Plymouth State University’s Homecoming Celebration!

Homecoming 2022
Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8

Online registration for Homecoming, including tailgating,
opens on August 1, 2022.

Schedule of Events

Click on the events below to learn more.

Friday, October 7

42nd PSUAA Barbara Dearborn '60 Golf Classic, Noon tee-off, Waukewan Golf Club, Center Harbor, N.H.
Tee off with us at noon on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor, NH as we come together for the 42nd Dearborn Golf Classic. This event raises funds for the PSU Alumni Association student scholarship fund. The PSUAA Scholarship has awarded 290 scholarships since 1970. Learn more and sign up at go.plymouth.edu/Dearborn
Athletics Hall of Fame, Gene ’58 and Joan ’56 Savage Welcome Center at the PSU Ice Arena INVITE ONLY
The PSU Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1985 to provide a means to recognize the efforts and achievements of various athletes, coaches, teams and contributors to Plymouth State University athletics while reinforcing a sense of history and tradition. In 2019 the induction ceremony moved from an annual to biannual event for even years. With its cancellation in 2020 due to COVID, we are excited to announce its return. Help us to celebrate the 2022 inductees.
Musical production of Into the Woods, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts, 7pm
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by James Lapine.
The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood” (spelled “Ridinghood” in the published vocal score), “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of the Grimm Brothers’ “Rapunzel”), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
The musical debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986 and premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, where it won three major Tony Awards (Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical for Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera (1988). The musical has since been produced many times, with a 1988 US national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Broadway revival, a 2010 London revival,[1] and in 2012 as part of New York City’s outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series.
A Disney film adaptation, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide,[2] and received three nominations at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
A second Broadway revival is set to begin performances on June 28, 2022, at the St. James Theatre.

Saturday, October 8

Alumni Awards, 9am, Gene '58 and Joan '56 Savage Welcome Center, PSU Ice Arena
The 2022 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients will be announced in July 2022 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. Complimentary light breakfast refreshments and coffee served.

Softball Playdate, 10am and 12:30pm, D&M Park
Tailgating, Pre-Registration Required, 10:30am-1pm, Athletic Fields
Get fired up for this favorite Homecoming tradition right by the 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 Gear! Read the tailgating guidelines here..
W's Volleyball vs. Western Connecticut, Foley Gymnasium, 11am
Harvest Food Festival and Craft Beer Garden, 11am-3pm, by Panther (turf) 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.

W's Soccer vs. Western Connecticut, Noon, Arold Field
Football vs. Western Connecticut, 1pm kick-off, Panther (turf) Field
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
W's Tennis vs. Western Connecticut, 1pm, Holderness School Courts
Musical production of Into the Woods, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts, 1pm matinee
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by James Lapine.
The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood” (spelled “Ridinghood” in the published vocal score), “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of the Grimm Brothers’ “Rapunzel”), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
The musical debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986 and premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, where it won three major Tony Awards (Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical for Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera (1988). The musical has since been produced many times, with a 1988 US national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Broadway revival, a 2010 London revival,[1] and in 2012 as part of New York City’s outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series.
A Disney film adaptation, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide,[2] and received three nominations at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
A second Broadway revival is set to begin performances on June 28, 2022, at the St. James Theatre.
Alumni Gathering & Class Reunions, Biederman's Deli & Pub, 4-6:30pm
All Alumni welcome! We will be specially recognizing the Classes of 2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, and 1987 (5th through 35th Reunion years).Ticket prices TBD, and to include a sandwich of your choice, two (2) beer tap tickets served by our “celebrity” bartenders, and a gift of $10 to the Fund for Plymouth State, which supports our students’ greatest needs, including scholarships. DJ playing top songs from each era (requests taken when registering), class photos, door prizes, and Plymouth State swag for everyone. Keep the fun rolling and join us at this Main Street favorite after the game!
President’s Permanent Collection of Student Art, Silver Center for the Arts Lobby, reception 5-7pm
Exhibit open August 22 – October 21, 2022
This exhibition highlights Plymouth State University student artwork acquired annually by the University President. These pieces were selected from the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibit and are now part of the President’s Permanent Collection. Students whose work was chosen received an award and are honored by having their work become part of the collection. Throughout the years, this collection has grown and is available for loan to display in offices across campus.
Musical production of Into the Woods, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts, 7pm
Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by James Lapine.
The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood” (spelled “Ridinghood” in the published vocal score), “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”, as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of the Grimm Brothers’ “Rapunzel”), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey.
The musical debuted in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre in 1986 and premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, where it won three major Tony Awards (Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical for Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera (1988). The musical has since been produced many times, with a 1988 US national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Broadway revival, a 2010 London revival,[1] and in 2012 as part of New York City’s outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series.
A Disney film adaptation, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide,[2] and received three nominations at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
A second Broadway revival is set to begin performances on June 28, 2022, at the St. James Theatre.