Homecoming / Reunion

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

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Saturday, Sept. 24

Alumni Network Meetings

Join us, whether you’ve never been to a meeting or are a current member, as our alumni networks gather to share ideas, plan events, and network with students and fellow alumni. These professional groups are open to all alumni and students and foster relationship building. Light refreshments will be served. Complimentary.

  • Business Alumni Network (BAN) 8:30 a.m.; Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse 3rd floor
  • Education Alumni Network (EAN) 9 a.m.; Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd floor
  • Recreation & Sport Management Alumni Network (RSMAN) 9 a.m.; Cultural Center C164, Motherhouse 1st floor
  • Mass Communications Alumni Network (MCAN) 10:30 a.m.; C222, Motherhouse 2nd floor
  • African American Alumni Association (4A) 11 a.m.; Cultural Center C164, Motherhouse 1st floor
  • Nursing Alumni Network (NAN) 11 a.m.; Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd floor

 

Annual Alumni Association Board Meeting | 9:30 a.m. | Board Room, Motherhouse 2nd Floor

Want to learn about the Alumni Association or get more involved? Join our Board of Directors for the annual meeting open to all alumni to listen as programming is discussed and implemented. Complimentary.

 

Alumni Baseball Game | 10 a.m. | Silver Cross Field (Joliet)

Join Coach Brian Michalak and participate or watch from the dugout while the older alumni take on the younger alumni! Morning includes batting practice, home run derby, infield/outfield practice and game. Bring your families to watch from the stands! Complimentary; register by Sept. 9 for a free game shirt.

 

Alumnae Softball Game | 11 a.m. | Joliet Memorial Stadium

Bring your family and friends and join us for this alumni vs. Lady Saints softball game! Spend the afternoon with fellow alumni for this slow-pitch game before the tailgate and football game. Hosted by Coach Amanda Jensen and Jodi (Zier) Schager ’96, ’02. Complimentary; register by Sept. 9 for a free game shirt.

 

Women’s Soccer Game | 11 a.m. | Joliet Memorial Stadium

Calling all alumnae Lady Saints soccer players! Join us as we cheer on the current team vs. Robert Morris University. Bring your friends and school spirit! Complimentary.

 

Hospitality Room | Noon-6 p.m. | Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd Floor

Are you looking for a place to meet your classmates or rest your feet? Stop by our Hospitality Room, grab a snack, relax, mingle with friends, and view our alumni photos and artifacts. Enjoy your time in a room designed in honor of our alumni. Complimentary.

 

Homecoming Tailgate | 1 p.m. | Joliet Memorial Stadium
Football Game: USF vs. Robert Morris University | 3 p.m. | Joliet Memorial Stadium

Join the USF family for our Homecoming tailgate, sponsored by the Alumni & Family Relations Office and Student Activities Board, and football game! Fun for all ages, enjoy free food, music, giveaways, children’s activities and other great fun before the big game. Stop by the Alumni table for your FREE t-shirt! Complimentary.

 

USF History in Photos | 2-4 p.m. | Uno Lounge, Tower Hall 1st Floor

Lots of great memories will be on display! Reminisce with old pictures while USF Archivist Gloria Hendrickson will be on hand to assist you with questions and requests. Find pictures of you and your classmates on campus and obtain your own personal copies of any photos of interest. Complimentary.

 

Campus Tour | 4:30 p.m. | Welcome Center, Motherhouse 2nd Floor

The University of St. Francis campus has changed dramatically in the last few years including many beautification efforts as well as our new St. Clare Campus, the Plaster Center (downtown), and the new science building currently under construction. It is a campus and university filled with both beauty and Franciscan spirit. Come and take a tour with us and see all the amazing changes happening at USF! Led by Student Ambassadors. Complimentary.

 

Dinner at Terrace Café | 5-6:30 p.m. | Terrace Café

Grab dinner with friends at our Terrace Café before the evening’s entertainment. $8 at the door.

 

Class of ’91 Champagne Reception | 5 p.m. | Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Calling all graduates from the class of 1991! Join us for a Champagne Reception in your honor. This event precedes the honored year cocktail reception and Beatlerama! Please send any photos you may have from your time at USF to alumni@stfrancis.edu. We’d love to feature them during the reception. If you have hard copy photos instead of digitial, we will be sure to return them to you. Any captions or descriptions of who is in the photo are appreciated. Complimentary; registration encouraged.

