Tuesday will be Carmelita Jeter Day at California State University, Dominguez Hills, as the campus welcomes home its first Olympic athlete and famous alum, who earned a degree from the college in 2006.
The three-time medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games - bronze in the 200-meter dash, silver in the 100-meter dash and gold in the 4-by-100 meter relay - and the fastest woman alive will talk about her experiences and answer questions from the audience during a discussion.
The 4 p.m. event, titled "A Discussion with Carmelita Jeter," will be held in the University Theatre. An autograph session immediately follows.
At 7 p.m., Jeter will serve as honorary head coach at the home-opener women's basketball game against cross-town rival California State University, Los Angeles. A special program to recognize Jeter's accomplishments is set for halftime.
Jeter earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from CSU Dominguez Hills in 2006. She is one of the university's most decorated student athletes, having earned six All-America titles and having set several campus sprint records while on the track team.
The talk and the basketball game are open to the public; however, there is a charge to attend the basketball game: $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and non-CSUDH students with their student IDs. The game is free for CSUDH students and children ages 12 and younger.
A special invitation-only reception with Jeter for Cal State Dominguez Hills alumni is planned from 5-6:30 p.m.
Complimentary parking will be available in Lots 6 and 13 only that afternoon. Parking in all other lots costs $4, payable at the yellow kiosks in each lot.