Homecoming Events

Homecoming: Home is Where the Your Heart Is


Thursday, march 18

Homecoming Drive-In Movie Featuring: Monsters University (2013)

Location: M82 Parking Lot

Enjoy a viewing of Monsters University under the stars! Mike and Sulley attend Monsters University and start a rivalry that puts their education in danger in this prequel set before they were both star employees at Monsters, Inc. Students must sign up in advance to reserve their spot. Face coverings must be worn at all times. There is a four person limit per vehicle. Additional instructions will be sent out leading up to the event.

To reserve your spot, you MUST sign up in advance!

Friday, March 19

Virtual Penguin Nights Bingo

Location: Virtual via Zoom
Presented By: Kilcawley Center and Student Activities

Enjoy a Penguin Nights favorite event from your own home! It’s our wilder version of Bingo with the Dancing Granny, fabulous prizes, and dance breaks with DJ Kickdrum. Wear your best YSU gear and enter the Spirit Costume Contest! This event is for YSU students only. Prizes include a 50” TCL Android TV, Dell Inspiron 15” Laptop, Chefman Instant Coffee Maker, Nutra Ninja, iPad, Apple Watch, Emerald Air Fryer, YSU Gear Packs and more! Sign up in advance to reserve your spot.

To reserve your spot, you MUST sign up in advance!


10:00am - 3:30pm
Location announced to winners
Presented by: Student Activities

It is happening! 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 by Monday, March 15th if they won a penguin, and will receive a private link to sign up for a designated time on Friday, March 19th to enter the socially-distanced “build a penguin factory”.

Carolyn Jesko

Go to the YSU Student Activities Instagram webpage

Saturday, March 20

YSU Homecoming Football Game

12:00 pm
Location: Stambaugh Stadium
Presented by: Athletics

Cheer on the Penguins as they take on South Dakota for this year’s Homecoming football game. Then at halftime, watch the crowning of our Homecoming Royalty! Every Monday of home game weeks, YSU students can visit the Stambaugh Stadium Ticket Office to pick up their ticket! Show your valid YSU ID and receive 1 COMPLIMENTARY game ticket! The first 100 students attending each home game will receive a FREE YSU t-shirt courtesy of Pepsi and University Edge, to be distributed on the main concourse level of the Stadium.    Ticket Office hours: 9am - 6pm Monday thru Thursday.  Student tickets will not be distributed on Friday and Game Day.   For additional information call 330-941-1YSU (1978).

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

Watch the crowning of this year's Homecoming Royalty!