Photojournalism students at the Lion Shrine for Homecoming 2014.

Our beginning photojournalism students used Instagram during the week of Homecoming to see who visited what is called the second most photographed monument in Pennsylvania (After the Liberty Bell)


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Hunter Talpas, a Penn State junior majoring in advertising, proudly poses on the Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Penn State student Rebecca Senopoulos, left, shows her grandfather around campus, stopping at the Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Tamy Cerrato, a Penn State junior majoring in animal science, and who originally hails from Orange County, Ca., sits on the Nittany Lion Shrine for the first time #lionshrine

Emily Thorn, a Penn State junior majoring in chemical engineering, sits atop the Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Roy Silva, from Centre Valley, Pennsylvania, poses in front of the lion shrine on Sept. 29, 2014 while visiting Penn State with his daughter who is considering attending Penn State as an undergraduate next fall. #lionshrine

Gabby Silva, a senior at Centre Valley High School, is photographed in front of the lion shrine for the first time on Sept. 29, 2014. She's currently visiting Penn State as a prospective student and has already applied to attend Penn State in the fall. #lionshrine

Penn State alumni of 1984, Dennis and Debby Kershner visit the lion shrine on Sept. 29, 2014 while visiting Penn State during homecoming weekend. The Kershners now live I'm Flower Mound, Texas. #lionshrine

Yaheng Li, junior, takes a picture of her friends visiting from Los Angeles, California on Sept. 29, 2014. She says she is excited to show them the rest of campus. #lionshrine

Penn State alumni, Steve Glusman, who graduated with the class of 1981 visits this lion shrine on Sept. 29, 2014 during a weekend of recruiting at Penn state. #lionshrine

The Wang family visits the lion shrine once again on Sept. 29, 2014. Their favorite part of visiting Penn State is taking pictures in front of their favorite places on campus. #lionshrine

Nolan Leah's parents photograph him in front of the lion shrine for the first time on Sept. 29, 2014. Mrs. Leah says Nolan can go to whatever college he wants, but if he wants his parents to pay for his tuition he has to go to Penn State. #lionshrine

Lisa Imperato, junior, takes a break at the lion shrine in between classes on Sept. 29, 2014. Imperato is an early childhood education major at Penn State. #lionshrine

Penn State alumni, Jeremy Krider visits the lion shrine on Sept. 29. 2014. Krider graduated with the class of '98 and says he loves his university. #lionshrine

Kevin Joseph visits the lion shrine for the first time as a State College native shows him around town on Sept. 29, 2014. Joseph is visiting State College from Nebraska for a church convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. #lionshrine

OnwardState photographer Dana Lipshautz photographs the lion shrine for an assignment on Sept. 29, 2014. #lionshrine

Best-selling author, Dom Mullan (left) visits the lion shrine for the first time with Penn State professor Mark Brennan (right) on Sept. 29, 2014. Mullan is currently visiting Penn State from Ireland and will be giving a speech tonight at 7:30 in the Hub Auditorium about his history as an investigative journalist and his experience co-producing the highly acclaimed and multi-award winning film about Bloody Sunday that was inspired by his book. #lionshrine

Rob Mulauski, a Penn State alumni, poses with his children in front of the lion shrine on Sept. 29, 2014. He hopes his kids will be Penn State alumni as well one day. #lionshrine

Class of '82 alumni Tim Boardman and his wife, Michelle, pose with their foster children and dog, Nittany, at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Tim's father is also a PSU alum, class of '56.

Friends Allison Troup, Rachel Kyle, Maddy DeForrest, and Rin Reamer, of Huntingdon, Pa., pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014 after attending the PSU Women's Soccer game vs. Illinois.

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Dawn Butler, of Norwood, Pa. poses at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. She enjoyed the weekend visiting friends and family.

The Sharp family of Blue Bell, Pa. poses at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. They came to visit their daughter and sister, Madeline, (right) who is a senior majoring in telecommunications.

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Matt Freiberg, of Philadelphia, Pa., poses at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014 with his dog, Marco. Matt is a junior majoring in nursing.

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The Mann Family of Moscow, Pa. pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The uncle and grandfather of Conor, 9, and Kelly, 7, (middle) are PSU alumni, and the family enjoys visiting State College to support their favorite football team.

Robert and Charlene Palmer, of Winchester, Va. pose with their grandson, Bryan, (left) at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Bryan is a freshman majoring in finance. His grandparents came to visit him for the day.

The Lingg family of Williamsport, PA pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014 with their friend Renee Fisher, (center) who is a senior majoring in public relations.

Rachel Guilliams (right), a senior majoring in biology, poses at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014 with her sister, Jaime, who was visiting for the weekend.

Senior Penn State student, Mike Short prowling around at the #lionshrine Sunday evening.

Corryn Klien stops for a picture at the #lionshrine before heading to the library to study.

State College resident Miranda Kurzinger poses with the #lionshrine Sunday, September 28th.

Steve Fundaro makes a stop at the #lionshrine Sunday evening while participating in a scavenger hunt with friends.

Parand Jalili, a penn state student from University Park has a laugh at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend 2014 #pennstate

Engineering Major, Dylan Ishler poses with the #lionshrine Sunday evening after leaving the gym.

Ross McDonald of Clarks Summit, Pa sits atop the #lionshrine Sunday evening after having dinner downtown with friends.

Zach Besz hangs out at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend rocking his new hat. (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

From left to right, Jim, Kyle, Connor, and Monica Sullivan pose at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend 2014 at #pennstate. The Sullivan family are big penn state football fans, but Connor is an even bigger eagles fan. (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

Chris Feseranich poses with the Penn State #lionshrine Sunday for his Christmas Card!

Mary Sperry, Class of '87 stops by the #lionshrine Sunday after spending the weekend with friends.

Brittany Horn, Class of 2014, kisses the #lionshrine Sunday Sept. 28. Horn came back for Homecoming weekend and to attend Saturday's football game.

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Melissa Sirera, Class of 2014, poses with the #lionshrine Sunday Sept. 28.

Chris Burnside, a senior majoring in secondary education, stands with the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26. Burnside is in Army ROTC and after marching in the Homecoming Parade, said the event had a great atmosphere.

Night pictures by the lion on homecoming weekend, why not? 'I want the best picture!' - Alexia Flynn #lionshrine

Members of the Penn State Panhellenic Council pose at the #lionshrine during the Homecoming Parade Friday Sept. 26.

Ryan's MINI, AKA #3 visited the #lionshrine Sunday, September 28th. Ryan Boykin passed away on July, 1 2007 at age 3 from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Like most children, she had a collection of toys but loved her Matchbox cars. Wanting to provide loved ones with a symbol of her spirit, Ryan's mini has traveled all over the world & has even made its way to space! #LittleGirlsCanDoBigThings http://www.ryansminiadventure.com

Members of the Alumni Blue Band mellophone section get their picture taken at the #lionshrine after marching in the Homecoming Parade Friday Sept. 26.

Jim, Kelly, Kelsey and Jamie, of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, pose with the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

2010 alumni Allison Howard smiles for her picture at the #lionshrine 'So, how does this look?'

Liz Harvey, Class of 1964, of Florida, stands with the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26. Harvey and all her friends had lived in McKee Hall when she attended Penn State, she said, while gesturing across the street to the dorm.

The #lionshrine is just one of the places Victor Acero, right, is taking Rio Burton, left, this homecoming weekend. Rio flew in from Dallas, Texas and is enjoying her time at #pennstate (photo by Callie Rojewski)

The Lunar Lions and Apollo pose at the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Penn State brought Terri and Joe Barlow together. The two met at Mifflin Hall and were later engaged at Old Main. They are visiting the #lionshrine this weekend and enjoying the homecoming festivities for Joe's birthday #pennstate #weare #pennstatelovestories (photo by Callie Rojewski)

Katie Rogstad, (left) of Vermont, stands at the #lionshrine with David Narkewicz, Class of 2011 Friday Sept. 26. Rogstad joked she got dragged along to State College for Homecoming because Narkewicz is an alumnus.

'I'm just going to put my hand on it.' Jake Fegely at the #lionshrine

Clay Hofmokel, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, stands for a picture at the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Julia Hackenberry, a student visiting from the University of Pittsburgh, stands next to the #lionshrine Friday, Sept. 26.

Rachel Ravina (left, top row), Tori Puzo, Jimmy Ravina (left, bottom row), Roger Cohen and Andrew Cohen pose with the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Penn State junior Ben Kloss stares at the #lionshrine while deciding how he wants his picture taken homecoming weekend 2014. A transfer student, this is Ben's first year at University Park. Already he says his decision to transfer 'was one of the best decisions of my life' #pennstate (photo by Callie Rojewski)

Glenn Thiel, Class of 1966, and Sally Theil, Class of 1968, pose with the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26. Glenn, the former Penn State Men's Lacross Coach, and his wife go to all the football games. The two pretty much do it all, Sally said, laughing.

Kerri Cornett, of Roanoke, Virginia, stands behind the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Juliet Dodd is a junior finance major and she poses with the Nittany Lion tonight as she visits with the Penn State crew team. #lionshrine

Annabelle Wille, 7, of Long Island, kneels beside the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Carter Cornett, 7, of Roanoke, Virginia, lays on top of the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Courtney Jaisulevicius is a freshman pre-medicine major at PSU and is a member of the Penn State crew team. #lionshrine

Father and daughter Kim St Clair and Steve Miller at the #lionshrine on homecoming weekend share that they have over 30 penn state alumni in their family. Steve has been to nearly every football game since he graduated #pennstate (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

Andrew Talley, of Philadelphia, stands with the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26. Talley, Class of 2008, said he came back for Homecoming to watch the football game.

Stacia Scattolon, of Philadelphia, poses at the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26.

Sooriya Jhanagan is a junior bio behavioral health major and is so proud she choose Penn State over her home schools, Rutgers or Princeton. #lionshrine

The Foxx family, who came up to visit their son who is in his freshman year, get their picture at the #lionshrine Friday Sept. 26 during Homecoming weekend.

Dena Douglas, her daughter Victoria Douglas, and her dad Bill White take a picture at the #lionshrine to celebrate their family's generations of Penn State Alumni. Bill went to Penn State when it was a college, not a university, and spaghetti at the tavern was 99 cents. #pennstate #pennstatememories (photo by Callie Rojewski)

The Urich family poses around the #lionshrine Friday, Sept. 26. The family has season tickets and goes to all the games.

Emily Leabhart, Class of 2014, and Michael Rissmiller, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, sit atop the #lionshrine Friday, Sept. 26. Leabhart said she came back for Homecoming and just wanted to get a picture with Rissmiller on the lion.

(From left) Clark Amory, Melann Amory, and Luke Amory come from a family of Penn State alumni and are loyal Happy Valley visitors. #lionshrine

Nick Traychoff and Ali Kaye take pictures at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend. When asked about how they met when they were students at Penn State, they said 'I guess you could say our love started at levels.' #pennstate (photo by Callie Rojewski)

From Spain to State College, Stephen Zimmerer, Janki Patel, Chario Olivia, and Vince Esposito are reunited at the #lionshrine (photo by Callie Rojewski)

'This is the first time I've sat down all day!' -Karlee Kenney #lionshrine

Ali Matchinga gets her picture with the lion for the first time since she graduated. 'We Are!' #lionshrine

Nick Traychoff and Ali Kaye at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend 2014. When telling the story of how they met, Nick said 'I guess you could say our love started at Levels.'

