Alumni & Family Relations Events

Events marked with an asterisk (*) are complimentary.
All ticket sales are FINAL and no refunds will be given.
Reservations MUST be made at least one week in advance of any event.
or call the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM.


Note: The Easter Eggstravaganza and Alumni Blackhawks Game
have unique registration pages included with their listings.


Education Alumni Network (EAN) Meetings*
Join fellow education alumni in a group that provides networking, social events and interaction with current students and faculty. They provide assistance to alumni looking for jobs, changing careers or just looking to reconnect with other grads.
Saturday, April 23 | 9 a.m. | Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd Floor

Business Alumni Network (BAN) Meetings*

Join fellow business alumni in a group that provides networking, social events and interaction with current USF students. The group assists alumni looking for jobs, changing careers, hiring employees or just looking to reconnect with other grads. All alumni are welcome!
Saturday, March 5, May 7 | 8:30 a.m. Meeting | Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse 3rd floor


African American Alumni Association (4A) Meetings*
Join a welcoming group working to provide resources, support, and networking opportunities for our alumni. They strive to embrace current students, promote Franciscan values, while
maintianing pride in their cultural heritage.
Saturday, Feb. 13, April 16, June 18 | 11 a.m. | Turk Theater, Tower Hall 1st floor





The Second City
Sponsored by the Family Association. Join us for a sidesplitting night of laughs! The Second City is always original, daring, and hilarious, and they are coming to USF for a special performance – one night only! Their alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Jason Sudeikis and so many more. Each ticket includes a dessert intermission.
Thursday, Feb. 4 | 6 p.m. Dinner/7 p.m. Performance | Sexton Auditorium, Tower Hall
$30 per person/$50 includes dinner. Limited tickets available.

Valentine Bingo Party– Alumni Service Day*

The Education Alumni Network (EAN) is hosting a Valentine’s party at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet. Alumni will get to mingle and play Bingo with the residents. It’s a great day to make a new friend!
Thursday, Feb. 11 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. | Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet

Career Networking Dinner*

We are partnering with the Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) student club on campus to host this excellent networking opportunity for both alumni and students. Each course during dinner will be spent with a different group of alumni and students so you will meet lots of new people. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards to share! Complimentary, professional head shots will be available.
Thursday, Feb. 25 | 6 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Limited tickets available.

Cocktails for Caritas – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

MARCH 2016

Will County Regional Office of Education Licensure Seminar*

Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network. The Will County Regional Office of Education staff will provide a seminar with the most current rules and regulations regarding licensure renewal with a special focus on endorsements. A light dinner will be served.
Thursday, March 3 | 5 – 7 p.m. | St. Albert’s Hall, A112

Sips & Splatters

Gather your friends and come prepared to paint and party. Sip on some wine while our art instructor gives you step-by-step directions on how to create your own painting masterpiece. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are included!
Thursday, March 10 | 6 – 8 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
$50 per person 


READ for Educators
Sponsored by REAL. This professional development conference on reading will offer a keynote speaker, your choice of workshops, 6 professional development hours, and a meal. Call 815-740-2626 for more information.
Saturday, March 12 | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | San Damiano Hall and Donovan Hall, Motherhouse
$30 per person


Easter Eggstravaganza
Hop your way to the front of the line for this 3rd annual Easter holiday event with fellow alumni families. Guests will enjoy breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny followed by an egg hunt on the USF Quad rain or shine! Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets!
Saturday, March 12 | 9 – 11 a.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center
$10 adult/$8 children (4-18). Kids 3 and under are free. Limited tickets available.


APRIL 2016


Alumni Blackhawks Game

Let’s support our Stanley Cup Championship team by going to a game! Join us for a fun-filled night of hockey as they take on the Arizona Coyotes.
Tuesday, April 5 | 5:30 p.m. departure/7:30 p.m. game | Section 303, United Center, Chicago
Option A (row 5-6): $110 or $120 with transportation
Option B (row 12): $80 or $90 with transportation
$10 of each ticket is a donation to USF. Limited tickets available.

USF Career Fair*

Sponsored by the Career Success Center. We are proud to assist our students and alumni with resources and events for lifelong careers connections! You are invited to network with alumni employers for internship, job, and job shadowing opportunities. Professional attire and resume are required.
Friday, April 8 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Sullivan Recreation Center

USF Relay for Life*

Sponsored by: Student Government, Student Activities Board, and the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities and campuses around the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Friday, April 15 | 6 p.m. to Midnight | Sullivan Recreation Center

Duns Scotus Cultural Experience: Blue Man Group

The Duns Scotus honors program would like to invite its alumni to join the current honors students for a joint cultural experience. We are going to the Briar Street Theater to see the “Blue Man Group,” one of our classic cultural experiences! Duns Scotus alumni only.
Sunday, April 24 | 2:30 p.m. departure/4 p.m. performance | Briar Street Theater, Chicago
$15 per person, optional transportation provided.

MAY  2016

Joliet Hope Center Service Day*

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network
This community assistance program allows people obtain food and household items that have been greatly discounted. It offers a long-term self-sufficiency solution to families and individuals struggling to fulfill their basic needs. Help us, help others by packing and organizing at this local food pantry. All alumni and friends are welcome.
Saturday, May 7 | 10 a.m. to Noon | The Joliet Hope Center, Inc., 511 Oak Leaf Ct., Joliet

32nd Annual Student Honors and Awards Convocation*

Sponsored by the Provost’s Office. The Honors and Awards Convocation celebrates academic excellence across the University by recognizing the achievements of our students. Please join us in honoring them.
Thursday, May 12 | 10 a.m.– 12 p.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center

2016 Bluestem Earth Festival*

Sponsored by: The Sisters of St. Francis and their Associates. We are surrounded by critical and massive injustices: devastation of natural resources, human trafficking, racism, pollution. This event offers education and ideas for action. It will feature a variety of earth friendly activities such as workshops, over 70 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, food, live entertainment and children’s activities. Visit for more information.
Saturday, May 21 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center & Quad

JUNE 2016

Summer BBQ & Concert on the Quad

This family friendly event is complete with all the barbeque fixings, bounce house, face painting, outdoor games and summer fun for all ages! Even if you don’t have children, come and enjoy our concert on the Quad while you eat your lunch.
Saturday, June 4 | 12 – 3 p.m. | USF Quad
$10 adult/$5 children (4-18). Kids 3 and under are free.
$5 of each ticket is a USF donation.

JULY 2016

Business Alumni Network (BAN) Bowling Party

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network. Roll on down for the Business Alumni Network’s (BAN) night of bowling! Bring a dish to pass and join us for three games of bowling (shoes provided) and mingle with fellow alumni. All are invited to join in on the fun!
Friday, July 29 | 6 p.m. | Town & Country Lanes, Joliet
$10 per person, pay at the door.


Grub Crawl

Are you ready for the alumni event of the year? Join us for the 11th annual mystery progressive dinner as we tour three different historic mansions for a three-course meal. Games and prizes will be included on the bus! If you have a dietary restriction, please contact our office for accommodations.
Saturday, Aug. 13 | 5 p.m. USF shuttle bus departure
$60 per person, includes food and transportation.
$10 of each ticket is a USF donation. Limited tickets available.