Homecoming

It's never too early for alumni, students, friends, and family to make plans to attend homecoming at Kutztown University. We are excited to share that our annual Homecoming will take place the week of October 25, 2021. 

For Alumni:

In addition to the events listed below the Kutztown University Foundation is also hosting numerous event throughout the week. Full details and registration information can be found on their website.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ALUMNI RELATIONS HOMECOMING EVENTS PAGE

Homecoming Athletic Events:

For tickets and information about athletic related events taking place throughout the week of Homecoming, please visit the kubears website.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE KU BEARS WEBSITE

Homecoming 2021 Schedule | "Together We're Golden"

*Please note that this schedule is subject to changes and updates

Monday October 25, 2021

Spirit Court Elections Open
12PM via ENGAGE
Our candidates for the Spirit Court need your vote to be deemed the Champions of Homecoming 2021. Students on the Spirit Court represent their student organizations and work with the group to showcase true golden bear spirit through civic engagement & community service. The top two students/orgs with the most votes will serve as the Champions of this year's Spirit Court.

Students voting for Spirit Court must be signed-up for TurboVote services. Students must be signed up through TurboVote by Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 4:30PM.
SIGN UP FOR TURBOVOTE SERVICES HERE

Wednesday October 27, 2021

Soccer vs. Bloomsburg
3PM

Madden22 PS4 Tournament 
7PM
Student Recreation Center Lounge
Join the Recreation and Sports Club Council for an exciting Homecoming experience. Go head to head in the Madden22 tournament and prove your the best player. 

Field Hockey vs. West Chester
7PM
Andre Reed Stadium

Thursday October 28, 2021

Homecoming Spirit Stations
11AM to 12PM
Join university offices and clubs for giveaways as we all get into the golden bear spirit. Spirit tables are listed below: 

DMZ - Recreation & Sports Club Council
Old Main Lobby - Residence Hall Association
MSU Lobby - McFarland Student Union Staff
Alumni Plaza - Alumni Relations
MSU Lobby - Kutztown University Activities Board
Academic Forum - Office of Student Involvement & Homecoming Committee
MSU Lawn - Student Government Board

Spirit Court Election Closes 
12PM via ENGAGE
If you have not voted for your top two students representing their organizations on the Spirit Court now is the time to do so. Students who vote must be signed-up to receive TurboVote services. The top two students/orgs with the most votes will be announced as the Champions of Homecoming 2021 at Halftime on Saturday. 

The Kuztown Experience: From College to Success
5PM to 7PM
McFarland Student Union Building, 183 Alumni Auditorium & via ZOOM
Join the Kutztown University Activities Board, Alumni Relations, and the Colleges of Education Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Visual & Performing Arts, and Athletics for a hybrid alumni event. Attendees will be able to participate in the event in-person at the McFarland Student Union, 183 Alumni Auditorium or remotely from ZOOM. 

Alumni Panel - Starting at 5PM we will be joined by a virtual panel of outstanding alumni representing each of our academic colleges and athletics to discuss their Kutztown experience and how it has impacted their life after college. The panel will feature a Q&A style round of questions. 
- LAS Panelist: Shakeera Wynne '15
- EDU Panelist: Tekiah Brabham '05
- BUS Panelist: Gil Henry '85
- VPA Panelist: John Roberts '96
- Athletics Panelist: Julie Urbansky '00

Alumni Keynote Speaker -Immediately following the panel will be our featured in-person speaker for the night who will discuss how their experience at Kutztown has helped them in pursuing their aspirations while balancing their career. 

- Myron Alston '14

Movie: Hocus Pocus
7PM
McFarland Student Union, 116
Join the MSU for a Halloween classic as our movie offering for Homecoming 2021. 

Homecoming Pep Rally
8PM
Andre Reed Stadium - Away Side (Rain Location: Recreation Center)
Join the Office of Student Involvement & Athletics for the annual Homecoming Pep Rally. See performances from our dance teams, get our athletes hype for their big games, and get acquainted with the representatives on the Spirit Court! 

Friday October 29, 2021

Kutztown Cares
Join the Community Outreach Center, the University Foundation, and Homecoming Committee for a day of service. Both alumni and current students will work together to give back to our communities whether here in the local area or in their hometown. Our goal is to reach a total of 1866 service hours during Homecoming week.

In the local area students & alumni will have the opportunity to participate in tons of great volunteer opportunities. Check them out below to sign-up: 

Friend Inc. 

LGBTQ Center of Greater Reading

Kutztown Borough Town & Gown

Safe Berks Sign Making at the Multicultural Center

Groups that are interested in organizing a service opportunity to count towards these hours and want to recruit volunteers should contact the Assistant Director of Student Involvement & Community Outreach at blichar@kutztown.edu 

Halloween Meets Homecoming: Temporary Tattoos 
5PM

South Dining Hall, Upstairs
This year Homecoming and Halloween are happening together and what better way to celebrate both than with temporary halloween and spirit themed tattoos? Join Residence Life for a spook-tacularly spirited event. 

RHA Homecoming SMORES Night
7PM
Fire Pits, Recreation Center
Join the Residence Hall Association for their annual SMORES night on the eve of our Homecoming Week finale taking place on Saturday. Make tasty treats, hang with friends, and enjoy a beautiful night by the fire. 

Movie: Hocus Pocus
7PM
McFarland Student Union, 116
Join the MSU for a Halloween classic as our movie offering for Homecoming 2021.

Saturday October 30, 2021

Kutztown FanFest
11AM to 2PM

DMZ
Family-friendly entertainment including free food, music, inflatables, live animals, photo booth and more under the activities tent. For registration and detailed information, please visit the University Foundation website. 

KU History Display
12PM to 1:30PM
Old Main Concourse
University Relations will be hosting the KU History display exhibited by Jason Graver who will be available to answer questions about the display.

Football vs. Millersville
2:05PM
Andre Reed Stadium
Information about how to acquire tickets can be found on kubears.com

Spirit Court Champions Announced
Half-Time
Andre Reed Stadium
At half-time, the top two students representing their student organizations with the most votes from their peers will be awarded by the Alumni Council. 

Movie: Hocus Pocus
3PM - MSU 116 Mini Auditorium
7PM - MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium, sponsored by the Board of Governors Scholars 
Join the MSU for a Halloween classic as our movie offering for Homecoming 2021. The 7PM showtime is sponsored by the Board of Governors Scholars. Food and light refreshments will be provided. 

Sunday October 31, 2021

United Greek Council Community Clean-Up
9AM to 12PM
Kutztown Borough
The United Greek Council and the Kutztown Community Partnership are teaming up for a Community Clean-Up. Volunteers are needed to assist. To sign up please visit the GivePulse page here.

Movie: Hocus Pocus
3PM & 7PM Showings
McFarland Student Union, 116
Join the MSU for a Halloween classic as our movie offering for Homecoming 2021.

The  #togetherweregolden mosaic

For Homecoming, the Office of Student Involvement & Alumni Relations have embarked on a yearlong project with the campus community. The Kutztown Mosaic is a living photo presentation of all things Golden and will be a central focus of our Homecoming celebration.

KUTZTOWN MOSAIC

Join this year-long living photo presentation. Upload your photo to the #TOGETHERWEREGOLDEN Mosaic