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Pittsburg State University Homecoming Events


A week full of events are planned at Pittsburg State University to celebrate Homecoming.

University officials says homecoming is a century-old tradition.

According to "Pittsburg State University: A Photographic History of the First 100 Years," by Randy Roberts and Shannon Phillips, the homecoming tradition began in the university's early years as reunions associated with teachers' meetings each fall. By the '20s, fraternities and sororities were hosting reunions and by the '30s, it was an important and permanent part of the campus culture.

Here is a list of events scheduled:




7 p.m. - King and Queen Presentation Night, Crimson & Gold Ballroom, Overman Student Center. Includes announcement of the top 12 candidates (top 6 men & top 6 women)



10 a.m. - Polls open through the online GUS for voting for the Homecoming King & Queen. Voting is open to all PSU students.

4 p.m. - Spirit Art, Overman Student Center

7 p.m. - Gorilla Games, Weede Parking Lot



10 a.m. - Polls close and online voting for King and Queen stops

Noon - Convocation and coronation of Homecoming King and Queen, Carnie Smith Stadium



7 p.m. - Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, Carnie Smith Stadium

Lambda Sigma Canned Food Drive, Carnie Smith Stadium. Collections will be taken at the NW Gate.



4:30 p.m. - Public reception for Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, Wilkinson Alumni Center.



9 a.m. - Parade, Downtown Pittsburg

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., GorillaFest, Gorilla Village

Noon - Homecoming Awards Ceremony, Gorilla Village gazebo - Awarding of Homecoming Plaques and Sweeps Trophy

Saturday, October 5th

Friday, October 4th

Thursday, October 3rd

Wednesday, October 2nd

Tuesday, October 1st

Monday, September 30th

Homecoming Schedule

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