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Homecoming Events for Alumni


Homecoming is about celebrating the Hornet family and reconnecting. We are excited to bring the Hornet Family together again this fall. Hornets everywhere are invited to get involved in our mix of activities. Stingers up!

Multi-day Activities


Homecoming Food Drive
October 23-28

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 28 from 3-6 p.m.

Art Exhibit: Won Ju Lim - Castings
Library Gallery, Sacramento State
Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM-4 PM

Los Angeles-based artist Won Ju Lim investigates liminal spaces through sculpture, installation, light and shadow. Castings presents a 15-year survey of the artist's work and features a new large-scale installation comprised of over 200 architectural models and objects.

Learn more

Stupid F**king Bird
Studio Theatre, Sacramento State
Performances October 26-November 5

In this edgy, funny, and compassionate reboot of Anton Chekhov’s famous play, The Seagull, Aaron Posner has created a strong, energetic ensemble piece, a hilarious and moving meditation on love, life, and art. Evening performances at 7:00 PM; Sunday's at 2:00 PM.

Buy Tickets

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Japanese Tea Gathering
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 12-1 p.m.
Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room

The tea room and garden provide a unique way for students and community members to study Japanese aesthetics and traditional arts, built particularly around the time-honored art form of Chado, the Way of Tea. Space fills quickly.

Register for the 9 AM gathering Register for the 10:30 AM gathering

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Innovation Series: Mastering Customer Discovery
Oct. 25, 12-1 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

The Carlsen Center is excited to bring you an opportunity to learn from Josh David Miller (JDM), the founder of The Right Box and the creator of Traction Thinking, in a two-part workshop series called Mastering Customer Discovery: Create Products Customers Can’t Live Without.

Register today!


Wednesday Nooner: Family Feud
Oct. 25, 12-1 p.m.
University Union Redwood Room

Sac State's version of the popular game show brought to you by UNIQUE. 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.

Learn more!

Thursday, Oct. 26

Exhibit & Reception: The Seen Iranian Woman
Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 - 8 p.m.

The University Union Gallery, Sacramento State

"The Seen Iranian Woman" is an exhibit aimed to bring awareness to what it's been like to be an Iranian woman in recent times through a showcase of fashion, art, poetry and history. Exhibit dates: October 23- November 16. Opening Lecture & Reception: Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Learn more.

Harvest Fest Open Climb
Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
The Challenge Center, Sacramento State

Come enjoy fall fun at the Challenge Center! This harvest festival event will feature arts & crafts, games, booths, and climbing! The ropes course on campus (behind Yosemite Hall) will be open to climb. FREE! Consider bringing a canned food donation for the ASI Food Pantry.

More info on participating

Women's Basketball vs. William Jessup University
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:00 p.m.
The Nest, Sacramento State

Come cheer on the Hornets for this fun exhibition game!

Get your tickets!


Olivia O'Brien Concert
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
University Union Ballroom, Sacramento State

Get your ticket to see singer-songwriter, Olivia O'Brien in concert. She is known for her hit song, "I Hate U, I Love U". General public tickets are $30/person. The event is open to the public and all agres are welcome.

Purchase your ticket today!

Friday, Oct. 27

Corn Maze Fun with Peak Adventures
Friday, Oct. 27, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Cool Patch Pumpkins, Dixon, CA

What else is better than getting lost in one of the world’s largest corn mazes during the spooky season of the year? Cool Patch Pumpkins provides fun, food, and entertainment perfectly fit for Halloween.

Register to Corn Maze!

2023 Future Hornet Day
Friday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
University Union Ballroom @ Sacramento State

We are delighted to invite students and their families to visit us at our annual Future Hornet Day. Prospective students wil have the apportunity to meet with campus staff, students, and faculty. There will be tours, a resource fair, application workshops, and a transfer lounge. Open to any high school or community college student, returning student and Spring 2024 admitted students. Parents, guardians, family members and educators are encouraged to attend.

Register to participate!

Saturday, Oct. 28


Homecoming Festival
Saturday, Oct. 28, 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.

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Block S All Sport Tailgate
Saturday, Oct. 28, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Harper Alumni Center Parking Area (Lot 8)

Calling all former Sac State student athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, team managers, band members, dancers, or cheerleaders, you are invited to join our free Block S Letterwinners Club. Register for Block S to claim your complimentary homecoming ticket and join us for a tailgate at 4:00 p.m. with drinks and food.

Register for your Block S membership today to claim your complimentary homecoming ticket.

Football players on field

Hornet Football vs. Idaho State
Saturday, October 28, 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 Stingers Up! When buying tickets, use promo code: SACSTALUM. Note: Hornet Stadium has a clear bag policy. Please plan accordingly.

Get your Homecoming game ticket today!

Other Homecoming Opportunities

Student Events

Golf Cart Parade Registration

Sac State Faculty and Staff