Alumni Charles Howard visiting the #lionshrine for homecoming weekend. 'I wish I had went for a haircut!'

'Is the lion going to move?' Gianna Howard at the #lionshrine

Meghan Murtagh, 'Hugs for Homecoming'! #lionshrine

Jeannie Estock, Penn State MBA student, and her boyfriend Joel Perkins pose at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend 2014 (photo by Callie Rojewski)

The Bolton family visits the #lionshrine from Warriors Mark, PA.

Diana Poole, Penn State class of 1987, takes a picture at the #lionshrine with her kids Wyatt and Gwenn. (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

Mark Davis visits Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Nancy lrheller comes visit Penn State and the lion shrine with her mother Gloria lrheller. #lionshrine

Gloria lrheller comes back to see the shrine. Her husband used to be a dean at Penn State and this is the first time she visits Penn State since 1968. #lionshrine

Scott and Marie Eckerd, both Penn State Alumni, met one night at a party. The next day, Marie put an ad in the Daily Collegian to find Scott. They have been married for 27 years and their daughter is now a freshman. #lionshrine #pennstate #thedailycollegian #homecoming2014 (photo by Callie Rojewski)

Maziar Memar poses at lion shrine #lionshrine

Zicheng Li, electrical engineering student at lion shrine #lionshrine

Yunze Zhang, junior film student at lion shrine after evening exercise #lionshrine

Colleen Sweeney, Penn State Alumni class of 1989, gets her picture taken at the #lionshrine homecoming weekend 2014. She says that her favorite memory of her time at Penn State is meeting three of her best friends when she was an orientation leader sophomore year. #pennstate #homecoming2014 (photo by Callie Rojewski)

Luke Smith, Senior Photojournalism student, at lion shrine #lionshrine

Colleen Sweeney, Penn State Alumni class of 1989, takes a picture at the #lionshrine Homecoming weekend 2014. She says that her favorite memory of her time at Penn State was being an orientation leader sophomore year because she met three of her best friends. They still keep in touch till this day. #pennstate #homecoming2014

Jimmy Correll (left) and Eric Lasher (right) pose with the Nittany Lion. When asked, Eric said his favorite part of PSU is the unity and tradition. #lionshrine

Shannon Allamon, junior business management, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Zack McCullough, junior marketing, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Macee Kensinger, sophomore psychology, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Tianze Jiang, Junior, poses at Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Angela Romano (left) of Rockville, MD is a sophomore majoring in security and risk analysis. She poses at the #lionshrine with her sister Sophia Romano and friend, Steven Fonseca on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Sophia and Steven are both seniors in high school and hope to be future Nittany Lions!

Beau Lloyd, senior IST, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Catherine Bouyat, junior IST, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Brittney Watson is visiting Lion Shrine with her friend #lionshrine

Iman Perry, senior sra clj, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Wyn Addy, puggle, sports his new Penn State snuggie at the Lion Shrine on Friday night alongside his owner Jason Addy. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Jeanie Murray, sophomore early childhood education poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Amy Mohler, sophomore undecided, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Scott and Christine are so happy to be visiting Penn State for the homecoming weekend. #lionshrine

Ethan Mummert, junior secondary education mathematics, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Gabrielle is visiting Penn State for the weekend to see her daughter, who is a senior, and her son who works for Penn State Athletics! She is so happy to see both of her children for homecoming weekend. #lionshrine

Tom DiTaranto, from New Jersey, came up for the weekend with his wife Jean, to visit their grandchildren and attend their first Penn State football game! #lionshrine

Jean DiTaranto attended her first Penn State football game this weekend, and the despite the loss, she enjoyed spending the weekend seeing her grandchildren who attend Penn State. #lionshrine

Isabella Doliana, 4, poses atop the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Gina Gallaher, from Washington Township, NJ, is visiting her niece for the weekend who is a senior at Penn State. #lionshrine

Patrick Hurd, junior Criminology, poses alongside the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Larry, Penn State alum, and his wife Maryanne, are visiting for the weekend to celebrate homecoming. #lionshrine

Anisha, freshman at Penn State, is excited to have her dad and brother visiting her for the weekend! #lionshrine

John Gipe, junior I.S.T., posers for a photo atop the #lionshrine on homecoming weekend.

Ryan is a junior in high school visiting Penn State for homecoming weekend to see his sister who is a freshman. He hopes to come here some day! #lionshrine

Corie-May graduated from Penn State 5 years ago and is visiting for homecoming weekend with her boyfriend. #lionshrine

Ryan, from New Jersey, is visiting for the weekend with his girlfriend Corie-May who graduated from Penn State. #lionshrine

Airic, fifth year senior at Penn State, enjoyed his homecoming weekend with a visit from his girlfriend. #lionshrine

Meghan is visiting for the weekend to see her boyfriend who is a fifth year senior at Penn State. #lionshrine

Roland, from Philadelphia, is visiting a friend at Penn State for the weekend. #lionshrine

Quwmau, from Philadelphia is visiting Penn State for the weekend to see a friend. #lionshrine

Megan Brobst and Andrew Kalista take a nighttime visit to the lion after eating #lionshrine

Alyssa Owzcarzcak and mom visit the lion on their way to dinner #lionshrine

Casey Riordan, junior, poses with the #lionshrine after homecoming weekend

Bryanna Weiskircher, freshman at PSU posing for the first time with the #lionshrine

Laura San Roman, junior, poses with the #lionshrine for homecoming weekend

Nick Thomas, senior photojournalism (left), Monty (center) and Jocelin Cheeseman (right) take photos with the #lionshrine on homecoming weekend. These photos will become Jocelin's senior photos as she will be graduating in December.

Taylor Krause, sophomore poses with the #lionshrine

Ali Franti, a freshman from Spring Grove, Illinois poses for her first pic with the #lionshrine

Laura Broerman,sophomore enjoys her first homecoming weekend with the #lionshrine

Kelly Robertson, sophomore poses with the #lionshrine after homecoming

Wally Maier visits the lion on the way to a THON meeting #lionshrine

Sarah Diehl and Chris Hickey pose on the Penn State #lionshrine

Lindsay Sarano (right) and Christina Farrugia smile on the Penn State #lionshrine

Ashley Stevenson, 8, and her sister Emily, 13, of Ohio, pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Their father, Matt, is a PSU alumni.

Kristen Hendrix smiles at the Penn State #lionshrine

Lanie Davis, elementary ed, poses for a picture with the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014.

Nicki Kopach poses on the Penn State #lionshrine

Larry and Maryanne Kee pose together on the #lionshrine at Penn State.

The Houser Family stops by the lion for a photo-op. Elizabeth, far right, is a 2001 graduate #lionshrine

Scott McDermott and Christine Vetrano pose together on the Penn State #lionshrine after coming up to PSU for the homecoming game.

Scott and Jen Cecco pose on the #lionshrine with their daughters.

Bruce and Alberta McKenzie pose on the #lionshrine. Bruce graduated from Penn State in '69.

Gunnar's 'millionth' picture with the #lionshrine

The FC York soccer team from York, PA poses on the #lionshrine at Penn State before heading to the women's soccer game.

Aubrey Shultz (left) and Matt Hall (right) pose for a picture with the #lionshrine on homecoming weekend.

Melanie's been a Penn State fan since 'before birth' #lionshrine

Dan Hottinger is a senior from New Jersey majoring in accounting. He said his mom has been begging him for years to take his iconic #lionshrine picture as a student. He finally poses next to the Nittany Lion on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Mary and her boyfriend both graduated from Penn State and they come back to see football games as often as they can #lionshrine

Right before this photo was taken, Kiki and some of her friends were all dancing around the #lionshrine together

Jennifer, Kevin, Ryan, 4, and Kylie, 7, hail from Bucks County, Pa. and are visiting their daughter and sister Meghan for the weekend. Megan is a senior majoring in marketing and is pictured next to her father, Kevin and sister, Kylie. #lionshrine

Chad Miller poses with the lion during homecoming weekend on September 28th 2014. #lionshrine

Eric Gallante and Sara Walmoch pose in front of the lion during homecoming. Sara came all the way from New York to visit Eric #lionshrine

Kristy's first picture with the #lionshrine

Zac and his girlfriend both plan on becoming students at Penn State next year! #lionshrine

Jess Thompson and Joey Consoli take an after dinner trip to visit the lion #lionshrine

Kaegan Horvat and Tyler Jackson, both students in the turf grass program, pose next to the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Meredith Lambert (left) and Alex Petruzzo (right) pose with the Lion Shrine after a run. Meredith (junior) is an Education major and Alex (junior) is a Kinesiology major. #lionshrine

From left, Kaery Odel, Debbie Wollam, Liz Odel and John Wollam pose together in front of the lion shrine. John and Debbie Wollam both graduated from Penn State in 1969; this time they have returned with friends. #lionshrine

Kara's first picture with the #lionshrine

Courtney Drude and Thonas Gresham visit the lion as Homecoming week winds down #lionshrine

The Bruner children- John Clark, Abigail and Elizabeth- hop on the lion together to snap a picture before their ride home to Blairsville. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Sophomore Caroline Crasnick stops at the shrine on her way to Berkey Creamery. She was disappointed they aren't serving her favorite flavor, chocolate cherry, during this time of year. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Abigail Bruner of Blairsville takes her turn on the lion shrine following her family's visit to the horticulture show. Her mother, Connie, is a Penn State alumnus who studied agriculture. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Elizabeth Bruner of Blairsville stops at the shrine after her visit to the horticulture show on campus today. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

John Clark Bruner of Blairsville rides the lion on his visit to the shrine alongside his parents and sisters. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

James and Brenna Haddad from Germansville, Pa pose at the Lion Shrine. Brenna is a potential Penn State student. #lionshrine

The Myers Family visits the lionshrine as a last stop on their visit. #lionshrine

The Dolecki family at the #lionshrine

Amber Hurlock (left) poses with her visiting friend Anna Atkinson (right) with the Lion Shrine. Amber is a Junior Education major at Penn State. #lionshrine

The Anderson Family stop by the lion while visiting PSU. Wendy, far right, is a 2001 graduate #lionshrine

Roommates Em, Emma, Kaylee, Sloane, and Siobhan at the #lionshrine

The Hoellman Family poses for a photo by the lion as Homecoming comes to an end #lionshrine

The Larson family from Ligoner, Pa. poses at the Lion Shrine. #lionshrine

Alejandro Caraco, a sophomore energy engineering major and is an international student from Mexico. He loves everything about Penn State's culture. #lionshrine

Zachary Leuschner graduated from Penn State in 2012 and would love every weekend to be a Penn State homecoming weekend. #lionshrine

Pat and Linda Kramer from Chicago, IL pose at the Lion Shrine. Pat and Linda stayed the weekend for the PSU Vs. Northwestern football game. #lionshrine

Don and JoAnne Westerhausen from South Bend, IN pose at the lion shrine. Don and JoAnne stayed the weekend for the PSU Vs. Northwestern football game. #lionshrine

Lindsey Rosenweig a junior biology major, says she's never been to a PSU football game, but that she couldn't be happier to be a Penn State student. #lionshrine

Jason Bittner (left) and Mark Cooper watched their daughters' soccer game this weekend and visit the Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Penn State is Ciana's first choice of colleges after she graduates high school #lionshrine

Tati and Frank came all the way from Hawaii to see a Steelers and Penn State game this weekend! #lionshrine

Michel Caraco a junior supply chain and information systems major loves Penn State for it's school spirit and shows his off at the shrine. #lionshrine

Micah Collins brought his students to Penn State for a women's soccer game and visit the lion shrine #lionshrine

Ruoyi Li, Junior in Journalism, from Beijing poses with the Lion Shrine. #lionshrine

Zach was trying to figure out why his friend was wearing a McGill University shirt at the #lionshrine

Penn State Lunar Lion members take a break from working in the lab and catch up at the shrine. They hope to send a lander to the moon in 2015 to win the Google Lunar X Prize. #lionshrine

Amy Kidd and James Austin visit the lion shrine as homecoming week comes to a close #lionshrine

Rachel, Tara, Porter, Syd, and Ariana at the #lionshrine

Ilana Campbell, Junior, and her friends visit the Lion Shrine since they have never been here in this three years #lionshrine

Susie made a late night #lionshrine trip to beat the lines

Leah Gamber is visiting the Lion Shrine with her family since both of her parents are graduates of Penn State #lionshrine

Jenn's first #lionshrine picture!

