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Homecoming At Home

Cougar spirit is in the house with Homecoming at Home! Join your fellow Cougars for a packed week of virtual events, contests and giveaways that celebrate the pride and traditions of CSUSM.


Join us on social during Homecoming and participate in the fun by using #I💙CSUSM. We will be featuring content from you, our Cougar Family all week long. Happy posting Cougars!

Students Embracing on campus

Show Your Spirit

View Your Spirit Kit

Student Sweatshirt Giveaway

Attend CougarFest and at least two of the Homecoming events listed below to be entered in a drawing for one of 100 sweatshirts. View giveaway full details.

Alumni Social Media

We want to put your cougar spirit on display. Tag @csusmalumni on a photo of you sporting your cougar gear with your framed diploma or CSUSM swag.


Homecoming Events

Alumnus with shaker

Alumni Cocktail Making Class

 Zoom: RSVP Required
 Monday, October 19, 5:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Alumni

CSUSM alumnus and professional bartender, Taylor Lax, will provide step-by-step instruction to make whiskey cocktails. The ingredient list will be posted on the event website, so attendees can be prepared to mix their cocktails.

fans in basketball stands

Ball Out with Athletics! 

 Zoom Link
 Monday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: CSUSM students, faculty, and staff

Join CSUSM Athletics in a unique, virtual meet and greet with our student-athletes. As a part of Homecoming Week, you will be able to meet, interact with and compete against our 2020/21 student-athletes in a virtual sports trivia game with a chance to win to COUGAR GEAR! 

Campus building

Transfer Tuesday Trivia

 Zoom Link
 Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Current Transfer Students

Calling all Transfer Students! It is CSUSM Homecoming and National Transfer Appreciation Week, join us for some lunch hour trivia fun with fellow transfer students!

students in usu amphitheater

Scavenger Hunt

 Zoom Link
 Tuesday, October 20, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Everyone

Compete with other CSUSM peers as we race to find a list of items in our homes/offices/workspaces. Winners to receive CSUSM themed gear!

student and family sitting

Family Game Night

 Zoom Link
 Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
 Who's Invited: CSUSM families, all are welcome.

Students, Families, Faculty, Staff and Alumni too, we’re all family here at CSUSM! Join the Virtual Family Game Night for some laughs and good times with the whole family!

students celebrating


 Zoom Link
 Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Everyone

Celebrate Homecoming @ Home with a little magic and comedy! Prepare to be amazed during this interactive virtual magic show! We look forward to seeing you at this one-of-a-kind experience! Make sure you're using the most updated version of Zoom and that you have a deck of cards close by for the full magical experience!

Alumnae cooking

Crème Brulee Cooking Class 

 Zoom Registration Required
 Wednesday, October 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Alumni

The Alumni Association invites you into the personal kitchen of alumni chef Dayleen Coleman for step-by-step instruction for crème brulee. Ingredients and equipment list will be posted to the event website. Participants can plan to prepare the creme brulee in real time or watch the techniques and prepare later

Animation Studio

Cougar Animation Studio 

 Zoom Link
 Thursday, October 22, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Everyone

Interested in learning how to draw our beloved mascot, Crash? Want to learn how to draw a favorite character of some sort? Join us for a step by step lesson for becoming artists in the making! Grab your paper and pencil or whatever they want to draw with! 

3 oteam alumni smiling

O-Team & Student Leader Reunion

 Zoom Registration Required
 Thursday, October 22, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: O-Team and Student Leader Alumni

Gather from near or far alumni, this virtual night of games is sure to be a hit to reconnect with old friends and even make some new! O-Team and student leaders of the past assemble for a night of virtual fun!

crash with homecoming sign

Cougar Blue Thursday Social Contest

 Instagram Link
 Thursday, October 22, 8:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Current CSUSM Students

1.Students will screenshot the picture from the @asi.csusm Instagram. 
2. They will connect the dots to build Crash  
3. Repost on and tag @asi.csusm  
4. Be entered into a $25 gift card giveaway. 

Large group in USU amphitheater

Friday Flow

 Zoom Link
 Friday, October 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Who's Invited: Everyone

Come dressed in your most spirited CSUSM gear as we learn some yoga poses and stretch it out after a long week of celebrations! 

Staff Alumni with President Neufeldt

Brown Bag Trivia Lunch

 Zoom RSVP Required
 Friday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 Who's Invited: Alumni Employees

Bring your competitive spirit to our CSUSM squared lunch time trivia hosted by Jason Eberwein of Coffee Break Trivia.

students on stage in drag

Tukwut Life: Definitely Not Drag Race

 Zoom Link
 Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm
 Who's Invited: CSUSM Students and alumni

The LGBTQA Pride Center and Tukwut Life host an exclusive look at a national drag pageant. See what happens at a real drag pageant including the categories swimsuit, evening gown, talent, and question & answer.

president and students at athletics event

Game Day - Homecoming Blast From The Past! 

 Zoom Link
 Saturday, October 24, 12 p.m. Women 2 p.m Men.
 Who's Invited: Everyone

Covid-19 changed our plans this yearso we have decided to live stream a past Homecoming game from our Men’s and Women’s Basketball team with special guest commentaryRelive the action and watch our Cougars defend home court!  

  • 12pm WBB game vs SF State 2019 with commentary special guests  
  • 2pm MBB game vs Sonoma 2015 with commentary special guests 

aerial of CSUSM

Virtual Fun Run

 Anywhere! Registration Closes Oct. 15th
 All Week Long
 Who's Invited: CSUSM Alumni

Run/walk/skip/bike at your own place and at your own pace during the week of Homecoming. Ask to share photos on social.