It’s that time of year at Cal State San Bernardino, but autumn is only part of it.
One of CSUSB’s most cherished and festive events – Homecoming Week – that brings together alumni, students, and the local community to celebrate the university’s traditions, accomplishments and goals, will be held the week of Oct. 17, culminating on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The event will showcase the Homecoming Bash from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 22, with events that include a campus tour, college resource fair, food, giveaways, a photo booth, student zone, interactive games, prizes, Family-Fun Kid Zone and live band.
From 7-9 p.m., support the Coyotes women’s volleyball team when they take on Cal State Los Angeles, a rematch against their CCAA rival who ended the Yotes’ 2021 season at the NCAA West Regional. The teams will square off at the Physical Education Building.
From 8-9:30 p.m. visitors will be able to Stargaze at the Murillo Family Observatory from 8-9:30 p.m. – but due to limited space and capacity, all guests shuttled to the observatory will be on a first come-first served basis.
Students can register for an event pass for Saturday at Homecoming Bash: Student Zone.
CSUSB alumni, friends, community members, faculty and staff can register for Homecoming at CSUSB Alumni Homecoming form.
Complimentary parking will be available in Lot N.
The annual festivities will kick off on Monday, Oct. 17 with the start of Homecoming Week, featuring mixers, various speakers, demonstrations, campus tours, townhalls and other events at the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses.
The events include:
Monday, Oct. 17
- 10 a.m.-noon, Palm Desert Campus, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building RG, BASW (Bachelor of Arts in Social Work) Homecoming. Join the department of Social Work as they host the BASW Homecoming.
- 10 a.m.-noon, PDC, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building RG Lounge, DIY - Make your own Bamboo plant or learn how to make a charcuterie board. Open to all students.
- 10 a.m.-noon, PDC, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building (RG) Lounge, History and History Club at PDC. A tabling event with goodies and giveaways advertising the history major and club at PDC. Open to all students.
- 10 a.m.-noon, PDC, Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building (RG) Lounge, Sociology Alumni Panel, hosted by the World Languages and Literatures Department
- Noon, 1 p.m., Social & Behavioral Sciences Building, SB-129, Sociology Alumni Panel. Hear from CSUSB sociology alumni, who will share their experiences as CSUSB students and discuss what they are doing now. Students, alumni, and community members are all welcome! Hosted by the Sociology Department.
- 2:45 -3:45 p.m., Chemical Science Building: CS-128, Public Child Welfare. Students will learn more about career options in the field of public child welfare from School of Social Work alumni professionals, working in the field of public child welfare.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
- 10:30-11:30 a.m., meeting behind the Biological Sciences Building, Head to the Heart of Earthquake Country: A Hike to the San Andreas Fault & Drone Demonstration. Join Department of Geological Sciences’ associate professor Kerry Cato on a hike to the San Andreas Fault north of campus. Participants will be able to stand on the tectonic plate boundary—one of the few places in the world where this is possible above sea level—enjoy fresh air and exercise and enrich themselves with Cato’s deep geological knowledge. In addition, he will demonstrate a drone in flight, a tool often used for geological research. Hosted by College of Natural Sciences Office of the Dean.
- Noon-1 p.m., Pfau Library, Room 4005, “What Probability and Forrest Gump Teach Us about the California Lottery.” Ron Wasserstein, who has served as executive director of the American Statistical Association (ASA) since 2007, will talk about why the chances of winning a big jackpot are slim and why people find it difficult to understand this harsh reality. To illustrate his points, Wasserstein will demonstrate a simulated lottery. Hosted by the College of Natural Sciences
- 3-4 p.m., Pfau Library Room 4005, “Moving to a World Beyond.” Ron Wasserstein, who has served as executive director of the American Statistical Association (ASA) since 2007, will explore the controversy surrounding the concept of statistical significance; why moving beyond using this idea to determine the worth of scientific results and opting for alternative approaches will prove of value to scientists, academics, and others.
- 5-7 p.m., La Quinta Brewing Co., Palm Desert, PDC Alumni Mixer. Join fellow Palm Desert Campus alumni for a mixer. Enjoy time with friends and enter to win CSUSB swag!
- 6-7 p.m., Virtual (zoom), Virtual Cooking with Coyotes Cooking Demo. Join the CSUSB Alumni for a live virtual cooking demonstration and learn how to make a special recipe from Yotie Eats. The recipe will be shared so you can gather all your ingredients and get ready to make a tasty meal! Register at Cooking with Coyotes - Homecoming 2022
Wednesday, Oct. 19
- Noon-1 p.m., Virtual (zoom), Tap Into Your Inner DaVinci Workshop. Learn how ambidextrous handwriting can benefit you in your everyday life and take your first steps in developing ambidextrous handwriting. In this workshop you’ll learn how to write in mirror image just like Leonardo da Vinci. CSUSB alumnus Diego Irigoyen, '16, and a current staff member at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, has been practicing ambidextrous handwriting for over 10 years. He details his ambidextrous journey and more in his book “Creative Brain Training.” Register at Tap Into Your Inner DaVinci - Homecoming 2022 Workshop.