John Clark, Abigail and Elizabeth Bruner of Blairsville stopped at the shrine on their way back from the horticulture show on campus today. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Brittany Sherman, a senior at State College High School, and future Penn Stater, takes her senior pictures at the lion shrine on Sept. 28, 2014. #lionshrine

The Nittany Lion awaits it's last homecoming visitors on Sunday afternoon as the weekend wraps up from a loss against Northwestern University. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Robin Longyore and Stella Oconnel are visiting the campus after a football game. #lionshrine RuoyiLi

Angel An (junior) poses at the Lion Shrine after Homecoming. #lionshrine

Helen Hardiman from Bryn Mawr College visits Penn State student Michael Tartaglia for homecoming this weekend. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

'Darinel Ayllon waits in line at the #lionshrine to take pictures and make memories with his friends in celebration of homecoming weekend.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

Wanyu Ling, accounting major, sophomore, said football is a compatible game with other universities, but it shows our Penn Stater spirits. #lionshrine

Julie Baker, a Penn State alumni, brings Conor Lomas to the lion shrine for the first time on Sept. 28, 2104. #lionshrine

Shang Luan, accounting major, said homecoming help me to find the couture diversity. #lionshrine

Clyde (left) and Pete (right) House from Canonsburg, Pa pose at the Lion Shrine. Clyde is visiting for the day and for Homecoming. #lionshrine

Ciao fan Li, broadcast journalism, said homecoming makes me feel like I'm the part of school. #lionshrine

Photojournalism students take a break from photographing visitors of the lion shrine on Sept. 28, 2014. #lionshrine

Marco Sachse and Amber Somershoe pose at the lion shrine with their dog, Marco, on Sept. 28, 2014 while visiting State College to enjoying the homecoming festivities with friends.

Rachel Quatrale, a biology major at Penn State, takes a break from studying at the library to pose at the lion shrine on Sept. 28, 2014. #lionshrine

Tom Barber waiting patiently at the #lionshrine for some subjects to shoot #thestruggle

Rachel Chesser loves the tea club here at Penn State #lionshrine

Cornelia and Ava Wang's first picture together at the #lionshrine

Student Erica D'Angelo and visitng friend Megan King at the #lionshrine they love Penn State because the people here are so friendly!

Emily Heere from Reading, PA, a freshman who's undecided, poses with her brother Brandon. #lionshrine

E. a hopeful future Penn Stater poses at the lion shrine with Janice Kenrod and Dana Shade Posen on Sept. 28, 2014. #lionshrine

Elizabeth Mogyorosi (top), a Junior transfer and health administration major, poses with (bottom from left to right) Allison Dockter, Kailey Sweeney and Janice Santoro. #lionshrine

Nick Goodell, a senior from Ambridge, Pa posing with the #lionshrine for the first time

Danielle Gallo is a die hard Penn Stater #lionshrine

Lauren Davies, a senior posing for the last time with the #lionshrine

Kyra acree has never been to PSU and was anxious to get a picture with the #lionshrine

Kelly acree, graduated in 2013 and is back for one of many more homecomings with the #lionshrine

Judy Williams of Warren, Pa. gives the Nittany Lion a hello kiss. 'I've never been here to the lion, though I've been to Penn State many times,' she said. Her daughter is a Penn State graduate. #lionshrine

Alice and Yakov Polonsky pose at the Lion Shrine Sunday for Homecoming weekend. Alice is a second year student and her father Yakov likes to visit her on homecoming weekends. #lionshrine

Laura Cushing posing on the #lionshrine. Laura says the student body's passion for Penn State makes her love her school.

Elizabeth Ehlers,6, and her younger brother Owen,4, posing with the #lionshrine after visiting their dads alma mater

Hannah Zemaitis,15, from Harrisburg,Pa ends her visit to PSU with the #lionshrine

Jack Quesinberry visiting Penn State for the first time! #lionshrine

Greg Spero and his girlfriend Cally Chackrian enjoying their last homecoming weekend as students. #lionshrine

Paola Xhuli, a student from Penn State Abington, waves her pompom at the #lionshrine celebrating homecoming weekend 2014 (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

The line continuous to grow longer at the #lionshrine as the day goes on Friday afternoon, September 26, 2014.

Katie landis, a senior from Lebanon pa during homecoming #lionshrine

Steve Kulp, left, Ryan Kulp, 3, and Julie Kulp pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Photojournalism student Mary Mahoney takes a break behind the camera and poses with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Dale Wert and Maggie & Karen Kreiser pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 14, 2014. #LionShrine

The Fried family poses together with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Penn State Junior Kyle Leibensperger and parents visiting for the day, Bertha and Lewis Leibensperger pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 29, 2014. #LionShrine

Friends and alumni Natalia, left, and Marshall stop by and pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Katie Langan, 16, and her brother Jack Langan, 13, pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Alumni Sherry Armstrong, left, and Christine Langan pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

John Ballog,junior, showing his sister Lois Ballog the famous Psu #lionshrine

The Lechien family groups together and poses with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

The Placky family anxiously wait their turn in line to pose with the famous #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Brittany and Cricket showing their school spirit at the #lionshrine

Cousins Landon Felix, 9, left, and Brielle Wittmer, 7, wait their turn to pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Kaci Barnes, Clara Benice, and Dachia Williams pose with the Nittany Lion. #LionShrine

Sabrina Wrabley,Maria Canales visit PSU for the first time #lionshrine

Emily Hesidence & George Giviley pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Roger and Sandy Kowal stand in line to see the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Meghan Lokay, kaylene killeene, and Bridget backer Enjoying their first homecoming #lionshrine

Aiden Wittmer, 8, waits to have his picture taken with the #lionshrine with rest of family Friday, September 26, 2014.

The Mashner Family pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2013. #LionShrine

A group of Comm269 students wait patiently for more people to arrive at the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Bottom: Jim and Bernadette Wesolowski visit their granddaughter, freshman Emily (top) for homecoming weekend #lionshrine

The Hochman family gets their turn with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014. Although their not alumni, their son is considering coming to Penn State for college.

From left to right: Vicki, Brooklyn, Nate and Hudson Potter visit the lion shrine for the kids first football game #lionshrine

Tammy and Emily Recker (right), Casi Papay and Melissa Moyer at the #lionshrine with dreams of being future Penn State students!

A brief calmness rushes over the #lionshrine during an otherwise very busy Friday afternoon. The lion shrine experienced a continuous buzz of fans, alumni, and out of town visitors all weekend for homecoming.

Brandon Green waits his turn to take a picture with the Nittany Lion on homecoming weekend #lionshrine

John, Theresa, Frankie and Amanda pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Haley Green visits with her family for homecoming weekend #lionshrine

Mason says 'CHEESE' with mom Kim Keck while waiting to get their picture taken at the #lionshrine Homecoming Weekend 2014 (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

Ashley Green visits the Lion Shrine with her family on homecoming weekend #lionshrine

The Gante Family poses with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Tiffany Scarloto and her son Anthony, 4, pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Emma Green on top of the Nittany Lion visits for homecoming with her family #lionshrine

Students, Daisy Sosa (left) and Marisol Arizaga (right) visit the lion shrine as homecoming weekend comes to an end #lionshrine

Top left to right: Pete and Cat visit for homecoming weekend with, bottom left to right: Mason and Max for their first Penn State football game #lionshrine

The sisters, Lori and Lisa, also pose with their friend Irene Pierre, left, who is also a Penn State alum Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

Alumni Rob Davidow(right) and Kai Pegula enjoyed their weekend watching football and spending quality time together #lionshrine

Graduate Brooklyn Ridder (right) visits the lion shrine with Colton Brauning (left) from Cincinnati #lionshrine

'Both my husband and I wanted to go to Penn State and we couldn't,' said Cindy Brough, pictured at left with husband Mike. 'So we made sure our kids did.' At right are daughter Brooke, son Alex, daughter-in-law Nicole and son-in-law Mike, all alumni. Granddaughters Claire and Delia, future Penn Staters, are in center. #lionshrine

Sisters Lisa Nichols and Lori Hopkins, who are both Penn State alumni, visit their old stomping ground and pose with the #lionshrine Friday, September 26, 2014.

Wes, Denise, Garrett and Martin Sipe pose at the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28,2014. #LionShrine

Greyson Miller (left) and Jessica Miller (right) visit for Greyson's first homecoming! #lionshrine

From left to right: Debbie, Alex and Sami Comonitski visit the lion shrine on homecoming weekend #lionshrine

From left to right: Guy, baby Grace, Kim, Zach and Gabby Starsnik come up for homecoming weekend every year #lionshrine

All smiles while waiting in line to take a picture with the lion #lionshrine

The line at the lion shrine as homecoming weekend comes to end #lionshrine

Not all visitors are people! Bogey visits the lion shrine on homecoming weekend with his owners #lionshrine

Students Jessica Horn (left) and Gracie Arbitell (right) visit the lion shrine as homecoming weekend comes to an end #lionshrine

From left, Kasinee Gehring, her parents John and Liz and boyfriend Brett Wachtendorf pose with the Nittany Lion. Liz Gehring graduated from Penn State in 1985 while Wachtendorf and Kasinee are seniors. Liz and John are in State College to visit their daughter and to celebrate homecoming. They flew in from Boulder, Colo. #lionshrine

The line continues to grow at the Lion Shrine #lionshrine

Congratulations to Chloe Butler (left) and Jared Weight (right) as they celebrate their marriage at Penn State's homecoming 2014 #lionshrine

Susan Crawford (left) and Janelle Miller (right) visit Penn State's Lion Shrine for Homecoming 2014 #lionshrine

Moore family visiting for homecoming #lionshrine

Art and Debbie Dudkiewicz(right) and Bob and Karen Fiori at the #lionshrine after a fun weekend of football and tailgating.

