Sep 23, 2016
Hundreds of Humboldt State University students, alumni, family, and friends are gearing up to show their HSU spirit and celebrate HSU’s Homecoming & Family Weekend, Oct. 5-8.
This year’s homecoming events include new activities, such as stargazing, lawn games, and HSU Downtown (a free party to welcome new students). And there are the main attractions: the Tailgate Party and HSU Football.
The Lumberjacks are coming off a stellar season last year when they advanced to the postseason for the first time since 1968. The No. 24-ranked Lumberjacks will host Central Washington on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
“Homecoming is such a fun time of the year to make a special effort to visit campus. It’s great to see the HSU community come together and participate in events,” says Stephanie Lane, Outreach Lead of Alumni & Engagement. “Homecoming always reminds me why I’m proud to be a part of the Lumberjack family.”
Lane says she’s also looking forward to another homecoming tradition: honoring this year’s Golden Graduates, HSU alumni who graduated 50 years ago.
“I’m thrilled to be welcoming the Class of 1966 and inducting them as Golden Graduates. Watching them reconnect with each other and share stories of their time on campus is inspiring.”
Most events are free. Please check the Homecoming & Family site for more details. In the meantime, here are some festivity highlights:
Wednesday, Oct. 5
HSU Downtown Movie (HSU Students Only)
Thursday, Oct. 6
Keen Live Monumental Film Screening
Short film of the KEEN team’s epic trip across America to raise awareness for the preservation of 3 million acres of public lands.
UC South Lounge
Stargazing at the Observatory (*limited spaces available)
With Astronomy faculty and students as your guides, tour the solar system and other wonders through the lens of high-tech telescopes.
Fickle Hill Observatory
Friday, Oct. 7
Lawn Game Tournament
Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Cornhole, Ladderball, Ping Pong, Giant Jenga, and more!
Noon – 4 p.m.
Cypress Hall Lawn
Hall of Fame Dinner
Must RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 4. Call 707-826-5959
Kate Buchanan Room
Homecoming Pep Rally
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Softball Alumni Game: Current HSU team vs. alumni softball players.
HSU Softball Field
Take a Hike!
MultiCultural Center’s hike at Patrick’s Point and Trinidad.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meet at MultiCultural Center
Kayak Tour of Humboldt Bay
Noon – 2 p.m. (approximate time)
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka
Forever Humboldt Homecoming Tailgate
3 – 6 p.m.
Check out HSU’s tailgate guidelines
G11 Parking Lot (SBS Parking Lot)
Homecoming Football Game vs. Central Washington