SSU Homecoming
 Homecoming 2018 Alumni & Family Weekend

Friday, Sept. 28
Saturday, Sept. 29


Save the Date

The 2018-19 Homecoming dates have been announced! We welcome you to join us September 28 & 29 for Homecoming Weekend festivities. We can't wait to see you!



Register early for a special SSU package:





Homecoming Week


Gathering on the Green
Thursday, Sept. 27

11 am-1 pm | Library Lawn

Shawnee State students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Portsmouth Community join us to kick-off Homecoming Weekend at the annual Gathering on the Green. Join your fellow Bears for hamburgers, hot dogs, inflatables and t-shirts for the first 700 students and staff. Shawn E. Bear will be there too. Sponsored by Shawnee State President’s Office. 


Friday, September 28


Show Your Shawnee Spirit
Friday, Sept. 28

All Day | 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.

2017 winners:

1st Place – Office of Student Life
2nd Place – Clark Memorial Library
3rd Place – Vern Riffe Box Office  

Golf Outing
Friday, Sept. 28

5 pm | Elks Country Club

Shawnee State alumni, parents and students can golf 9-holes at the Elks Country Club.

Interested in playing? Contact Jeff Hamilton at or (740) 351-3393.

Sponsored by Shawnee State Athletics. 

SSU Bonfire & Pep Rally
Friday, Sept. 28

8-10 pm | Daehler Tennis Center

Shawnee State students come show your spirit at the annual SSU Bonfire and Pep Rally.

Sponsored by Student Programming Board.


$4 Movie Night
Friday, Sept. 28

11 pm | Republic Theatres – Portsmouth Cinemas

Shawnee State students enjoy$4 movie at the Portsmouth Cinema.

Sponsored by Student Life.

Saturday, September 29


Occupational Therapy Alumni Day
Saturday, SEPT. 29

10 am-Noon | Kricker Hall Building

Shawnee State University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs will be hosting their second annual Occupational Therapy Alumni Day.

For more information, contact Kelley Frantz at (740) 351-3169 or

Annual Homecoming Parade
Saturday, SEPT. 29

Noon | SSU Campus

Come out for the 2018 Homecoming Parade! You’ll see spirited floats, banners and displays representing both Shawnee State and the Portsmouth Community. 

Interested in being in the parade? Contact Tiffany Hartman at (740) 351-3115 or or Kara Stump at (740) 351-3810 or  

Shawnee State Tailgate and Carnival
Saturday, SEPT. 29

11 am-5 pm | Shawnee Turf Parking Lot

Enjoy good food, refreshments, games and a good time. Music and inflatables for all ages will be on hand. Mingle with alumni, faculty, friends and students while cheering on your SSU Bears. 


Women’s Soccer vs. Pikeville
Saturday, SEPT. 29

1 pm | Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the women’s soccer team as they face Pikeville in Mid-South Conference action. 

Tennis vs. Indiana Tech
Saturday, SEPT. 29

2 pm | William E. Daehler Tennis Center

Cheer on the men's and women's tennis team as they face Indiana Tech in non-conference action. 

Men’s Soccer vs. Pikeville
Saturday, SEPT. 29

3 pm | Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the men’s soccer team as they face Pikeville in Mid-South Conference action.   


Alumni Soccer Game
Saturday, SEPT. 29

5 pm | Shawnee Turf

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

Homecoming Coronation
Saturday, SEPT. 29

6:30 pm | Waller Gymnasium

The 2018  Homecoming Royalty will be announced. In a special recognition, the past SSU Kings & Queens will be introduced. Before Coronation we will recognize and honor Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni.

Sponsored by Student Life. 

Alumni Social
Saturday, SEPT. 29

8 pm | Port City Pub

Attention all Shawnee State Alumni, join us at Port City Pub for food refreshments and fun! Shawnee State Athletics will announce the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees during the mixer. 


Homecoming Dance
Saturday, SEPT. 29

10 pm | Morris University Center

Shawnee State students come out for the annual Homecoming Dance. Dance, mingle and be sure to take plenty of pictures.