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Homecoming 2016

Events and Activities

Monday, October 31

12 - 2 p.m., Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre Walkway

Kick start this year's Homecoming week by decorating Open Air Theatre walkway! Show off your artistic ability by chalking on the sidewalk and showcasing how much YOU love SDSU!

Tuesday, November 1 - Aztecs Give Back

Aztecs “CAN” Build It
12 to 2 p.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Support Aztecs Rock Hunger through a fun can food drive on Centennial Walkway. Student teams will bring a set minimum amount of cans to create a can-struction to showcase this year's theme and SDSU pride.

Look for the red bins on campus to donate food to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank!

Spirit Shirt Swap
1 to 3 p.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Swap your old shirts for a FREE SDSU Homecoming tshirt! All old clothing will be donated to Embrace of San Diego. Do YOUR part and give back! Limited quantity available.

Wednesday, November 2

Talent Show
7 - 9 p.m., Montezuma hall

Show off your team's talents through this year's Talent Show. Showcase your team, the Homecoming theme and your love for SDSU!

Thursday, November 3

Ultimate Aztec Challenge
12 - 4 p.m., ENS field

Come support your favorite student team as they race to the finish line in a challenging relay race, featuring an inflatable obstacle course, zorbs and more!

Friday, November 4

War Memorial Wreath-Laying Ceremony
9:30 a.m., War Memorial at Aztec Green

The memories of our SDSU fallen Aztecs will be honored at the 20th Annual War Memorial wreath-laying ceremony on the Aztec Green. Pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during our nation’s military conflicts.

Current SDSU Ambassador and Alumni Mixer
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oggi's Pizza Express

SDSU Ambassador Reunion
6 to 10 p.m., Montezuma Hall

Commemorating over 35 years of service to SDSU!  This event is by invitation only. For information, visit

NPHC Homecoming Yard Show
6:30 p.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

NPHC presents a yardshow that commemorates the history of African Stepping in the Greek Community. 

Saturday, November 5

Battle of the Beaches Homecoming 5k Fun Run
9 a.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Lee & Goldberg Courtyard

Kick off Homecoming Game Day with a morning run through SDSU campus beside fellow students, alumni, staff, faculty, and friends. Unite with other Aztecs with a morning run through SDSU campus and participate in fun activities directly after the 5k, such as a photo booth, giveaways, and more to get pumped for the BIG GAME! Visit the Battle of the Beaches 5K information page to register!

SDSU Homecoming Brunch
Private event to honor the SDSU Homecoming Court. For inquiries, please contact

The Great Alumni Tailgate
1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Aztec Village

Celebrate Homecoming with SDSU Alumni at the inaugural Great Alumni Tailgate! For information and to register, visit

Homecoming Football Game
4 p.m., Qualcomm Stadium

The week culminates in the Homecoming Football game vs. the Hawaii Warriors. Kick-off is set at 4 p.m., with Aztec Village opening at 1:30 in Parking Section C1/D1. Aztecs are also invited to help welcome the team to the stadium for the traditional Warrior Walk between parking section E and F as the echo from Aztec drums signal the team’s arrival. For ticket information, visit the Tickets and Travel page.

Students in front of chalk art
Students build design out of cans
Ultimate Aztec Challenge 2015
Students inside of zorb balls
SDSU War Memorial