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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento

September 21, 2006

Homecoming week abuzz with activities

University pride runs deep again during this year’s Sacramento State Homecoming Week—from Oct. 2 to 7—with numerous opportunities for alumni, faculty and staff to reconnect with their University. Activities span a range of interests and include a visit from Sacramento Kings announcer Jerry Reynolds, class reunions, the University’s annual Green and Gold Gala and the Homecoming football game.

The week kicks off with an Alumni Association Breakfast Club event featuring Jerry Reynolds, the dynamic TV voice and former coach of the Sacramento Kings. Reynolds, the first in this season’s series of Breakfast Club speakers, will share his experiences in professional sports on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 a.m. in the Alumni Center. Admission is $10 general, free to Alumni Association members. Call 278-6295 to reserve a space..

Later in the day, alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to join the giant inflatable mascot Herky the Hornet in the annual “Swarm Day photo” at noon in the Library Quad. The photo, updated every year, is used in University publications and on the website as the “face of the campus” and reflects the spirit of the University..

The Golden Grads Lunch will provide a reunion of the Sacramento State classes of 1949-1957 on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Center. Reservations are $30. Call (916) 278-6295 to reserve a space. Entertainment includes live music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. .

A rousing rally will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in the University Union Serna Plaza featuring athletes, coaches, Sacramento State’s marching band and dance team, pep squad and Herky the Hornet. The Homecoming King and Queen coronation will follow the rally. After the rally and coronation, a free outdoor screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest will be held in Serna Plaza..

A highlight of Homecoming Week is the University’s Green and Gold Gala. This year’s Gala will celebrate the University’s 60th year and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The event, which promises an evening of arts, music and the unexpected, will be held Friday, Oct. 6, in the University Union Ballroom, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit or call (916) 278-7043..

Saturday, Oct. 7 wraps up Homecoming Week with entertaining afternoon and evening activities for the entire family. The Fall Festival begins at 3 p.m. at the Alumni Center and includes activities such as a Kids Zone with games, a jump house and face painting, live music and dance performances, and a barbeque dinner. The Homecoming football game will follow the Festival. Kick off is at 6:05 p.m., with Sacramento State battling Weber State in Hornet Stadium..

Homecoming activities include:

(Events are free unless otherwise indicated)

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Breakfast Club Speakers Series featuring Jerry Reynolds, TV commentator for the Sacramento Kings, 7:30 a.m., Alumni Center, $10 general/free for Alumni Association members. RSVP required. (916) 278-6295.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Golden Grads Lunch, honoring alumni from the classes of 1949-1957, 11:30 a.m., Alumni Center, $30. Reservations: (916) 278-6295.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Homecoming Rally and King and Queen coronation, 6 p.m., University Union Serna Plaza. **CANCELLED** (King and Queen will be crowned at halftime during the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday Oct. 7.)

Friday, Oct. 6
Green and Gold Gala, 5:30 p.m., University Union Ballroom, for tickets call (916) 278-7043 or visit

Saturday, Oct. 7
Fall Festival, 3 p.m., Alumni Center, reserve tickets for Festival and football game at

Football game, Sacramento State vs. Weber State, 6:05 p.m., Hornet Stadium, tickets (916) 278-4323 or

Additional homecoming week activities may be added. Visit for a list of University events. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •


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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •