The California State University, Stanislaus campus will go into its Warriors spirit mode for Homecoming Week, November 16-20, with a schedule of “Around the World in 5 Days” theme activities for students and alumni capped by a Friday evening basketball game.
Two special programs with an alumni theme are scheduled for this year’s celebration.
A book-signing will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Bookstore by alumnus Darrell Griffin, a 1976 Master of Business Administration graduate and author of “Last Journey.” The book is a culmination of a book Griffin and his son, Staff Sergeant Darrell “Skip” Griffin, Jr., were working on together about the destruction Darrell had seen in Iraq. After Darrell was killed in action in Iraq in March 2007, the senior Griffin traveled to Iraq and finished the book which has drawn high praise and an interview on CNN.
Alumni are encouraged to join a student rally from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Warrior Arena that includes introduction of the CSU Stanislaus athletics teams, contestant competition in the Mr. and Mrs. Warrior pageant, food, and a variety of other entertainment. Earlier in the day, starting at noon, students will participate with floats and other entries in the annual Homecoming Parade through the middle of the campus.
Alumni and students will gather for a Pre-Game Tailgate celebration on Friday, November 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. Homecoming basketball game featuring the CSU Stanislaus men’s team against American Sports University of San Bernardino.
Homecoming activities for students begin on Monday, November 16 with the opening round of the Mr. and Mrs. Warrior competition in the Quad from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The University’s men’s basketball team opens its season at 7 p.m. in Warrior Arena on Tuesday, November 17 against Cal Maritime following more fun and games in the Quad that day and Wednesday’s schedule in the Quad includes an art show, Warriors on the Runway competition, and bowling at McHenry Bowl in Modesto.
Homecoming/Reunion 2009 – Save the Date
WHEN: Homecoming Week – November 17th through the 20th
WHERE: CSU Stanislaus
WHO: COME ONE, COME ALL
The Office of Alumni Affairs and ASI are working hard to make this a fun and exciting week.
You will be receiving an invitation via e-mail. If we don’t have your up to date e-mail, please fill out the update your information form to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun!!
If you would like to serve on the Alumni Homecoming or Reunion Committee, please fill out the online volunteer form.
Thursday, November 19 – Alumni Book Signing
Featuring Darrell Griffin and “Last Journey” (CNN story)
Where: Campus Bookstore
When: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Includes campus tour and visit at the Homecoming Pep Rally
Refreshments and appetizers available
Alumni 25% Discount during this event only, with valid alumni i.d.
Friday, November 20 – Alumni and Students Homecoming Pre-Game Tailgate
Where: Warrior Gym
When: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Homecoming Game against American Sports University
Where: Warrior Gym
When: 7:00 p.m.