Homecoming Events

Homecoming 2019: All The Penguins

Homecoming Week Prizes

For a chance to win, attend programs throughout the week & use the YSU App to scan QR codes to check in at events! To enter, you must be a registered YSU student. Prize winners may be notified by phone or email. Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Thursday, October 10

Hot 101.1 FM 
7:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Lower Arcade Kilcawley Center
Presented by: Student Activities Major Events

Tune in to hear AC and Kelly talk about Homecoming Week and visit them in Kilcawley for a chance to win some free prizes!

10:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: Penguin Service Center (second floor of Meshel Hall)
Presented by: Penguin Serivce Center

We do #AllTheThings for All The Penguins! Visit the Penguin Service Center on the second floor of Meshel Hall for some prizes and a t-shirt giveaway! 

Fall Fire Fest
7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Location: M71 Lot (351 Grant St, Youngstown, OH 44502)
Presented by: Penguin Productions

Celebrate the start of the fall season with a concert, bonfire, and YSU pep rally.

Friday, October 11

YSU Bowling: Penguin Classic
10:00 am
Location: Holiday Bowl (777 Youngstown-Poland Rd, Struthers, OH 44471)
Presented by: Athletics

Cheer on the Guins as they host their first home tournament in program history as part of a competitive schedule in 2019-2020.

Red & White Day Tricycle Obstacle Race
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Location: Heritage Park
Rain Location: Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Basketball Courts
Presented by: Kilcawley Center, Student Activities, and Pepsi

YSU students will pedal, run, crawl, and propel themselves to the finish line in this race for the title! Multiple heats will include teams of 4 and individual competitors. Be sure to show your Penguin Pride because the person with the most outrageous YSU attire wins Power Beats Wireless Headphones!

Caricature Artists
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Heritage Park
Rain Location: Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Basketball Courts
Presented by: Student Activities Major Events

Get your face drawn into a goofy carton by one of these caricature artists! These make great holiday presents for friends and family.

2:00 pm until they're gone!
Location: Heritage Park
Rain Location: Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Presented by: Student Activities Major Events

Build the famous Pete the Penguin to take home with you! The reputation of these penguins precedes them so make sure to get there early because they won't last long. YSU students only.

YSU Volleyball vs. Greenbay
6:00 pm
Location: Beeghly Center
Presented by: Athletics

Cheer on our Lady Guins as they spike the ball to victory against Greenbay! Free for YSU students with valid student ID.

Silent Disco
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Location: DoubleTree Hotel Downtown (44 E Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503)
Presented by: Student Activities Major Events

Attend YSU's Homecoming dance at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown! Pick up a pair of our headphones as you walk in the door, and let Live DJs broadcast your favorite tracks directly into your ears. Grab a friend and switch between stations to pick what tunes you jam to under the disco ball! From your favorite Throwback Songs to Today’s Hits—our DJs have you covered. You don’t want to miss out on this unique experience! YSU ID required to participate.

Saturday, October 12

National Marionette Theatre: Pinocchio (with appearances by President Jim Tressel and Pete the Penguin)
11:00 am
Location: Ford Theater, Bliss Hall
Presented by: Cliffe College of Creative Arts and Communication

The National Marionette Theatre (NMT) is one of the oldest continually running marionette theatres in the United States. Founded in 1967, this award-winning company’s imaginative productions have entertained and amazed international audiences for over half a century. The company specializes in adaptations of popular stories using marionettes as the performance medium and travels with a fully self-contained theater complete with its own lighting and sound systems. Noted for their amazing manipulation technique and imaginative fully staged productions, NMT has won numerous awards, including the 2004 Unima Citation of Excellence for “Beauty and the Beast” and the 1975 UNIMA Citation of Excellence for “Art of the Puppeteer,” the first US marionette company to win this prize. The shows are suitable for family audiences of all ages. For more information, please contact Mari Ann Cann (mcann@ysu.edu; 330-941-3629).

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center
Presented by: Student Activities
Join in a celebration of Hispanic culture including food, performers, local vendors, and more!

Homecoming Parade
4:00 pm
Location: Fifth Avenue
Presented by: Student Activities Major Events

Line the street to witness this beloved tradition featuring floats from student organizations & local businesses, your YSU Marching Pride, & special guests!

YSU Homecoming Football Game
6:00 pm
Location: Stambaugh Stadium
Presented by: Athletics

Cheer on your YSU Penguins! Get your game tickets from the YSU Bookstore or the Athletics Ticket Office in Stambaugh Stadium.

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

Watch the crowning of this year's 2019 Homecoming King & Queen!

Trivia Night
9:30 pm-11:00 pm
Location: Republic Pizzeria
Presented By: Student Activities Major Events

Stop down after the game as the Homecoming festivities continue! Eat some pizza and test your Youngstown knowledge!