CSUSM Homecoming Week Features New Fall Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Celebrating the university's 20th Anniversary and second annual Homecoming Week, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites students, alumni, and the campus community to attend the first Fall Festival featuring carnival games, interactive booths, food, and prizes on Friday, October 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The Fall Festival is among the university's more than 20 events planned for its second annual Homecoming Week, designed to reconnect alumni, enthuse school spirit, and sustain and build new traditions on campus.

During the week, event-goers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to help end hunger and compete against all other San Diego area universities in the Colleges Rock Hunger Canned Food Drive. Fall Festival attendees will receive one ticket for each nonperishable food item donated at the event, redeemable toward a carnival prize.

What:     Homecoming Fall Festival celebrates 20th Anniversary of CSUSM with free carnival games, prizes, and activity booths including a rock wall, photo booth, and bungee trampoline. Carnival-style cuisine from local food vendors will also be available for purchase.

Who:      CSUSM students, alumni, faculty and staff

When:    Friday, October 22, 2010 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Where:   California State University San Marcos - Lot T, near Cesar Chavez Circle

For a complete list of Homecoming events held October 18-23, visit: http://www.csusm.edu/asi/cab/homecoming2010.html.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.