SSU Homecoming
 Homecoming 2018

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 | Sodexo Ballroom

Shawnee State students, staff, alumni and Portsmouth Community join us for our annual Gathering on the Green. Mingle and enjoy food. Sponsored by the President’s Office. 


Friday, September 28


Show Your Shawnee Spirit
Friday, Sept. 28

All Day | SSU Campus

Calling all SSU staff and students. Show your school pride by wearing your Shawnee State gear and decorating your offices, spaces, and dorms. Offices across campus will compete in the second annual Show Your Spirit Contest.

2017 winners:

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

Golf Outing
Friday, Sept. 28

TBA | 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. 

Pep Rally Bonfire
Friday, Sept. 28

7 pm | Near Daehler Tennis Center

Shawnee State students, family and alumni come show your spirit at our second annual Pep Rally Bonfire.

Sponsored by Student Life.


$4 Movie Night
Friday, Sept. 28

11 pm | Republic Theatres – Portsmouth Cinemas

Shawnee State students, family and alumni come enjoy a movie for $4 at the Republic Theatres – Portsmouth Cinemas.

Sponsored by Student Life.

Saturday, September 29


Shawnee Showcase Day
Saturday, SEPT. 29

9 am-1 pm | Campus


Homecoming Parade
Saturday, SEPT. 29

Noon | Campus

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

Want to participate in the parade? Contact Kara Stump at or (740) 351-3810.   

Shawnee State Tailgate and Carnival
Saturday, SEPT. 29

Noon-5 pm | Near Shawnee Turf

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 team as they face the University of Pikeville in MSC Conference action on Homecoming Weekend.

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

3 pm | Shawnee Turf

Cheer on the men’s team as they face the University of Pikeville in MSC Conference action on Homecoming Weekend.

Homecoming Coronation
Saturday, SEPT. 29

4 pm | Waller Gymnasium

The 2018-19 Homecoming Royalty will be announced. In a special recognition, the past SSU Kings & Queens will be introduced. Sponsored by Student Life. 


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.

Saturday, SEPT. 29

5:30 pm | Waller Gymnasium

Cheer on the volleyball team on Homecoming Weekend.

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.