How to THON If You’re Not Already Doing It

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It’s here! One of the most iconic weekends of the year at Penn State has begun. If you’re not part of a club or an organization that participates in THON, here’s a guide for any student, parent or visitor who just wants to do their own thing and THON however and whenever they like.

What to wear

Check out our article about what to wear at THON! TLDR: comfortable shoes like sneakers as well as comfortable clothes like athletic leggings and a T-shirt. Tutus, beads, glitter, outrageous hats and funky glasses are all acceptable if you really want to get into THON mode. Note: the BJC gets hot, so try to wear layers!

What to bring

Fanny packs are a staple at THON, as only small purses and drawstring bags are allowed into the BJC during the weekend. A portable charger, gum or mints, water, deodorant and tennis balls (to roll your tired feet on) can all come in handy, especially if you plan on staying for a long time.

Big events during THON

Check out our article on the most-anticipated events during THON! The Pep Rally, Kids Fashion Show, the line dance, organization performances and Final Four are the most notable of the weekend. Here are some of the event times for THON 2020:

  • Kids Talent Show – Saturday, 6:15 p.m.
  • Pep Rally – Saturday, 8:20 p.m. (arrive 40 minutes early)
  • Kids Fashion Show – Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
  • Family Hour – Sunday, 12:30 p.m.

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