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CSUSM Homecoming Weekend: Dec. 1-3, 2016

CSUSM Homecoming 2016

CSUSM welcomes alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and the community to celebrate Homecoming Weekend: December 1-3, 2016. 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 2016.

December 3, 2016

Women's Basketball: 5:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball: 7:30 p.m.
One ticket for both games.


CSUSM Pep Rally

Cougar Blue Thursday

Thursday, Dec. 1
12-1 p.m.
USU Lawn
Who's Invited: Everyone

On Thursdays, we wear blue! Come hang out with the fraternities and sororities but don’t forget to wear your CSUSM gear! Find the BLU CRU table to craft some tie dye and show off your campus pride. Help us blue out campus during Homecoming weekend!

Alumni Employee Luncheon

Alumni Employee Luncheon

Friday, Dec. 2
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

ASI's The Ball

The Ball

Friday, Dec 2
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The USU Ballroom
Who's Invited: Students and one guest

Students, don’t miss this sure to sell out evening of dancing! ASI CAB is once again hosting their annual ball – this time in the USU Ballroom (and on the rooftop, if you’re 21+). Grab your dancing shoes, put on your best 1920’s attire, and celebrate this CSUSM Homecoming weekend tradition! Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for guests and go on sale 11/4 @ 9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m. in the ASI office, USU 3700.

CSUSM Pep Rally


Saturday, Dec 3
3 to 5 p.m.
The Sports Center Terrace
Who's Invited: Everyone

Don't miss the Homecoming week tradition of CougarFest! Join us before the first-ever homecoming basketball games in The Sports Center! Visit the booths to show off your carnival game skills, grab some food, make a sign to cheer on the team and more! Fun for the whole family.  Students, stop by the Student Swag tent for an exclusive give-away (while supplies last)! Don't miss a chance to meet the greeks at the Back Court Bash on the outdoor basketball court after walking through CougarFest!

CSUSM HOmecoming Games

Homecoming Games

Saturday, Dec 3
5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Sports Center
Who's Invited: Students, Alumni, Employees, Families, Community

Cheer on the Cougars at our first Homecoming celebration in The Sports Center - a men's and women's basketball double header vs. Chico State! The games are free for students, faculty and staff and $8 for general admission, but tickets are required.
One ticket gets you into both games and includes an exclusive swag item (first come, first served). The games are expected to sell out and tickets are required, so reserve your ticket early!

Alumni Reception

Saturday, Dec 3
7-7:30 p.m.
The Sports Center Courtyard
Who's Invited: Alumni

Join the Alumni Association for a short reception in between the women's and men's games at Homecoming for a meet and greet with President Haynes. Light refreshments will be served.

Homecoming is sponsored in part by:

CSUSM Alumni Association  Associated Students, Inc.CSUSM Athletics    Student Union  Liberty Mutual

CSUSM Greek Leadership Council Student Life and Leadership Campus RecreationEvents and Conference Services