Spartan Family Picnic

Final Four Watch Party

March 30, 2015 by Justin Bugajski

Calling all San Francisco Bay Area Spartans! The Final Four is just around the corner!
We are all gathering at our home bar The Brick Yard for the 3:09PM tipoff.

Since this such a big event for our alumni club, here are a few quick reminders about our game watch:

  • Table reservations MUST be made by 3PM this Thursday
  • Call ahead to The Brick Yard, (415) 400-4712 to secure your seats by using the password “IZZO”
  • Food and beverage purchase per person is required at a table
  • All members of your party must arrive 20 minutes before tip-off (2:45PM) to be seated

See you there Saturday! Go Green! Go White!

Networking Event at Eventbrite HQ

March 2, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

One of the greatest benefits of being part of the MSU Alumni Association is the opportunity to connect with Spartans across the globe. MSUAA encourages regional clubs to host networking events to give local Spartans a chance to advance their careers. The San Francisco Bay Area Spartans has been a proud supporter of this effort, hosting events at LinkedIn HQ in Mountain View, CA in 2013 and at Google’s San Francisco offices in 2014. This year, we are excited to announce that our networking event will take place at Eventbrite HQ in San Francisco.

Please join us at Eventbrite‘s San Francisco headquarters on April 16, 6 – 8 pm for a great opportunity to network with your fellow Michigan State alumni! We will have special guests in attendance, and serving appetizers, wine, beer and sodas to all our guests.

Tickets are $15 each and are available for purchase here.

Additionally, we will be selling raffle tickets and holding a drawing to win a unique Tom Izzo autographed framed picture which we know will look great on the wall of any Spartan fan! We’ll also be giving away other MSU memorabilia. Raffle tickets are only $5 each, or better yet buy 4 and get 1 free! All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales benefit the MSU Alumni of SF Bay Area Scholarship Fund. We are almost halfway to our goal of raising $30,000 to endow our scholarship fund which will help students from the Bay Area attend MSU. Your support of this goal is much appreciated!

Izzo Autographed Photo - Auction

Spartans WILL. Day of Service

January 26, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

The Spartans WILL. Global Day of Service returns on Saturday, April 18, 2015, bringing together Spartan alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff from around the world to serve their local communities. We are planning events in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley this year!

Details on the San Francisco event on Saturday, April 18:

What we’re doing:


Join the fun in cultivating more positive energy around Ocean Beach Coastal habitat and the Fire Pit Recreation Area. We will be helping to restore the raised concrete beds at Ocean Beach. This consists of removing red lava rock and older weed tarps to help prepare the beds for native CA dune species planting.

Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Location: Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17, San Francisco

Sign up here:

Contact: Victoria Vandegrift / / 215-990-9318
If you’re able to join us in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we are hosting a service event in Silicon Valley on Saturday, April 25.

April Spartans at Steins Brunch

March 24, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

Join us for our monthly Silicon Valley brunch at Steins in Mountain View for delicious food, drinks and fun Spartan camaraderie. I ‘Spartan’ SF t-shirts will be available for purchase at this month’s brunch!

Date: Sunday, April 12
Time: 12:30PM
Location: Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, 895 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041

RSVP by emailing Patrick Westgate. See you there!

I ‘Spartan’ SF Shirts are Back!

March 24, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

You’ve seen them at The Brick Yard and at various events around the Bay Area (and possibly beyond!) – the I ‘Spartan’ SF shirts are back by popular demand! Shirts are available for purchase at any SF Bay Area Spartans event. We are offering crew neck and v-neck sizes for men and women in the dark green color we all know and love. Shirts are $35, payable by cash, Venmo or PayPal. Proceeds from the shirts support our scholarship fund that helps out Bay Area students who dream of spending time on the Banks of the Red Cedar. Get yours today!




March 24, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

March Madness is here, and the Spartans are on a tear! Join us at The Brick Yard for all Spartan games.

Final 4: MSU vs Duke – FINAL FOUR Watch Party at The Brick Yard

Saturday 4/4, 3:00PM PT | RSVP

Elite 8: MSU vs Louisville – Brunch at The Brick Yard

Sunday 3/9, 11:20AM PT | RSVP

Sweet 16: MSU vs Oklahoma – Sparty Party at The Brick Yard!

Friday 3/27, 7PM PT | RSVP


Sign up now for Silicon Valley Spartans Service Day!

March 8, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

Michigan State Alumni across the globe will join forces to give back to their communities this April. In Silicon Valley, your fellow Spartans are planning to help out Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley on their Spring Service Day on April 25. If you’re interested in joining us, please sign up here by filling out the form and selecting ‘MSU Alumni Association Spring 2015′ on the drop down menu.

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley provides critical home repairs for low-income homeowners at no cost for eligible applicants. As graduates of our wonderful university who live and work in this area, we are incredibly lucky for our education, our supportive network, and the abundant career opportunities in the Bay Area. Let’s spend a day giving back to our community together.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Edward Emling.

Save the Date: Tigers at A’s

March 2, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

The Bay Area Spartans love when Detroit sports teams play the local teams, and we are already looking forward to the Tigers series in Oakland starting on Memorial Day (May 25). Stay tuned for more information on the game day tailgate, tickets and more!

Silicon Valley #SpartansatSteins March Meetup

March 2, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

Are you one of the 2,000 Spartans living in Silicon Valley? Join us for our monthly #SpartansatSteins brunches at Steins Beer Garden in downtown Mountain View. RSVP to Patrick Westgate if you’re planning on attending.

  • Sunday, March 8 · 12:30PM
  • Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant
    895 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041

It’s Big Ten Conference basketball season!

February 10, 2015 by Natalie Venuto








Catch MSU hoops at The Brick Yard!

Spartan Basketball vs Ohio State
Saturday, February 14 at 9:00 AM

Spartan Basketball vs Michigan
Tuesday, February 17 at 6:00 PM

Spartan Basketball vs Illinois
Sunday, February 22 at 4:30 PM