- 1-3 p.m., Santos Manuel Student Union Amphitheater, Tie Dye Time. Individual tie-dye kits will be distributed to students, who will have a chance to create their tie-dye shirt while enjoying some entertainment on campus. Students will be encouraged to wear their tie-dye shirt at the Homecoming Bash and volleyball game for a chance to win some prizes. Hosted by Associated Students Inc.
Thursday, Oct. 20
- 9-10 a.m., Virtual (zoom), Coyote Café. Join fellow retired Coyotes for a virtual meetup! Grab a cup of joe, catch up with friends and reminisce about your time at CSUSB at this special virtual event. All retired alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome! We look forward to "seeing" you there. Hosted by Alumni Relations. Register at Coyote Cafe - Homecoming 2022.
- Noon-1 p.m., Chemical Science Building, CS-142, “Digital Dissection: Peek Inside the Human Body with Dr. Stuart Sumida.” A renowned anatomy and physiology expert who serves as a consultant for Disney and Pixar blockbuster films, the biology’s department’s Stuart Sumida, will demonstrate the latest technology now being used to enhance teaching in CSUSB's human anatomy and physiology laboratories. Sumida will lead a demonstration of the department’s new Anatomage Digital Dissection Tables, which create accurate visualizations of the inner workings of the human body. CSUSB is the only undergraduate university in the Inland Empire that has such cutting-edge equipment, and one of the few in Southern California.
- Noon-1 p.m., lawn between Biology and Chemical Sciences buildings, Pie the Dean. A fundraiser for the Kinesiology Student Association, participants will get the chance to throw whipped-cream pies at CNS Dean Sastry Pantula (and possibly other CNS faculty members).
- Noon-1 p.m., Palm Desert Campus. Join the campus for an afternoon of Bingo!
- 1-3 p.m., PDC, RG lawn, Tie Dye Time. Individual tie-dye kits will be distributed to students, and they will have a chance to create their tie-dye shirt while enjoying some entertainment on campus. Students will be encouraged to wear their tie-dye shirt at the Homecoming Bash and volleyball game for a chance to win some prizes. Hosted by Associated Students Inc.
- 5-8 p.m., PDC, RG Courtyard, Coyote Sunset. Students and alumni are welcome to visit PDC for an epic sunset on campus! A movie, games and painting events will be held for all to enjoy. Hosted by the Rancho Mirage Student Center.
Friday, Oct. 21
- 5 p.m., Santos Manuel Student Union North, Credential Student Alumni Reception. Celebration of alumni and to create community and networking opportunities. Hosted by the College of Education. Register at the COE Credential Students Alumni Mixer Eventbrite webpage.
Saturday, Oct. 22
- 10 a.m.-noon, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room SB-128 and SB 306 (Anthropology Museum), “Fentanyl Townhall with Assemblymember James Ramos.” Join this panel discussion moderated by State Assemblymember James Ramos, focused on fentanyl and its presence and impacts in the community, in connection with the INTO LIGHT Project exhibition at the CSUSB Anthropology Museum, which visitors are encouraged to visit before or after the townhall. Hosted by the CSUSB Anthropology Museum.
- Noon-2 p.m., Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), Event Space, College of Arts & Letters Alumni and Seniors Mixer. Join for an afternoon of networking at RAFFMA and get to know some of our graduate alumni! Come hear our former graduate students talk about their successful careers and share their advice. Visitors will be able to meet other alumni, as well as faculty members who teach in in the college. If interested in getting a master’s degree, visitors will also be able to learn more about the graduate programs offered. Lunch will be provided by Panera Bread. Attendees will receive a swag bag of freebies, an official College of Arts & Letters “Academic Excellence” medallion, and will be entered in opportunity drawings for various prizes. Visitors will also get a chance to see the current exhibitions on display at RAFFMA! The event is open to all CAL alumni, as well as all current graduate students and seniors within the college. Please RSVP here. Each attendee is allowed to bring one guest. For more information, email email@example.com.
- Noon-3 p.m., TBD, Doctoral Alumni Reception. The Doctoral Studies Program will host a reception for current doctoral students and to welcome back doctoral alumni. Hosted by the College of Education.
- 4-5 p.m., front of the Physical Education Building, Campus Tours. Join a Coyote Ambassador for a walking campus tour and check out all things new at CSUSB and reminisce about some of your old stomping grounds! Tours will leave every 15 minutes.
- 4-7 p.m., Homecoming Bash. Don't miss the Homecoming Bash where you will enjoy free food, games, prizes, live music, beer garden, Kid's Zone, Student Zone, and more!
- 4-7 p.m., Homecoming College Resource Fair. Colleges will be showcasing their departments, clubs, and resources!
- 7-9 p.m., Volleyball, CSUSB vs. Cal State LA. A rematch against rival Cal State LA, who ended the Yotes 2021 season during the NCAA West Regional. Admission is FREE.
- 8-9:30 p.m., Stargazing at Murillo Observatory. View the stars with us at the Stargazing Event at the Murillo Observatory.
For more information visit CSUSB Homecoming 2022.