Homecoming Events

Homecoming Events 2021
LIGHTS, CAMERA, PENGUINS!


WEDNESDAY, October 6

 

wfmj prize wheel

11:00am
Location: Campus Core

Rain Location: Lower Arcade, Kilcawley Center
Breaking News - Join our favorite local TV personalities as they return to the YSU campus with gifts, prizes, and plenty of fun for Homecoming Week Festivities.

Outdoor Movie on the Lawn

7:30pm
Location: Heritage Park

Rain Location: Aerobic Studio, Campus Rec
Presented By: Campus Recreation & Student Activities

There’s nothing better than cozying up with a blanket and watching a movie under the stars on a crisp October night! Head over to Heritage Park and join us for an outdoor movie (voted on by you!) with friends to get a head start on Homecoming Festivities. Follow Student Activities on Instagram to vote for your top movie pick. Sign up to reserve your spot on the lawn: https://signup.com/login/entry/1247523260067! We will have snacks and blankets to borrow! For more information, contact Student Activities at 330-941-3575 or studentactivties@ysu.edu.


Thursday, October 7
 

PEER LEADER PICNIC

5:00pm-6:45pm
Location: Heritage Park
Presented by: First Year Student Services

Come hang out with friends and your Peer Leader to enjoy some outdoor games and food.  The first 25 first year students to attend will earn a $2 Chick-fil-A coupon. Also, this event is worth 500 color challenge points.  Afterwards, the group will head over to Fall Fire Fest. 

fall fire fest

Early Show 7:00pm-9:00pm
Late Show 9:00pm-11:00pm
Location: M71 Parking Lot
Presented by: Penguin Productions

Mark Thursday, October 7th in your calendar because Fall Fire Fest is back! Come join us for a pep rally to show off your YSU Pride, gather with friends around the bonfire, and enjoy some music from WizTheMC. You may have heard his song For A Minute featured in Netflix’s 2021 film He’s All That. WizTheMc has something for everyone, his music combines genres from rap, pop, and indie rock. The night will be split into two shows, the early show 7-9pm & the late show 9-11pm. Sign up to RSVP for a show time, or show up to lot M 71 the day of! https://forms.office.com/r/3mL5pJypdF

ZIPLINE @ fall fire fest

7:00pm-11:00pm
M71 Parking Lot & Grant Street
Presented by: Student Activities

Soar through the sky as you ride a zipline down Grant Street to get the best view of Fall Fire Fest available! Let us know you’re up for an adventure & sign up here: https://signup.com/go/yRqVuzp. For more information, contact Student Activities at 330-941-3575 or studentactivities@ysu.edu.


Friday, OCTOBER 8

RED AND WHITE DAY Tricycle Obstacle Course

11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Heritage Park
Presented By: Kilcawley Center and Student Activities

The Fast and The Furious: Tricycle Drift. Show off your skills and compete against other Penguins to see who the fastest (tri)cyclist is on campus and watch your friends compete in our obstacle course.  We will have free snacks, giveaways, and a contest for the best red and white attire in the crowd! Not into obstacle courses? Do the Penguin Whack a Mole thing.  Let us know you’re ready to compete & sign up for your time here: https://signup.com/login/entry/3548933040123. For more information, contact Student Activities at 330-941-3575 or studentactivities@ysu.edu.


BUILD-A-PENGUIN LOTTERY

11:00am - 12:30pm
Follow @ysu_activities on Instagram for a chance to reserve your penguin!
Presented by: Student Activities

Build a penguin so fluffy at this cult event! Students must follow @ysu_activities on Instagram to access the link to enter for a chance to be randomly selected as one of a limited number of students to build their stuffed penguin! Students will be notified on Wednesday, October 6 at 5:00pm if they won a penguin. Those that were selected will receive a private link to sign up for a designated time on Friday, October 8 to enter the “build a penguin factory”. This event is for current YSU students only and you must present a valid YSU student ID to receive your penguin. One penguin per student. You must be present at the event to stuff a penguin.  For more information, contact Student Activities at 330-941-3575 or studentactivities@ysu.edu.

Build A Penguin Walk-Up

1:00pm - Until They’re Gone!
Follow @ysu_activities on Instagram to find out the location!
Presented by: Student Activities

Build a penguin so fluffy! We will have a limited number of 150 penguins available for walk-ups starting at 1:00pm. Follow Student Activities on Instagram to catch the location announcement of this cult event. These won’t last long. This event is for current YSU students only and you must present a valid YSU student ID to receive your penguin. One penguin per student. You must be present at the event to stuff a penguin.  For more information, contact Student Activities at 330-941-3575 or studentactivities@ysu.edu

Homecoming dance: silent disco

7:00pm-10:00pm
The Hub, Kilcawley Center

Presented by: Student Activities
From the outside it may look like you’re dancing to silence, but once you but on your headphones you’ll be dancing your heart out! Join us at The Hub in Kilcawley Center on Friday, October 8th, from 7-10pm for a Silent Disco! We will have 3 DJs and you’ll be able to switch up the music with all 3 spinning tunes directly in your ears. Come check it out! We will have great music, snacks & refreshments, giveaways and lots of fun! Sign up to claim your dancing spot: https://signup.com/login/entry/1247523260067 For more information, contact Student Activities at 330-941-3575 or studentactivities@ysu.edu.


Saturday, October 9

Homecoming parade

12:00 pm
Location: Fifth Avenue
Presented by: Student Activities

Line the streets to witness this tradition featuring student organization floats, your YSU Marching Pride, & special guests.

YSU Homecoming Football Game

2:00 pm
Location: Stambaugh Stadium
Presented by: Athletics

Cheer on the Penguins as they take on Missouri State for this year’s Homecoming football game. Then at halftime, watch the crowning of our Homecoming Royalty! YSU students can visit the Stambaugh Stadium Ticket Office to pick up their ticket between 9am and 6pm.  Another option is the visit the YSU Bookstore to secure Game Day Tickets. Show your valid YSU ID and receive 1 COMPLIMENTARY game ticket! For additional information call 330-941-1YSU (1978).

Homecoming Royalty Crowning
Halftime
Location: Stambaugh Stadium
Presented by: Student Activities Major Events

Watch the crowning of this year's Homecoming Royalty!