It’s homecoming week at Cal State Bakersfield and activities are planned to get alums more involved. Alumni Director Sara Hendrick says it can be difficult to get people excited about a homecoming when it’s not associated with a football game in the fall. Instead, the festivities take place around a basketball game Saturday night that will feature the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. Homecoming has typically been geared towards student activities in past years, but Hendrick is hoping the university can grow a more traditional homecoming that attracts students to return. The only difference will be a game on the hardwood rather than the gridiron.

Sean Michael Lisle