By Erin Campbell |Staff Writer|
CSUSB is proud to present the 4th Annual Yotie Gras Homecoming Week.
This special week is scheduled with many events where students can come together for a fun time and to relieve some stress.
The schedule of events starts off with a pre-homecoming celebration at the basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 1.
CSUSB will play Cal Poly Pomona in the Coussoulis Arena. Women play at 5:30 p.m. and men play at 7 p.m.
Homecoming Week officially starts Monday, Feb. 17 with the Copper Chef Competition located in Obershaw Dining Room A at 5:30 p.m.
Four teams of chefs will be competing for the most votes based on their presented entrees.
Opportunities for grand prize winners are available. The winner will receive a fully catered pizza party for twenty people.
The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Anniversary Celebration will be on Wednesday, Feb. 19 located in the SMSU Lobby.
Free cake will be provided for attendees. The celebration starts at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20 has a couple of fun activities scheduled during the day. Club Fest starts at 11:30 a.m. held in the SMSU lobby.
During the Club Fest event, the Coyote Bookstore will put on a fashion show to showcase all of the new CSUSB attire.
Coyote Radio will be broadcasting live at the event. The Yotie Gras Homecoming Golf Cart Parade is another event that will be going on during Club Fest.
The Golf Cart Parade will start at 11:45 a.m. between the lower commons and Serrano Village and will end on the library lawn.
Campus departments are highly encouraged to work with student clubs and organizations to showcase golf carts that best demonstrate CSUSB spirit.
First place wins a trophy and bragging rights!
In order to participate in this special event, you must sign up by Feb. 14 before 5 p.m. in the office of Student Leadership and Development in SMSU 103.
As the week ends, the fun still continues. Both the women and men’s basketball teams will play Sonoma State University on Friday, Feb. 21 in the Coussoulis Arena.
The women’s team starts at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s team plays at 7:30 p.m.
After the big game, Student Leadership and Development and CSUSB Greek fraternities will put on the highly anticipated Yotie Gras dance.This dance’s enjoyment by other students in the past will make you not want to miss out.
According to Giacomo Thillet, student assistant for SMSU Leadership Board, the overall nightclub vibe from this event is very fun, yet safe.
The last dance in October over 1,600 students participated. Thillet hopes to match and exceed that number.
Homecoming Week will come to an end on Saturday, Feb. 22 with an Alumni and Family Reception to be held in the Coussoulis Arena at 4:30 p.m.
Later that evening, both basketball teams will play San Francisco State with the women at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7 p.m.
“Homecoming Week is a great way to pump up the Coyote spirit,” said program coordinator, Misty Levingston.
“We want to build traditions and make Homecoming Week an exciting and memorable time for all students.”
To stay involved with Homecoming Week, be sure to tag your photos on Instagram with #yotiegras.