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.


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!

Proud Spartan PrintableCan't make it to town? 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! 


Spartan Football vs. Hawaii

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

Engineering Homecoming Tailgate

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Spartan Village, Space A (next to CEFCU Stadium)

Alumni, faculty and staff, join us for the first-ever Engineering Homecoming Tailgate. RSVP now to get your wrist band, free food and soft drinks!

SJSU Student Homecoming BBQ Fest

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Spartan Complex Soccer Field (next to CEFCU Stadium) | FREE for current students!

Current SJSU students are invited to attend a SJSU Homecoming BBQ Fest sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. The event will include free food, giveaways including Homecoming tshirts and fantastic music. Buses will start loading from San Salvador and 9th Street starting at 11 a.m. with the actual BBQ Fest taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join us to show your Spartan pride and help celebrate SJSU's Homecoming 2016. No RSVP needed!




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 | 4:00-7:30 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 email 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

Muchos - 10% off with SJSU I.D.

Whispers - 10% off 

Billy Berk's - 10% off 

Flames Eatery - 15% off with SJSU Alumni shirt or Student I.D. 

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

*Chocatoo - 10% off

Sammy G's Pizzeria - 10% off regular priced food items Oct 3 - Oct 8

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. 


SJSU Alumni T-Shirts and Gear

shirtAll 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.  

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!