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HOMECOMING 2021 @SacState

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Homecoming Events for Alumni

Homecoming @SacState

Homecoming is about celebrating the Hornet family and reconnecting. We are excited to bring the Hornet Family together again this fall, safely. Hornets everywhere are invited to get involved in our mix of virtual and in-person activities. Stingers up!
(Note: All event times are PDT.)

Multi-day Activities

Homecoming Food Drive

Homecoming Food Drive
October 18-23

All donations benefit the ASI Food Pantry. Monetary donations welcome in addition to food products. The foods we are seeking can be found here. Drop-off times will be Mon/Tue/Thur/Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Harper Alumni Center. Or at the Homecoming Festival on Saturday, October 23 from 3-6 p.m.


Homecoming Blood Drive
Oct. 18-20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State

The University Union, The WELL, Associated Students, Inc. and Vitalant will be hosting a Homecoming Week blood drive Monday, October 18 through Wednesday, October 20 in the University Union’s Ballroom from 10am-4pm each day. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are strongly encouraged. As a thank you, all participants will receive a free T-shirt and a voucher for Zocalo's.

Make your reservation today! Use Blood Drive code: SMFL029

Homecoming Virtual 5K

Virtual Homecoming 5K
October 18-25

Take advantage of our beautiful fall weather to get outside to walk, jog, run, or hike a 5K in celebration of Homecoming. All ages and abilities welcome. Register and log your results before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, to receive a vinyl sticker. Stingers up!

Share your 5K photo to get your sticker!

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Rocky Horror Show
October 20-31, various times

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, brash, campy, and unapologetically wild tribute to B-Sci-fi film and horror movies, with an irresistible rock’n’roll score. Come celebrate the re-opening of Live Theatre at Sacramento State at this musical blow-out with a come-as-you-are attitude for performers and audience alike… and feel free to sing along! Face masks required, buy your tickets today.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Trivia Night

Trivia Night on Zoom
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Reconnect with fellow alumni, meet students, and test your trivia knowledge during this special Homecoming week event! Brought to you by the Communication Studies Alumni Chapter, this virtual event is open to everyone. Join us!

Mark your calendar and register today!

Wednesday, Oct. 20


Pointdexter Concert
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 12-1 p.m.
University Union Serna Plaza Stage (outdoors)

This Nooner Concert brought to you by UNIQUE showcases Pointdexter and their Indie Rock/Funk Fusion. This event is FREE and in-person. If you drive to campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit, please visit the event page for details. All ages welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Science of Football

The Science of Football
Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join faculty from the Physics and Anatomy departments on campus to learn the science behind football. During this special Homecoming week event, you'll learn about the physics of the perfect throw adn how human anatomy makes it all possible. Brought to you by the NSM Alumni Network, this virtual event is open to everyone. Join us!

Score your space and register today!

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Stand-up Comedy with Kabir Singh
Thursday, Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m.
University Union Serna Plaza Stage (outdoors)

Brought to you by UNIQUE, this outdoor stand-up comedy show features Kabir Singh. This event is FREE and in-person. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. If you drive to campus, limited free parking is available, please visit the event page for details. All ages welcome.

Friday, Oct. 22

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Rocky Horror Show Talk Back
Friday, October 22, after the 7 p.m. show

Buy your tickets today, then stick around after the 7:00 p.m. show on Friday as the Sac State Theatre & Dance cast and crew hold a live Q&A talk-back! Hear a behind the scenes discussion, offering an inside look on how this production of "Rocky Horror" was brought to life! Costumes welcomed, face masks required! Brought to you by the Visual and Performing Arts Alumni Chapter.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Football toss game

Homecoming Festival
Saturday, Oct. 23, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Harper Alumni Center Parking Area (Lot 8)

Join us for some pre-game fun as we bring back the Homecoming Festival! Wander over and check out games, booths, and more.


Block S All Sport Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 23, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Harper Alumni Center Parking Area (Lot 8)

Block S is an exclusive club for all Sacramento State letterwinners which includes all former student-athletes, cheerleaders, dancers, band members, and former Athletics staff. Register to claim your complimentary Homecoming football game tickets and join us for a free tailgate. Contact Athletics at (916) 278-4263 or for more information.

Claim your tickets digitally

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Hornet Football vs. Northern Arizona University
Saturday, October 23, 6 p.m. kick-off
Hornet Stadium

It's time for some football! Put on your Sac State gear and head to the game as the Hornets take on the NAU Lumberjacks. Stingers Up! Note: Hornet Stadium has a clear bag policy. Please plan accordingly.

Get your game ticket today!

Health Check Required - bring proof of vaccine or negative test. Read more.

Other Homecoming Opportunities

Student Events

Golf Cart Parade Registration

Sac State Faculty and Staff