Homecoming 2014

Alumni, cadets, faculty, staff, supporters and all members of the California Maritime Academy family will want to visit campus during Homecoming 2014 festivities. 

This year's theme is "We are Global." The events surrounding Homecoming aim to celebrate the unique global characteristic of obtaining your education at Cal Maritime. 

There will be music, tours of the ship and campus, and fun activities for all ages. It's going to be a WORLD PARTY!

Schedule of Events

October 6th-10th - Spirit Week

Sunday, October 5: Storm Solano
Monday, October 6 - Friday, October 10: Divisional Goldenbeard Geocaching Competition. There will be laminated tiny Goldenbeards hidden around campus, that students will geocache and take a photograph. The division that gets the most geocaches will win a pizza party! See Murray Manchanthasouk (2E) for details. 
Tuesday, October 7: Divisional Banner Making: Come to the library lawn from 1000-1300 on Tuesday and make a banner for your division (students) or department (faculty/staff). These will be displayed at the quad during Saturday's events. 
Wednesday, October 8: From 1000-1300, come to the library lawn again to make a Cal Maritime Homecoming Button, learn some neat trivia and decorate your own t-shirt for Spirit Uniform Day!
Thursday, October 9: From 1100-1300, everyone is invited to come out to the Club Sundae Social on the Quad to check out the school spirit of some of your own clubs. Each club table will have ice cream and toppings, so you’ll have to visit each to complete your sundae!
Friday, October 10 is Spirit Uniform Day! Support Cal Maritime colors by wearing wearing blue and golf. For students, see the following guidelines:

a.Blue / Gold Day: students can wear a combination of blue and gold/yellow, or all blue, or all gold/yellow.  At least one item needs to be a Cal Maritime article of clothing. 
b.Hats are not required.  If worn, must be blue or gold.  
c.Blue jeans are ok.
d.Shorts, including jean shorts are ok.  Shorts must be hemmed, no cutoffs.  The bottom of the shorts must extend past your fingertips with your arms along your side.
e.Cal Maritime varsity athletic gear is ok. 
f.No flip flops or sandals.  Sandals with a back strap are ok.
g.Blue / Gold face painting is ok. 
h.Blue / Gold TEMPORARY hair color is ok.  Hair must be back to natural color by formation on Monday 13 October, 2014.
i.For ALL clothing items, including face painting or hair coloring:  All shall be in good taste, free of words or pictures that are sexually explicit, profane, refer to drug or gang paraphernalia, or with negative connotations with regard to race, religion, color, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. 
j.Students with classes/labs that require work uniforms or boiler suits must wear the proper uniform to class or watch.k.All grooming standards apply – men shall be clean-shaven; women’s hair must be up.


October 10th - Homecoming Kick-off

1730 - 1900   All Alumni Reception hosted by the Alumni Association Board - Marriott
  *FREE EVENT* All alumni, cadets, faculty, and staff are invited to the Welcome Back Reception hosted
by the Alumni Association Board at the Marriott in Vallejo, CA. 1000 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589
1900      Alumni Class Dinners - On their own
1800 - 2030 50th Class Reunion Dinner hosted by President Cropper - Dining Center Compass Room
  *FREE EVENT* The Class of 1964 and their guests are invited to kick-off Homecoming weekend
with a special 50th Class Reunion Dinner at the new Dining Center, hosted by President Cropper.
*Limit 1 guest per registrant*
  1800 Cocktails
  1830 Dinner
1930 - 2230 Student Party - Mayo Gym lawn/waterfront
  *FREE EVENT* All current students are invited to foam party, battle of the DJs, and s'mores at the Mayo Gym lawn/waterfront.

October 11th - Homecoming Day

1030  Registration/Information Booth Opens
1100   Alumni Board Meeting - Peachman Hall
1200 - 1330 Homecoming Lunch  - Compass Room, Dining Center (previously held on Saturday evening)
  *NEW THIS YEAR* Homecoming Lunch is going to be held at the new Dining Center.
There will be an alumni program and alumni awards presented at this event, which was previously
held on Saturday evenings. Price: $30 per adult , $25 for faculty/staff/student*, $7.50 for special Kids Lunch
  Alumni Program
  Alumni Awards presented 
  Distinguished Alumni speaker
1400 - 1730 PE/Aquatics Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House
  *FREE EVENT* Join us at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Cal Maritime's new Physical Education and
Aquatics Center. After the ceremony, there will be an open house. Cal Maritime's new mascot,
Golden Beard, will also make an appearance.
  1400-1445 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  1500 - Women’s Alumni vs. Alumni Basketball Game
  1630 - Men’s Alumni vs. Alumni Basketball Game
   Meet Cal Maritime's new mascot "Golden Beard"
1400 - 1630 *FREE EVENT* Lower Campus Activities* (see list below)
  Beer and Wine Garden 
1500 - 1545  Hawespipe Humor - Library Green Room
1600 - 1630  Memorial Garden Dedication - Memorial Garden
1630 - 1730 Divisional Social Time - Quad/Beer Garden
  *FREE EVENT* All alumni and students will have an opportunity to catch up as well as swap stories from the past and present.
1630 - 2100 Homecoming “Party” - Lower Campus
*NEW THIS YEAR* Join us for a "world party" on lower campus. The menu will be foods
from around the world. The beer and wine garden will be available as well as entertainment (must be 21).
Price: $35 per adult , $28 per faculty/staff/student*
  Foods Around the World
  Beer and Wine Garden
  Live DJ and/or Music
  *FREE EVENT* Lower Campus Actvities (see list below)
1800 - 2000     Soccer Game - Bodnar Field

OCTOBER 12TH - DAY on the bay

Join us for an exciting day on the San Francisco Bay onboard the Training Ship Golden Bear to celebrate Fleet Week and enjoy a front row seat at the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air-show.

Continental breakfast, live music, lunch and an assortment of snacks are included in the ticket price. Wine and beer will be available for purchase (Must be 21). Price: $150 per adult, $125 per Reunion Class member (ending in 4s and 9s), $75 per child 12 and under, $75 per cadet/faculty/staff

View more details and register for Day on the Bay

*Meal plan equivalency is available to students who wish to offset the price of meals duringHomecoming.


  • Carnival Atmosphere (dunk booth, cotton candy machine, popcorn, bounce house, face painting, etc.)
  • World Map - “Where in the World Have You Been?”
  • Golden Beard Scavenger Hunt
  • Photo booth/Flipbook (with backdrops/props from around the world)
  • Campus Tours (including new construction, Sim & Power Lab demo, TSGB)
  • “Passport” of Activities Program
  • Slack-lines Activity
  • Golf Driving Range 

golden beard

Pictures from Homecoming 2013




Did You Know?

U.S. News and World Report ranks Cal Maritime as the number one best public college in the western region in 2013.

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