Peru State College Sesquicentennial Homecoming: Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat: October 27 and 28

Peru State College Sesquicentennial Homecoming

Homecoming in 2017 is a special celebration of the 150th anniversary of Peru State College’s founding.  The Homecoming dates are scheduled the week of the first day of classes (October 24, 1867) .  Scroll past the Homecoming Schedule of Events for Frequently Asked Questions on weather, parking and more!

Click below to learn more about:

Questions about Homecoming or reunions?  Contact Deborah Solie at or call 402-872-2304.


Homecoming Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 24

Happy first day of classes, Nebraska State Normal School!

A Day to Remember and Celebrate

Friday, October 27

3-5 p.m.  Alumni Reunion Registration
3-4 p.m. Guided group campus tours
Departing from Library
4-4:30 p.m. Dedication of Power of Thought Statue
Jindra Lobby
4:30-6 p.m. Reception for Alumni Celebrating Milestone Reunions
President’s home
5 p.m. Bobcat Volleyball
Al Wheeler Activity Center
5:30 p.m. Peru Theatre Company Production of “The Arsonists”
Fine Arts Recital Hall
6 p.m. All-College Dinner with Special Reunion Recognition
Student Center
8 p.m. Bonfire and Pep Rally
Band Field, Behind Student Center
8:15 p.m. Fall Choir Concert for Alumni
Fine Arts, Room 215

Saturday, October 28

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Alumni Reunion Registration
8 a.m. Nebraska’s Toughest Mile
8:30 a.m Parade Line-Up
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade
10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tailgate and Games with Jazz Band
Noon Delzell Hall Grand Opening and Dedication
Following program
– 2 p.m.
Delzell Hall Open House
1 p.m. 1867 Society Reception
Administration Building, 3rd Floor
2 p.m.  Football, Halftime Coronation and Pep Band performance
Oak Bowl
7:30 p.m. Peru Theatre Company Production of “The Arsonists”
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Registration and FAQs:

Q:  How much does it cost to attend the banquet and how do I register?

A:  The cost per attendee is $30 for the banquet with the option of chicken, beef or vegetarian.  Attendees can register by:

  • Completing the online registration form here.
  • Calling the PSC Foundation at 402-872-2304.

Q:  What are the options to pay?  Can I pay by credit card?

A:  Yes!  Attendees can by credit or debit card, or check.  Directions on each option are listed below:

  • Paying by check?  Make payable to PSC Foundation and mail to PSC Foundation, P.O. Box 10, Peru, NE 68421.
  • Paying by debit or credit card?  We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
    • Special Payment Instructions:
      • Credit Card Payments will be made via the Foundation’s ‘Online Gift Form’.
      • When making a payment, click other and fill in the amount, change designation to “Other” and type in Homecoming Banquet

Q:  Where do I park for the banquet, parade and game?

A:  Parking is available off Park Avenue and 5th Avenue.

A parking map may be accessed here with parking lots, float meeting location and handicapped accessible lots identified.

The parking lots identified with a yellow star are $5 per space on Saturday, October 28 with all proceeds benefiting the PSC baseball team.  Golf carts will be available to provide assistance before and after the game.

Q:  I need special accommodations or have a food allergy, who do I tell?

A:  Tell the PSC Foundation!  Contact the Foundation at 402-872-2304 and let them know of any special accommodations needed.  Special parking, golf cart rides to locations and special meals are readily available throughout the weekend.

Q:  I’m participating in the parade as a reunion attendee or helping with the National Alumni Association float.  Where do we meet?

A:  You are encouraged to park in the Centennial Complex and meet off Park Avenue.  The Centennial Complex and float location are noted on this map with yellow and blue stars.

Q:  I’ve been told that I will be recognized on the field during halftime of the Bobcat football game.  Where do we meet and when?

A:  Plan to meet outside the Hospitality Suites on the Oak Bowl Main Concourse five minutes before halftime.  You will be escorted by Foundation staff to the field and cued when you will be recognized.

Q:  It’s going to be in the 40’s on Saturday, any changes in planning for the weather?

A:  We plan to move forward with all activities as planned on Saturday since rain is not forecast at this time, but dress warmly!  It’s perfect football weather and the delicious food and fun fellowship will keep us warm.  For the picnic, the main seating will be outdoors, but seating will be available in the Student Center as well.

Q: What is the PSC theatre production about and does it cost money?

A:  THE ARSONISTS is a relevant, absurdist comedy that asks us why we refuse to acknowledge warning signs. Is it because we’d prefer to believe that it can’t happen here? Do we keep our heads in the sand and think about something else because it makes our daily life a little easier? The Arsonists doesn’t make us feel comfortable, nor does it allow us to avoid the inevitable confrontation (and conflagration) Instead, the play asks us to explore questions of how such things happen while denying us answers. It demands that we try and figure the answers out for ourselves. So ask yourself: why does Biedermann open his door in the first place? Is it because he’s humane or only human?

Tickets are free for PSC students, faculty and staff.  $10 for general public, $5 students and seniors.