Plymouth State University’s Homecoming Celebration!

Homecoming 2022
Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8

Online registration for Homecoming closes at Noon on Thursday, October 6.
Tailgating is sold out – there are no “day of” spots available.
Click the button below to sign up for all of our other events.

Join us for the Homecoming production of Into the Woods.
Click the button below to purchase tickets.

Lodging

The Mountain Club on Loon is a proud to offer accommodation options for Plymouth State alumni.
Learn more at mtnclub.com.

Plymouth State University is a proud member of the Central NH Chamber of Commerce.
Check their listings for local lodging options. Fall is peak tourism season, so book your accommodations early.

Parking

Tailgating is sold out, but there is free parking available in any of our campus lots on main campus and behind the Ice Arena. Park in any of those areas and walk over the athletics contests, the Harvest Food Festival, Craft Beer Garden, or catch up with your friends in the tailgating area. Please note: tailgating is prohibited outside of the designated tailgating area.

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 ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED
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. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket to attend and support this event, please contact Kim Bownes ’07G, Director of Athletics at kbownes@plymouth.edu.
We are excited to announce the 2022 inductees:
Dorothy ‘Dot’ Diehl(posthumously), who amassed 120 wins over 16 seasons while leading the PSU field hockey program for two separate stints, from 1973-75, and 1977-89. Her teams appeared in eight postseason tournaments, while she piloted the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1984 and captured an ECAC title in 1987. More importantly, Diehl was an important advocate for women’s sports, while her efforts raised greater equity for all athletics programs at Plymouth State.
John P. Clark ’71, ’73G, former Athletic Director whose impact on Plymouth State and Panther Athletics cannot be measured. As student body president, Clark played a primary role in introducing varsity football to Plymouth State. He held multiple roles on campus before taking over as Athletic Director from 1980-85, a period that experienced tremendous success, particularly in men’s soccer and football, and returned to the role from 2001-15. He played a key role in the creation of the Little East Conference (LEC) and oversaw numerous advances in athletics facilities and sport offerings.
Kalie Judd ’10, a standout scorer on the women’s lacrosse team and two-year starter on the women’s basketball team from the 2007-08 to 2009-10 seasons. Judd was a three-time All-LEC First Teamer and earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region honors as a senior, becoming the 14th player in program history to eclipse 100 career goals. She also served as a three-year veteran at point guard on the basketball team, averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a senior while helping the team to a 17-11 record.
Dan Fallon ’07, a four-year starter and two-year co-captain at defensive back on the football team, who claimed Freedom Football Conference (FFC) Rookie of the Year honors and was an All-New England Football Conference (NEFC) First Team selection as a senior (Plymouth State was an independent school during his sophomore and junior seasons). Named the department’s John C. Foley Senior Leadership Award winner, Fallon led the team in tackles in three of his four seasons, before helping the Panthers to a 27-6 record and three postseason appearances during his three years as an assistant coach.
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.

Click to purchase tickets through the Silver Center Box Office

The Brothers Grim hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
A Disney film adaptation, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide, and received three nominations at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
A second Broadway revival began 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
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.

Congratulations to our 2022 PSUAA Alumni Award recipients:

Nick Simeti ’18
Recent Alumni Award of Excellence

Paul Hogan ’79, ‘88G
Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award

Tony Mann ’91
Ut Prosim Award

Gene and Barbara Fahey
Faculty/Staff Award of Excellence

Dannielle Sargent ’95
Alumni Achievement Award

John Hughes ’68
Alumni Achievement Award

Softball Playdate, 10am and 12:30pm, D&M Park
SOLD OUT. Tailgating, Pre-Registration Required, 10am-1pm, Enter North River Street only
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL TAILGATING SPACES AVAILABLE.
TAILGATING IS NOT PERMITTED IN ANY OTHER PSU PARKING LOTS.
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. No kegs, party balls, or other “communal” containers. Please no glass.). We’ll have a cornhole space set up for folks who want to toss a few bags, too. So … ice down the coolers, load up the grills, and grab your Panther Gear!
READ THE TAILGATING GUIDELINES HERE BEFORE ATTENDING.
5th Annual HHP Alumni Event, 10am, Health & Human Performance Center
The 5th Annual HHP Alumni event is a great opportunity for alumni to converse with current PSU students and faculty in a laid back, casual environment. Alumni will be able to share with the current students first-hand knowledge about the career paths that are available to pursue after graduation. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to climb on our climbing wall, go on a tour highlighting our new and approved fitness center, as well as chat over breakfast sandwiches, beverages, fruit, and more.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND.

Event Schedule:
10:00 AM – Check in for alumni, refreshments and breakfast foods
10:15 AM – Introduction and remarks
10:45 AM – Tour of the HPC building and climbing wall opens.
11:30 AM – End of the event (climbers feel free to stay until 12:30 PM)

W's Volleyball vs. Western Connecticut, Foley Gymnasium, 11am
Harvest Food Festival and Craft Beer Garden, 11:30am-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
W's Tennis vs. Western Connecticut, Noon, Holderness School Courts
Football vs. Western Connecticut, 1pm kick-off, Panther (turf) Field
Phi Mu Kappa/Tau Kappa Epsilon Informal Gathering, Savage Welcome Center at PSU Ice Arena, 1-5pm
Phi Mu Kappa/Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers have reserved this space as a place to hangout and reconnect. No special program or food, just a quiet place for friends who haven’t seen each other in decades to reconnect and reminisce.
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.

Click to purchase tickets through the Silver Center Box Office

The Brothers Grim hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
A Disney film adaptation, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide, and received three nominations at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
A second Broadway revival began performances on June 28, 2022, at the St. James Theatre.

Alumni Gathering & Class Reunions, Biederman's Deli & Pub, 3:30-5:30pm
All Alumni & Friends Welcome! Ticket price is $45 (21+ only), and to include a sandwich of your choice, three (3) beer tap tickets, and a gift of $10 to the Fund for Plymouth State, which supports our students’ greatest needs, including student scholarships. Selfie photos with the moose and “celebrity guests”, door prizes, and Plymouth State swag for everyone. Commemorative pint glass for the first 100 who sign up. Keep the fun rolling and join us at this Main Street favorite after the game!
Reception for the President’s Permanent Collection of Student Art, Silver Center for the Arts Lobby, 5pm
Exhibit open August 22 – October 21, 2022
Join us for a reception at 5pm for this exhibit that 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.
Reception for the Musical Production of Into the Woods, Silver Center for the Arts Lobby, 6pm
Join us for a reception at 6pm prior to the final (7pm) showing of this musical production at Plymouth State University.
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.

Click to purchase tickets through the Silver Center Box Office

The Brothers Grim hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
A Disney film adaptation, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide, and received three nominations at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
A second Broadway revival began performances on June 28, 2022, at the St. James Theatre.