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CSUSM welcomes alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff and the community to celebrate Homecoming Week: November 12-16, 2013. 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 hashtags #backtoCSUSM and #CSUSMhomecoming to join the social conversation about Homecoming 2013. A Homecoming Spirit Contest on social media is now live! Win up to $150 worth of prizes.

Schedule of Events

CSUSM Pep RallySpirit Pep Rally

Tuesday, Nov. 12
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clarke Field House
Who's Invited: Students, Alumni, Employees, Families, Community

Calling all Cougars! Join CSUSM Athletics, USUAB and Campus Recreation for a spirited pep rally to kick off Homecoming Week and celebrate our fall intercollegiate teams. Come meet CSUSM's coaches and student-athletes, and join the fun with spirit give-aways, social media contests, free food, a live DJ and more! A rally walk to The Clarke will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Library Plaza, and participants will have the chance to win an exclusive CSUSM Game Day t-shirt or other sweet swag. Don’t miss out on this fun and interactive event!


Thursday, Nov. 14
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University, Library and Forum Plazas
Who's Invited: Students, Alumni and Employees

Featuring free carnival games, interactive booths, a rock wall, dunk tank and lots of prizes and free Cougar swag for students, CougarFest is one of CSUSM's most popular Homecoming traditions.

Event-goers will have the opportunity to collect tickets from each carnival booth redeemable for cool prizes including gift cards and CSUSM Cougar gear (prizes are limited; first come, first serve). Food trucks will be on hand to serve up some of your favorites cuisines (available for purchase).

CSUSM senior class gift campaignThank CSUSM

Stop by the Senior Class Gift Campaign table for “Thank CSUSM Day”.  Sign our Thank CSUSM Day banner, write a thank you card to impactful CSUSM faculty or staff (our committee members will hand deliver them), and learn about how the Senior Class Gift Campaign impacts other CSUSM students! More information...

CSUSM Alumni EmployeesAlumni Employee Luncheon

Friday, Nov. 15
12 to 1 p.m.
University Hall Terrace
Who's Invited: Faculty & Staff who are CSUSM Alumni | RSVP Required

The CSUSM Alumni Association invites employees (faculty and staff) who graduated from CSUSM to join President Haynes for a special lunch in University Hall Terrace (2nd floor terrace on the northside of University Hall) with their fellow alumni who are all affectionately referred to as CSUSM²: Educated Here, Employed Here. Attendees will receive a special Homecoming giveaway.

CSUSM Men's BasketballHomecoming BBQ and Basketball Game

Saturday, Nov. 16
Campus BBQ begins at 4:30 p.m. | Rally Buses depart at 6:30 p.m.
Game starts at 7:30 p.m. (TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY)
Who's Invited: Students, Alumni, Employees, Families, Community

Join your fellow Cougars for a pre-game BBQ on campus, then load the rally buses to the Homecoming game to cheer on Men's Basketball as they take on Daemen College, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at MiraCosta College. Get tickets now...

A BBQ dinner, catered by Hunter Steakhouse and sponsored by Liberty Mutual, will be served at the Rally BBQ hosted on campus at The Clarke. Family-friendly activities including face painting and photos with Crash will be on hand to entertain children and Cougars alike. While supplies last, attendees to the game will receive free pom poms and foam cougar paws to cheer on our faithful Cougars.

Tickets are limited and required for entry. First come, first serve.

General Seating Ticket Prices: Tickets required for entry to game
FREE - Current CSUSM students with Campus ID (STUDENT TICKETS SOLD OUT)
$10 - Alumni Association Members, Faculty and Staff
$15 - Alumni (nonmembers), Parents and Community Members

CSUSM Fans Cheering

Live Game Viewing Party

Saturday, Nov. 16
7 to 10 p.m.
The Clarke
Who's Invited: Students

Student tickets are sold out for the Homecoming game... but fear not Cougars! Come watch the live gamecast of the Men's Basketball game from The Clarke and cheer on your faithful blue. Free food and refreshments will be served, and spirited Cougars will have the opportunity to win some great giveaways and more! Reserve your seat now...

Homecoming is sponsored in part by

CSUSM Alumni Association  Associated Students, Inc.  USUABCSUSM Athletics  Liberty Mutual

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