Brian's Corner

Come Home to Homecoming?

Sort of.

I remember being bewildered as a teenager about high school homecomings. Who’s coming home? The Football team? Where did they go?

It made no sense to me.

In college, Homecomings seemed to make more sense, especially when they signified the football team playing their first home game of the season. But when it’s the third game? Or, when you’re CSU and you don’t have a football team?

Why ruin a perfect record? We’ve been undefeated in football since 1964. How many schools can claim that incredible record?

So, we may not have a football team, but we have enjoyed an increasingly popular Homecoming celebration over the years. Students partake in a lot of school spirit activities. Our student athletes shine on their courts/fields. And our alumni not only celebrate special reunions (i.e.. 50th Reunion), but they also experience a wide variety of activities during the week designed to reconnect them with one another and with CSU.

Throw in a pandemic, and so much for coming home. But we’ve found a solution—we’re hosting Homecoming—virtually.

There may not be a parade down Euclid this year, but our spirit remains high and our commitment to engaging alumni in the life of CSU remains high. So, come on home this week… just do it online.

Homecoming is for everyone. Find out about all the activities planned by checking out the site,

Then join in the fun, the inspiration, the knowledge. Let’s go Vikings!

Brian Breittholz,
Executive Director, CSU Alumni Association
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Affairs