Celebrate the Past
Mansfield University Homecoming and The Fabulous 1890s Weekend again combine forces this year for a fun-filled weekend for MU alumni and families from throughout the region.
The two parades will become one, kicking off an event-filled day.
Smythe Park: food, games, 4-H demonstrations and activities, musical entertainment, the re-creation of the World’s first night football game, fireworks, and much more.
On campus: Alumni Tent Party, Sprint Football against Navy, the crowning of the homecoming king and queen, entertainment, halftime show by the Spirit and Pride of PA Mansfield University Marching Band, and the Prism Concert:
Check out the Schedule of Events for a complete listing of events on campus and downtown.
Homecoming/1890s Weekend – something everywhere, something for everybody.
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