'Left, Chloe Butler and Jared Wate met up at the #lionshrine to have their picture taken. They wanted to make memories of their homecoming weekend together.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

1 year after announcing at the shrine Jessica and Scott Miller were expecting they brought baby Greyson to the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

From left, Dawn Hurd, the Eline family, Ellen, Veronica and Bob and Dawn's husband, Jon strike a pose with the Nittany Lion. Bob and Ellen graduated in 1985 but didn't meet each other until they started work. The Ellens and the Hurds are in State College to watch the homecoming game. #lionshrine

Penn State Law student Kayleigh Watson brings visitor Alex Sweeney to the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28,2014. #LionShrine

'Le Tour de Shore members first wanted to get a group picture at the #lionshrine, but then said never mind because they were the most important members.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

The Duddy Family, Susie, Joeselle, Elaine, Gia, Bella, and Allegra poses with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28,2014. #LionShrine

LaKay and Shawn Henry pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Shawn is a PSU alumni, class of 1999.

Lauren Hottowe and Steve Atz pose together on their trip to campus. #lionshrine

'Darineli Yaloan waits in line at the #lionshrine to take pictures and make memories with his friends in celebration of homecoming weekend.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

The Shore Family triumphantly arrives at the last stop on 'Tour du Shore', a bike ride organized to celebrate JoAnn and Rich Shore's 40th Anniversary. JoAnn and Rich are both Penn State Alum and met near Old Main. From left to right, Rich is pictured with daughter Rebecca, son Dan, wife JoAnn, and daughter Jessica. (Photo by Callie Rojewski)

Mike, Tricia, Olivia, 9, and Evan, 11, of Washinton, DC pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Mike is a PSU alumni, class of 1992.

'Roberto Ortiz hesitantly smiles for a picture while waiting in line with his friends at the #lionshrine.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

'Rick Beach waits with his family to have their photo taken at the #lionshrine. Although skeptic this photo was for a class project and would probably end up on a milk carton, he posed for a picture while waiting.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

Laysa, Ted, Charles, Paddy, Tracy, and Grace pose for graduation pictures in front of their favorite campus landmark. #lionshrine

'Bryan Beach waits with his family to have their photograph taken with the #lionshrine in remembrance of their homecoming weekend.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

From left, Emily Leddy and brother Matt pose for a picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Matt is a senior at Penn State. The Leddy family came up to State College to watch the game and visit Matt because they miss him. #lionshrine

'Dawn Beach waits with her family to have a picture with the #lionshrine as a part of their family tradition during Penn State homecoming weekends.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

'Kirsten Schlachter waits with her friend to have their photograph taken at the #lionshrine.'

Erin and Sheldon Danley and children Audrey and Connor pose withy the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept. 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Roberto Ortiz, Raul Cassnneda, and Darnel Ayllon pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28,2014. #LionShrine

The Bronstein Family and dog Chloe pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

'Bobby Johnson and his son rest in the shade at the #lionshrine after having their picture taken.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

'The Mao family wait at the #lionshrine to document their own memories of this homecoming weekend.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

'Far right, Jeannie Stephanelli and her companions pose for a picture in addition to the one they'll take at the #lionshrine.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

'Left, Rosi Gonzales and Jorge Zurita stop by the #lionshrine to make memories of this 2014 homecoming weekend.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

Le Tour De Shore group at the #lionshrine after a relaxing morning of biking

'The Millers' family wait in line to take a photograph with the #lionshrine.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

'Left, Andrew Pignatelli and Christine Rooney enjoy the last day of homecoming by stopping at the #lionshrine.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams)

Hunter (middle) holds baby Hannah on the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State. Hunter and Hannah are surrounded by Patti, Lauren and Linda.

Lauren Dougherty (right), Ramona Adkins, Jeannine Stefanelli celebrating homecoming weekend! #lionshrine

Jani and her son pose at the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

Martin Gonzalez, 20, of Oxford, PA may not be a student here, but he is one of the Nittany Lion's biggest fans. #lionshrine

Nicole Nau (left) and Kielah Zittel visit the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

As homecoming comes down to a close, people are coming to get their picture taken with the sacred #lionshrine

The Kirschner Family of Wynnewood, PA visit the #lionshrine with their daughters, both Freshman.

The Tumelty Family, from Springfield PA, poses with the Nittany Lion on Sunday, Sept 28,2014 #LionShrine

Amy and Christian Lyon, who was fan of the game in 2004 pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. The Lyons have a son named Andrew Nittany Lyons after the Nittany Lyon. #LionShrine

PSU Freshman Marissa and Alaina pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Hagerman family visit the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

The Coup Family from Milton PA pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday Sept. 28, 2014. #LionShrine

Taylor Monferdini (left) and Ryan McCarthy pose at the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

Sean, Ashley and son from Philadelphia, PA pose with the Nittany Lion on Sunday, Sept 28 2014. #LionShrine

Emma St. Claire, 4, waits in line to 'stand on the tiger' at the #lionshrine this Sunday.

Ginny Johovich-Miller, lady lion basketball captain of 1977, visits her alma mater during homecoming weekend at Penn State #lionshrine

Family poses at #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

Lisa and Emily Wessel came up to go to the game. #lionshrine

Sydney (left) and Rachel sit on the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

Waiting in the hot sun to take pictures at the #lionshrine

From left, Dustin, Phyllis, and Larry Forbes stand behind the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

Hailey Green, 4, visits the #lionshrine for the first time this Sunday. Did she watch the game yesterday? She responds with an enthusiastic 'Yes!' Does she like football? 'Uhh....'

Amy and her family at the #lionshrine 'The campus was my favorite part.'

Erich Gunderman and Cathy Hloech visit the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend

Yricks family 'Meeting each other was our favorite part.' #lionshrine

Vivie the dog pays a visit to see her favorite Nittany Lion this afternoon. #lionshrine

Paul and Lynne Anderson and Lisa And Melvin Fults 'I loved the balance of academic and social.' #lionshrine

A long line is forming to take pictures at the #lionshrine

Nick and Dan enjoying their day at the #lionshrine

Evan Coup of Milton, PA reps his Nittany Lions by wearing blue and white at his first visit to the #lionshrine this Sunday.

The Breck family 'The traditions were our favorite part about Penn State.' #lionshrine

Visitors line up in front of the #lionshrine one last time before heading out of town.

Kat Adams 'I love Penn State so much.' #lionshrine

Lauren Coleman of Lewistown, Pa. poses with the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Eileen, Nicole, and Rich Smythe of Broomall, Pa. pose with the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

The Dolecki family of Stroudsburg, Pa. pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

From left to right, Megan and Kaylee Baker visit the #lionshrine Sunday with family.

ROTC army cadet Eickmeier guards the lion shrine on Thursday afternoon. Guards are required to stand in silence so a first name was not obtained. #lionshrine

Alumni Bob Wojciak of Tennessee visits the #lionshrine Homecoming weekend.

Katie and Chris Kurek of Pennington, N.J. pose with their 3 month old son at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

The Rosenberger family surround the lion shrine for a picture. Vanessa Rosenberger, left, graduated from Penn State in 2000 and occasionally works with Penn State's alumni association. #lionshrine

Joe Salvia and wife Claudia with daughters Danielle Salvia, class of 2009, front left and Kristen Fox, class of 2005, front right, wait in line at the #lionshrine. Absent is brother Michael, class of 2007, who lives in Los Angeles.

Eileen Dzwill and her son Tim Dzwill, from New Jersey, are visiting Penn State for a prospective student tour. #lionshrine

Karen Cowell, who is in State College for business, stopped by the lion on Thursday afternoon for a picture beside the lion shrine. #lionshrine

Mary Berluti and family take time out of their day Sunday to visit the #lionshrine at Penn State University.

Jacqueline Evans, an alumna who graduated in 1984, is not sure if she'll go to the homecoming game but was excited to pose with the lion. #lionshrine

PSU alumni Tollie Contento, left, and Erin O'Dore pose at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Three of Joe Salvia's children are Penn State alumni. #lionshrine

Claire Rosenberger, a freshman chemical engineering student, poses beside the lion shrine on Thursday afternoon. #lionshrine

Dena and Mark Prybutok pose with their kids at the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Liz Capurso, Gray (17 months), and Cam Capurso of Bellefonte, Pa. pose with the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

The Davis sisters pose on the #lionshrine Sunday morning.

...and Michelle Walker, class of 1991, reunite at the #lionshrine. The two were roommates in college.

Kimberly Davis, class of 1991,... #lionshrine

Irene Dickenson smiled with the nittany lion on Thursday afternoon but admitted to being a Michigan State Spartan fan. #lionshrine

From left to right, Stan Janus, Paula Janus, Eric Janus, Quinto Jesiotto, Amelia Mackarey, and Kendall Janus of Charlotte, North Carolina pose with the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Nancy O'Connor poses with the lion on her first trip to Penn State to watch nephew and football player Michael O'Conor play in the homecoming game on Saturday. #lionshrine

ROTC cadets Miller, left, and Broscious guard the lion shrine on Thursday afternoon. First name were not obtained because cadets are required to stand in silence while guarding the shrine. #lionshrine

Debroah learns some Penn State history as she waits for a friend to get his picture taken at the #lionshrine

The Bartou family returns for another visit at Penn State for homecoming weekend. Don Bartou, left, graduated from Penn State in 1961 and is excited that his granddaughter has applied. #lionshrine

Kati Altieri, class of 2004, and husband Gregg with the lion. The couple are expecting their first child this year, the reasoning behind posing with the little shoes. #lionshrine

From left to right Pam Emel, Eloise (8), Alice (10) Riley (12) Lee Emel of Berwin, Pa. pose with the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Sydney Brinton, a senior HDFS major, sat beside the nittany lion for a photograph on Thursday afternoon. #lionshrine

Senior Penn State student Zara Sayles, a rehabilitation and human services major, smiled atop the lion shrine on Thursday afternoon. #lionshrine

The Lind family at the #lionshrine. Brothers Ken, front left, and Craig are alumni.

State College cab driver who goes by Mickey 81 smiled with the lion shrine and said he plans on watching the parade. #lionshrine

From left to right, Todd Cameron, Diane Cameron, Lauren Stephany, Riley Himmelberger, and Hannah Cameron visit the #lionshrine on Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Shannon Everett, who is in State College for a social work convention, visited the lion shrine with cab driver Mickey. #lionshrine

Alumna Caryn Chelli of Connecticut, with her children Brian, Lauren and Lydia. Lauren is a senior and a third generation Penn Stater. #lionshrine

Mark Mellinger poses at the #lionshrine. Mellinger graduated from Penn State in 1983 with a horticture degree. A highlight of homecoming 2014 was meeting up with brothers of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, of which he is a member.

Ben Cornelius, class of 1994, and family, of Pleasantville, N.Y., visit the #lionshrine before heading back home

Craig and Nicole Fayak with their son Eli at the #lionshrine. They made a three hour drive from New Jersey for homecoming.

