Events and Activities

Celebrate the tradition of Homecoming with a week of fun!

Campus departments, student groups and the community are coming together to host a variety of events and activities during the week leading up to the Homecoming football game is on Saturday, October 27, 2018 against the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UHM). 

Check out our regularly updated events list below. Events noted in red are open to our alumni and community of Fresno State fans and supporters! Go 'Dogs!


Monday, October 22, 2018

Kick-Off Pit Stops
8 to 10 a.m. • Speaker's Platform & Maple Mall
Students can grab breakfast snacks at one of our pit stop locations and learn about the fun planned for the week!

Campus Pawrade
11 to 11:30 a.m. • Route to follow the interior of campus
Parade across campus to the Homecoming kick-off for all students, faculty and staff to enjoy!

Fired Up by the Fountain: Homecoming Kick Off
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Memorial Gardens (Lawn in front of the Kennel Bookstore)
Don't miss the games, activities, music, inflatables and more for students, faculty and staff to kick off the festivities!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Outdoor Movie
7 p.m. • Bulldog Stadium
Enjoy this movie screening on the football stadium! Gates open at 6 p.m.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Bulldog Zone (USU Lower Level)
Learn about the off-campus and commuter-friendly services at the USU and enjoy FREE ice cream!

Lip Sync Battle + Step & Stroll Showcase
7 p.m. • Satellite Student Union
Teams of students compete head-to-head in a lip sync and dance competition! Featuring step & stroll performances by Fraternity and Sorority Life



Thursday, October 25, 2018

National Student Day
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Memorial Gardens (Lawn in front of the Kennel Bookstore)
Games, activities and giveaways celebrating Fresno State students!

Homecoming Tie Dye
3 to 5 p.m. • University Courtyard
Students can tie-dye shirts, bandanas and rally towels in blue and red!



Friday, October 26, 2018

Red Friday
9 to 10 a.m. • Bulldog Zone (USU Lower Level)
Special Homecoming version of the monthly Fresno State faculty and staff mixer. 

Bulldog Bowl Homecoming Special
2 to 6 p.m. • Bulldog Bowl (USU Lower Level)
$1 games (includes shoes), 50% off billiards with valid Fresno State student, faculty and staff ID.

Women's Soccer vs. San Jose State
7 p.m. • Soccer Field
Cheer on your 'Dogs as they take on the Spartans!

Top Dog Alumni Awards Gala
5 p.m. • Save Mart Center
An evening of recognition for Fresno State's most notable alumni.

Pep Rally
6 to 10 p.m. • Parking Lot P6 (East of the Peters Business Building - map)
Get excited for the Homecoming game at this evening of fun featuring Athletics teams, student performances and a concert!



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Alumni Tailgate
3:30 p.m. • Lawn area of Aquatics Center (Cedar/Barstow behind softball field)
All alumni are welcome to official tailgate before the big game!

Student Tailgate
5 p.m. • ASI Tailgate Space (Red Lot)
Giveaways and fun before the game– just for current Fresno State students!

Football Game vs Hawaii
7:30 p.m. (kick off) • Bulldog Stadium
Cheer on your 'Dogs as they take on the Rainbow Warriors!

Fireworks Show
After the game • Bulldog Stadium
Spectacle for the entire Fresno State community to enjoy after the Homecoming game!




Weekdays • October 22 – 26, 2018

Office Decorating Contest
Annual office decorating contest between on-campus departments hosted by Staff Assembly.

Kennel Bookstore Sale
Discounts on apparel and imprinted gifts, perfect for showing off your Bulldog spirit!

Weekend • October 26 – 28, 2018

Family Weekend
A week of opportunities for families, parents and support networks of Fresno State students to experience the campus and various traditions of Fresno State.


This list will be updated as event information is provided. For questions or accommodations, contact Student Involvement at 559.278.2741 or