CSUB kicks off homecoming week and it ends with a dance

Averi Yanney, Staff Writer


Flyer of Homecoming Week provided by Campus Programming


Campus Programming is providing a culmination of exciting events to engage students following the new semester. The 2023 California State University, Bakersfield Homecoming is much more than a single event. Students can look forward to the festivities from Homecoming court, Homecoming Promo events, and the Homecoming Dance.  

Some students, especially new incoming students, are unaware of what Homecoming looks like at CSUB. Director of Campus Programming Veronica Catalan gave The Runner more details illustrating the many events taking place.  

Catalan made a point that students can find further information for all Homecoming events within Campus Programming’s Homecoming page.  

Campus Programming encourages students to vote for their peers through Homecoming Promo events Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Thursday, Feb. 9.  

According to Catalan, spirit is the goal to get momentum for Saturday.  

The Homecoming events all lead up to the dance which will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Bakersfield Marriot. Marking this festive occasion, all students are welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased using your myCSUB account for $10. 

 Leslie Avila, a graduate student majoring in Education Counseling, said that she had gone to Homecoming in years prior. Avila said being able to bring an off-campus guest with her to the Homecoming Dance was something she liked. 

Avila called Homecoming a “community event,” discussing how the Homecoming events are not strictly for students and offer chances for students to bring their families along to events such as the Homecoming BBQ.  

CSUB students have plenty of opportunities to connect with each other and enjoy activities beyond their studies.  

To the students who haven’t experienced Homecoming Avila said, “there’s so many events going on you are bound to participate.”  

 Avila said that there will be something for everyone. 

Catalan said that with the last dance being in 2020 due to COVID-19, school spirit is really being emphasized to get more students engaged.  

“I think it is a great opportunity to get out and meet your fellow students beyond the classroom,” Catalan said. 

 To be a part of the fun and learn more about all the Homecoming events, stop by one of the Homecoming Promo events held on campus.