alumni homecoming Schedule

take a virtual campus tour

Start at Mather Mansion and take a trip around campus, revisiting some familiar places and exploring new campus hotspots. You’ll be surprised how much Cleveland State has changed! Take the tour here.

Sunday, November 13

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

CSU Theatre Department Fall Musical: An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun! Directed by Russ Borski & Holly Holsinger.


2:00 PM

Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square

Click here for tickets. Alums and family members get $5 tix with code SWE

Monday, November 14

Fill the Trunk (Nov 14-18)

Join us November 14-18 for a friendly competition as we work to Fill The Trunk in support of our Lift Up Vikes food pantry! 
All faculty, staff, programs and departments are invited to participate. Team up as a department or participate as an individual. A CSUPD vehicle will be stationed outside the front of the Student Center all week long from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. If you are unable to drop off your items, please email us at to schedule a pickup.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student Center

CSU Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, November 15

Holiday Pop-Up Shopping Event

Start your holiday shopping early at the Weston Ideation Lab Pop-Up Shop! Held on the first floor of the Student Center Atrium during Homecoming Week, this is an opportunity for Cleveland State students, faculty, staff, and alumni to showcase their businesses. Learn more here.


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Student Center Atrium

Alumni and friends welcome

Networking Event

The offices of Career Development and Exploration and Alumni Affairs are planning a networking event for select students and young alumni. Invitation only, contact with questions.


5:30 - 7:00 pm


Invitation only


Our signature event returns this fall! The 24th Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show is a non-juried, uncensored exhibition, celebrating diversity and imagination. This biennial exhibit was renamed in perpetuity to acknowledge the contributions and 30 years of service of former gallery director, Robert Thürmer. The exhibition is open to everyone and all entries will be exhibited. Read more here.


Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM

The Galleries at CSU

1307 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Join the College of Education and Public Affairs at Cleveland State University for a conversation with members of the Urban Institute as they discuss the findings of the study. Urban Institute is a leading research organization dedicated to developing evidence-based insights that improve people’s lives and strengthen communities. Read more here.


4:00 - 5:30 PM

College of Education and Public Affairs

Wednesday, November 16

Faculty and Staff Alumni and CSU Retiree Breakfast

An annual breakfast celebration for our faculty and staff members who are also alumni. This year we are also inviting those who have retired from CSU. Join us for a chance to connect with current or retired Viking employees to hear from University leadership and celebrate a place that is both alma mater and workplace.


8:30 - 10:30 am

Student Center Ballroom


Faculty and staff alumni of CSU and CSU retirees. 

College of Business Cornerstone Speaker Series: Digital Marketing

The Monte Ahuja College of Business Cornerstone Speaker Series is where theory meets practice. Intended to be an interactive and engaging conversation led by faculty experts paired with forward-thinking industry leaders who share their knowledge and best practices for operating in today’s ever-changing business environment. The topic for our November 2022 webinar is Digital Marketing, led by Dr. Subrina Lu.


12:00 - 1:00 pm


Our alumni, faculty, staff and over 600 local industry professionals who have attended our previous webinars.


Part career fair, part networking and 100% Sport and Entertainment Management focused. All CSU students are welcome to join us for Sport & Entertainment Management Night. Students – you will get to meet up with local favorites like our very own Cleveland Cavs, Charge and other local sport and entertainment firms, network and learn more about what they look for in employees and their industry. 


4:00 - 8:00 pm


Students and prospective employers in the industry.

Graduate Student Networking Social

Prospective students and alumni interested in learning about graduate programs at Cleveland State University are invited to campus for a free evening of live music, hors d’oeuvre, and wine and beer to connect with faculty, program coordinators, current students, and alumni from graduate programs across the university. CSU offers more than 150 graduate programs. Meet faculty and staff from these programs, hear about degree options, and learn about graduate assistantships and other scholarship opportunities. Click here for more information.


5:30 - 7:30 pm

Student Center Atrium


Prospective students and alumni interested in learning about graduate programs at Cleveland State University

Thursday, November 17


Come home to Cleveland State’s campus to hear about exciting new developments at CSU and the direction of our CSU 2.0 strategic plan from President Laura Bloomberg, PhD and other CSU leadership. Join us to learn about CSU’s place in the Cleveland community, innovative research and academic progress, programming to support the student experience, and other exciting changes taking place on campus. Learn more about how we – and you – are poised to make a difference in the lives of students and Cleveland itself. Space is limited. Registration required.


5:00 - 8:00 pm

Student Center Ballroom


CSU Alumni and friends of the University

Registration Required

Friday, November 18

50th Reunion Luncheon

Celebrating the Class of 1972 with luncheon and remarks by President Bloomberg. Yearbooks and memorabilia will also be on display. Invitation only. Please contact the alumni team to RSVP or with questions at or 216.687.2078


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fenn Tower Ballroom

Class of 1972 alumni and their guests can register here.

Campus Tours

See the current campus and hear a little about student life from one of the CSU tour guides. 


Times available vary

Pre-Game Party and Basketball Game

Join Viking fans for a pre-game party before the 7pm Homecoming Basketball Game against Arkansas Pine-Bluff! This ticketed event will grant access to the pre-game activities, food, and a ticket to the game!


5:30 Party and Game at 7:00 pm

Wolstein Center


CSU community, alumni and friends

Saturday, November 19


Cleveland State University Department of Africana Studies, in partnership with the CSU Alumni Association and Career Development and Exploration Center, Presents
CSU Black Alumni & Student Dress for Success Networking Session. This event aims to introduce CSU students to successful CSU alumni to build mentoring relationships and establish professional networks for career opportunities. For more information contact Prester Pickett, M.F.A., Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center, at (216) 687-3656 or


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Berkman Hall (BH) 1899 E. 22nd Street, Rm. 137

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