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49er Homecoming Week Set for Nov. 8-14, Celebrates 60 Years

Published: November 3, 2009

The CSULB Alumni Association, 49er Athletic Club, and Associated Students Inc. invite alumni and friends to celebrate Homecoming 2009, which will focus on the university’s 60th anniversary. Homecoming 2009 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, from noon-4 p.m. in parking lot 13, adjacent to The Mike and Arline Walter Pyramid.

The CSULB Alumni Association and President’s Office will co-host an Alumni and Friends tent, celebrating 49er Pride and Tradition with the campus community, alumni and friends of the university. A barbeque buffet will be served from 1-3:30 p.m., with meal tickets costing $10 for children (under 12), $20 for Alumni Association or 49er Athletic Club members, and $25 for non-members. A commemorative giveaway also will be provided.

Game ticket packages are also available and include a meal and a ticket for the men’s basketball game vs. University of Alaska Anchorage. The cost for Alumni Association or 49er Athletic Club members is $15 for children (under 12), $25 for adult members and a guest, and $30 for non-members.

Homecoming features many free activities for the whole family including campus shuttle tours (12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m.), private tours of the Japanese Garden (departing every 30 minutes from 12:30-2:30 p.m.), the Wiener dog stampede/race, inflatable games, historical gallery, airbrush tattoos, caricature artist, live entertainment and much more. There will also be a Student Tailgate Zone and a 49er Athletic Club Tailgate Pavilion.

Homecoming festivities will be followed by the men’s basketball season opener against the University of Alaska Anchorage at 4:05 p.m. at The Walter Pyramid. To participate in the pre-game activities, purchase meal ticket packages or make shuttle bus reservations, contact Sally Schliesmayer at 562/985-1606 or visit the Homecoming Web site. For game ticket information only, call The Walter Pyramid box office at 562/985-4949.

Homecoming Week of Activities include:

Sunday, Nov. 8
Pyramid 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ Run
Contact Wayne Stickney at 562/985-5910

Thursday, Nov. 12
Young Alumni Mixer
Contact Sasha Machado at 562/985-5880

Dinner and Theatre Night featuring Musical Theatre West’s Meet Me in St. Louis
Contact Leticia Lozoya at 562/985-2539

49er Athletic Club Golf Tournament at El Dorado Golf Course
Contact Wayne Stickney at 562/985-5910

College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series: Sustainability of our Planet
Contact Jamie Higgins at 562/985-7347or
RSVP Required

Student Pep Rally at the Walter Pyramid
Contact Chance Decker at 562/985-2535

Friday, Nov. 13
Golden Graduates Celebration
Celebrating Our Golden Decade: 1949-59
Sponsored by CSULB Alumni Association
Contact Leticia Lozoya at 562/985-2539

Daily 49er Newspaper 60th Anniversary Celebration
Contact Raul Reis at 562/985-2257

Women’s Basketball vs. Prairie View-A&M
Contact Walter Pyramid Box Office at 562/985-4949


Saturday, Nov. 14
Homecoming Day
BBQ Buffet at the Alumni and Friends Tent

Contact Sally Schliesmayer at 562/985-1606

Campus Shuttle Tours
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden Tours

President’s Scholars Program 15th Year Celebration
Contact the President’s Scholars Center at 562/985-1951

49er Athletic Club Tailgate Pavilion
Contact Wayne Stickney at 562/985-5910

CSULB 60th Anniversary Campus Royalty and Homecoming Court Reunion
Contact Crystal Blaylock at 562/985-4888 or

Student Tailgate
Contact Caitlin Roberts at 562/985-7501 or

Men’s Basketball vs. University of Alaska Anchorage
Contact the Walter Pyramid Box Office at 562/985-4949