Abigail Ruths, a sophomore bio-behavioral health major, and Landon Baker, a sophomore engineering major, smile while posing with the nittany lion on Friday afternoon. #lionshrine

Brothers Sean, left, Matthew and Tim Sweeney did not know it was homecoming but are excited for their college your tomorrow. #lionshrine

Erin Cavanaugh, who is visiting Penn State for the first time, poses with the lion shrine on Friday afternoon before her prospective student tour on Saturday. Cavanaugh is interested in engineering department. #lionshrine

Karllee Long, left, and her mother Debbie Long smile at the nittany lion shrine Friday afternoon. Karllee is a prospective Penn State student. #lionshrine

Andy Welker, left, a penn state alumnus, poses with Brice Zirkle, a sophomore, in front of the lion shrine. #lionshrine

From left, Josh Johnson, Devon Dixon and Tony Adams strike a pose with the Nittany Lion. The three 22-year-olds drove from the District of Columbia to celebrate homecoming weekend. Adams and Johnson graduated in 2013 while Dixon graduated this year. #lionshrine

From left, Laura Keezing and Harrison Best pose with the Nittany Lion. Best graduated from Penn State in 1971. The couple drove for more than six hours from Connecticut. Their smartphones did not have enough memory space for them to take a picture of them at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Their camera ran out of battery from taking too many pictures at the football match. #lionshrine

From left, Joe Devine, Marissa Loomis and Lee Loomis strike a pose with the Nittany Lion. Devine, 26, graduated from Penn State twice. He finished his undergraduate degree at Penn State in 2008 and later his law degree in 2011. Devine participated in the alumni band performance during the homecoming football game's half-time. #lionshrine

From left, Kylie Jones, Alli Winslow and Steph Smith are starting a new tradition of taking a picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine every Homecoming week. The three sophomores from Reading, P.A. have been friends since high school. #lionshrine

From left, Mark Fooley, Scott Robinson, Brian Klinger and Mike Schaaf take a picture with the Nittany Lion. The four ex-college roommates return to Penn State's University Park campus to celebrate homecoming week as well as Klinger's 50th birthday. The four of them graduated in 1986. #lionshrine

Macaley Greenawalt and her parents, Jen and Wade, show their love for the Nittany Lion at Penn State's University Park campus. The Greenawalt seniors are not alumni but are avid supporters of The Nittany Lions and have come to support The Nittany Lion's match against Northwestern University's Wildcats. #lionshrine

Abbey Ruths (left) and Landon Baker (right) stop for a quick photo after a run around the University Park campus #lionshrine

Amy Domanish (left) with brother Matthew and parents Anne and Mike. The family from Scranton are big Penn State fans and Amy plans to go to school here one day. #lionshrine

(From left) Michael Feinman, Julie Feinman, and David Feinman, come from three different locations, Council Rock South high school, University Park, and Temple University to meet up for the weekend #lionshrine

Maddy Bennett and Jenna Bartman take a picture at the shrine after traveling to Penn State for homecoming because Jenna's entire family are alumni of PSU. #lionshrine

(From left) Maddie Donchez, Emily Ruch, Savannah Buchanan, Alex Patton, Skylar Donchez, and Madison Buchanan visit Penn State for homecoming and are excited to explore the campus as they must decide on a school for their undergrads in two years. #WEARE #lionshrine

(From left) Sara Gilbert, Anna Giacomucci, Jackie Tucker, and Emily Giacomucci climb onto the lion to take their first photo there together. Sara and Jackie drove three hours from Delaware to visit for homecoming weekend. #lionshrine

The Orenchuk family catches a photo with the lion while they're all in town together this weekend #lionshrine

Brian Lucado (left) and Theo Kambers atop the lion. Lucado is a Penn State alum, class of 2008. #lionshrine

Karen Asiedu (left) a sophomore, English and French major and Ruth Wodajeneh (right) a senior economics and biology major waits for friends to meet up and take pictures for homecoming #lionshrine

Cody Brookens, a senior, nuclear engineer major at Penn State waits his turn in line at the shrine to take pictures. It's his second visit of the weekend. #lionshrine

The Spadafora family from Indiana, Pa., gathers around the lion. #lionshrine

Cate Hansberry a senior, print journalism major at Penn State works hard documenting many visitors' moments at the shrine for homecoming. #lionshrine

Senior Anna Mokry said she can't wait for her family to come up and take a picture with her at graduation. Her six siblings have never all been to State College at the same time. #lionshrine

(From left) Alum Mike Patton brings his family Bridget, Huck, 10, Whitt, 12, and Graham, 14, to Penn State for the first time. #lionshrine

Senior Brittani Rushing. 'My first picture was during my freshman year in the middle of the winter. That feels like so long ago.' #lionshrine

Victoria Berberich (left), 8, and her sister Kennedy Berberich, 6, continue to support PSU football while waiting to take pictures at the shrine #lionshrine

Addison Brennan, 7, imitates her favorite PSU cheerleaders' moves that she saw at today's homecoming game. #lionshrine

Siblings Eric and Grace Junker of North Huntingdon, PA smile with the Nittany Lion. #lionshrine

Angelo sits on the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State

Penn State fans sit on the #lionshrine before the homecoming game

Corinne McGurick and Chris Hajjar pose on the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend

Lauren Grant, class of '09, and Kevin Nichols, class of '11, visit their alma mater and the Nittany Lion. They were impressed with its newly-renovated home. #lionshrine

Ashtyn Goodreau, Junior, and her mother Jamie, an Alumna, are all smiles at the #lionshrine Saturday afternoon. When asked what advice you would give a current Penn Stater, Jamie responded with a laugh saying, 'Brainwash your kids to go here. Then you can comeback whenever you want!'

Blanchette family visits the #lionshrine during homecoming weekend

Galen and Katelyn Beidel pose by the lion before the Penn State homecoming game #lionshrine

Gary, class of '99, and Jen Johnson, class of '96, made the trip from Scranton to visit the #lionshrine. They met at Penn State as students.

Ella (left) and Sophia visit the lion during homecoming weekend at Penn State #lionshrine

Merkins family surrounds the lion during homecoming weekend at Penn State #lionshrine

John and Sharon Pastor of Camp Hill, Pa. and their children, Jonathon, Luke and Seth with the Lion. The family makes a stop at the #lionshrine every homecoming.

Young Kwon (left), Patrick Daly, Adam Ballein and Omar Brown (back row) visit the lion during homecoming weekend at Penn State #lionshrine

Siblings Ally and Ben Rosenbaum of Connecticut had a great time at today's game, despite the Nittany Lion's 29-6 loss to Northwestern. #lionshrine

Comm 269 student Marissa Miller takes a turn on the other side of the lens. #lionshrine

The Lion Chariot pays a visit to the shrine. #lionshrine

Ryan Keown of Downingtown, Pa. waits in line at the #lionshrine during his second trip to Penn State with a friend, Penn State senior Daniella Cauley.

Sam (left) and Megan pose with the lion after the football game. Megan, from New Jersey, is visiting her brother who attends Penn State. #lionshrine

Armela, a doctorate student in economics, and her boyfriend Nate visit the lion at the #lionshrine

Jake and Logan Gagliardi make there first visit to campus for homecoming. They are the son of alumnus Lou Gagliardi, class of 1986 #lionshrine

Tom Jones and Val Saadat are visiting State College from San Diego, Calif. Their daughter graduated from Penn State last year. #lionshrine

Rashaad Sanders, Moses Giles and Darryl Bundrige strike a pose at the Nittany Lion Shrine on Penn State's University Park campus. Bundridge, 44, graduated in 1993 and is in State College to celebrate homecoming with his nephews, Giles and Sanders. Bundridge wanted his nephews to watch a Penn State football game and show them around the campus. #lionshrine

Fans line up after the game for a photo with the lion #lionshrine

Sarah Green and Georgie Hatch (L-R) both Juniors from Penn State's Behrend Campus say that the 'atmosphere and community feel' of University Park keep them coming back for each home game. #lionshrine

Finn, 3, and Madilyn, 6, McKinley visit the Lion Shrine for their first time this Saturday afternoon. #lionshrine

Minjung Son and Hyunah Kwon pose with the Nittany Lion. Son is at Penn State as an Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) student and Kwon is a junior in biology. The pair from South Korea became friends after being roommates. #lionshrine

Joe Dorley and Nick Loesar, both 21 and juniors in finance, pose with the Nittany Lion. Dorley and Loesar were just passing by. #lionshrine

Peyton and Haleigh Tatem (L-R) of Randolph, New Jersey respond with an enthusiastic 'Yes!' when asked if they are going to be Penn State's future cheerleaders. #lionshrine

Arthur Roa and Madeline Roa strike a pose with the Nittany Lion. The father and daughter pair from Illinois are in State College to watch the football game. Madeline, a high school senior, has been interested in attending Penn State since she was in second grade. #lionshrine

The Whyte sisters of Huntsville, Alabama, are a family of divided allegiance. Amy (bottom right) a Northwestern Senior and Julie (left) a Northwestern Alum, visit their sister Brandi (top right) a Penn State Sophomore as the Nittany Lions and Wildcats faced off during this afternoon's Homecoming game. #lionshrine

Qiuyue Deng, junior student from UCLA, is visiting his girlfriend studying in Penn State. 'My third time here, we'll have a bright future together.' #lionshrine

Tom Perry, Connie Perry, Caitlin Perry, Jennifer Perry, Mary Allen Lisman and Ryan Wilson pose for a picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Jennifer is a current student at Penn State. The family from Allentown came up to State College to watch the game. #lionshrine

Penn state alumni(07)Adam Wilson comes back to the campus with Jamie Haley. 'I missed my fraternity brothers.' Adam said. #lionshrine

Kayla Bracall, Sarah Wilbert and Louis Micheli pose for a picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Wilbert and Micheli are visiting Bracall for the weekend. #lionshrine

Melissa and Steve Dyas is taking their two daughters Lauren(left)and Jessica back to Penn State for the homecoming. Steve chose the friends he made during college the best memory about Penn State. #lionshrine

Tati Guzman and Frank Fenlon pose for a picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine. Guzman was born in State College but moved out when she was 12. #lionshrine

Self-proclaimed 'future alums', Gabrielle and Cassandra Leach (L-R) of New Jersey are all smiles Saturday, September 27th, despite the Nittany Lion's crushing loss to the Northwestern Wildcats. #lionshrine

Alumni Mack Heller and Nancy Satinsky, friends since their college years, make their annual visit to the Lion Shrine each year during Homecoming. #lionshrine

Nicole Trayer and Adam Wiestling decide to take a picture by the Nittany Lion Shrine while walking back to Trayer's apartment. Wiestling came up to State College from Middletown. Trayer is a student at Penn State. #lionshrine

Bowlin family visits the lion at Penn State during homecoming weekend #lionshrine beccal0403

Dan and Colleen Lukotch at the Lion Shrine on Penn State's University Park campus. The couple visits State College a few times a year. Dan Lukotch graduated in 1981. #lionshrine

Jessica Dyas, 5, visits the Lion Shrine with her parents, both alumni. #lionshrine

Tom Brunner (left) and Tim Landis surround the lion before the football game #lionshrine beccal0403

Samantha Colman (left) and Caroline Swade pose by the lion during homecoming weekend #lionshrine beccal0403

