News • November 04, 2016

2016 Homecoming to take place over the weekend

Homecoming 2016

Riverside, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2016)—California Baptist University will host alumni and friends at Homecoming and Family Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5.

The activities kick off at chapel services on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Worship will be led by Christian recording band The Digital Age, and the chapel speaker will be Josh Daffern (’99), lead pastor of Mt. Vernon Church in Mississippi.  

Friday evening, the annual Alumni Awards Dinner (tickets required) takes place at the Recreation Center. Awards will be presented to Dave King (’69), recipient of the Lancer Medal for Lifetime Achievement Award; Darrel Walker (’75), Alumnus of the Year Award; Candice Trummell (‘07), recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award; Mike McGuffee (’74), recipient of the Distinguished Service in Christian Ministry Award; and Eric McBride (’09), Alumni Service Award.

On Saturday, the Alumni Association holds its annual meeting at 9 a.m. in the Copenbarger Dining Room. At 10 a.m., the Athletics Association hosts the third annual FLAApjack Breakfast at the Van Dyne Gym lawn.

A Block Party scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. will feature events and activities for all ages, including food trucks, inflatable attractions for children, games, live entertainment and interactive academic booths on the Front Lawn. Campus tours also will be available.

Food truck vendors will include Belly BombZ (Korean chicken wings and sliders); JoJo’s Grill a Dog (gourmet hotdogs); Classic Taco Truck (burritos, quesadilla and tacos); Cousins Maine (lobster rolls and lobster tacos); Big Wave Grill (cheeseburgers and fries); Sweet Stop (corn dogs and fruit juices); Frankie’s Frozen Treats (shaved ice) and Kettle Masters of America (kettle corn).

The CBU Lancers women’s volleyball team will host Concordia University, Irvine at 2 p.m. in the Van Dyne Gym.

There will also be the second annual “Zest”ival concert with The Digital Age in Stamps Courtyard at 3:30 p.m. The free concert will feature festival-style seating—spectators should bring a blanket or lawn chair.

The Fortuna Bowl kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday. The annual event features men’s and women’s championship intramural flag football games.

The 2016 Homecoming weekend activities will close with a fireworks show immediately following the Fortuna Bowl championship game.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 951-343-4439 or visit

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Angela Meluski

8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504