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 JT Schmid’s in Tustin and the Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

OC PSU Alumni Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Each year the Orange County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association awards scholarships to students living in Orange County and the Inland Empire area who attend Penn State. In 2017, we awarded $10,000 in scholarships to several students, which means there are plenty of opportunities to win.

To complete the application, you will be required to submit:

  • Personal Information
  • Compositions
  • Your most recent College (or high school, if freshman) Transcripts

Continue reading for more information on our scholarship program, or click here to download our application. All applications are due by July 9, 2018. 

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Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour

Stop shaking your shamrocks ladies and gents, it is time to pick up your sombreros!

For this Cinco de Mayo come help us celebrate at “The Hub” in Costa Mesa a few days early on May 3rd from 4:30PM-8:00PM.

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Giving Back this Earth Day – with Puppies!

On April 22, five OC Penn Staters gathered at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley to pick up trash for Earth Day – while walking our furry friends!

The weather that morning was perfect, and the gang enjoyed a nice leisurely walk through the park, bagging up litter along the way. Throughout the walk, we got to witness golfers and an agility competition, and spotted several animals like ducks, geese, turtles and squirrels.

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2018 Blue & White Game Viewing Party

April 21: Blue and White Game – kickoff 12 pm – @ JT Schmid’s in Tustin. Join us for your spring football fix as we gather to root on our team!

Located at our regular viewing location, of course friends, family, children are all welcome to attend! Who will win… BLUE or WHITE? Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP for the event in advance & follow us for the latest event news on Facebook.

STATE Patty’s Day Happy Hour

On March 15th, two dozen alumni and friends gathered to celebrate an early “Happy State Patrick’s Day!” at The Hub in Costa Mesa, California.

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A Recap of the OC PSU Winter Bar Tour in Orange

It’s not just football season when we get together for fun!  On February 10, 2018, Penn State Alumni, locals, and friends of the University slotted some time to make a trip to The Plaza, the center of Old Town Orange known as ‘The Circle’, for this year’s Winter Bar Tour. The Orange Plaza is a quaint atmosphere lined with clothing, antiques and novelty shops, with many dining and nightclub establishments.  It brings to mind College Ave. on a non-football weekend. Our focus was food and drink and spending time with our OCIEA Chapter family.

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Celebrating the Holidays with OC PSU

As regular season football games run out, we anxiously wait for the bowl game announcement for our Penn State team. In the meantime, we are all about the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the holidays. This includes spending an evening together for our OCCPSU Annual Holiday Party at a member’s beautiful stately home in the heart of Orange County.

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Now Collecting Donations for the OC Basket Brigade

We Are… Giving Back!

Each November, we join forces with Orange County Basket Brigade and help collect canned or boxed food items that can be distributed to families in needy OC communities.

Last year, the organization provided 200+ baskets! Will you help us give back and make a food donation or even help on delivery day??

We will be accepting donations at our November 4, 11, & 18 viewing parties. Please continue reading for more details on what to bring!

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