Spartan Family Picnic

Join us for the 2nd Annual Spartan Family Picnic

June 9, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

Save the Date!

Saturday, August 1 · 11:30AM – 2:00PM
Fountain Springs Ridge at Ridgeland Circle, Danville, CA

Calling all Spartans in the Bay Area: we are hosting another fabulous #SpartyPicnic on Saturday, August 1 in sunny Danville. We had a fantastic 125-person turnout last year and everyone enjoyed the delicious food, family fun and Spartan camaraderie. Let’s send our Bay Area MSU students off to the Banks of the Red Cedar in style again!

More details + get your tickets here!

Join us for Tigers @ A’s on Memorial Day!

April 26, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

If you want to catch a Detroit Tigers game this summer, they are only in town for one series during the regular season! Don’t miss your chance cheer the Tigers to victory as they face the Oakland A’s on Monday, May 25th at 1:05pm. This is a joint event with the University of Michigan Club of Greater San Francisco, so you can count on a lot of Detroit Tiger fans to cheer with!

Ticket Info

We have an early bird special offer! Save 10% if you buy your tickets by May 3rd – just $55 each! From May 4 to May 10, tickets will be $60 so get your order in today.

Our tickets are on the visitors side in section 109. After May 10th, tickets may not be available in our group section.

Once all ticket sales have concluded, Alicia Faustyn will assign seating for the group (which is why we ask you for your alumni affiliation in the order form). She will then package the tickets, label them with your name and leave them at the WILL CALL window at O.Co Coliseum for pick-up on game day. The WILL CALL window is right near Gate C. Your tickets will be available to pick up 2 hours before the game starts. ID required!

Tailgate Info

Your ticket price includes access to our group tailgate before the game starting at 11am. We will be providing pop, water, snacks, and hot dogs from the grill! However, BYOB for this event.

We will tailgate as close to Gate C as possible, which is near Parking Lot B. Check out this parking lot map for reference. The Will Call window is conveniently located right near our tailgate as well. To find us, just look for the Tigers flag flying above our tailgate!

If you can bring anything to help make our tailgate better, such as chairs, tables, tailgate games, or a grill to help us make hot dogs – you can indicate any of these in the ticket order form, we left a place for that. Thanks for helping make it a great event out at the park!

Go Tigers!

Order tickets today!

I ‘Spartan’ SF t-shirts are back!

April 20, 2015 by Natalie Venuto

These fabulous t-shirts represent our club brand – the spirit of Spartans in the San Francisco Bay Area – and also support our Scholarship Fund. Get yours while supplies last!


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!

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!

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 club 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, 6:30 – 8:30PM 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.

Featured Speakers

The second half of the event will feature alumni sharing their #SpartanStories. Join us for a fantastic evening of Spartan fellowship, great wine and inspiring stories.

Mike Bailen, Featured Speaker Mike Bailen, Director of Recruiting at EventbriteMike will give a brief welcome to Eventbrite HQ to our alumni and a little bit about the partnerships between colleges and Eventbrite.
Ken Stanecki, Featured Speaker Ken Stanecki, CFO at Round Table PizzaKen will be sharing his Spartan story about our scholarship fundraising effort from the perspective of an alumnus and a Bay Area parent who currently supports his child at MSU.
Featured Speaker, Cory Waltz Cory Waltz, UC Berkeley PhD student in nuclear engineeringCory will be sharing his Spartan Story about the opportunities he had at MSU including his work at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, studying abroad in Europe, interning around the U.S., and how these opportunities provided further outreach in the physics and engineering fields.
Kyle Pollock, Featured Speaker Kyle Pollock, San Francisco City ImpactKyle will be sharing his Spartan story of a journey from campus to a career in community service giving help to inner city Tenderloin residents.
Megan Gebhart, Featured Speaker Megan Gebhart, Recruiter at Airbnb and Author of 52 Cups: Inspiring and Insightful Stories for Navigating Life’s UncertaintiesMegan will be sharing her Spartan story of a journey from campus to traveling the world, to becoming an author and working in the tech industry.




Wine List – all donated by our fantastic club sponsors!

  • 2013 Thomas LaTour Oregon Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
  • 2012 Bravium Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • 2013 Ellipsis Chardonnay “Laguna Nuevo Vineyard”, Russian River Valley
  • 2012 Ellipsis Pinot Noir “De La Montanya Vineyard-Tina’s Block”, Russian River Valley
Food Menu
  • Assorted Crostini: artichoke parmesan, goat cheese and tomato, and fig and olive crostini
  • Crudite: bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, jicama, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, endive and assorted dips (hummus, tzaziki, and tapenade)
  • Assorted Cheeses: selection of artisan cheeses, nuts, dried fruit, and preserves
  • American Charcuterie: artisan salumi, prosciutto, pate, marcona almonds, cornichons, jardiniere, mustards

Tom Izzo Autographed Photo!

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!


Event Sponsors

Our Club Sponsors

Derek Rohlffs - Bravium Winery