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Homecoming November 30-December 5

CSUSM welcomes alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and the community to celebrate Homecoming Week: November 30-December 5, 2015. Homecoming is a time-honored tradition that brings Cougars back to campus to reconnect with alumni and celebrate the spirit, innovation and uniqueness of CSUSM

Use the hashtag #CSUSMhomecoming to join the social conversation about Homecoming 2015.

Be sure to reserve your CSUSM Basketball Game ticket early before they sell out!  See below for more details on all the events or get your ticket today

Schedule of events

CSUSM Pep RallySpirit Pep Rally

Tuesday, Dec. 1
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
USU Amphitheatre
Who's Invited: Students, Alumni, Employees, Families, Community

Calling all Cougars! Join CSUSM Athletics and the University Student Union Activities Board (USUAB) for a spirited pep rally to kick off Homecoming Week and celebrate our basketball teams. Come meet CSUSM's coaches and student-athletes, and join the fun with spirit give-aways, a live DJ and more! Participants will have the chance to win spirited swag. Don’t miss out on this fun and interactive event!

CSUSM Pep RallyCougarFest

Thursday, Dec 3
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kellogg Plaza
Who's Invited: Students

Featuring carnival games, a free photo booth, live DJ, a rock wall, dunk tank and lots of prizes and Cougar swag for students, CougarFest is one of CSUSM's most popular Homecoming traditions.
Event-goers will have the opportunity to collect tickets from each carnival booth redeemable for cool prizes including gift cards and CSUSM Cougar gear (prizes are limited; first come, first serve). Join us for all the fun that will help you get through the rest of the semester!

Alumni Employee LuncheonAlumni Employee Luncheon

Friday, Dec. 4
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
USU Rooftop Patio
Who's Invited: Faculty & Staff who are CSUSM Alumni

The CSUSM Alumni Association invites employees (faculty and staff) who graduated from CSUSM to join President Haynes for a special lunch with their fellow alumni who are all affectionately referred to as CSUSM²: Educated Here, Employed Here.
If you did not receive an email invitation, please contact

The BallThe Ball (Formerly Masquerade Ball)

Friday, Dec 4
8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Who's Invited: Students and their guests

The secret is out…The Ball (formerly Masquerade Ball) returns to campus this year! Join us in our secret garden for a night of dancing and fun, including a ferris wheel ride under the stars. Come make memories throughout the night!

Students Tickets on sale NOW
$10 for CSUSM Students; $20 for Guests/Non-CSUSM
Purchase Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm in the ASI Office (USU-3700)

CSUSM HOmecoming GamesHomecoming Games

Saturday, Dec 5
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mira Costa College
Who's Invited: Students, Alumni, Employees, Families, Community

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Homecoming celebration - a men's and women's basketball double header at Mira Costa College! Spirit buses will be provided for students who pre-register for transportation and will include a boxed meal and additional giveaways. 

Tickets are required. Buy your ticket now! (One ticket is sold for both games. We expect to sell out so reserve your ticket early.)

Spirit Buses Load at CSUSM (ticket needed) – 4:30 p.m.
Women’s Game time begins at Mira Costa (ticket needed) – 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Game time begins at Mira Costa (ticket needed) – 7:30 p.m. 
Spirit Buses return to CSUSM – Approx. 10 p.m.

Homecoming is sponsored in part by

CSUSM Alumni Association  Associated Students, Inc.CSUSM Athletics    USUAB  Liberty Mutual

CSUSM Greek Leadership Council Student Life and Leadership Campus Recreation Events and Conference Services