Alumni & Parent Relations Listing of Events

All ticket sales are FINAL. No refunds will be given.
Reservations MUST be made at least one week in advance prior to the event.

Click on an event heading below, to RSVP for an event or call the Alumni & Family Relations office at (877) 811-ALUM


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella – SOLD OUT!!

Alumni mothers and daughters, join us for a princess’ day out! Cinderella features all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more. Tiaras will be provided to complete this fairytale experience!

Saturday, Jan. 3
2 p.m. Performance/12:30 p.m. Departure from USF
Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
$35 per person/$40 with transportation
Limited Tickets Available

Daybreak Service Day & Breakfast

Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network
Looking to volunteer your time for a worthy cause? Consider joining us for our volunteer event and breakfast before school hours.

Thursday, Jan. 8
4:45 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Daybreak Shelter, Joliet

Business Alumni Network (BAN) Meetings

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network
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 and breakfast is served!

Saturday, Jan. 10, Mar. 7, May 2
8:30 a.m.
Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd Floor

3rd Annual Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management Alumni Gathering

Sponsored by the Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management Alumni Network
It will be a fun evening with fellow alumni and friends whether you are attending the IPRA conference or just want to network! Join us as we celebrate the retirement of current professor Dr. Lyle Hicks after 39 years of service to USF. Hosted by: Dr. Syd Sklar, USF Department Chair, Chuck Szoke ’78 and Eric Lawhead ’07.

Friday, Jan. 23
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Houlihan’s, Downtown Chicago

Women’s Basketball Alumnae Game

Calling all former women’s basketball players, bounce your way back to USF for an alumnae game with old friends! Bring your families and stay for dinner even if you don’t plan to play in the game. Stay for the USF women’s game versus Saint Xavier at 5 p.m. and the men’s game at 7 p.m. Hosted by Coach Sam Quigley. RSVP by Jan. 16 to receive a free alumnae game shirt!

Saturday, Jan. 24
2:30 p.m. alumnae game/4 p.m. dinner
Pat Sullivan Recreation Center

Tennis Alumni Reunion

Calling all men’s and women’s tennis alumni! Join us as we enjoy an afternoon of tennis, meet the current team and renew friendships with fellow tennis alumni. Food will be served! Hosted by Coach Jim Trudeau.

Sunday, Jan. 25

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Challenge Fitness, Lockport

Dun Scotus Alumni Brunch

Attention all Dun Scotus Alumni! Come back to your alma mater and enjoy brunch with each other and present Dun Scotus students. Catch up and share your knowledge with the students of today.

Saturday, Jan. 31

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Moes Room, Tower Hall

Wine & Dine Cooking Demonstration

Gather for an evening of delectable food and wine while Joliet Junior College’s culinary arts department chair, alumnus and author Mike McGreal ‘01 demonstrates simple, but delicious meals for the working adult. Chef McGreal also works with “Chefs Move to Schools” campaign with First Lady, Michelle Obama. Food and wine included!

Thursday, Feb. 5
7 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
$10 per person ($5 of each ticket is a tax deductible donation to USF)
Limited Tickets Available

Valentine’s Service Day

Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network
Join us for an evening filled with service and BINGO! Please join University of St. Francis Education Alumni Network in its effort to brighten the lives of Sunny Hill Nursing Home residents by hosting a Valentine’s Party.

Thursday, Feb. 12
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet

Sunny Hill Nursing Home Valentine’s Party

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network
Spend the afternoon enjoying the company of the residents of Sunny Hill Nursing Home. Please join University of St. Francis Business Alumni Network (BAN) brightening both your day and theirs celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Saturday, Feb. 14
Time: TBD
Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet

Career Networking Progressive Dinner

We are partnering with the Student Alumni Association (SAA) 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 and a photographer will be available for complimentary headshots!

Thursday, Feb. 26
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Limited Tickets Available

Game, Set, Match! Tennis Party

Come out and celebrate the retirement of Lyle Hicks (former tennis coach), after 39 years at USF, with tennis friends new and old. Former coach Lee Irvin ‘81 and Ed Soldan ’93 will host the evening with food and drinks included.

Saturday, Feb. 28
6 p.m.
Park Forest Tennis Club, Park Forest

The Will County Regional Office of Education Licensure Update

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, professional development requirements, and how to navigate the ELIS System. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, March 5
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

Alumni & Friends Italy Trip

Tour beautiful Italy with your University of St. Francis family! Travel includes guided visits to Rome, Florence, and Pisa. You will see major sights; have leisure time for exploring, and even a cooking class in Florence, and wine tasting in the famous Chianti region! The trip includes all air and land travel, all accommodations, a full-time tour director, all breakfasts, two dinners and one lunch.

