OCTOBER 11-17, 2015

Spartans. Always and In All Ways
We are Spartans. Always and in All Ways.


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




Wednesday 10/14

Campus MovieFest Finale

we create


7:30 p.m. | Event Center, SJSU Campus

The world's largest student film festival returns for its 10th year at San José State. Each fall, 100+ teams embark to make a five minute movie in one week. Over the years, SJSU students have received national recognition for their work at CMF. more...


Thursday 10/15

Fire on the Fountain

we rally


4 - 9 p.m. | Tower Lawn, SJSU Campus

Rally together at SJSU's hottest tradition! Enjoy booths, games, food, inflatable rides and performances followed by a spectacular fire show and pep rally. more...


Friday 10/16

Sammy’s Bash

we connect


5 - 9 p.m. | San Pedro Sq. Market, Downtown San José

Join Sammy Spartan and his mascot friends for the best in local food, craft beer and live music. Connect with your fellow alumni, students, family and friends. Activities for all ages! more...


Saturday 10/17

Football vs. San Diego State

we are proud


7:30 p.m. | Spartan Stadium

Cheer on Spartan Football as they take on the San Diego State Aztecs. more...

Special Alumni ticket offer! Save on mid-field seats with promo code ALUMNI via this link.

NEW! See all eight Bay Area Vince Lombardi trophies! "The 50 Tour: Champions of the Bay Presented by Chevron" will be on display from 3 to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the Bay Area’s unique place in Super Bowl history as the National Football League celebrates the game’s golden anniversary. No other region in the country can boast as many Super Bowl titles.


Photo ContestSpirit Mark


Tag your Instagram and Twitter photos with #SJSUhome or #alwaysSJSU throughout the week. Photos will be displayed live at major Homecoming Week events! Winners will be selected at random at the end of the week. Prizes include bobble heads, t-shirts and other swag. Need photo ideas? Take a picture doing the Spartan Up. Follow the SJSU Alumni Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for inspiration and ideas.


Gear Up!Spartan 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!

Get a new license plate frame...license plate frame

Join the Alumni Association or renew your membership at Sammy's Bash or at the Fan Fiesta on game day to get a license plate frame.



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


Sunday 10/11


SJSU Hub @ VivaCalleSJSpartans. Always and In All Ways.


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Downtown San José


VivaCalleSJ (pronounced Vee-Va Ka-Ye SJ) is a free recreational program that closes miles of scenic San José streets, bringing people and communities together to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the city like never before! Stop by Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown San José for some Spartan fun and games. Wear your gold, white and blue for a chance to win prizes along the route! more...


Monday 10/12

Kickoff Day

spirit mark

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. | SJSU Campus

Welcome home! Stop by one of several welcome booths on campus to get homecoming treats. Then discover what makes you a Spartan at the Spartan Pride Zone with games, photo booths, food and swag.


Tuesday 10/13

Service Day

We Serve


Various Project Locations and Times

Spartans are proud to serve their community, both on and off campus. Lend a hand at a service project, contribute to the Student Hunger Fund, and learn about community service and advocacy at the Spartan Voices workshop. more…