Cal Poly Pomona is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with an amazing Homecoming weekend on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 & 8. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and their families are invited to join the festivities.
Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and his band will headline the weekend on Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. The performance, held on the main stage in the activity fields, is free to homecoming attendees. In addition, student performers will be on stage from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Organizers expect this year’s homecoming event to be the largest in recent memory.
“We are reaching out to all our alumni and asking them to come back to campus for this wonderful celebration, and it’s working!” says Dean of Students Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton. “I’m looking forward to reconnecting with former students and meeting future Broncos that weekend.”
On Feb. 7, the fun begins with the Homecoming Fire & Ice Celebration which includes a bonfire, ice skating, a “Through the Decades” fashion show, and more. Bronco Athletics will induct new members into its Hall of Fame at an Evening of Champions event.
On Feb. 8, highlights include a live music, carnival rides, food trucks, wine & beer garden, baseball game, basketball games, and activities for children. In addition, the Bronco Student Center will host a homecoming dance, a salsa band, and an “Up ‘til Dawn” fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A wristband is required to participate in the events and prices range from $5 to $20. Current students who register before Jan. 31 may receive a wristband for free.
To register for Homecoming, go to www.cpp.edu/~homecoming.
(Photo: Jennifer Bryant is named Homecoming Queen during halftime of the men’s game against Cal State Monterey Bay at Kellogg Gym on Feb. 16, 2013.)