 

Mass Communication 40th Anniversary | 5:30-7 p.m. | Tower Hall 4th Floor

Let’s celebrate 40 years of this amazing program at USF! Journalism, mass communications, and communication and media arts alumni, please join us for a reunion reception with special guests – Professors Rick Lorenc, Scott Marshall, Brien McHugh and Terre Rosner. View our beautifully renovated WCSF-FM Showcase studio.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Complimentary.

 

Football Alumni Reunion | 6 p.m. | Traditions Restaurant & Pub (inside the Joliet Park District)

Join Coach Curry and other Saints football alumni and friends after the Homecoming football game for food, drinks and camaraderie! We’ll celebrate the past, present, and future of the Fighting Saints football team. Complimentary.

 

Honored Alumni Cocktail Reception | 6- 7 p.m | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

All alumni are welcome to join us as we toast the honored classes of 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966 and before. Crown your evening with a not-to-be-missed photo opportunity with your classmates and stay for the entertainment! Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar. Complimentary.

 

“Beatlerama!– Beatles Tribute Band | 7 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

“Beatlerama!” is a Beatles tribute that blends the energy and youth of an actual Beatles show with performances of the group’s most classic numbers. Not only do they sound like the real thing, they also portray the look of The Beatles most iconic eras with multiple costume and guitar changes. We hope you’ll join us for this fun event! Hors d’oeuvres will be served; cash bar. Complimentary for alumni of honored year. Other alumni $10 per person/guests $15.

 

Men’s Soccer Game | 7 p.m. | Joliet Memorial Stadium

Calling all alumni Fighting Saints soccer players! Join us as we cheer on the current team vs. Robert Morris University. Bring your friends and St. Francis pride! Complimentary.

 

Young Alumni Night Out | 8 p.m. | Tin Roof (downtown Joliet)

Bring your friends and join fellow alumni for a fun night out at Tin Roof in Joliet. Register by Sept. 16 for a $5 drink voucher! Hosted by the Young Alumni Committee of the Alumni Association Board. Complimentary.

 

Sunday, Sept. 25

 

Alumni Memorial Mass | 9 a.m. | St. Joseph Chapel, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

All alumni and friends are invited to worship as a community of faith as we celebrate our homecoming and offer thanks for our lives and remember those alumni and friends who have gone before us. Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, the university’s chaplain, will be our celebrant. Complimentary.

 

Assisian Club Brunch | 10 a.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

Honoring the classes of 1966 and before, we welcome you and a guest for a lovely brunch to celebrate your reunion. We will be inducting the 1966 class into the Assisian Club, a distinguished honor specifically for the 50th reunion class, while celebrating all alumnae who graduated 50+ years ago. Join us as Vice President and Dean of Students Damon Sloan hosts this event in honor of you – our special guests. Complimentary for alumnae; guests $15.

 

Campus Tour | Noon | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor

The University of St. Francis campus has changed dramatically in the last few years including many beautification efforts as well as our new St. Clare Campus, the Plaster Center (downtown), and the new science building currently under construction. It is a campus and university filled with both beauty and Franciscan spirit. Come and take a tour with us and see all the amazing changes happening at USF!  Led by Student Ambassadors. Complimentary.

 

Saturday, Oct. 1

 

Alumnae Volleyball Game | Noon | Sullivan Recreation Center, lunch to follow on the Quad

Calling all alumnae volleyball players: have some fun and join Coach Cara Currier for a game against our Lady Saints team. Participate in the game or be our best spectator. Bring your families and stay for a BBQ on the Quad! Complimentary; register by Sept. 9 for a free game shirt.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Directions to Campus: Need a map or directions to campus? Visit stfrancis.edu/visitors/directions or call 877-811-ALUM.

 

Hotel Recommendations:

We recommend you make your hotel reservation early and take advantage of the USF discount rate.

  • Comfort Inn North  3235 Norman Ave., Joliet, IL 60435  815-436-5141
  • Hampton Inn  3555 Mall Loop Dr., Joliet, IL 60431  815-439-9500
  • Harrah’s Joliet Hotel & Casino  151 N. Joliet St., Joliet, IL 60432  815-740-7800

 

Parking: Parking space on campus is limited. Guests are welcome to park in campus lots and can disregard USF parking permit restriction signs. For a campus map, visit stfrancis.edu/visitors/campus-map.

 

Dress for the Weekend: Dress is generally casual, although you may want to wear a jacket and tie or dress to Sunday Mass and Brunch. Comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities and tours are recommended. Wear your favorite USF attire!

 

 

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