Homecoming 2016


October 3-8

Celebrate the spirit of the Spartan Community at memorable events offering opportunities to connect, create, rally and be proud! Whether in person or online, there will be festivities for all to participate.

Spartan Football vs. Hawaii

Saturday, 10/8 | 1:30 p.m. | CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans


Other events to look forward to:

Homecoming: Online Networking Hour

Tuesday, 10/4 | 12-1 p.m. PT

Homecoming is a perfect time to cultivate new connections! Can't make it back to campus? Connect with fellow Spartans from your phone or computer. This text-based speed-networking chat will allow you to stroll down memory lane, share your experiences, build your professional network, find collaborators, and inspire new projects! Register for free. All participants who attend the Online Networking Hour will be entered to win an Alumni T-Shirt!

Chat booths include: 
- All proud SJSU alumni!
- Recent grads: Class of 2014, Class of 2015, Class of 2016
- Spartan Entrepreneurs
- Alumni Association: Info & Resources  

SJSU Latino Alumni Network presents The Latino Vote

Tuesday, 10/4 | 6-8 p.m. | MLK Library, Room 225

Not into politics? Never registered to vote before? Want to learn more about the impact of your vote? We've got you covered! We'll discuss the impact and importance of The Latino Vote in collaboration with Voto Latino and Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters. Register for free.  

Featured Panelists:
Sarahi Salamanca, Founder of DREAMers Roadmap
Tiq Chapa, Program Manager for Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Initiative Program
Omar Torres, Governing Board, Franklin McKinley School District/Community Outreach Coordinator for SJ City Council

Campus MovieFest Finale 

Wednesday, 10/5 | 7 p.m. | Music Building Concert Hall

The SJSU edition of the nationwide 5 minute student film festival returns!

Student Services Center Open House

Thursday, 10/6 | 2-4 p.m. | Student Services Center (9th and San Fernando St.)

The Student Services Center (SSC) is celebrating our Spartans by hosting our fifth annual Open House. Come enjoy refreshments, meet the staff and learn more about how we serve over 120,000 students and prospective students each year. Play games to discover the amazing departments that are housed in the Student Services Center and meet Sammy! We'll have prizes, food and fun.

Fire on the Fountain - 10th Anniversary!

Thursday, 10/6 | 5-9 p.m. | Tower Lawn

Rally together at SJSU's hottest tradition! Enjoy a festival of student clubs and performers followed by a spectacular fire show and pep rally. Alumni, attend this event to get a free Alumni T-Shirt! Visit the "alumni booth" on the north side of the lawn, near the inflatable games zone (near King Library).  

12th Annual Humanities Honors Reunion

Friday, 10/7 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Clark Hall, Fourth Floor Foyer, SJSU Campus

You are cordially invited to our twelfth annual Humanities Honors Reunion, celebrating the 62nd year of the Humanities Honors Program! We look forward to current and emeritus faculty from past years of the program joining us, as well as current students, and student alumni from several decades of Humanities Honors, and other guests you may wish to bring. All are welcome. We will have canapés and delicacies of all varieties, good conversation, and wonderful entertainment. Our featured presenters this year will be Professor Johanna Movassat Humanities Honors professor of Art History who will speak about “Isfahan: along the Silk Road”, and a performance by Charley and the River, our Advanced Honors Jazz group. Please join us for this entertaining Honors community event, and bring friends!

No RSVP is necessary. Please feel free to the Humanities Honors Program if you have any questions.

Enjoy Downtown San Jose

Friday, 10/7 | Downtown San Jose

In town for the big game? Enjoy a night on the town at one of SJ Downtown's restaurants. See below for a list of establishments that will have specials for alumni wearing blue and gold, as well as Spartan decor!

Tres Gringos 

SOFA Market


Whispers - 10% off 

Billy Berk's - 10% off 

Flames Eatery - 15% off 

La Lune Sucree - 10% off 

Peggy Sue's - $2 off burgers, limit 12, with SJSU I.D.

Vyne Bistro - 10% off regular priced food items.

San Pedro Market Square (participating vendors only*)

*Treatbot - 10% off

More bars and restaurants being added daily!


SJSU Gospel Choir presents a Homecoming Praise Party

Saturday 10/8, 7 p.m. | Maranatha Christian Center

The SJSU Gospel Choir will perform with renowned recording artist Earnest Pugh. This event is free for students with a suggested donation of $10 for other attendees. 

There will also be a gospel choir master class with Dr. Pugh on Friday, 10/7 at 7 p.m. in Dwight Bentel Hall Room 117. 



shirtSJSU Alumni T-Shirts

All alumni who attend Fire on the Fountain get a free shirt! Simply visit the "alumni booth" on the north side of the lawn, near the inflatable games zone (near King Library).

Can't make it back to campus? Attend our Online Networking Hour and be entered to win a shirt! Multiple winners will be selected.  

Be a part of Homecoming Week from wherever you are!

Proud Spartan PrintableBe a part of Homecoming Week from wherever you are! Print the Proud Spartan sign, add your city and take a picture of yourself. Share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with#sjsuhomecoming and #upshow, and your picture will appear on the screens at Campus MovieFest Finale, Fire on the Founatain and the Homecoming game! 


Follow Homecoming online:

Follow the SJSU Alumni Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates!  Tag your pics with #sjsuhomecoming and #upshow to get on the screens at Campus MovieFest Finale, Fire on the Fountain and the Homecoming game!

Gear Up!

Need gear? Check out the Spartan Bookstore and Spartan Athletics' shops.

SJSU Alumni Association members get 10% off merchandise at the Spartan Bookstore. Not a member? Join today!  

Campus Departments

Hosting an event during Homecoming Week? Submit details to be included in the Homecoming Schedule.