Show off Your Humboldt State Spirit for Homecoming Week

Humboldt State Homecoming is going (mostly) virtual this year. From October 5 - 9, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to join HSU for a series of free Homecoming events.


Most events will be virtual, some will be in-person and all will celebrate the green and gold spirit!

“Being virtual may have opened the door for some new alumni to participate in Homecoming who haven’t been able to travel back to Humbodlt in recent years,” says Stephanie Lane, director of Alumni Relations at HSU. “We tried to incorporate virtual programming, as well as things that people can do in their own homes and neighborhoods, for all to enjoy. The Lumberjack spirit is ready for Green and Gold Homecoming.”

So please show your Lumberjack pride by wearing green and gold all week. And help ensure that students can continue on their path to graduation, even during the pandemic, by giving to the Student Adversity Fund.

Trash Pick Up Challenge
Details: This is something we can all do, no matter where we are! HSU has set a goal of picking up 100 lbs of trash for challenge. If you’re in Arcata or somewhere else, simply find a trash bag (maybe one you can reuse or have already used) and go for a walk in your neighborhood collecting trash. You can take a photo while you’re doing it and post it with #HSUHomecoming to help inspire others to do the same. When you’re done, email the amount of trash in pounds to We’ll keep a running total throughout the week and report our total Friday night. Let’s go Lumberjacks – let’s get to 100lbs of trash picked up.
Location: Anywhere Time: 12:00am to 12:00pm

Photo Scavenger Hunt
Download the Homecoming Photo Scavenger Hunt.
Photos can be submitted until Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:59 p.m.
To submit photos post them to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #HSUHomecoming or email the photos to
The three highest scores will win prizes. If there is a tie the winner(s) among those with tie scores will be selected at random.
Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible.
Be creative!
Location: Community Time: 12:00am to 12 p.m.


Door Decorating Contest
Details: Show your school spirit and decorate your door in green and gold! Residents can pick up grab-n-go decoration kits with some craft supplies to get you started. Submit your photo on social media by using the hashtag #Homecoming. The deadline to submit photos is Friday, October 9 at 11:59 p.m. 5 winners will be announced the Monday after Homecoming (10/12)! Prizes for creating Green and Gold zoom backgrounds and face coverings too.
Location: Mad River Room, 3rd Floor JGC Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

CSU Sustainability Month Keynote Address by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali
Registration: Learn more about the speakers and register at
Details: A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats. He is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and also the Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies. He previously served as Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.
CSU October Sustainability Month virtual events are meant to educate, empower and activate students, faculty and staff to join the movement for environmental, social and racial justice and get out the vote this November! Events are FREE and open to anyone—live captioning will be provided for accessibility.
Location: Virtual Time: noon – 1 p.m. Cost: Free (registration required)

Melanin Monday – Homecoming Style
Registration: Streaming live on Instagram at @aacaehsu
Details: Open Q & A with two alumni, Doug and Diamond, on their experience at HSU and homecoming memories. There will be time spent talking about the AACAE door (decorated for Homecoming!) and a final reveal. Enjoy time connecting for Homecoming!
Location: Virtual Time: 5 p.m.


Drag Queen Bingo with Cynthia Lee Fontaine
How To Register
Fill out and submit our Zoom registration form.
Check your email for the Zoom call event link.
How To Play
Open our custom bingo baker link and click generate card. Bookmark this card just in case you accidentally close your browser.
Join the Zoom call using the link provided to you via email at 7 pm PST on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020.
Click on the bingo numbers that are called. If you get a bingo, type bingo in the Zoom chat and unmute yourself and say “BINGO!” A moderator will reach out to you for verification.
When a game resets, click each box you checked in the last game to clear the card.
Details: Join Cynthia Lee Fontaine, a former two-time “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant, as she hosts Zoom Drag Queen Bingo! During her time on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, she won the title of Miss Congeniality for her bubbly personality, so you can be sure you’ll have an incredible time. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each round. Registration is required and closed captioning will be provided by request; please send requests to
Location: Virtual Time: 7 p.m.


Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series: Jason Ramos
Details: Please join 2020 HSU Distinguished Alumni recipient Jason Ramos (‘98, Kinesiology, ‘14 M.S. Kinesiology) for his virtual talk on “Opportunities in Transitioning to Low Carbon Energy”
Location: Virtual Time: 1 p.m.

Humboldt to Hulu: A conversation with Dan Phillips, CTO of HULU
Details: Please join Dan Phillips, COO of HULU, to hear about his journey from growing up in Humboldt to being an executive at a major technology company.
Location: Virtual Time: 5:30 p.m.


Homecoming Trivia Night with Reel Genius Trivia
How To Register
Fill out and submit our Zoom registration form.
The Office of Student Life will review responses to organize into teams (based on your responses)
Check your email for the Zoom call event link.
How To Play
Get a team of folks together (not to exceed 6 folks) and identify platform you are going to respond to the trivia questions (ex: google hangout, texting, etc)
Join the Zoom call using the link provided to you via email at 7 pm PST on Tuesday, October 8th, 2020.
Additional Trivia instructions will be provided after you register!
Details: Join Reel Genius Trivia for a competitive evening of random facts, and knowledge! Get together your team to compete for some awesome HSU swag boxes for all our winners! Registration is required and closed captioning will be provided by request; please send requests to
Location: Virtual Time: 7 p.m.


Green & Gold Car Parade
Registration: Fill out the form to register your car.
Details: Let’s spread our HSU Spirit all over town! This event is for any students, staff, and faculty who want to participate – the more the merrier. The parade is limited to cars/trucks only, and each vehicle must be registered in advance to participate. Meet in the FS9 parking lot between Gist Hall and the Student Business Services building no later than 3:30 p.m. People inside the cars must be from the same household, be wearing face coverings and remain in their cars. The route will go through campus around the plaza and back to campus. The parade will be live streamed on HSU’s Instagram and Facebook pages. Prizes will be given out for the Most Green & Gold Car, the Most Sustainably-Decorated Car and Most Creative Car. Folks watching the parade are asked to maintain proper social distancing guidelines and not to gather in groups.
Location: FS9 parking lot between Gist Hall and the Student Business Services building. Time: 4 p.m.

Homecoming Virtual Concert with Kameron Corvet!
Registration: Streaming live on Instagram at @kameroncorvet
Details: Kameron Corvet is a singer, songwriter, guitarist hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio by way of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a performer, Kameron has traveled the world with his guitar as a solo/acoustic act while opening for the likes of: Adele, Chaka Khan, Marsha Ambrosius, Dilal, Dwele, Tamia and countless others. He has had features in Upscale Magazine and been featured on,,, and on as an artist to watch!
Location: Virtual Time: 9 p.m.

Homecoming Virtual Concert with DJ the Rapper!
Special Opening Set with DJ Coop
Registration: Streaming live on Instagram at @dj.therapper
Details: DJ the Rapper is a young artist out of Atlanta, GA who has been grinding non stop, making quality music that rivals even the veterans in the music scene. At only 17 years old, this young man is in the game and only getting started. He’s already dropped singles featuring superstar guest artists such as Lil Baby, Boosie Badazz, and has worked with producer Swaeze.
Location: Virtual Time: 9:30 p.m.