Homecoming parade featuring First Lady Hanson parade at Homecoming alumni gathered at Homecoming

Peru State College’s 2019 Homecoming

Homecoming in 2019 promises to be an exciting and memorable weekend – save the dates and make plans to be in Peru this September to see friends, faculty and campus.

Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28

Scroll past the Homecoming Schedule of Events for Frequently Asked Questions on special accommodations, parking and more!

Click below to learn more about:

50, 40, 30, 20 and 10-year reunions (classes of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009) – see below schedule of events and FAQs.  Click here to register!

Attending the Homecoming All-College Dinner on September 27 but not part of a specific reunion? Click here to register for dinner and the weekend’s activities.

Affinity reunions including:

–  Alumni Band Members

Participating in the parade? Sign up today!

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

Register today by:

Completing the online registration form:

Reunion year and affinity reunion (band)  attendees
Alumni and friends not celebrating a reunion

Calling the Peru State College Foundation at 402-872-2304


2019 Homecoming Schedule of Events – Tentative

Friday, September 27

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Reunion Registration in Library
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Guided Group Campus Tours Departing from the Library
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dr. Tom Ediger Celebration in Jindra Fine Arts
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Reunion Reception at President’s Home
6 p.m. All-College Dinner with Special Reunion Recognition in the Student Center
9 p.m. Movie at the Oak Bowl Coordinated by the Campus Activities Board
Saturday, September 28
8 a.m. Peru Proud River Run Departing from Downtown Peru

Cost: $20 per adult; $15 per child and $50 family maximum

Registration and more information available via the Peru Community Impact Group Facebook page.

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reunion Registration in Library
8:30 a.m. Parade Line-up on Park Avenue
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade
10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tailgate and Activities with Jazz Band on the Quad

  • Tour the Performing Arts Center
  • Tour the Residence Halls departing from the Quad
1 p.m. 1867 Society Reception in 3rd Floor, Admin Building
2 p.m. Football, Halftime Coronation and Cheerleading performance at the Oak Bowl

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 within the Library on Friday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. or the Student Center on Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Registration will be available again Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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

A: Yes! Attendees can by credit or debit card, cash or check. Ask a Foundation staff member for assistance with payment.


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 found by clicking here with parking lots, float meeting location and handicapped accessible lots identified.

  • Golf carts will be available to provide assistance before and after the game.  Call 405-880-0559 for assistance.

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:  Will the Cat Cave be open so I can buy Peru State College apparel and other game day gear?

A:  Yes! The Cat Cave will be open – confirmed dates and times coming soon.


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 the attached map with yellow and blue stars.


Q:  I usually participate in the Toughest Mile during Homecoming, but don’t see it listed.  Will that be happening this year?

A:  Yes!  The Toughest Mile will be held November 2.  It was moved from Homecoming weekend due to Cross Country scheduling. However, the Peru Community Impact Group is hosting a 1 mile Peru Proud River Run that morning. For more information go to www.perunebraska.org/events.


Q:  I would like to take the 1 p.m. tour of Dezell Hall on Saturday, September 28 – where do I meet the guide?

A:  Great!  You will meet your guide, Adam Neveau, Director of Residence Life, at the Hoyt Street entrance to Delzell.