Alumni & Family Relations Events

All ticket sales are FINAL and no refunds will be given.
Reservations MUST be made at least 24 hours in advance of any event.
For more information, contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office
at 877-811-ALUM or

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Every time you complete the survey, your name will be entered in to a raffle.
Twice each year, in May and December, we will draw a name and give away
five $20 Amazon gift cards! The more alumni events you attend, the more
opportunities to fill out a survey and the greater your chances to win.


March 2017 

The Secret to Managing Your Stress Sponsored by: Education Alumni Network
Stress tops the list of impediments to professional and personal productivity in educators. In this seminar, Mr. Craig Schmidt, an expert in the affective domain of teaching, examines the danger stress poses to one’s physical and psychological well-being and goes on to share many time-tested means for managing stress in order to experience the peace and joy available to everyone.

Thursday, March 2 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
$10 per person ($5 is a donation to USF)


USF Career Fair Sponsored by: 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.

Thursday, March 16 | 9 a.m. to Noon | Sullivan Recreation Center


Mass Communication Degree…Now What? Sponsored by: Mass Communication Alumni Network
Join us for networking and alumni-guided discussion about career opportunities and pathways open to those with a degree in Mass Communication. Current students and alumni welcome. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 21 | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Turk Theater


Women in the Workforce Panel  Hosted by the Women’s History Month Committee and Administrative Staff Council Staff Development
Join us for a Women’s History Month panel featuring successful USF alumnae Caroline Portlock ’02, ’04; Rita Guzman ’02, ’10, ’11, ’15; and Sheri Pieroni ’08. Alumni, students, faculty and staff welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Maribeth Hearn at 815-740-3384 or

Thursday, March 23 | 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Presidents Room (Tower Hall 1st Floor)


USF Relay for Life Sponsored by: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, and Student Life
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. Students, alumni & friends are welcome to form teams for this event and should contact for more information. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, March 24 | 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Survivor Dinner/8:30 p.m. Luminary Ceremony)
Sullivan Recreation Center



Emerald Ball Sponsored by: Social Work Department
Social work alumni, we hope you can join fellow alumni, students, and faculty for our annual fundraiser that directly helps our students by supporting the McCabe/Ponquinette Scholarship. Food and raffle prizes are included.

Saturday, March 25 | 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
$25 per person/$40 per couple/$15 students (Ticket price is a donation to USF)


April 2017

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 foster relationship building. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Business Alumni Network (BAN) 8 a.m.; Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse 3rd floor
  • Education Alumni Network (EAN) 9 a.m.; Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd floor
  • Mass Communications Alumni Network (MCAN) 10 a.m.; Tower Hall 4th Floor
  • African American Alumni Association (4A) 10 a.m.; Cultural Center C164, Motherhouse 1st floor

Saturday, April 1


Duns Scotus Alumni & Student Brunch Hosted by: Dr. Lisa Hedrick (Associate Professor & Program Director)
Did you participate in the Duns Scotus Honors Program when you were a student? Do you want to network with fellow alumni and interact with current students in the program? Please consider joining us for our Duns Scotus Brunch! Food will be served.

Saturday, April 1 | 10:30 a.m. to Noon | Presidents & Moes Rooms, Tower Hall 1st Floor


Alumni Service Day at The Joliet Hope Center
Looking to give back to the community? Join fellow alumni as we volunteer at The Joliet Hope Center, Inc. packing and preparing food. They are a non-profit community assistance program that offers a long term self sufficiency solution to families and individuals struggling to fulfill their basic needs. Take the USF shuttle or meet us there.

Saturday, April 1 | Shuttle Departure 10:45 a.m., Motherhouse– 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Joliet Hope Center


Easter Eggstravaganza
Hop your way to the front of the line for this 4th 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 quad rain or shine! Don’t forget to bring your Easter baskets! [SPECIAL REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT – CLICK HERE!]

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


Annual Computer Science Department Alumni/Student Event
A great chance to reconnect with others who went to USF (or College of St. Francis). We have a new crop of students, so once again we’re asking our alumni and our guests to talk about the interview and resume process for those who are looking for programming or IT jobs and internships. We’d like you to share your experiences – we value your knowledge and expertise!

Tuesday, April 11 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | St. Albert’s Hall (A102)


Senior Celebration – Class of 2017
Spend the evening celebrating the Class of 2017! All seniors will receive awesome alumni swag. Enjoy raffle prizes, a photo booth, food and fun! All students, alumni, faculty & staff welcome to attend. Seniors, RSVP to the Alumni & Family Relations Office by April 16 for a $5 food & beverage ticket!

Wednesday, April 19 | 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Crest Hill Lanes, 905 Theodore Street
Shuttles provided departing USF at 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, & 9:00 p.m.
Shuttle will depart from Crest Hill Lanes at 10 & 10:30 p.m.


Behind the Scenes of “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes”

Join us for a captivating evening with USF alumni and filmmakers Brendan ‘05 & Jessica (Saraga ’05) Walsh, and composer Gabe Jaskowiak ‘16, as they discuss their moving documentary, “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes.” The Walshes and Jaskowiak will share their personal ties to this project and their technical process.

