Dean's Tailgate & Penn State Football Game

The event details for the PGP Lion Weekend, the Dean's Tailgate, and football game.

Students and Staff at Lion Weekend

Friday, September 23, 2022

PGP Alumni Open House

This is a casual opportunity for alumni to connect with each other in the Business Building, prior to the Tailgate. Smeal staff who represent Alumni Relations and Alumni Career Services look forward to learning more about our graduates, and share various ways to become engaged with the college through unique opportunities and benefits. A tour of the Business Building will also be provided for those who are interested. Please feel free to stop in as your schedule allows during the course of the hour!

Time: 4-5pm ET

Location: 209 Business Building

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Dean's Tailgate

As a guest of the Smeal College of Business, enjoy food, drink, entertainment and networking on game day with students (and their families) from all of the professional graduate programs at Smeal. We encourage all to wear Penn State attire!

Time: TBD (before kickoff)

Location: Business Building Meadow, along Park Avenue.

Parking: Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking prior to the tailgate and game. The East Parking deck is the closest to the Business Building and Dean's Tailgate. Contact the Transportation Services Office at Eisenhower Parking Deck office with questions: 814-865-1436. For suggested gameday locations, review State College Downtown parking and the Penn State Football office websites.

Cost: Sponsored by the Dean, no cost to registered participants.

Tailgate registration does NOT include tickets to the Penn State vs Central Michigan game. Game tickets should be purchased directly here.


Watch the Nittany Lions take on Central Michigan at the game after the tailgate. Attendees must purchase tickets and game-related activities independently.

Penn State versus Central Michigan

Time: TBD, details will be update in due course. 

Location: Beaver Stadium

Tickets: Purchase tickets here.