When the cooler, crisp days of autumn mark the calendar, college campuses nationwide celebrate their annual homecoming festivities — and Cal State San Bernardino is no different, with a week of activities set to welcome back alumni and the community to the campus.
Coyote pride will be on full display during Homecoming Week, which officially runs Monday-Saturday, Oct. 11-16, with events throughout the week and will culminate on Oct. 16 with the annual Homecoming Bash and the women’s volleyball match versus rival Cal Poly Pomona (free admission), during which the Coyotes will hang the 2019 NCAA Division II National Champions banner in Coussoulis Arena.
“We are very excited to welcome back the faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, prospective students and the surrounding community to CSUSB,” said Crystal Wymer-Lucero, director of Alumni Relations. “The Homecoming Bash will serve as our annual Homecoming celebration, a key campus tradition, while celebrating our repopulation. CSUSB Homecoming is THE event of the year to showcase #Coyote4Life pride and to invite alumni, the community, and students to celebrate together all that makes Cal State San Bernardino the wonderful place it is.”
Along with the Homecoming Bash and volleyball match, events on Oct. 16 include a campus tour, a college resource fair, an exclusive Homecoming Bash Student Zone, and stargazing at the Murillo Observatory (weather permitting).
Complete details on the events that day, and online registration, can be found at the Homecoming Bash 2021 webpage.
The fun isn’t just for one day, however. There will be plenty of opportunities during Homecoming Week for alumni, students, faculty and staff to meet and share what makes Cal State San Bernardino a special place.
A virtual 5K run or walk Coyotes can do on their own or with friends is one of the activities scheduled throughout the week. Participants can run – or walk – their 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) anywhere between Oct. 11 and Oct. 16. Register online and receive a CSUSB Homecoming Virtual 5K Kit that includes a cap, Coyote medal and a printable bib. Cost is $35, and more than one kit can be purchased, so family and friends can join you. More information is at the CSUSB Alumni Virtual Homecoming 5K webpage.
Other weeklong Homecoming activities are:
- Coyote Spirit Week, hosted by Palm Desert Campus – Celebrate Homecoming at PDC and show your Coyote spirit by wearing themed clothes each day leading up to the Homecoming bash. More information is at the PDC website.
- Group Ex at the CSUSB Recreation and Wellness Center – Join Rec Well for some group exercise offered during Homecoming Week and throughout the fall semester. Group Ex will have Coyote Spirit-themed classes. More information is at the Rec Well Fall Group Exercise webpage.
- IG Live with CSUSB Alumni – Hosted by PDC University Alumni Coachella Valley, post your Homecoming-themed photos on the PDC University Alumni Coachella Valley Instagram page and share your Coyote spirit. Follow them at @cpdc_uacv on Instagram.
Some of the daily events during the week include:
- Monday, Oct. 11, Homecoming Kickoff at Palm Desert Campus – Join the Palm Desert Campus for pizza and a DIY project to kick off homecoming week. More information is at the PDC website.
- Tuesday, Oct. 12, noon, Homecoming Leadership Games – Hosted by the Office of Student Engagement, the event will have student groups compete with one another and potentially against key administrators in mini-challenges to be crowned the Homecoming Leadership Champions!
- Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Latinx Homecoming Paleta Social – Join the LatinX Center, the Latino Alumni Chapter, and the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students (ALFFS) for a paleta social mixer and mingle with current students and alumni.
- Thursday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Pan African Homecoming Mixer – Join the Pan African Center and the Pan African Alumni Network for a mixer/social with current students.
- Friday, Oct. 15, Science Rapper Babba Brinkman, College of Natural Sciences Office of the Dean Table – The nationally recognized “science rapper” and communicator will chemically bond beats and rhymes that draw from many scientific disciplines and topics such as biology, climate science, evolution and medicine.
For the full list of daily events, visit the 2021 Homecoming Week webpage