Homecoming & Family Celebration and Reunion Weekend

Next Homecoming is
Saturday, October 8, 2022.

View the event schedule from 2021 below.
Click on the events below to learn more.

Friday, October 1

41st PSUAA Barbara Dearborn '60 Golf Classic, Noon, Waukewan Golf Club, Center Harbor, N.H.
Tee off with us at noon on Friday, October 1, 2021, at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH as we come together for the 41st Dearborn Golf Classic. This event honors the late Professor Barbara Dearborn, Class of ’60, and raises funds for student scholarships.
NH Now: A Photo Diary of Life in the Granite State, 5pm, Museum of the White Mountains
Exhibition Opening Reception
5:00 – 6:30pm
Museum of the White Mountains
34 Highland St
Plymouth NH 03264
Attendance is limited to 50 people. Pre-registration is required. Spaces are on a first come first served basis. RSVP to Rebecca Enman by September 29 at rrenman@plymouth.edu
NH NOW is a two-year project to photographically record life in New Hampshire. Nearly 50 photographers traveled throughout the state between 2018 and 2020, making thousands of images that collectively create a twenty-first-century portrait of the people, places, culture, and events in New Hampshire.
MWM is one of eight sites across NH presenting this exhibition simultaneously.
With more than 55 accomplished photographers involved, New Hampshire Artist Laureate Gary Samson curated the project, selecting from the over 10,000 photographs submitted, depicting all aspects of the state and contemporary life here –the natural environment, built environment, unfolding events, and people going about their daily lives.
This Opening Reception is free and open to all.
Light refreshments will be served. Welcome remarks will begin at 5:30pm.
It is strongly encouraged that guests are fully vaccinated.
Masks are required except when eating or drinking.>
Plymouth State in 150 Objects exhibit, open until 7pm Friday, Silver Center
Silver Center for the Arts Lobby
Open until 7p.m. on Friday.
Open 9a.m. – 7p.m. on Saturday
Open Noon to 7p.m. on Sunday
In celebration of Plymouth State’s 150 year anniversary in 2021, this exhibition is a three dimensional timeline running through the Silver Center Lobby, telling the history in 150 objects. The exhibition aims to highlight the sense of place at Plymouth State, which has always been important for the people who live, work, teach, and learn here. Images and artifacts illustrate how Plymouth State continues to grow and evolve, responding to the needs and circumstances of its campus and community.
Field Hockey vs. Eastern Connecticut, 6pm, Panther Field
LET’S GO PANTHERS!
Honoring Lily Silva ’06 at this game for her 2020 Little East Hall of Fame induction.
MISSION: IMPROVable, 7pm, HUB Court Room. Free to all!

The agents of MISSION IMPROVable Comedy Team are just a few audience suggestions away from creating a brand new and original production that’s all about whatever you tell them! This fast-paced and exciting new form of comedy is a combination of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” and “Who’s Line is it Anyway?” – but there is a bit of a twist. Just like in the movie and old TV series “Mission Impossible,” the Chicagoan actors in Mission IMPROVable pretend to be agents. The audience members are the co-agents and participate in the hilarious theater games or “missions” by yelling out suggestions. The on-the-spot randomness provided by the audience makes each mission truly unique and very often hysterical.
http://www.missionimprovable.com/.

Saturday, October 2

Coffee with the President, an Event for Parents and Families, 8-10am, Heritage Commons
Open to all parents/families (no RSVP necessary) to meet with President Birx and other leaders on campus. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.
Women's Lacrosse Alumnae Game, 9-10am, Panther Field
Welcome back, Alumnae – GO PANTHERS!.
Plymouth State in 150 Objects exhibit, 9am-7pm Saturday, Silver Center
Silver Center for the Arts Lobby
Open until 7pm on Friday.
Open 9am – 7pm on Saturday
Open Noon to 7pm on Sunday
In celebration of Plymouth State’s 150 year anniversary in 2021, this exhibition is a three dimensional timeline running through the Silver Center Lobby, telling the history in 150 objects. The exhibition aims to highlight the sense of place at Plymouth State, which has always been important for the people who live, work, teach, and learn here. Images and artifacts illustrate how Plymouth State continues to grow and evolve, responding to the needs and circumstances of its campus and community.
Community Cleanup! 10am-Noon, Meet outside the HUB
Join the Office of Community Impact and the Town of Plymouth to volunteer for a Community Cleanup. All students, alumni, and family members are welcome. We look forward to making a positive impact with you in our beautiful Plymouth Community! Meet outside the Hartman Union Building (HUB).
HHP Alumni & Student Gathering, 10-11:30am, Human Performance Center
Click Here to register

The HHP Club is pleased to invite you to our 4th Annual Alumni event during Homecoming on Saturday, October 2, at 10:00 am in the Health and Human Performance Center. (located on the west wing of the Physical Education Center, accessed via North River Street, Holderness)
Meet with current PSU students in a laid-back, casual environment. Students and alumni are welcome to share their current work, discuss career options, as well as chat over coffee, bagels, and tea. Students learn first-hand what paths are available after graduating from those who have done it themselves.
We will be giving a tour of the new and improved facility and are pleased to highlight, Adventure Education’s newly completed climbing wall and the new turf field!
After our tour, we will head to the HUB at 11:30 am for the Panther Prowl walk to help raise money for student scholarships. Please join us for the first ever Panther Prowl!

