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10th Annual Alumni Holiday Celebration “Cheers to Seniors”

Jingle, jingle, jingle, time to mix and mingle! The Alumni Association welcomes our graduating December senior class for networking, food and fun! Prizes for the best alumni and student ugly Christmas sweaters will be given out as well as alumni gifts and cash prizes! Appetizers will be served; cash bar available. Student transportation from USF will be provided.

Thursday, Dec. 4
5:30 p.m.
Features Bar & Grill, Naperville


Breakfast with Santa

Visit and take photos with Santa and listen to him tell the story “The Night Before Christmas.” Santa will give each child a goodie bag. Also, enjoy a scrumptious customized breakfast waffle cone stuffed with all the fixings you could ever want! A la carte items also available. Bring an unwrapped gift for Toys 4 Tots and receive $5 off your next alumni event!

Saturday, Dec. 6
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Pat Sullivan Recreation Center
$10 adult/$8 children (4-18); Kids 3 and under are free
Limited Tickets Available


Christmas Caroling at Sunny Hill Nursing Home

Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network

‘Twas the day at the nursing home and all through the halls, alumni were singing, “Deck the Halls”! Looking to spread some holiday cheer this Christmas? Put on your best Christmas sweater and join us for an afternoon of singing festive songs to the senior citizens at Sunny Hill. Lyrics and Santa hats will be provided. A la carte supper at Merichka’s to follow.

Sunday, Dec. 7
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet


A USF Alumni Christmas – A Christmas Carol

Travel aboard the Saints Holiday Express or meet us there for Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, which has become a beloved Chicago tradition. Experience the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers, the “Bah Humbugs,” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of life and love. This timeless play will put the magic in your holiday season!

Saturday, Dec. 13
2 p.m. Performance/12:30 p.m. Departure from USF
Goodman Theatre, Chicago
$60 per person/$65 with transportation
Limited Tickets Available


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

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


3rd Annual Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management Alumni Gathering

Join us for an evening with fellow alumni and friends whether you are attending the IPRA conference or just want to network! Hosted by: Dr. Syd Sklar, USF Department Chair, Chuck Szoke ’78 and Eric Lawhead ’07.

Friday, Jan. 23
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Houlihan’s, Downtown Chicago