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Homecoming 2021

Dear Philander Smith College Community,

This year we're Unleashing Panther Pride, and It's UPP for Homecoming 2021! We are so excited to be able to bring you an in-person homecoming celebration. This year will not disappoint! "It's UPP: Homecoming 2021" is all about us unleashing our panther pride. We're ready to see green and gold lining our campus streets and buildings as our alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends show the world what it means to be a panther!

It was important to us to allow our community to come together to celebrate our Philander roots. Still, we need everyone to do their part in maintaining the health and safety of our community. We'll be requiring masks at ALL EVENTS, both inside and outside. This pandemic has caused us to be away from each other for too long! Let us take the precautions needed to remain safe so events like these can continue! 

Below you will find the complete schedule of events, links to purchase tickets, and registration to participate in various activities! We look forward to seeing every one of your faces- masks up- of course, for our 2021 Homecoming!


Day of Giving: Homecoming Edition

As we all are navigating through this global pandemic and trying to get back to normalcy, we are excited to Unleash the Panther Prideshow up and show out for our dear old PSC!

Let's Unleash our Panther Pride Through Our Giving!

As COVID-19 has had a profound impact upon all aspects of our lives, HBCUs like Philander Smith College have not been immune to its challenges. To ensure that the College is able to move beyond the effects of the Global Health Pandemic, your help is needed!  Unleashing your Panther Pride will provide critical support for our students and help create stability and sustainability for our beloved Alma Mater.

Unique Opportunities to Give:

Alumni are asked to donate $125 to the Annual Fund during Homecoming! All alums who donate a minimum of  $125 will receive the second edition of the Panther Pride Box in the mail! Supplies are limited, so don't delay:  Secure your Panther Pride Box today! Boxes will ship in December.

  • Homecoming will also feature a Greek Challenge! The Greek Organization that raises most dollars raised will be specially recognized!
  • Which Class is the Best?  Alums can also participate in our Class Year Challenge by helping your class raise the most money!

Disclaimer: The same donation will not be counted for both challenges. Donations must be made separately.

Can we count on you to go UPP with us? Together, we can show our pride and keep Moving Philander Forward. 


Track Our Progress!

The 2021 Homecoming Committee, in conjunction with the PSC Greek Council, is proud to announce the Philander Smith College 2021 HOMECOMING STEPSHOW. This Show is designed to display some of the best steppers from various campus fraternities and sororities ranging from the Midwest to the South.

The Step Show will take place Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:00pm in the Crawford J. Mims Gymnasium or Outside the Kendell Center on the Philander Smith College Campus. The Registration Fee is $150.00( for Non-Philander Greek Chapter). There will be NO onsite registrations. Spaces are limited and available on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. Registration is NOW CLOSED. 


Welcome to Philander Smith College 2021 Homecoming! Food Vendors, Merchandise Vendors, and Organizations are welcome to participate in our Homecoming tailgating. Please Note that vendors will be located in the central tailgating area. Specific vendor location will be determined by PSC. The vendor fee of $60.00 for all vendors and $25.00 for Student Organizations is due Friday , October 29, 2021. This fee includes a 10 x 10 tent and table set up. 100% of the fee is due upon registration. Homecoming Tailgate is November 13th, 2021.

Register Now