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Hepner Hall was illuminated in red for the Homecoming Week "Light the Down Red" celebration of Aztec pride. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker) Hepner Hall was illuminated in red for the Homecoming Week "Light the Down Red" celebration of Aztec pride. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker)

New House, Same Home - Homecoming 2022

SDSU hosts its first homecoming game at the new Snapdragon Stadium Saturday, Nov. 5 at 4 pm against the UNLV Rebels.
By Lainie McCorkle

 This year’s Homecoming comes with a lot to celebrate. It is the university’s 125th anniversary, the 100th season of SDSU football and the first homecoming to be held in the new Snapdragon Stadium at SDSU Mission Valley. 

To celebrate, there are lots of opportunities to show off your SDSU history knowledge, light the town red, support the annual food drive, explore the new stadium and honor fallen SDSU veterans.

Meena Alexander, Executive Vice President of Associated Students, Co-Chair of the Homecoming Steering Committee, said she is especially excited for the crowning of the Homecoming Royal Court as well as the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

 Yard Show

“The crowning of the royals is one of the most exciting moments of Homecoming. Watching students dedicate their time to leadership and service is empowering,” said Alexander, a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in leadership. “This year’s NPHC Yard Show is going to be one for the books. It’s taking place at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater. Very excited to see what our Black students have been working on.”

Details about other events scheduled for this year are online and include: 



Light The Town Red

Saturday Oct. 29 - Sunday Nov. 6

During the week leading up to Homecoming 2022, local monuments, businesses, campus buildings and alumni homes will be lit up red in celebration of SDSU's 125th anniversary. 

Several community partners have already committed to join the festivities, including Sempra, Girl Scouts San Diego, Port of San Diego, Balboa Park, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, USS Midway Museum, the County building, Little Italy, and Scripps Health, to name a few. 

Join the celebration! Light your home red. You can secure your red lights at the SDSU Bookstore.


Homecoming Fall Festival

Monday, Oct. 31 

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Help kick off Homecoming week with the Fall Festival in Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard. Decorate Homecoming pumpkins and enjoy spooky treats.  


Aztec Nights Halloweekend: Aztec Lanes - Haunted Homecoming 

Monday, Oct. 31
9 p.m. - Midnight

Aztec Lanes

Don’t have plans this Halloween? Trick or Treat yourself to a fun night at the Aztec Lanes! Enjoy free bowling, games, and spooky treats to enjoy.



Homecoming Trivia

Tuesday, Nov. 1
2 -3:30 p.m.

Templo Mayor

How well do you know SDSU? Show off your history skills at Trivia Night! Compete in teams or show up solo and show what you know about campus history, achievements, and more. Winners receive a free basket of SDSU merchandise! 



Aztecs Rock Hunger Carnival

Wednesday, Nov. 2 
11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Support the annual Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign at the ARH Carnival. Play traditional carnival games, and get your tarot read. In support of ARH, anyone who brings 5 cans of non-perishable food items during the event will be able to exchange them for a 2022 Homecoming t-shirt (while supplies last).



Cooking with Chefs

Thursday, Nov. 3 
2 - 3 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Love to cook? This one's for you! Join us in the Union Courtyard to follow step-by-step instructions on how to create a delicious tailgate themed-meal from amazing chefs!



Aztec Women’s Volleyball vs. Boise State 

Thursday, Nov. 3 

7 p.m.

Aztec Court at Peterson Gym 

Free admission for SDSU Students.


26th Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the SDSU War Memorial 

Friday, Nov. 4

9 - 11 a.m.

War Memorial on Aztec Green

The memories of fallen Aztecs will be remembered at the 26th annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the SDSU War Memorial.



SDSU Alumni New House Party at Snapdragon Stadium 

Friday, Nov. 4

5 - 10 p.m.

Snapdragon Stadium

In honor of SDSU’s 125th anniversary celebration and to commemorate the new stadium opening, SDSU Alumni is hosting a party on homecoming eve at Snapdragon Stadium. In keeping with this year’s homecoming theme, New House, Same Home, organizers have dubbed the event the New House Party and are inviting all SDSU alumni and the community to attend. Enjoy live music from two bands, stadium eats and drinks and more.



National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show 

Friday, Nov. 4

7 - 9 p.m. 

Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater

The National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show is an annual fall event where each sorority and fraternity under the NPHC showcase their chapter's history through steps, strolls, chants, and dancing.


Homecoming Kick-Off Party 

Saturday, Nov. 5

Noon - 2 p.m. 

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Courtyard

Celebrate before watching the big game. Enjoy free food, a photo booth, and lots of other fun.


SDSU Alumni Homecoming Festival 

Saturday, Nov. 5

Noon - 2 p.m.

San Diego State University campus

Join SDSU Alumni for a pre-game festival on the SDSU campus. Activities include games, campus tours and a hospitality area with food and beverages.



Homecoming Game vs. UNLV

Saturday, Nov. 5

Kickoff: 4 p.m.

Snapdragon Stadium

SDSU’s annual homecoming football game has been set for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 when the Aztecs take on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

At the game, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a light show at Snapdragon Stadium. Download the San Diego State Aztecs mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions at the game to join the light show at the end of the third quarter.