Homecoming 2023

October 23-28, 2023

Check back in Fall 2023 for a full schedule of events!

Outstanding Alumni Award Reception

Join Pittsburg State University and the PSU Alumni Association as we recognize the 2023 Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award recipients:

Samantha Pinkal-Jefferson

Kelly Burgess

Friday, October 27, 2023
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Program at 4:00 p.m.)
Wilkinson Alumni Center - 401 East Ford Street

Following the reception, join us at Taste of Pittsburg!

Taste of Pittsburg

Taste of Pittsburg Link Gallery


Kick-off Homecoming weekend at the 12th Annual Taste of Pittsburg – a homecoming tradition favorite! Enjoy samples from your favorite restaurants, live music from pianist and singer, Todd East, and a special recognition of the Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award recipients.

Friday, October 27, 2023
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Overman Student Center
Crimson & Gold Ballroom
Participating local vendors:
Aladdin Campus Dining
Barto's Idle Hour
The Blue Spoon
Calvin's Catering BBQ
The Jolly Fox Brewery
The Mall Deli
Pallucca's Italian Market
Pueblo Mio
Root Coffeehouse
The Pitt

Registration is $25/person, which includes food samples from participating restaurants, coffee & water. Beer or wine tickets can be purchased in advance at $12 for 3 tickets (1 drink per ticket) and cash bar is also available.

NEW: The Jolly Fox's Gorilla Golden Ale will now be available with the purchase of drink tickets only - not available at cash bar.

Advance registration is required with limited tickets available, so don't wait to register! Register by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 20th.

For more information or questions, please contact Alumni & Constituent Relations at 620-235-4758 or email alumni@pittstate.edu.

Register Here



GorillaFest is the official PSU tailgate prior to all home football games. Admission is free. Join other fans three hours prior to kick-off in Gorilla Village, east of Carnie Smith Stadium, for:

  • Free kids games
  • Inflatable slides and bounce house
  • Balloon twisting
  • Food vendors
  • Live music
  • Pre game pep rally (approximately 75 minutes prior to kickoff)
  • PSU merchandise


GorillaFest Corporate Tailgate

GorillaFest also includes space at each home game for companies or groups to set up large tailgates. Click here for more information.

Helpful Game Day Information

Questions? Contact PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations

Phone: 620-235-4758    
Toll Free: 877-PSU-ALUM
Fax: 620-235-4949
Email: alumni@pittstate.edu

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