Schedule of Events

SJSU Homecoming

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Homecoming Kickoff

Monday, September 29
9 a.m. - Noon
Various Campus Gates

Kick off Homecoming Week with a sweet treat served by various mascots and volunteers! Sponsored in part by Spartan Shops.


Street Entertainment

Keep an eye out for roller skating balloon twisters, stilt walkers, popcorn carts and more throughout the week!


Campus MovieFest Finale

Wednesday, October 1
7:30 p.m.

Morris Dailey Auditorium

Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival, is back at San José State for the ninth year. 100+ teams embark to make a five minute movie in one week. Each year, SJSU students receive national recognition for their work at CMF.


Fire on the Fountain

Thursday, October 2
4-9 p.m. (4-8 p.m. festival and student performances; 8 p.m. fire show and pep rally)
Tower Lawn

SJSU's hottest tradition returns. Enjoy booths, games, food, inflatable rides and performances followed by a spectacular fire show and pep rally featuring SJSU Football, SJSU Cheer and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.


Sammy Spartan’s Homecoming Bash @ San Pedro Square Market

Friday, October 3
5-9 p.m.

San Pedro Square Market, Downtown San José

Spartans of all ages are invited to celebrate Spartan Pride at San Pedro Square Market in downtown San José. Join Sammy and several of his mascot friends for the best in local food and beverage. Enjoy appearances by Spartan Football, SJSU Cheer, and live music from San José Jazz. It's the perfect casual gathering spot for your group of friends and classmates.

San Pedro Square Market features a variety of food and beverage options with indoor and outdoor seating. Wear your blue and gold for special discounts!


SJSU Alumni Meet and Eat Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 4
3 hours before kickoff

East Field, Spartan Stadium

Stop by to say hi to your fellow classmates and other SJSU Alumni of all ages at our inaugural Meet and Eat Tailgate. Hang out around the signs for your area of study for an opportunity to network with others in your field; pick up a class year name tag to find others in your class year; and/or visit the various alumni network booths around the tailgate to see what other alumni groups are up to. Admission is free to hang out in the area, with food and beverage available for purchase.


SJSU vs. UNLV Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, October 4
Time TBD
Spartan Stadium

Cheer on the Spartans as they take on the Rebels!

Be sure to get into the stands on time in order to get your free Spartan Squad or Alumni Squad sunglasses!


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Hail Spartans!


Hosting an event?

Is your department or club hosting a Homecoming event? Please submit an event listing

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