Family Weekend & Homecoming

Friday night, we kick off festivities with a get-together for families off campus in the early evening. Saturday, we invite families to decorate the Parents & Families golf cart float and attend a tailgate before Sacramento State’s Homecoming football game. Watch the Homecoming parade, play games, eat snacks, and connect with other families at the tailgate potluck before the game. You can also volunteer to help make this year’s tailgate better than ever! Then watch the Hornets swarm the field! (Winners from the parade will be announced during half-time, as the floats lap the field.)

Herky Football

Friday, Oct. 19

Hornet Family Reception
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location:  Zocalo University Village
Address: 466 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
Kick-Off: the weekend’s festivities for a get-together off campus with other Sac State families.
RSVP Here:

Saturday, Oct. 20

Homecoming Float Judging
Time: 2:30-3:15 pm
Location: Residence Halls front lawn
Winners announced at half-time

Parents & Families Tailgate
Time: 3:00 - 5:45 pm
Location: Parking Lot 8 (near stadium)
Join us for our annual tailgate! Volunteer to bring food ( sign up here), set up a table, talk with other parents, bring or organize a game, and make this a party! ( map here)

Homecoming Parade
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
Location: Starting at the Residence Halls, through campus, to Parking Lot 8

Tailgate clean up/tear down
Time: 5:45 pm
Location: Parking Lot 8

Football game kickoff
Time: 6:05 pm
Location: Hornet Football Stadium
Tickets cost about $15 for adults; kids 12 and under are free. Students can attend games for FREE with their One Card. Please note: Parking is $10 per car or $25 per RV.

What Parents Say About Family Days & Homecoming

" Thank you for organizing such a wonderful event for the parents. We had so much fun meeting new people, seeing our son, and watching the game. Looking forward to doing it again."
- Joanne Christian-Batres

" We had so much fun! It was nice to meet other parents. GO HORNETS!"
- Diane Faddis

" Thank you for putting all of this together! We live four-and-a-half hours away and sometimes feel disconnected. This weekend we really felt like part of the CSUS family!"
-Maire James Mcglasson