“Making Waves” is an eco-documentary recently broadcast on PBS stations in Chicago, Buffalo/Toronto, Michigan and New York about the effects of the invasive species threatening the Great Lakes ecosystem and the efforts underway to control and prevent them. Members of the community are welcome to attend.

This event is presented by the USF Sustainability Committee in partnership with USF Alumni Association, University Ministry, Department of Natural Science, Digital Audio Recording Arts, and Communications & Media Arts. For more information on the documentary, please visit

To RSVP, please click here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 6 p.m. | University of St. Francis, San Damiano Hall | Free Admission


Special Showing of “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes”

Join us for a special showing of “Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes” on the USF main campus. Members of the community are welcome to attend. The documentary is shown in two, one-hour parts. A 15-minute intermission will be held in-between parts. Members of the community are welcome to attend.

This event is presented by the USF Sustainability Committee in partnership with USF Alumni Association, University Ministry, Department of Natural Science, Digital Audio Recording Arts, and Communications & Media Arts. For more information on the documentary, please visit

To RSVP, please click here.

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | University of St. Francis, Turk Theatre | Free Admission


May 2017 

USF Planting Day Hosted by the Business Alumni Network (BAN)
Bring a little more sunshine to Sunny Hill with fellow USF alumni. Spend the morning outside as we help to plant vegetables with the residents. Coffee and donuts are included, and please remember to dress comfortably. Supplies requested include: cucumbers, kale (lacinato or red Russian for spring planting), zucchini (zephyr), carrots, spinach, lettuces (bib and romaine), tomatoes (yellow pear, homeslice and early girl), sweet peppers, radishes, oregano, sage, parsley, sweet basil

Saturday, May 13 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Sunny Hill Nursing Home | 421 Doris Ave, Joliet


AAPA Conference Physician Assistant Alumni Luncheon
Our Physician Assistant alumni are invited to join us for a complimentary lunch during the annual AAPA conference. Take a break between sessions and network with fellow USF alumni from the program. Hosted by Valerie Penn, Assistant Director of Alumni & Family Relations.

Thursday, May 18 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Mandalay Bay South Convention Center (Level 2, Lagoon I), Las Vegas, NV


Bluestem Earth Festival Sponsored by: The Sisters of St. Francis and their Associates
Get ready for an exciting day featuring over 80 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, earth-friendly activities, workshops, live demos, entertainment, local food, and children’s activities. Enjoy live music and families with children can stop by our “Kids Corner”. Visit for more information about this free event!

Saturday, May 20 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center & Quad


June 2017 

Pat Sullivan Golf Outing Sponsored by USF Athletic Department
Grab your friends and join us on the course for our annual golf outing benefitting more than 440 student-athletes in the university’s athletics program. Your participation directly supports our current students. Games, prizes and giveaways, food, and guaranteed fun are all included. Contact the Athletics Office for tickets at 815-740-3464.

Friday, June 2 | 9 a.m. Shotgun Start | Inwood Golf Course, Joliet
$160 per person/$640 foursome


The Shrine of Christ’s Passion & Tiebel’s Lunch
Join us on this spiritual day trip to St. John, Indiana to visit The Shrine of the Christ’s Passion. It is a multi-media interactive, half-mile winding Prayer Trail that depicts the last days of Jesus Christ’s life. Forty life-size bronze sculptures in a tranquil setting, complete with beautiful music and amazingly sculptured gardens allow visitors to experience the story of the crucifixion and resurrection as never before. We will end the afternoon with lunch at Teibel’s Family Restaurant, a family-owned community restaurant serving homestyle fish and chicken plates since 1929.

Thursday, June 15 | 9 a.m. departure/4 p.m. return | St. John, Indiana
$25 per person, transportation/lunch included ($5 of each ticket is a USF donation; Limited Tickets Available)


July 2017

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 for the potluck and join us for three games of bowling (shoes provided) and mingle with fellow business alumni. Attendance is complimentary if you choose not to bowl. All are invited to join in on the fun!

Friday, July 21 | 6 p.m. | Town & Country Lanes, Joliet
$10 Pay at the Door


Crosstown Classic at Wrigley Field
Whether you’re a Cubs or White Sox fan, join us for the 2017 Crosstown Classic! Take a guided tour at historic Wrigley Field, enjoy a buffet-style lunch and open bar at The Cubby Bear, and then head over to your stadium seat to watch the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs play their longtime rivals on the South Side, the Chicago White Sox.

Tuesday, July 25 | 9:30 a.m. Tour, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m | Cubby Bear, 1:20 p.m. Game
8 a.m. shuttle departure from USF (optional)
Wrigley Field & The Cubby Bear, Chicago
Purchase your tickets by May 31:
$125 per person/$130 per person (with transportation)
Purchase your tickets after May 31:
$135 per person/$140 per person (with transportation)
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation; limited tickets available.)
Limit 2 tickets per alum

Limited transportation tickets available.


August 2017 

12th Annual Mystery Progressive Dinner
Are you looking for a culinary adventure? Then, look no further! Join us as we tour three different mystery restaurants as featured on television’s “Check, Please!” 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. This event sells out quickly so be sure to buy your tickets early and join in on the fun!

Saturday, Aug. 12 | 5 p.m. (USF shuttle bus departure)
$60 per person, includes food and transportation ($5 of each ticket is a USF donation; Limited Tickets Available)



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