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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!




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.

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.

volleyball vs. Mt. Vernon Nazarene

6 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



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.

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
$100 Entire Day/$60 Morning or Afternoon Session
SSU Dental Hygiene Students:
$30 Entire Day

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.


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

Soccer vs. Cumberland

Women’s Soccer - 1 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf
Men’s Soccer - 3:30 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 Mu.

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.


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

Check out the Shawnee State student production of the Little Shop of Horrors.

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


Homecoming Coronation

3 pm Saturday | Shawnee Turf

The 2019-20 Homecoming Royalty will be announced.

Sponsored by Student Life and the SSU Alumni Association. 

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.

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.


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.

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.


7 pm Saturday | Location TBA

Attention all Shawnee State Alumni and Friends, join us for food refreshments and fun! Shawnee State Athletics will announce the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees during the mixer.