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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
All Alumni and Class of 1972
Reunion and Homecoming Weekend 2022

October 14-15, 2022

Homecoming 2022 Alumni Kick-OFF

Class of 1972

Class of 1972 Events



To ensure the safety of all alumni, friends and guests who visit campus, East Stroudsburg University is continuing to monitor COVID-19 in our community and following CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and State System guidelines. Regardless of vaccination status, individuals are encouraged to wear a mask indoors and outdoors when in the company of others and social distance whenever possible.

In light of the evolving strains of the COVID-19 virus, we ask the campus community to regularly monitor their health condition and test for COVID-19 if feeling unwell.

October 14, 2022

Alumni Homecoming Kick-off

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center

Homecoming 2022 has officially begun! Stop by the Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center to reconnect with classmates, enjoy a light lunch, pick-up your campus map and the weekend schedule of events. There will also be a special Homecoming 2022 themed giveaway for the first 100 alumni to arrive.

Class of 1972 Reception with ESU Interim President Kenneth Long and Alumni Awards (Ticketed event)

East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center (Ticketed event) 562 Independence Rd., East Stroudsburg, Pa., 18301 from 4 – 9 p.m.

The class of 1972 kick-off their 50th reunion celebration with fellow classmates and ESU Interim President Kenneth Long at this ticketed event. A paid admission includes passed hors d’oeuvres and the class will gather for a group photo.

Seating is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Annual Alumni Awards and All Alumni Reunion Banquet Celebrating the Class of 1972 (Ticketed event)

East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center (Ticketed event) 562 Independence Rd., East Stroudsburg, Pa., 18301 from 5 – 9 p.m. 

The ESU Alumni Association recognizes alumni and community members for their outstanding professional contributions and service achievements, and the Class of 1972 continue their 50th Anniversary Reunion celebration.

  • 5:00 p.m. - Social Hour
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner and Program

Seating is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

All Alumni & University Annual Tailgate

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Basketball courts behind Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall

An alumni tradition! Join us at the annual tailgate behind Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall and adjacent to Eiler-Martin Stadium. Featuring DJ Frankie, food trucks, Best Tailgate competition, and much more.

Please note: due to scheduling conflicts, we will not have food trucks at the tailgate this year.


This year's Best Tailgate competition theme is Way of the Warrior. Learn more at

For the updated tailgate policy, please click here. Your registration confirms your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the tailgate policy.

Class of 1972 Tailgate Party

10:30 a.m.- 2p.m., the basketball courts behind Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall (invitation only)

The Class of 1972 celebrate their golden year graduation with a special tailgate zone inside the All Alumni and University Annual Tailgate. Complete an ESU Homecoming BINGO Board for a chance to win some ESU Alumni Swag. A paid admission will include tailgate style food and beverage.

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Hotels and Lodging Near East Stroudsburg University

For your convenience, here are a few area hotels that are located close to campus:

COVID restrictions and cancellation policies may vary by location. Be sure to check your hotel’s guidelines when making a reservation.

Baymont Inn & Suites
Bartonsville Poconos
116 Turtle Walk Lane
Bartonsville PA 18321
Phone: (570) 476-1500

Fairfield Inn & Suites Stroudsburg Bartonsville/Poconos
294 Frantz Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 421-0100

Hampton Inn & Suites Stroudsburg Bartonsville
700 Commerce Blvd
Stroudsburg PA, 18360, US
Phone: (570) 369-1400

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
1863 W Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 872-9040

Staybridge Suites East Stroudsburg
561 Independence Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Phone: (570) 420-2828

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
100 Shawnee Inn Drive
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356
Phone: 1-800-SHAWNEE (742-9633)

Stroudsmoor Country Inn
257 Stroudsmoor Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 421-6431 ext. 406

The Penn Stroud Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
700 Main St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: (570) 421-2200