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SDSU Homecoming 2023 festivities begin Oct. 30 and culminate with the Nov. 4 football game at Snapdragon against Utah St. (SDSU) SDSU Homecoming 2023 festivities begin Oct. 30 and culminate with the Nov. 4 football game at Snapdragon against Utah St. (SDSU)

‘All Roads Lead Home’ for SDSU Homecoming 2023

Festivities kickoff the last week of October.
By Mario Sevilla




It's 'All Roads Lead Home' this week as the San Diego State University community comes together to relive memories or capture new moments. To celebrate SDSU Homecoming 2023, a slate of spirited activities awaits including cherished traditions and some new events.

Friday morning, Nov. 3, the 27th annual War Memorial wreath-laying ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. with a coffee social beginning at 9:00 a.m. and a post-event reception at the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center. The observance honors fallen Aztecs who served during our nation's military conflicts.

Saturday morning Nov. 4, run, walk or stroll through campus as the Homecoming Fun Run for Aztecs Rock Hunger steps off on the San Diego campus in what has become a popular tradition. Following the fun run will be a Homecoming Kick-Off festival that you won't want to miss. This family-friendly event features entertainment, giveaways, games and a tour of campus like no other!

That will be followed by SDSU’s annual homecoming football game when the Aztecs take on the Utah State (time TBA). Purchase game tickets for $31 each in the SDSU Alumni section at



Homecoming Fun Run and Kickoff Festival


  • 8:30 a.m. - Check In for Homecoming Fun Run for Aztecs Rock Hunger
  • 9:00 a.m. - Run begins
  • 10 a.m. - Homecoming Kickoff Festival begins
  • 10:45 a.m. - Live music from Paging the 90s
  • 12:30 p.m. - Aztec Volleyball vs. Fresno State at Aztec Court at Peterson Gym

Event Highlights:


  • 125th Anniversary Campus Walking Tours with book signing with Seth Mallios
  • Exclusive giveaway for attendees
  • Inflatable games
  • Food Trucks (free for students)
  • Photo Booth
  • Complimentary Parking for event attendees in PS 6 




San Diego State University's upcoming homecoming game against Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 4 will start at 4 p.m. PT and will air on FS2, the Mountain West announced Monday.


The Nov. 4 meeting is the next game for the Aztecs (3-5, 1-3 MW). SDSU's game against USU will be the last this year at Snapdragon Stadium until the regular-season finale on Nov. 25 vs. Fresno State. 



2023 Homecoming Tee All Roads Lead Home


SDSU's Homecoming official tee now available in-store and online! The cotton crewneck tee printed with the 2023 SDSU Homecoming logo features iconic buildings from San Diego and Imperial Valley campuses. Get the shirt here.







For 2023’s homecoming theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” San Diego State University is taking an evocative approach connecting past, present and future Aztecs. This year, the newly revealed homecoming logo honors the iconic structures known to generations of students, faculty and staff who’ve called SDSU home.


Inside the logo’s circular design is a path leading up to line art images depicting SDSU’s ageless landmarks, Hepner Hall and Hardy Memorial Tower, alongside SDSU Imperial Valley’s distinct Ballesteros Tower and the Steppling Art Gallery, the latter whose facade is a tribute to the Aztec feathered headdress.


“With the design, the steering committee was trying to capture the nostalgia of SDSU as our home,” said Jennifer Ranallo, alumni relations specialist. “For some, that means the iconic design of Hepner Hall, and for others, it’s the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.”


SDSU Homecoming 2023 festivities begin Oct. 30 and culminate with the Nov. 4 football game at Snapdragon against Utah State. 


This year, there’s a bigger emphasis on the inclusion of SDSU Imperial Valley’s campus, which will include a public watch party for the game. 


“It was important for us to incorporate SDSU Imperial Valley as well, as the campus is an integral part of our SDSU history,” said Ranallo.


Events for the weeklong celebration are yet to be announced but Ranallo said Aztecs can expect traditional activities such as the Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the SDSU War Memorial, NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) Yard Show and Homecoming Fun Run for Aztecs Rock Hunger.


Tickets for the homecoming game are available through GoAztecs.