Bricker family stands by the lion during homecoming weekend at Penn State #lionshrine beccal0403

Garett Colombo, age 10, is a first time visitor to the Lion Shrine, but lifelong Penn State fan. #lionshrine

Gianna and Adelena Bowlin are among the Lion Shrine's youngest, but most spirited visitors this beautiful Saturday afternoon. #lionshrine

His shirt says it all! Dan Smith at the #lionshrine

Michele Smith waiting in line for a picture with the #lionshrine

Michele Vowler's 'good luck' jersey. #lionshrine

Lexi Ferrari, a penn state senior, gets her picture taken at the lion shrine with her best friend Mariana Flores from Texas. #lionshrine

Courtney Doud and parents Jan and Kevin are in town for homecoming weekend. Jan and Kevin flew in from California to visit Courtney, a student at Bucknell, and their nephew who attends Penn State. #lionshrine (photo by Callie Rojewski)

Class of 09! Came to shine. #lionshrine

The Kukla family poses with the famous lion Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

The Rizzio family enjoying a big outing before the creamery. #lionshrine

Lizzie Rollman and Jackie Ryan stand in the line to visit the lion at Penn State Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

James and Justin came for a Father's Day out. #lionshrine

Dara, left, and Jordan Ford wait their turn in line to visit the lion shrine during a busy homecoming weekend Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

Three generations! Sam Sr. Sam Jr. And Sam III Enjoying a PSU weekend. #lionshrine

Graduating this semester, Tracey Massengill pays one last visit as a student to the lion shrine Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

Grace Ann DeCesans and Jim Subach pose next to the lion during homecoming weekend #lionshrine beccal0403

Jonah, Asher, and dad Adam Colon take a picture at the #lionshrine without their mom because 'she's a buckeye' (photo by Callie Rojewski)

The Brenman family took a break from the long game. #lionshrine

Scarlett McKeon, 10, enjoys the view of Penn States campus before the homecoming parade from atop the lion shrine Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

Koller Family poses at the lion before the homecoming game at Penn State. #lionshrine beccal0403

Kacie at the lion. #lionshrine

Kristen, Ryan, and Josh Waver visit the lion before game time #lionshrine beccal0403

Scott and Anna at the lion shrine. Enjoying dad and daughter day #lionshrine

Skylar Ackerman, 15, and Allie Smelko, 15, get their turn to pose with the lion shrine during homecoming weekend Friday, September 26, 2014. #lionshrine

️Deonna wanted to show some penn state pride in her final semester here. #lionshrine

Brianna came to the lion because she wanted to get over her fear. #lionshrine

Heather Loar and her daughter, Madisen, pose for a picture with the lion #lionshrine beccal0403

Kenya this years Homecoming queen came to the lion to celebrate #lionshrine

Craig and Brian Warte pose by the lion before the game! #lionshrine beccal0403

The Burley sisters taking pictures with their favorite lion #lionshrine

Kami Keller and her daughter Cassie Keller pose at the lion shrine during homecoming weekend at Penn State #lionshrine beccal0403

Sammy and Andrew came to watch the Lions destroy the wildcats! #lionshrine

The Cole family enjoying their 5th homecoming straight #lionshrine

Tori Novak poses with the lion #lionshrine beccal0403

Robert Johnson (left) and Randy Barto visit the lion shrine during homecoming weekend! #lionshrine beccal0403

Maddie and her big sisters protecting her from the Lion. #lionshrine

The Singler family coming up to enjoy penn state homecoming #lionshrine

Mike and Nicole bringing their daughter for their first PSU weekend #lionshrine

Noah, Michelle, Brittany and Shawn spending time with family #lionshrine

Ed and Cindy here for homecoming weekend. Former PSU alum #lionshrine

Moser girls are here this weekend because they got free tickets to their first penn state game! #lionshrine

Penn State alumni (1998)Jess and Angela Rodgers are taking their children back to the campus for the homecoming. Angela said,'how can u not love it here(PSU).' #lionshrine

Krista Fronk, class of 2005, returns to the Nittany Lion Shrine with her mother Mary Ellen, and children Alexander and Natalie. #lionshrine

Shelby Young(left), is visiting the campus with her sister and Dewey her puppy. 'I'll defiantly come here again as a student. My parents went here.' #lionshrine

Matt Christman(on the left)is visiting the campus with his family. 'I like it here, with the great reputation and all the courses it offers. Love it.' #lionshrine

Kristina Exton is visiting her sister, who is a freshman here in Penn State. Kristina said she loved it here. #lionshrine

Penn State alumni Ray Royko comes back to campus for the homecoming. 'I love it(PSU) today, I love it then, I love it tomorrow.' #lionshrine

Zsuzsanna Dosa is from Armenia and she is taking part in a travel and work program here. 'The atmosphere here is different from where I used to stay.' #lionshrine

'Front to back, Jamie Hockenberry & Jessica Heeman are touring Penn State during homecoming. They said they love this time of the school year.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams) #lionshrine

'Kali Bartynski is a prospective student touring Penn State during homecoming.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams) #lionshrine

'Left, Isabella Dipasquale (student) is celebrating her homecoming tradition by showing her friend, Sarah Schunder (right) around Penn State.' (Photo credit: Bria Williams) #lionshrine

'Chris Lopez decided to spend his Sunday by touring the campus of The Pennsylvania State University and stopped by the Lion Shrine.' (Photo Credit: Bria Williams) #lionshrine

'Take the picture of my hat! We Are!' Aubrey Wargowski, at the #lionshrine

'It's fine get close, this is the face of an Almuni!' Gianna DeGraba #lionshrine

Chloe Mcclanahan(on the right), is visiting the campus with her colleagues from 'Sigma Aldrich'. They will have a training session here. #lionshrine

Lliana Linares(on the left)is having a student tour with her family. 'I like it more than any college I go.' #lionshrine

Penn State alumni John Cerniglia(on the right), is taking his family back for a visit. 'Old main was my favorite.' #lionshrine

Athena Kendalls (left) smiles with her daughter Kiyomi and Mandy Vactor poses with her son Justice at the #lionshrine Athena graduated from Penn State in 2001.

Brandon, Ethan, and Maya smile for the camera while their fathers' Michael and Ian Drossner who graduated from Penn State in '95 and '99 take a photo at the #lionshrine

David, Dave, Jane, and Anne Kremmerer pose together on the #lionshrine before the homecoming game.

Annette Suttle and Sherry Foreman posing on the #lionshrine before the homecoming game at Penn State.

Michael Niessner and Colleen Loftus pose in front of the #lionshrine at Penn State.

Hannah Phillips, Kayla Biskup and Aubrey and Chris Furrer pose on the #lionshrine

Brian and Alpana Forsythe pose together on the #lionshrine

Mike, Monica and Madison Scarborough pose with Michael and Mical Riggs at the #lionshrine Mike graduated in '88 and Monica in '86.

Tim Carley and Michelle Robinson visit the Penn State #lionshrine on homecoming morning at Penn State. Tim graduated in '87 and was part of Alpha Gamma Row.

Abel and Vita Erdman pose by the lion statue. Abel graduated from Penn State in '73 and they returned to Penn State for the homecoming game. #lionshrine

Mike Meirovitz, left, Everett Case, and McKenna Cox visit the Penn State #lionshrine together

Graduate Ben Gordon gets his first photo at the Penn State #lionshrine over Homecoming Weekend

Henry and Lorraine Signore pose on the lion shrine at Penn State. Henry graduated from Penn State and remembers how different it used to look. #lionshrine

Ashley Layton and Tim Bruce enjoy time together at the Penn State #lionshrine

Pete Jacobs and Alyta Stum get their picture taken at the Penn State #lionshrine

Sorority sisters Elena Parks, Lauren Steinberg, Jamie Turtzo, and Keri Ryniak visit the Penn State #lionshrine together

Jennifer, right, and Jeremiah Johnson visit the Penn State #lionshrine

Matt, left, Erika and future Nittany Lion son Nicholas Pluss get their picture taken at the Penn State #lionshrine

The Culp and Smith families visit the Penn State #lionshrine

Susan Houck, left, and Jim and Jennifer McPherson get their picture taken at the Penn State #lionshrine

Kyle, left, and Russ Gillespie visit the Penn State #lionshrine for Kyle's first visit to the university!

Lion ambassador Elysia Burke, junior, serves sandwiches at the Protect the Lion event #lionshrine

Penn State Cadet Lyndsay Rathbun guards the shrine at the annual event prior to tomorrow's homecoming game. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Penn Staters fight for a picture on shrine as members of Penn State ROTC guard the lion tonight on campus. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Members of Ramsquad join in the Guard the Shrine festivities tonight at the Lion Shrine. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Former Lion Ambassadors, Betsy Kellander and Andy Jaye started their romance at Penn State. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

And here's their husbands.. Bill West and Jim Eline. The group attended the Guard the Shrine even tonight on campus. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

Vicki Eline and Debbie West revisit the shrine on their trip back to Penn State with their husbands. #lionshrine #comm269 #psuhomehomecoming14

The Morocko's' visit the lion shrine on this sunny day. #lionshrine

Olivia Morocko is going to see the game with her family this weekend. #lionshrine

'We are!' Says Belmonte Esqueda, a Penn State Electrical Engineering alumni, as she visits for homecoming #lionshrine

Karisa Welch (left) and Michelle Macleod, from University of Connecticut, visit the lion and Happy Valley for the first time. #lionshrine

The Walsh's, math and communication alumni, revisit for homecoming with the rest of the family. #lionshrine

The Stonesifer's visit for homecoming weekend #lionshrine

The Esqueda's', Penn State alumni, visit for their 10th year anniversary of graduating. 'Go Lions!' #lionshrine

Retzloffs are in town for the football game on homecoming weekend. #lionshrine

Jake, Cory, Trevor and Josh who plan on watching the football game visit the lion shrine. #lionshrine

Michael Paul, Penn State Homecoming's Honorary Grand Marshal and @lunarlionpsu Team Leader, poses with Senior Homecoming Alumni Relations Captains Keith Hacke and Carrie Clark during Friday's Homecoming Parade. #lionshrine

Matt Flynn, a 2008 alumnus from Media, PA, goofs off at the #lionshrine on Friday evening.

Girls from Bellefonte, Pa., climb the lion under the watchful eye of the guard. The girls walked in the homecoming parade before visiting the #lionshrine

Friends, Jessica Libby, Melissa Durkin and Bridget Allison are prospective Penn State students. As seniors in high school, they are excited to see campus and learn more about Penn State. #lionshrine

Ali Zortman, a Penn State senior majoring in finance and journalism, enjoyed taking photos of fans and families at the #lionshrine for COMM269 on Friday evening.

The Blue Band inspires the crowd to protect the lion at the #lionshrine

Kathy And Don James of Pittsburgh, PA pose with sons Donald, a freshman at Penn State in the College of Undergraduate Studies, and Brendan, a sophomore in high school at the #lionshrine on Friday evening.