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 15

Rome/Florence/Pisa, Italy
$3700 – $4300
Call for more info

Broadway in Chicago “The Book of Mormon”

From the creators of South Park, this religious satire musical is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Spend a theatrical evening with us for one of the hottest shows in town! This event is for entertainment purposes only and does not express the views of USF.

Friday, March 13
7:30 p.m. Performance/5:45 p.m. Departure from USF
Bank of America Theatre, Chicago
$45 per person/$50 with transportation
Limited Tickets Available

2nd Annual Bunny Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt

Back by popular demand… Hop your way to the front of the line for this Easter EGGstravaganza with fellow alumni families. Guests will enjoy breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny followed by an egg hunt on the quad rain or shine! A face painter and balloon twister will be there to entertain the kids!

Saturday, March 28
9 a.m. breakfast/ 10 a.m. egg hunt
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor & Quad
$10 adult/$8 children (4-18)/Kids 3 and under are free
(Fee is a tax deductible donation to USF)
Limited Tickets Available

“Pint for a Pint” Blood Drive

Stop by for a good cause and donate a pint of blood and receive your very own USF Alumni pint glass! All are welcome! Subway sandwiches will be plentiful and fill your new pint glass with an ice cream sundae complete with all the fixings.

Thursday, Apr. 9

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Turk Theater, Tower Hall 1st Floor

Saints Recruiting Saints Career Fair

Sponsored by the Career Success Center
University of St. Francis is proud to assist alumni and students 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.

Thursday, Apr. 16
9 a.m. to Noon
Pat Sullivan Recreation Center

Education Alumni Network Panel: Danielson Evaluation

Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network
Have a question that you have been dying to ask an administrator about the Danielson Framework for Teacher Evaluation? Join us for a panel presentation where area district administrators will each briefly describe the implementation of this Framework in their own districts and take your questions afterward. Teachers, this will give you an opportunity to ask questions of an administrator in a neutral setting.

Thursday, April 16
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cinqo de Mayo Fiesta

Sponsored by the Family Association
Join us as we celebrate Mexican culture that’s enjoyed worldwide a few days early this year with traditional cuisine and an authentic Mariachi band. Margaritas (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), chips, salsa and guacamole will be plentiful and all are invited to join in on the festivities!

Friday, May 1
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Turk Theater, Tower Hall 1st Floor
$10 per person

Joliet Slammers Game & Picnic

Play ball! Join us for an evening with friends, food, fireworks and fun! A picnic dinner is included with each ticket. Watch with us while the Joliet Slammers bring home a win “at the old ball game!”

Friday, May 22
7:05 p.m.
Silver Cross Field, Joliet
$8 per person (3 & under are free)
Limited Tickets Available

Young Alumni Happy Hour

Head on over after work and celebrate the start of the weekend! Open to alumni aged 22 to 35, gather a group of alumni friends or just drop by on your own. RSVP by May 29 and your first drink is on us! Food will be served; Cash bar.

Friday, June 12
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bernie’s Pub, Motherhouse 1st floor
Complimentary ($5 donation = Free T-Shirt!)

Assisian Club Dinner with the President

Honoring the class of 1965 and before, we welcome you and a guest for a lovely evening filled with friends new and old, while we dine together on a delicious meal and reminisce your years at St. Francis. Join us as President Arvid Johnson, Ph.D. hosts this event in honor of you.

Saturday, July 11
5 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

Business Alumni Network (BAN) Bowling Party

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network
Come join the Business Alumni Network (BAN) for an evening of bowling and fun. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy great company! All alumni are invited.

Friday, July 17
5 p.m.
Town & Country Bowl, Joliet

Outdoor Family Movie Night

Join alumni and friends for a family-friendly movie on an inflatable movie screen out on the quad. Bring your families, blankets and chairs and leave the rest to us! Snacks and treats will be provided. RSVP by June 30 for a free gift for your children!

Saturday, July 18
8:30 p.m.
USF Quadrangle

10th Annual Alumni Mystery Progressive Dinner

Join us as we travel the world tasting cuisines from various Western European countries! Three mystery locations will serve appetizers, entrees and desserts. Games and prizes included on the bus! The 10th registrant will receive $10 off their ticket price. See how the number 10 plays into the evening as we celebrate our 10th anniversary progressive dinner!

Saturday, Aug. 8
5 p.m. USF shuttle bus departure
$50 per person ($10 of each ticket is a tax deductible donation)
Limited Tickets Available