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Save the Date:
September 26–October 1, 2022

From contests and tailgating, to concerts, a parade, and even fireworks, you won’t want to miss any of the events this Fall! We’ve got something for the entire family to enjoy, so go ahead and mark your calendars!

Check Out Last Year's Featured Homecoming Events

Friday, October 22

Downtown Domination
CSU Homecoming Parade
6:30 PM | Broadway

Line up on Broadway to celebrate our students, alumni, and community through a colorful and spirited parade. Wear your red, white, and blue! The parade will conclude with a concert as a part of Uptown's Fall Concert Series.

Saturday, October 23

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Walden Soccer Complex Parking Lot

Inspired by Oktoberfest, CougarFest will feature selections of craft beer from around the country. The guys from Maltitude will be on site to help expand your knowledge of craft beer! For $10, each attendee will receive sample tickets and a commemorative beer glass. Tickets for food only are available for participants under the age of 21 will be sold at the door.


As a part of CougarFest, pack a cooler and join the fun! Alumni are invited to tailgate at the Walden Soccer Complex prior to the women‘s soccer game. Come join the fun and bring your family!

Homecoming Women's Soccer Game
CSU vs Georgia Southwestern University
1:00 pm

Cheer on the Cougars! The Homecoming King & Queen will be announced at halftime of the game. The game is free and open to the public.

Sips Before Steps Brunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM| Greek Center

Join BAC and CSU Fraternity and Sorority Life for a 50 year Anniversary of our FSL Community and to network with alumni and current students before the evening step show. Tickets are $5 and include brunch and two drink tickets. All ticket fees will be donated to the CSU Food Pantry. 

Roaring on the River
7-10PM | Hotel Indigo

New for 2021, alumni and guests are invited to cap off a successful Homecoming Week in the exclusive River Room at Hotel Indigo! This 1920s-style event will feature a signature cocktail, remarkable views of the river, and good company. 2020 and 2021 graduates are invited to a pre-party from 6-7PM. This event is free for 2020 and 2021 graduates, all other alumni and guests are $10. Each ticket includes a drink and appetizers

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