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SMC Spirit team in front of a balloon arch
Alumni Engagement, Student Life and Athletics


Date & Time


Location (On-campus)

1928 St. Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94575
SMC Spirit team in front of a balloon arch


Welcome to one of the biggest events for both alumni and students of the year: Homecoming Weekend at Saint Mary's College! Join us from November 10–12 for a spectacular celebration of tradition, pride, and community.

Expect a variety of events for alumni and students all weekend long. Faculty and staff are encouraged to host an event.

Events to be posted to the Saint Mary's web calendar and the Homecoming webpage as they are added.

Key events


Flag raising and Honor Guard presentation

11:00 AM, outside Filippi Administrative Building
The SMC community is invited to observe a local Honor Guard raise the flag.

Veterans Day BBQ

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, De La Salle Lawn
Open to all in SMC community

Brian Stokes Mitchell concert and reception

6 PM reception, 8 PM concert • Bankhead Theatre – Livermore
Saint Mary's alumni receive a 2-for-1 Homecoming discount, use code: "GaelsAlum" Tickets now available

Casino Night

9:00 PM, Soda Center 
Students are invited to this return of a Saint Mary's classic event– Casino Night! Try your luck at a number of games and enjoy a night with your classmates and friends! 


Homecoming Parade

10:30 AM, Saint Mary's campus roadways
Kickoff the biggest day of Homecoming with a Saint Mary's community parade! Cars and groups will travel around campus roads, ending near the chapel lawn driveways. All campus groups are invited to participate by decorating a car and driving/walking in the parade! 

High Potential 50th Anniversary Brunch

11 AM – 1 PM, Soda Center
Come together with fellow HP alumni and former staff to celebrate 50 years of empowering, serving, and supporting students at SMC. Join us as we honor the legacy of the program, hear from current students and alumni, and (re)connect with the entire HP community.
Registration available now.

Service and Leadership: Insights from veterans in business

11 AM, Brother Urban Gregory Hall (BUG Hall)
Celebrate Veterans Day and hear from an incredible panel of SEBA's alumni veterans now working in companies such as, Silicon Labs, and the United States Attorney’s Office. Speaker panel presented by SEBA.

Beach Volleyball exhibition match

11 AM, SMC Beach Courts (near Justin and Mitty Halls)
Please join us on our very own beach for dynamic exhibition match play during our Homecoming festivities!

School of Science Open House

11:30 AM, Brousseau Hall
The School of Science welcomes you to Brousseau Hall to hear about current student research, our engaged courses and laboratories, and our current and upcoming graduate programs.

"The Hunt for Slip Madigan's Flask" escape room

12:00 - 3:00 PM, Dante TBD
It is 1938 and Saint Mary's legendary athletic director, Slip Madigan, has asked you to go back to the old abandoned Oakland Brickpile to retrieve his lucky flask from a locked cabinet. Sign up for a 30-minute adventure in groups of 5 or fewer. Register for a timeslot.


"3D Imaging and Human Anatomy" talk and lab

12:00 - 2:00 PM, Brousseau Hall - Anatomy Lab
Professor Greg Smith will use 3D images to teach alumni about medical imaging and anatomy. 

CILSA Open House

12:30 - 2:30 PM, CILSA Fish Bowl
CILSA will host an open house with snacks and drinks in the classic "fishbowl" office. Alumni and visitors can stop by at any time to learn about CILSA's current programs and connect with other alumni.

Homecoming Seminar

12:30 - 1:30 PM, Dante 203
Relive Seminar! Grab a seat at the round table and engage in a seminar-style discussion. Text will be provided in the classroom. Seminar sign-up

"How to Navigate High Interest Rates" financial workshop

1:00 - 2:00 PM, Dryden Hall
University Credit Union is hosting a financial wellness seminar, sharing tips and tricks on how to navigate the high interest rates of today's financial climate. Join them for a brief discussion about the current economic landscape and steps you can take towards financial freedom.

Honors Alumni Luncheon

1:00 PM, Honors Lounge - Aquinas Hall
Come reconnect with your fellow Honors Gaels and share a bite to eat and a chance to catch up together. 

Sundance JanTerm: Reunion and Info Session

1:00 - 3:00 PM, Garaventa Hall
For 24 years, over 430 SMC students have traveled to Park City, Utah to attend the festival. Some Jan Term Sundance course alumni have gone on to have successful careers in the film industry. 

Women's Basketball open practice

2:00 PM, UCU Pavilion
Meet the women's basketball team and new head coach Jeff Cammon before their home opener on Sunday!

Museum of Art tour

2:00 PM, Museum of Art
View the work of alumna Lisa Congdon '90 and famed Corita Kent in the fall exhibitions with a guided tour at 2 PM. Museum gallery open 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Free entry. Enjoy live music by a student cellist at 1 p.m.

Musical concert tribute to Br. Martin Yribarren, FSC

3:00 PM, Saint Mary's Chapel
All are invited to a concert honoring the life and music of our dear friend and colleague, Brother Martin Yribarren, FSC (1947-2021). The concert will be livestreamed and recorded. Reception to follow.

Saint Mary's Trivia Contest and Happy Hour

5:00 PM, The 1928 Pub
Grab a pint and come with a crew to answer questions about Saint Mary's history and trivia for prizes!

RAs and RDs reunite for Smores

6:30 PM, Beach courts (between Justin and Mitty Halls)
Join former and current Housing and Residential Experience staff for an evening filled with laughter, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments. Our cozy s'mores event promises to be a highlight of your Homecoming weekend.

Homecoming Dance

8:00 PM, Soda Center 
This student-only event will provide the perfect end to a huge Homecoming day!




11:00 AM, Saint Mary's Chapel
Celebrate mass in the beautiful, timeless chapel.

Jubilees, Championships, and Homecomings: Saint Mary's History of Celebrations

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Library
This event will be hosted by College Archivist, Kate Wilson, beginning with a presentation on the history of Saint Mary's College highlighting our milestone celebrations since the College was founded in 1863. There will be historic trophies, flags, and game day ephemera on display and a behind the scenes tour after the presentation. Families are welcome and encouraged.

Brunch with the Brothers

12:00 PM, Oliver Hall
Enjoy a morning meal with the Christian Brothers. Paid entry at Oliver Hall, hosted mimosa bar. 

Women's Basketball vs. UC San Diego

1:00 PM, UCU Pavilion
The first game of the Gael Hoops doubleheader! The Gaels, under first-year head coach Jeff Cammon, play the Tritons. Let's go Gaels! 
Tickets available now: Use discount code "HC23"
Homecoming T-Shirt also available to purchase


2:30 PM, UCU Plaza
Get the party started! Enjoy a family-friendly pregame party with activities of all ages. Face-painting and bounce houses, giveaways and food and drink. 

Men's Basketball vs. Weber State

5:00 PM, UCU Pavilion
The Gaels will put the exclamation point on Homecoming weekend in this home game against the Weber State Wildcats!
Tickets available now: Use discount code "HC23"
Homecoming T-Shirt also available to purchase


Bailey Minardi '16, MA '23
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement & Events