Senior Cody Brookens waits for a picture with the lion. He attended the homecoming parade for the first time this year. #lionshrine

Class of 2012 and 2013 alumni Amanda Small, Austin Darigo, Joe Savinell, Nora Nies, Stephanie Wexler, Steve Bates and Alicia Smith are excited to attend the Homecoming game against Northwestern tomorrow. #lionshrine

Changing of the guard at the #lionshrine

Kira Harrington, age 9, and Katie Harrington, age 11, are visiting from Newtown Square, PA. They are very excited to attend their first Penn State football game. #lionshrine

Kyle Tarves, a Freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, rides te #lionshrine during Homecoming Weekend.

Elegance twirling team (in green) and Eclipse color guard (in blue) visit the #lionshrine

The Italian Student Society says 'Noi siamo Penn State' to the nittany #lionshrine

Jordan O'Donnell, a freshman majoring in architectural engineering, visits the #lionshrine on Friday afternoon.

Guards stand at attention to protect the #lionshrine

The Long family: Kilian (left), Kimberly (middle right), Isabella, age 3, and Ashlynn, 16 months, are visiting Penn State from Hatfield, PA. #lionshrine

Sharon Pulte Mihalik, Vince Mihalik, and Jackie Pulte Silhanck from Michigan pose with current Penn State student Brian Pulte at the #lionshrine Homecoming Weekend.

Amy and Todd Snyder pose at the #lionshrine Friday afternoon. They are both graduates of Penn State, '97 and '95 respectively.

The Fairman family from Richmond, VA visit Penn State on Homecoming Weekend. #lionshrine

The Kauffman family posed for pics at the #lionshrine this Friday before the Homecoming game on Saturday.

Bill Kester poses with son Whit at the #lionshrine this Friday. Bill ('93) comes up once a year for a game with his father-in-law from Atlanta.

Frank and Marianne Brown revisit the Lion Shrine this Friday. Both graduated from PSU in 1977. #lionshrine

Happy Birthday to Katie Krasin (pictured left). She is here from Boston with Penn State alumnus Charlie Cimet (pictured right). #lionshrine

Mike, class of '88, poses with his daughter Katie at the #lionshrine this weekend before the Homecoming game.

Carol Miorelli-Johnson, Connecticut, and Lou Ann Kane, Philly, pose at the #lionshrine.

From left to right, sisters Kelsey, Beca, and Cora take a pic at the #lionshrine this Friday. Up with their parents for the weekend, their mom is a Penn State alum.

From left to right, Abby Jolles, Katie McKenna, and Colleen McKenna pose at the #lionshrine Friday. Katie, a senior at Penn State, shows her sister and friend around after their prospective student tour.

The Adele Dengle Family gathers at the #lionshrine each year to take their Christmas Card.

The San Roman family came up this weekend to defend their title of best tailgate. The Long Island natives made a quick stop at the #lionshrine first.

The Morrison (father class of '99) family stops by the #lionshrine for pictures this Friday.

The Lucchetti family visits Penn State from Pittsburgh, PA for Homecoming Weekend. Vincent (Dino-pictured right) is a Penn State alumnus. #lionshrine

Amanda Grazier gets a shot with the #lionshrine this Friday afternoon. She came up to Main Campus with her family for the weekend.

George and Michelle Gulya are visiting friends who are Penn State Alumni from Little Egg Harbor, NJ. #lionshrine

John and Ginny Moyer, both Penn State graduates in 1966, stop by for a picture while camping at Bald Eagle Park this weekend. #lionshrine

The Goche family of Doylestown, PA pose at the #lionshrine on Homecoming weekend.

Ashley & Frank Delsignore from Albany, NY return to Penn State for Homecoming Weekend. They both graduated in 2004. #lionshrine

Ateeq Alhameli, a senior majoring in print journalism, enjoys taking photos of families and visitors at the #lionshrine for his COMM269 class.

Alan and Lori Glazer stopped by the #LionShrine this Friday. They are visiting from Los Angeles for the game tomorrow.

The Rosencrance family stops for a pic at the #LionShrine. Up for the game, their son also hopes to be a Penn State student.

Siblings Erika and Simon pose at the Lion Shrine Friday afternoon. Both of their parents are Penn State alumni. #lionshrine

Caity Kramer is a junior in visual communications from Houston, TX, and is loving taking photos of visitors at the #lionshrine for Comm 269

Grandma Rowe with Jeff, Laura, and Lilly Rowe at the #lionshrine

Jerry Vannon, a Lion Ambassador who will be guarding the shrine all night #lionshrine

Mary McNally and niece Stephanie Fitzpaldi from Philly! 'WE ARE...late for dinner' #lionshrine

Betsy and Chris Forth from Bellaire, MD at the #lionshrine

Donna Closson, Mike Puckly, and Denny Shoemaker visiting the #lionshrine

Alicia Murray, Scotti Severson, and Stephanie Owens at the #lionshrine

Grant Schucker.. Better known as Batman #lionshrine

Matt Crawford and Amy McCoy visiting from Pittsburgh #lionshrine

Susan Nahvy from New Jersey, a sophomore at Penn State #lionshrine

Penn State Lacrosse players from the class of '03 Ogelsby and Houle and their wives and friends #lionshrine

Tim and Brendan Keyports- Brendan is a senior SRA major at Penn State #lionshrine

The Hoholick family from Los Angeles, Ca. are here this weekend for the homecoming game #LionShrine

John, left, and Evan Mitchell get some quality father-son bonding time at the Penn State #lionshrine

Penn State alumna Hillary Scott of Maine, right, and Adam Lebreton of New Hampshire are here this weekend for the homecoming game #LionShrine

Sue Stopper with sons Eric, Matt, and Kevin visit the Penn State #lionshrine

Chuck, left, Lynn, and Shane Diven visit the Penn State #lionshrine

The Schlegel family is here for homecoming weekend. Mom, top left, and dad, bottom right, are both alumni! #LionShrine

Jeff, Tracy, Cameron and Madison Reinhartt get a family picture taken at the Penn State #lionshrine

Chris and Linda Provan all the way from sunny Orlando visit the Penn State #lionshrine

Potential up and coming Penn Staters Kayla and Jake McKenna get their picture taken at the #lionshrine

The Stever family from Ocala, Fl. are here for the homecoming game #LionShrine

Ileana Aguado, freshman, gets her first picture taken at the Penn State #lionshrine

(Possible) future Nittany Lion family Ryan, Kate, Will, and Bill Jones take in the Penn State #lionshrine in their first visit to campus

Josh Klina, left, and wife Laura of Danville, Pa. are camping close by to State College and came to visit Penn State today. #LionShrine

Nate, Heather, Ethan and Audrey Kukla visit the Penn State #lionshrine before Homecoming

Alumnus Tom Rutherford from Brick, Nj., right, poses with his sister Deb Murchie, who is from Middletown New Jersey. It was Deb's first Penn State visit! #LionShrine

Ashley, Mike and Madison Wilhelm from Landisville, PA #lionshrine

Penn State Junior Lisa Brown, right, from Reading, Pa. poses with Kyle Hutchinson, who is visiting from Allentown, Pa. #LionShrine

Phil, Shelly, Eva and Layla Ovadia from Pittsburgh, PA- Phil is an alum! #lionshrine

Riley Greenbaun traveled from California for homecoming weekend with her dad, who is an alumnus #LionShrine

Alumnus Ron Herrington, left, brought his wife Brandi and son Gavin from Brownsville, Pa. for the homecoming weekend #LionShrine

Penn State Abington Junior Bill Young, right, and his mother Doreen Young are here from Philadelphia for the homecoming game #LionShrine

Ron and Jonah Paquette- Penn State alum and future alum! #lionshrine

Ben, age 7, taking pictures too. #lionshrine

Class of 76' alumnus Lou Neuman, right, and his wife Josefina are here to take their yearly lion shrine photo. This was number 38! #LionShrine

Twins Tommy and Danny, age 3, are here at PSU visiting their Aunt Claire, who is a student. #lionshrine

Stephanie and Mitch Darling, from Rising Sun, Maryland- Stephanie is an alumna of the Class of 1992! #lionshrine

'He's a student here. I'm visiting him.' -Julia and Victor #lionshrine

'COMM 269 rocks!' -Jarod and Clay #lionshrine

Class of 53' alumnus Marty Scicchitano, left, is here this weekend with his family for the homecoming game #LionShrine

'Today's a great day to be out. We're pretty event driven, so I always go where there's action.' -Todd Miner, Vamos Driver #lionshrine

'Our grandparents went here!' -The Kauffmans #lionshrine

The Yoder family from Reedsvile, Pa. is here this weekend for the homecoming football game #LionShrine

'These are my grandchildren!' -Grandma Missy #lionshrine

'Penn State runs in our families.' -Nicole Webb and Mike Murray #lionshrine

Zach and Addie Blane- future Penn State Alums! #lionshrine

'The football game is tomorrow.' -Adam #lionshrine

Adelle, Ginny, Lia and Jason Loaney are visiting from Pittsburgh PA- both Ginny and Jason are alums! #lionshrine

Class of 84' alumna Susan Sterrer, left, and her son Brett traveled all the way from California for homecoming weekend! #LionShrine

'I'm just watching my family friends up there.' -Sarah Feldman #lionshrine

Matt and Heather Morris #lionshrine

'Cheese.' -Ryan, age 3 #lionshrine

'Sherry and I went to PSU, so we're here to visit for the football game!' -Christine Langan with daughter Katie and friend Sherry Armstrong #lionshrine

From left: Zoe, Courtney, Adam, Miles, and Ethan visit with their parents, Penn State alumni. #lionshrine

Class of 83' alumni Tim Suvashi, right, is here this weekend for the homecoming game with his family! #LionShrine

'We are.' -Liam, age 3 #lionshrine

'We're here with all of the three children for the football game!' -The Pittsmans #lionshrine

Al Roesch came this weekend to Penn State to see the football game with his nephew, who is a student here. #LionShrine

'Why are you taking my picture?' -Liam #lionshrine

Senior Shannon Saladik came for a picture with the lion before heading to her last class of the day! #LionShrine

'I'm just waiting for my parents.' -Logan, age 13 #lionshrine

Keith and Sharon Leonard are visiting from San Francisco. Keith is an alum from the class of '78 #lionshrine

Alex Cook, a Junior at Penn State, poses by a banner near the lion shrine on homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

The Kershners are visiting this Homecoming from Downingtown PA and Stephanie is an alumna from the Great Valley campus #lionshrine

PSU Alumnus Karen and her friends wait to be photographed at the lion shrine during homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

The Lions family waits in line for pictures at the lion shrine during homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Brooke and Robin #lionshrine

Jane and Melanie love Penn State and are up here for the game. #lionshrine

Liz and Ally hang out by the lion shrine on homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Bob Wiker, a PSU alum from the class of '79 relaxes by the lion shrine #lionshrine

Alums stop by the lion shrine for homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Terry and Bob roommates from their time here at Penn State #lionshrine

'You had me at hashtag' #lionshrine

The Schillaci, an alumni's family, visit for homecoming. #lionshrine

The Dejong's celebrate their 22nd anniversary by paying a visit to the lion shrine. #lionshrine

Eric Markovich (left) who has moved to California after graduating from Penn State 10 years ago is finally back for homecoming! 'we are.. Visiting for our 1 year anniversary!' Say Eric and Erica Markovich #lionshrine

