Vulcan Fest Logo Vulcan Fest 2019

Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 11-13

Vulcan Fest and Homecoming Weekend returns to California University of Pennsylvania! Community members and Cal U alumni, friends old and new … everyone is invited to join the celebration. We love our community and are proud to call southwestern Pennsylvania our home. Check back often to see what’s happening at Vulcan Fest 2019!

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Register for the homecoming parade:


  Friday, Oct. 11

6 p.m.

Volleyball - Cal U vs. Bloomsburg
Convocation Center

7 p.m.

Vulcan Fest All-Alumni Reunion
Bistecca, at The Meadows

  Saturday, Oct. 12

8 a.m.

Vulcan Fest 5K Run/Walk
Registration: 6-7:45 a.m. at the Convocation Center
Start time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $20 (if you pre-register), $25 (if you register on race day).
Discounts for Cal U students who register at selected on-campus events.
T-shirts and medals for all who register before Sept. 26. 
Vulcan Fest 5K Run/Walk Map

Student Registration

Community Registration

9 a.m.

Kids' zone with face painting, inflatables and petting zoo
Cal U Main Campus


Homecoming Parade
Cal U Main Campus and California Borough


Women's soccer - Cal U vs. IUP
Phillipsburg Soccer Facility


Volleyball - Cal U vs. Lock Haven
Convocation Center

1 p.m. 

Vulcan Fest - Food and beverages, Kids Zone, onsite DJs and more. Entertainment by Nick Rae from WCAL; alumna DJ Femi (Bria Thomas), as seen at SXSW; and DJ Bonics, tour DJ for Wiz Khalifa.
Adamson Stadium at Roadman Park

4 p.m.

Football - Cal U vs. Clarion (Homecoming game, crowning of Homecoming King and Queen at halftime)
Adamson Stadium at Roadman Park


  Sunday, Oct. 13

All Day

Explore Washington County (

4-6 p.m.

Young and Gifted Gospel Choir – 5th annual Scholarship Dinner and Benefit Concert. Full-course dinner and live gospel music; proceeds benefit the Almeda Pryor YGGC Scholarship Fund, named for the choir’s founder.

Donora Banquet Hall, 605 Meldon Ave, Donora, Pa.
Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students.
Email choir director Randy Tillmutt ( for reservations.



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Less than an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh, Cal U is easy to reach via major highways and toll Route 43. Get directions and a campus map.

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Check back here or follow #vulcanfest19 on social media for additional information and updates! 

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Have questions? Reach out to us at or 724-938-4418.