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SSU Homecoming
Alumni + Family Weekend

October 11 + 12, 2019


Homecoming Theme: PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999!



we welcome you to join us October 11 + 12, 2019 for the festivities.

Celebrating the Reunion Classes:

1989 // 1994 // 1999 // 2004 // 2009 // 2014

Shawnee State will be Honoring:

1999 Women's Basketball National Championship Team

Greek Organizations

We can't wait to see you!




Thursday, October 10

Manufacturing & Technology Career Fair

11 am - 2 pm Friday | Morris University Ballroom

Shawnee State students and alumni interested seeking a job in manufacturing or technology attend the career fair.


Friday, October 11

Show Your Shawnee Spirit

All Day Friday | SSU Campus

Shawnee State students, staff & faculty show your Shawnee State spirit by wearing Blue and Gray on Friday. Also, offices, areas and organizations can decorate campus to show your Bear Pride. Shawn E. Bear will judge for the most spirited office for a prize.

Dr. Dave & Patsy Todt Legacy Luncheon

12:00 pm Friday | Sodexo Ballroom

Join us to celebrate Dr. Dave Todt and his wife Patsy for their continued support for the Shawnee State Development Foundation and the establishment of the Dr. Dave & Patsy Todt Loyalty Club.

To reserve a seat, contact the SSU Development Office at 740.351.3284 or by emailing


children’s learning center 20th birthday celebration

5-7 pm Friday | Children’s Learning Center

Help us celebrate the Children’s Learning Center’s 20th Birthday with a celebration! Join us for food, inflatables, and fun.

Shawnee State Cross Country Meet

4 pm Friday | Earl Thomas Conley Park, West Portsmouth

Cheer on the women’s and men’s cross country teams in the 17th Shawnee State Cross Country Meet held at Earl Thomas Conley Park in West Portsmouth, OH.


volleyball vs. Mt. Vernon Nazarene

7 pm Friday | Waller Gymnasium

Cheer on the volleyball team as they face the Cougars of Mt. Vernon Nazarene in non-conference action.


Saturday, October 12

Dental Hygiene Alumni Day

8 am–3:15 pm Saturday | Flohr Lecture Hall

Shawnee State’s Dental Hygiene Program will be hosting their annual Dental Hygiene Alumni Continuing Education Day. The day will feature presentations on “The Pain Epidemic of the 21st Century”, “Dental Hygienist: Essential Primary Care Providers” presentation by Lancette VanGuilder, and “Informative Poster Presentations” by the Shawnee State Dental Hygiene Students.

7:15 am - 8:15 am - Registration & light breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 p.m. - Morning Session
12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch *included for all day attendees
1:00 pm - 1:15 p.m. - Door prizes
1:15 pm - 3:15 p.m. - Afternoon Session

Registration Fees:
SSU Alumni: $85 Entire Day/$50 Morning or Afternoon Session
Non-SSU Alumni: $95 Entire Day/$55 Morning or Afternoon Session
Dentists: $100 Entire Day/$60 Morning or Afternoon Session
SSU Dental Hygiene Students: $30 Entire Day


10 am Saturday | SSU Campus

The Shawnee State Admissions Office is hosting an Open House on campus for prosepective SSU students. Open House is an exciting Saturday event that lets high school juniors and seniors explore campus and all it has to offer on their terms!

At the conclusion, stay and help us celebrate Homecoming.

Learn more about Shawnee Open House

Hosted by Admissions.


Homecoming Parade

12 pm Saturday | SSU Campus

Shawnee State students, family, alumni and Portsmouth Community join us for our third annual Homecoming Parade. Watch floats, student organizations & clubs, student-athletes, Shawn E. Bear, Buster the Plastics’ Robot and much more march through campus.

Interested in being in the parade? Contact Tiffany Hartman at (740) 351-3115 or

Shawnee State Tailgate + Carnival

11 am–5 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf

Join us for our third annual Tailgate and enjoy good food, refreshments, games and a good time.

Visit Greek Row, a Reunion Years Tent, Bear Club Hospitality Tent, and Manufacturing on the Go.

Food vendors, entertainment, inflatables, facepainting and games for all ages will be on hand and SSU Beer Garden for those of age.

Mingle with alumni, faculty, friends and students while cheering on your SSU Bears. 

Sponsored by the SSU Alumni Association.


Women’s Soccer vs. Cumberland

Women’s Soccer - 1 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the women’s team as they face the Cumberland University in MSC Conference action. During halftime of the women’s game, Shawnee State will be recognizing all past and present Shawnee State Greek Organizations including national organizations of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Delta and local organizations of Delta Sigma Tau and Omega Pi M


2 pm Saturday | Kahl Theater, Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

Little Shop of Horrors is a musical that asks, “how far would you go to win the hand of the one you love?

It is the story of Seymour who is the meek, unassuming assistant in a flower shop. His love is the glamorous Audrey who is involved with a sadistic dentist. 

One day Seymour finds a strange new plant and names it Audrey II after the object of his affection. Surprisingly, Audrey II has a curious appetite for human blood!   But maybe this isn’t all bad. The only troubling question is…where will it all end?

Tickets Costs:
$5.00 - SSU Students
$12.00 - SSU Faculty/Staff & Senior Citizens
$15.00 - General Admission


Men’s Soccer vs. Cumberland

3:30 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the men’s team as they face the Cumberland University in MSC Conference action. During halftime of the men’s game, Shawnee State will be honoring the 1999 Women’s Basketball Team and their 20th Anniversary of the NAIA National Championship.

Homecoming Coronation

3 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf

The 2019-20 Homecoming Royalty will be announced.

Sponsored by Student Life and the SSU Alumni Association. 


20th Anniversary of National Championship Team Reception

4:45 pm Saturday | Waller Gymnasium

Join members of the 1999 Women’s Basketball Team and others as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.

Greek Organization Reception

4 pm Saturday | Morris University Center

Mingle with past and present Shawnee State Greek Organizations members of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Delta, Delta Sigma Tau, and Omega Pi Mu and join us for a special presentation of the Charter Members the national organizations.


Alumni Soccer Game

5:30 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf

All past Shawnee State men’s and women’s soccer players will take the field again in the annual Shawnee State Alumni Soccer Game.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game

5 pm Saturday | Waller Gymnasium

All past Shawnee State men’s basketball players will take the court again in the annual Shawnee State Alumni Men’s Basketball Game.

Interested in playing contact Head Coach Delano Thomas at or (740) 351-3250.



7 pm Saturday | Port City Cafe & Pub

Attention all Shawnee State Alumni and Friends, join us for food refreshments and fun! Shawnee State Athletics will announce the 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees during the mixer.