Homecoming and Family Weekend Schedule
Jamie Eddy | Feature Editor | The USD Vista
This week is homecoming, family weekend, and spirit week, which means The University of San Diego campus will be buzzing with activities, events, music, and food.
USD welcomes all parents, families, and friends to connect with their students this week in an interactive, community environment, creating lasting memories for all. The homecoming festivities will take place Friday Oct. 16 through Sunday Oct. 18, bouncing off from a fun filled spirit week.
There are a number of fun happenings on campus so make sure you check out the USD website for a full run down of campus activities and events.
One of the most anticipated events of spirit week at USD is The Big Blue Bash Concert and Festival will take place on Friday, Oct. 16 from 6-10 p.m. and is free for all who decide to attend. The event will take place in front of the Hahn University Center and Student Life Pavilion providing good beats, food, and beverages. The performers include two major groups, Atlas Genius and The Mowgli’s.
Atlas Genius is an alternative rock band from South Australia comprised of three males who have created a cult-like following, playing internationally for years.
The Mowgli’s contains six male performers and was bred out of Southern California. Their music references genres of folk, alternative rock, and indie-pop traditions with a twist.
In addition to the concert, the night will host the Olé Kick-Off Party for those 21 years and up. This will take place inside La Gran Terraza and O’Toole’s Lounge, Hahn University Center. This reception will have light appetizers, beer, and wine for those with valid identification. This event costs $16.
Saturday is all about tailgating, football, food, and good times with family and friends while supporting our USD athletic program. Although we may not have the greatest school spirit, it is always good to support our peers. From 11a.m.-2p.m. there will be a football tailgate and picnic on the USD soccer field located behind the Student Life Pavilion, also known as the mission valley field. After the tailgate, follow the crowd from mission valley field to USD’s football stadium and cheer on your Torero’s as they match up against the Drake University Bulldogs.
The Immaculata Church will host a closing mass for families on Sunday, Oct.18 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a catered gourmet brunch or lunch at La Gran Terraza Restaurant. This will allow students, friends, and family to reflect on all the fun festivities of the past week and weekend. Sunday will be more relaxed and give attendees the chance to take in all that USD was able to offer this weekend.
Homecoming week is meant to bring together the USD community along with family and friends who have not yet experienced the beauty of the campus and all the characteristics that make it unique. Make sure to check out the USD website for all other activities and events.