The Reningers' celebrating the 50th anniversary of both Penn State graduates -the grandparents- #lionshrine

Mike Byers and his friend Ray stop by the lion shrine during homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Aizya McGee, an advertising major at Penn State, waits for her turn at the Lion Shrine before the Homecoming football game #lionshrine

PricewaterhouseCoopers recruiters (from left) Ed Lee, Lynn Chin and Chris Speaker, '04, taught a class with Ed Babcock for the Smeal College of Business today, but are sticking around for the game tomorrow! #lionshrine

Brad (left) and Meagan Thiash are visiting the lion shrine for their baby's first visit. #lionshrine

Julie Culp and her son Ryan, 3, pose with the lion during homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Alumni, Joanne is here to celebrate 'the beautiful homecoming weekend' #lionshrine

Jenna says 'We're gonna win.' you hears it here first #lionshrine

John Langan stands with the lionshrine for a picture during homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Chad & Sarah Butler travelled from Fort Lauderdale, FL for the game this weekend #lionshrine

Walt, Cori, Ethan and Sarah (left to right) visit lion shrine for homecoming #lionshrine

Sherry Armstrong and Christine Langan, Penn State Alumni, stop by the lionshrine during homecoming weekend 2014 #lionshrine

Yolanda Ramos 'I just took a vacation and decided to come back because I miss it terribly.' #lionshrine

Alumni, Jennifer Harrison is visiting with her family this weekend to celebrate the homecoming game #lionshrine

The 'English Lions,' Nena Wale (left) and Alex Mendel, during homecoming weekend. Wale was showing Mendel around and the lion shrine had to be a part of the tour #lionshrine

Steven Campbell 'I love coming here because my best friend's here.' #lionshrine

Miles Harrison, 7, travelled from California to go to the Penn State game tomorrow #lionshrine

Zach Stoltz (left) and Erica Finet, Penn State alumni, decide to announce their engagement at the lion shrine! #lionshrine

Three future Nittany Lions #lionshrine

Everyone's getting excited at the #lionshrine

Tracey Massengill is preparing to graduate this December. She's at the #lionshrine today to take some photos in her cap and gown

Marie Jordan visits the lion shrine during the homecoming weekend #lionshrine

Laura McCarthy, a senior at PSU poses by a banner at the lionshrine for homecoming 2014 #lionshrine

Alumni Mike Fiffik and daughter Claire, a senior in high school, are visiting the campus this weekend in hopes of Claire coming to Penn State next year #lionshrine

'Love this place!' Says Joe Jordan who is visiting with his wife to watch the football game. #lionshrine

A long line forms waiting to take pictures at the lion shrine for homecoming 2014 #lionshrine

The alumni Nick (left) and Carrie Popp visit for homecoming #lionshrine

'Go lions!' Says Taylor (left) and Ron Ablan who were at University Park to watch the football game! #lionshrine

Allie Smelko, 15, is visiting for the weekend. Her parents are alumni! #lionshrine

Drea Devine 'It's my first time even though I've been here 4 years.' #lionshrine

The Freemans are ready too! Que the zombie nation! #lionshrine

Alumni Jim O'Kane brushing up on his Penn State facts prepping for the game tomorrow #lionshrine

Mason and Carolyn Smith 'I'm an alum, and it's my son's first time.' #lionshrine

Olivia Kisiday, 12, Aunt Bev and Uncle David are here for Olivia's first football game! #lionshrine

Kevin, Sarah, Rachel, and Kate Matthews 'I'm an alumni.' (Why Kevin loves coming to Penn State) #lionshrine

Evan Varlas, 10, traveled from Illinois with his alumni mother to enjoy the homecoming game this weekend #lionshrine

Jessica and Shelton Ammons 'We are Penn State.' #lionshrine

Rand and Gerry Parker came all the way from Orlando to for Homecoming! 'Go Penn State!' #lionshrine

Jon Matteson and Jordan Smith 'Enjoying the atmosphere.' #lionshrine

Zach Flenner and his girlfriend stop by the lionshrine during Homecomimg weekend 2015 #lionshrine

Mr. & Mrs. Pittsman are visiting their grandchildren who are students here at Penn State #lionshrine

Ryan Opeka an alumni that graduated from the world campus #lionshrine

Dave, Denise, Ethan and Jimmy Proccini say 'We are PSU' #lionshrine

Matt and Heather Mullin pose at the lion shrine for homecoming 2015 #lionshrine

Jerry and Cynthia Clooney 'Nostalgia' (is why they come to visit the lionshrine) #lionshrine

A group of Penn State students at the #lionshrine

Matt and Heather Mullin 'It's her first time. I went to school here in 2000 so it's just old memories for me.' #lionshrine

Amy Milsom and Jene Lee 'It's just one of those things that's always been here[lionshrine]. It's just the thing to do.' #lionshrine

Susan and Kaylee Hayes 'I just love it all.' #lionshrine

Mel Rex 'I was class of 59' so I just enjoy coming back. I'm here for the game tomorrow' #lionshrine

Kevin and Cal Mckeon 'I like Penn State because it's awesome.'-says Cal (the kid) #lionshrine

Liz and Shawn and baby Jack Tammaro 'The community is the best thing about Penn State.' #lionshrine

Josh, front and Cameron Stinavage from Honedale, Pa are here for the football game! #LionShrine

(Left to right) Penn State fans Steve Iseman and Mia Iseman, from York, Pa., and Zack Green, and Travis Green from Gettysburg, Pa., visit the Lion Shrine before Saturday's Homecoming game #lionshrine

Julie Whyte, Brandi Whyte, and Mike Whyte pose in front of the Lion Shrine after escaping the clutches of the Penn State Happy Thursday club #lionshrine

Marlene and Allen Levine from Monroe, NJ, visit their granddaughter who is a current Penn State student #lionshrine

(Left to right) Allison Miller, a current Penn State student, Marek Romatowski, Penn State alum, and their dog, Mason, pose on the Lion Shrine before the Northwestern game #lionshrine

(Left to right) Jackie Miller, Tara Harperess, Matt Magliocca, and Cody Mare, all from Pittsburgh, pose at the Lion Shrine before this weekend's Homecoming game #lionshrine

Penn State freshman Kelly Duffy (left) takes her friend Jordyn Cohen on a prospective tour of the PSU campus #lionshrine

Jill Beauregard is a junior at Penn State majoring in kinesiology. She's taking a study break to come visit the #lionshrine

Charlie Blount a Virginia Tech graduate is visiting for the homecoming game with his wife who is a Penn State alum #lionshrine

Charlie Blount, a VTech Hokie, visits the Lion Shrine for the first time with his wife who is a PSU graduate. #lionshrine

Alumni Dianne Blount of the class of '73 is visiting with her husband for the homecoming game this weekend #lionshrine

Alumni Hope and Dan Ivler are here visiting for the weekend. Both of their children were conceived after a Penn State win! #lionshrine

Sheila Williams, from San Diego, visits the Lion Shrine for the first time. #lionshrine

Sheila Williams from San Diego is visiting her son-in-law who is a penn state student #lionshrine

Alumni Drew Morton is here visiting for the homecoming game. He graduated in 1991 #lionshrine

The Buell family ready for some football and ice cream #lionshrine

The Buell family is here visiting for the homecoming game tomorrow and for sticky buns of course #lionshrine

Alumni Eric and Erica Markovich are here visiting after 10 years of graduation and their 1 year wedding anniversary #lionshrine

Jeff and Amy Dejong are here from South Dakota for their 22nd wedding anniversary! #lionshrine

Tom Smith is ready for his closeup . #lionshrine

'Will you get one on my phone too!' Jen Fabiam at the #lionshrine

Randy and Peg Ferree and the Talford family at Penn State to educate their children about the school #lionshrine

'Sure you can take my picture'! Marty Scicchitano, at the #lionshrine

Jeff and Aaron Stepanik visiting campus. 'Can you tell me what year the ear was knocked off of the lion'? #lionshrine

Alumni Pam and her son TJ are at Penn State for an interview with the honors college #lionshrine

Tom, Michele, and Dan Smith are 'here for the parade'! Family time at the #lionshrine

Mccoy and Plower families showing their kids what it means to be a Penn Stater! #lionshrine

Zach Stolz and Erica Finet have an announcement to make! #lionshrine

Bryce Dombrowsky, welcome to Penn State! 'It's her first time with the lion'! #lionshrine

The Reninger family here to celebrate their grandparents 50th anniversary #lionshrine

Monica and her mother, who is visiting for the weekend, are enjoying their time together in happy valley ️ #lionshrine

Monica Shterenberg is graduating this year and hasn't had a lion shrine pic since freshman year. Monica says,

Kristi kovats, senior at Penn State has never, until this day, gotten her picture taken on the lion shrine! #lionshrine

Senior, Leigh Colon, is enjoying her very last homecoming week. She has family coming up to visit this weekend from Long Island! #lionshrine

Tina and Kathy graduated from Penn State and live locally in state college. They love homecoming week... But they wanted to beat the crowd by taking their pic on the shrine mid-week! #lionshrine

#lionshrine Jessica Kroll, senior at Penn State is,

Caroline Little (left) and Carla Capone visit the Lion Shrine for the first time. Both freshman, they're excited to get to see their friends from home and go to the Homecoming game. #lionshrine

Alumni John Wettstone returns to his alma mater with wife Krystal and daughter Camryn. They are up for the homecoming game and just to hang out. #lionshrine

Justin Veverka gets a picture with his grandmother Emma at the Lion Shrine. It is her first time at Penn State to visit her grandson. #lionshrine

William Ames, the member of alumnus association, tests the camera with lion shrine. #lionshrine

Emily Case, a high school senior from New Jersey, is visiting the campus for the first time,

Jay Rhodes(left), and Maura Rhodes came back to Penn State after they graduated since 2000.

Joe ('98) and Katie Zanetta ('99) bring their daughters up for the first time ever this Homecoming Weekend. #lionshrine

Katie Davis(right), alumni of Penn State, comes back to the campus with her husband Josh Davis; it's the very first time for him to visit the school she went. Katie said,

From left to right: Jay Victor, Dan Pitts and Anthony Monticello, high school students from New Jersey, are taking a campus tour with their parents. Victor said he is looking forward to be a penn stater. #lionshrine

#lionshrine Kyle Cornman is taking a campus tour with his father, who is a alumni of Penn State.

Ritt Nickett, freshman, said,

Lisa Monticello on the right side, comes to Penn State for a tour.

Sanggyu Yang, Economics, sophomore, said,

Marilyn miller, visiting her granddaughter, said,

Staci speech, graduated last year, said,

Connie and Michael Bubash before visiting the shrine.

Dawn Weiss(right), with her cousin, Peggy Myers, come from Florida to see her son whom studies in Penn State. #lionshrine

Mary and Bobby Newman

Brendan Auman, Public Relation major senior, said,

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Amy Green

Amy Green, graduated 2012 said,

1 comment on “InstaLion”

  1. Leslie Black Reply

    Please explain why the Lion Shrine brings tears of joy to my eyes every time I see it? Truly the happiest place on earth, I love seeing these happy moments in peoples lives that purposely are taking their photos with the Nittany Lion! just spectacular! There is an invisible red string that connects us all with this monument.

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