Homecoming 2021 set for this weekend

Bloomsburg University will celebrate its annual Homecoming weekend Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, with activities planned for both alumni and students.

The highlight of the weekend activities will be the dedication ceremony for the renaming of the university’s upper campus to the Steph Pettit Athletic Complex on Saturday before kickoff of the football game with Lock Haven University at 2 p.m. 

Pettit is being honored for a $10 million gift with $5 million supporting athletic priorities, specifically scholarships, and a $5 million trust to support future university needs. The gift makes Pettit the largest donor in University history, bringing his total contributions to more than $12.5 million.

The Bloomsburg University Alumni Association is also celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2021. 

The theme of Homecoming for students is “Welcome to Huskyland.” Activities for students include:

Friday
3 p.m., Kehr Union Patio, Welcome Desk Lobby Lounge and Lycoming Lawn,  
Featuring balloon artist Lanny Lee, lawn games, contests, DIY crafts, and giveaways.

9 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Husky Karaoke Ball, Kehr Union Ballroom

Activities open to both alumni and students include:

Friday
7 p.m., BU Volleyball vs. Shippensburg, Nelson Field House 

7:30 p.m., Brazilian All Stars (Arts in Bloom), Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall
Join the Brazilian All Stars for a uniquely memorable and spectacular musical journey through Brazil’s most famous songs, Sambas, Bossa Novas, Ballads, Choro, Fado, virtuoso instrumental tracks, and more.

Saturday

11 a.m., BU Volleyball vs. Shepherd, Nelson Field House

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Alumni Tent Party, Fenstemaker Alumni House Lawn.

2 p.m., BU Football vs. Lock Haven, Danny Hale Field at Redman Stadium at the Steph Pettit Athletic Complex
Featuring pre-game Tailgate Zone and giveaways, announcement of Husky Royalty and all Homecoming Week contest winners at halftime.

6 p.m., BU Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg, Steph Pettit Stadium

9 p.m., Summoning Spirits Show featuring Peter Boie, Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium

For the complete list of events visit the Homecoming website.

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