Peru State College President Dan Hanson invites southeast Nebraskans to campus for the college’s 95th annual homecoming celebration, Fall Harvest, Saturday, Oct. 31.

President Hanson said, “Homecoming is an opportunity for us to celebrate the beginning of another successful year and to thank southeast Nebraska for the unwavering support of our institution and our students. Peru State will also have a ribbon cutting for the new City and Campus entrance and the renovation of TJ Majors Hall. We invite all of our friends and neighbors to come to campus, meet our students and staff and have some fun!”

A schedule of the day’s activities is as follows:

8:30 a.m. Nebraska’s Toughest Mile - Downtown Peru. An entry fee of $20 is required.

Those who register in advance will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Register online at or send a check made payable to Peru State Cross Country, Attn: Coach Katy Billings, 1412 I Street, Auburn, NE 68305. Be sure to include your t-shirt size.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. The starting line is near the Peru Fire Station and the finish line is near the front of T.J. Majors on the Peru State campus. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers.
10 a.m. Parade - Downtown Peru. Free and open to the public.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Tailgate and Carnival - Campus Quad. Free and open to the public.

The tailgate, featuring chili, burgers, hotdogs and more, will be held on the campus Quad near the Library. The Peru State Jazz Band will be on hand to entertain the crowd on the steps of the Jindra Fine Arts Building and a carnival will be held on the green in front of T.J. Majors. A variety of other activities are planned for young and old alike.

In the event of inclement weather, the tailgate will be held in the Student Center and the carnival will be canceled.

1 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for the new city and campus entrance and the renovated TJ Majors Hall.

2 p.m. Football vs. Graceland University – The Oak Bowl. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 65 and older), and $5 for non-Peru State students ages 7-17. Peru State students with a student ID and children six and younger are admitted free.

Halftime Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen

7 p.m. Volleyball vs. York  at the Al Wheeler Activity Center. Senior Recognition Night.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-742-4412.