OC PSU Events & News

Our chapter holds events throughout the year from community service beach days to holiday parties, bar tours, hiking, and everything in between. We also watch Penn State Football every game day at Hennessey's Tavern in Costa Mesa.

An Evening with PSU Legend & University Park Icon, Mike the Mailman

Join us Thursday, June 24 at 7pm PT (10pm ET) for a virtual Question / Answer & Discussion with Mike Herr – known as Mike the Mailman – as we stroll down memory lane with the beloved PSU Celebrity who retired from the Post Office after almost 50 years of service in Happy Valley!

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New Penn State Student Q&A Session – June 8

Are you a new Penn State student or parent who is overwhelmed about going to school in PA? Have some questions about the dorms or travel? Let us help ease the transition for you at our new student Q&A session!

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Earth Day Park Clean-Up 2021

Happy Spring! This year we are excited to announce we will be bringing back our Park Clean-up effort for Earth Day!

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John Urschel Book Discussion Recap

Penn State alumnus John Urschel ’12, ’13g Sci has made many important decisions in his life. We are happy that he decided to join us on March 9, 2021 to discuss his autobiographical, Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football (2019), co-written with his wife Louisa Thomas.

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SoCal Virtual Comedy Night Recap

The inaugural SoCal Comedy Night Benefitting THON was a raving success! In partnership with the Los Angeles and San Diego Penn State Alumni Chapters, we put together a virtual event filled with lots of laughter, For The Kids!

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Book Discussion with Alumnus John Urschel – March 9

Attention: Literary Lions! Join us for a Virtual bi-coastal Book Discussion
  • When: March 9, 2021, 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern
  • Special Guest:  John Urschel ’12, ’13g Sci
  • Your hosts:  Orange County-Inland Empire CA and Washington-Greene PA Chapters

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Virtual Comedy Night to Benefit THON – January 28

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, January 28 at 7:30PM! 

In an effort to raise funds for THON 2021, our chapter is joining forces with the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters for a Virtual Comedy Night. Laugh your socks off in this event with segments from fantastic comedians including:

  • Nanciann Horvath
  • Sean Grant
  • Pat Colicchio
  • & more!

Admission to the event will be $10 per person and all proceeds will benefit Penn State THON.

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Virtual Tailgate for PSU vs Ohio State – Saturday October 31

Fright On State!

You’re invited to join the OC / IE Area Penn State Alumni Chapter this Saturday, October 31 for a VIRTUAL TAILGATE before PSU plays Ohio State in Beaver Stadium!

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A Special Night with Gary Eberle – Recap

The beauty of virtual events is getting to meet people from other chapters. On September 24, 2020, our virtual “Evening with Gary Eberle” attracted just under 40 oenophiles from several class years and states (CA, TX, GA, PA, NJ and DC). Many were drinking the 2019 Eberle Viognier and the 2017 Eberle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offered at a special Penn State Alumni price.

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PSU Alumni Pack Walk – Saturday October 17

Our last PSU Alumni Pack Walk was so successful we decided to schedule another one for October! Join us Saturday October 17 at 10am at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve with your friends, significant others, children and/or pups!

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