said he loves homecoming weekend because it has always been an occasion that brought his entire family together.

“Homecoming is a really special time for me because all of my aunts and uncles came to Penn State. It's a family school and we have always come up for homecoming weekend to get together, celebrate, and enjoy some Penn State football,” said Seipt.

The festivities culminated with the annual Homecoming parade, themed “Guide State Forward,” on Friday and the Nittany Lions’ football game against Michigan State Saturday.


Mia Melchior is a freshman majoring broadcast journalism. To contact, email her at msm6007@psu.edu.