The Alumni Association helps alumni and fans stay connected to Penn State Football

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – With The Football Letter, the 2022 Roar Tour and the university’s strong alumni network, the Penn State Alumni Association connects members and all alumni to Penn State football in a variety of ways.

Here’s how to get involved, cheer for the Nittany Lions, and stay up to date with everything that’s happening on and off the field this fall.

The football letter

The Football Letter catapults Alumni Association members into the immersive world of Penn State football. From team arrivals to alma mater and post-game interviews, experience game day at Happy Valley up close with the players and coaches through compelling video, photos and social media coverage.

Visit the Football Letter home page for full details on how to stay connected to Alumni Association coverage, including receiving the Football Letter post-game email as a membership benefit. Alumni and fans can also stay in the loop by reading the matchday email and subscribing to The Football Letter blog, and the following The football letter on Twitter.

Not an alumni association member yet? Click here to join.

Football letter live

Hosted by Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford and Football Letter Editor John Patishnock Jr., Football Letter Live features exclusive interviews with volunteer leaders and mail carriers speaking to the power of Penn State. Viewers learn how alumni chapters connect Penn Stater and how they can get involved.

Viewers will hear from and see former players as they continue to embody “success with honor,” often by giving back to their local communities. Each episode also features numerous video reports showing how the Alumni Association and its members help support Penn State Athletics and university partners. Subscribe to this season’s episodes, which air Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting August 25.

Roar Tour

The Alumni Association hosts the inaugural pregame event at away soccer games featuring Penn State cheerleaders, Nittany Lion and special guests. Participation is free, but registration is required. As a benefit of membership, participating Alumni Association members will receive a commemorative ribbon with this year’s football schedule and lineup. Register today for this year’s Roar Tour in Auburn (Sept. 17), Michigan (Oct. 15), Indiana (Nov. 5), and Rutgers (Nov. 19) and start planning this season to be with Penn Staters .

Follow the alumni association on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for on-the-spot coverage throughout the season.

away game mixer

The night before away games, the Alumni Association partners with a local alumni chapter to welcome alumni and fans to an evening of Penn State camaraderie. There are often performances that night by the Penn State Cheerleaders, Nittany Lion and Pep Band – made up of members of the Blue Band. Having the band and cheerleaders on site is always a highlight for local and traveling alumni and fans, with the alumni association covering the Pep Band’s travel expenses. Information about these events is also listed at

Alumni Chapter Watch parties

With more than 120 alumni chapters across the country and beyond, there’s always a group of Penn Staters ready to add to their cheering roster on game days. Alumni Association membership now includes access to all chapters with no additional fees or chapter fees. Look at the list of active chapters. Many chapter lists include links to the chapter website, social media pages, and contact information.

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