Signature Events

 The College of Arts & Letters stages more than 250 events—concerts, plays, dance performances, gallery exhibitions and symposia—on campus each year. See our calendar for the complete list of upcoming events. Tickets for all performances may be purchased from the Hornet Ticket Office.

Festival of the Arts

The Festival of the Arts is six days of creative performances, exhibits, lectures and master classes, showcasing the region's creative and culture excellence. The Festival highlights what our students learn in their classes and continues that exploration, expression, action and creativity outside the classroom and into their futures as alumni. Highlights of the Festival include our annual U-Create! and Sunday Funday. Learn more about Festival of the Arts here.


Two of Sacramento’s powerhouses, the Crocker Art Museum and the Sacramento State, joins forces each fall to present U-Nite!, a celebration of art and culture. All of Sacramento is invited to discover the wonder and expressive power of art at this evening of performances, talks, film screenings, and creative collaborations presented by nationally recognized faculty in Sacramento State’s College of Arts and Letters. Enjoy snacks and beer, wine and cocktails from the Crocker Cafe throughout the evening.

Symposia & Lectures

The College of Arts and Letters host a number of symposia and lectures on campus each year, inviting award-winning guest speakers from across world to speak to our students and community. Read more about our annual symposia and lectures here.