Back to College Night

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Back to College Night is a fun, casual reception that celebrates California’s colleges, universities, alumni and friends.

Rayburn Cafeteria
Rayburn House Office Building, Basement Level
Washington, DC
(Capitol South Metro)

CSS_Bike_Beach_SmallAbout Back to College Night

Back to College Night attendees are encouraged to show their school spirit, renew old rivalries, and forge new friendships as they visit tables set up by many of California’s outstanding institutions.

Over the years, all 10 campuses of the University of California system, all 23 California State University campuses, USC, Stanford, Pepperdine, Santa Clara University, University of San Diego, University of Redlands, California Institute of Technology, Occidental College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Pomona College and the California Community Colleges have participated.

Many members of the California Congressional delegation and Hill staff who are California college alumni join the festivities (more than 60 members of Congress attended California institutions). Come join the fun and show your pride!

Entrance & Tickets

Back to College Night is open to all current CSS members and non-members at no cost. This event doesn’t require a ticket(s) to attend but please RSVP to the event.

This event is a great way to learn more about the CSS, so invite your fellow Californians interested in joining the CSS.  We are unable to collect money at this event. To join/renew your membership online click here.

Feedback from CSS Members

“Back to College Night is a chance for our alumni to network, reminisce about Redlands, and show our Bulldog pride in Washington, D.C.” ~Kat Buechel, University of Redlands ‘04

Contact Information

For more information about the California State Society, please email
If you are a California college and are interested in this event, please contact Jim Gelb at or 202-434-8060 or Kendra Jordon at or

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