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SDSU's Homecoming week runs from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5. (Photo: Allen Rhodes) SDSU's Homecoming week runs from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5. (Photo: Allen Rhodes)

Homecoming 2016 Activities

A week of events welcomes alumni back to campus and celebrates Aztec pride.
By SDSU News Team

Homecoming 2016 is here.

San Diego State University's Homecoming week runs from Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, and alumni, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the weeklong celebration.
SDSU will host numerous events and activities to celebrate Aztec pride and commemorate outstanding Aztec achievements.

Monday, October 31

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

Kick start this year's Homecoming week by decorating the Open Air Theatre walkway and showcase your SDSU spirit.

Tuesday, November 1

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

Have fun and support Aztecs Rock Hunger through a canned food drive in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard. Student teams will create a can-struction to showcase this year's "Battle of the Beaches" theme. Those who cannot attend the event are encouraged to look for the red bins on campus to donate food to the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

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

Swap your old shirts for a free SDSU Homecoming T-shirt. All old clothing will be donated to Embrace of San Diego. Limited quantity available.

Wednesday, November 2

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

Show off your team's talents and SDSU spirit in this year's talent show.

Thursday, November 3

Ultimate Aztec Challenge
12-4 p.m., Exercise and Nutritional Sciences field

Come support your favorite student teams 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

Our fallen Aztecs will be honored at the 20th annual War Memorial wreath-laying ceremony on the Aztec Green. Pay tribute to those who lost their lives during our nation’s military conflicts.

National Pan-Hellenic Council Homecoming Yard Show
6:30 p.m., Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

The National Pan-Hellenic Council presents a yard show 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 Courtyard

Kick off Homecoming game day with a morning run through campus alongside fellow students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends. After the 5k, enjoy a photo booth, giveaways, and other fun activities that will get you pumped for the big game. Visit the Battle of the Beaches 5K information page to register for the race.

The Great Alumni Tailgate
1:30-3:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Aztec Village, Section C1/D1, Qualcomm Stadium

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 against the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Kickoff is set at 4 p.m., and Aztecs are invited to welcome the team to the stadium for the traditional Warrior Walk between parking section E and F. For ticket information, visit