SOLD OUT! Tailgating, 10am-1pm, Athletic Fields
Tailgating spots for Homecoming are sold out, but you can still park behind the Ice Arena and on Main Campus (no tailgating at either of those locations) and join in on the festivities, meeting your friends at tailgating.

Get fired up for this favorite Homecoming tradition! Tailgating is back and bigger than ever with a great location right by the new Panther (turf) Field, lots of space for your vehicles, pop-tents, and propane grills (no charcoal or open fires allowed). Ice down the coolers, fire up the grills, and grab your Panther Gridiron Gear. Read the tailgating guidelines here..

Women's Softball Alumni Game, 11am-1pm, D & M Park
Welcome back, Alumnae – GO PANTHERS!.
Panther Prowl Walk for Student Scholarships, 11:30am, Alumni Green outside the Hartman Union Building
Recreate the excitment of the commencement walk and unify as a campus community! The Panther Prowl is a fundraising event where students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather to reconnect and fun. Wear your Plymouth State apparel and walk from the HUB, through Plymouth center, toward Panther Field in time for the Homecoming game.
Harvest Festival Food and Craft Beer Garden, 11am, by Panther Field
Pre-purchase a discounted meal ticket and enjoy a wide variety of delicious food stations while enjoying Homecoming festivities. One ticket is often more than enough for an adult, and can also be purchased at the Harvest Festival. A great place for parents and families to meet up with their student who can use their meal plan.

Alumni will also love the Harvest Festival! Grab some food and head into the Craft Beer Tent (21+ only) located next to the Harvest Festival. The Beer Garden and Harvest Festival wrap up after halftime.

Volleyball vs. Rhode Island College, Noon, Foley Gym
LET’S GO PANTHERS!
Becky (Landry) Campo ’04 and Kelly Landry ’06 LEC Hall of Fame Recognition.
Football: Plymouth State Panthers vs. Framingham State Rams, 1pm kick-off, Panther Field
LET’S GO PANTHERS!
This year we celebrate 50 years of Plymouth State football tradition with a host of exciting ways to get involved.
Cornhole/Bag Toss tournament, halftime of football, near Tailgating
Compete in the annual half-time Homecoming Cornhole Tournament for your shot at fame, glory, and one-of-a-kind Plymouth State prizes. Let’s Go!
-16 teams compete using American Cornhole Association Rules.
-Play begins promptly at halftime
-1st and 2nd place prizes
-$10 per team, pre-registration preferred, day-of available unless filled
Women's Soccer vs. Rhode Island College, 2pm, Arold Field
LET’S GO PANTHERS!
View all things Panther Athletics at athletics.plymouth.edu.
Volleyball vs. UMaine Presque Isle, 4pm, Foley Gym
LET’S GO PANTHERS!
25 Years of Panther Volleyball Celebration.
Alumni Awards, 4pm, Gene '58 and Joan '56 Savage Welcome Center, PSU Ice Arena
We’re exceptionally proud of the achievements of our university community. That’s why each year the Plymouth State University Alumni Association honors alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends for outstanding service to the University, their communities, and other alumni. Join us for this special celebration with an RSVP to alumni@plymouth.edu. Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Presenting the 2021 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients:

Alumni Achievement Award
Linda Landry ’71

Graduating Senior Award of Excellence
Avery Jones ’21

Recent Alumni Award of Excellence
Leo Shattuck ‘20

Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award
Christian Weber ’09, ‘13G

Faculty/Staff Award of Excellence
PSU COVID Contact Tracing Team:
Kara Barker ’96
Michael Godin
Tamara Hebert ’11
Mary Hill
Kelli-Ann Kemery ’97
Chris Kilmer ’99
Cheryl Meserve
Courtney O’Clair ’04, ’08G

Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Judy Ludgate ’61
Joe Lines ’87

Ut Prosim Award
Peter S. Cofran ’74, ’88G

Alumni Night Out on the Town
Alumni, this is your night! Hop on a PSU Shuttle or walk to Main Street and visit your favorite places and check out the new ones. Keep your car parked at Homecoming and meet up with friends for shopping, dinner, drinks – maybe catch The Association at the Flying Monkey!
Make new memories with good friends at the place where it all started.
The Association in concert, 7:30pm, The Flying Monkey, 39 Main St, Plymouth
The Flying Monkey hosts The Association.

Photos from Homecoming 2019

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Homecoming photo galleries