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Full Details on Penn State’s 2021 Home Game Themes

Who’s ready to get back in Beaver Stadium?

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Penn State shared specific details of its home schedule, with each game having a specific theme for fans to further get into the spirit. You likely are aware of the big news that Auburn will serve as the 2021 full stadium white out game, taking a much-needed break from rotating between Ohio State and Michigan as the white out opponents.

Many of the themes remain consistent with previous years, although 2021 will feature a “family reunion” and a “bonus” white out.

From the Penn State Athletic Department:

2021 Penn State Football Game Themes: Ball State, September 11 @ 3:30 PM: 107K Family Reunion

  • Penn State will welcome its faithful back to Beaver Stadium for the matchup with the Cardinals. This will mark a full stadium capacity for the first time since Nov. 30, 2019.

Auburn, September 18 @ 7:30 PM: Penn State White Out

  • All fans are encouraged to sport white attire to ensure a Penn State White Out for the clash with the Tigers.
  • The Official Penn State White Out T-shirt will be on sale in early August to the general public. To be the first to know when it’s available, sign-up here:

Villanova, September 25: State of Excellence, Thon

  • The State of Excellence week celebration culminates in recognition of the successes of the Nittany Lion students in competition and in the classroom throughout the game.
  • The Penn State student section ribbon will turn yellow to celebrate THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. THON has raised more than $190,000,000 in its history to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund.

Indiana, October 2: Penn State Stripe Out

  • Indiana will mark the return of the Penn State Stripe Out. Each section will be coordinated in either all blue or white clothing to create a stripe effect in Beaver Stadium. More info about the Stripe Out can be found at

Illinois, October 23 @ 12 PM: Homecoming; Generations of Greatness

  • The annual Homecoming Parade will be held on campus and downtown State College on Friday night, October 22.
  • The Penn State football team will once again turn back the clock for a special “Generations of Greatness” game. The Nittany Lions will don uniforms with designs elements from uniforms past.

Michigan, November 13: Student Section Penn State White Out

  • All students are encouraged to sport white attire to ensure a Student Penn State Student Section White Out for the matchup with the Wolverines.

Rutgers, November 21: Senior Day; Military Appreciation Day; Seats for Servicemembers

  • The home schedule concludes with Senior Day in Beaver Stadium against the Scarlet Knights. The Nittany Lion seniors will be introduced for the final time in front of the Beaver Stadium faithful.
  • Penn State will honor the men and women who have bravely served our country by dedicating a game to them when the Nittany Lions take the field against Rutgers. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets to be donated to military members and their families through the “Seats for Servicemembers” program. ROTC elite, active duty, veterans, and military families will be honored during the game. The 2021 “Seats for Servicemembers” program has already produced nearly 2,000 purchased tickets by Penn State fans for active duty and veteran military personnel.
  • To support the “Seats for Service members” program, call 1-800-NITTANY.

The Nittany Lions will begin the 2021 season with a road contest against Wisconsin on Sept. 4. The week two game with Ball State will serve as the home opener on Sept. 11.

We’re just 44 days from the start of the Penn State Football season!