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 alumni@stfrancis.edu.

Click here to register for upcoming events!

Some events have unique registration pages
included with their listings, please check below.

—————

***Thanks for your feedback!***
If you join us for an event, we ask that you please take a moment to let us know
how we did to help improve USF alumni and family programming by filling out our survey.
Every time you complete the survey, your name will be entered into 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.

 

September 2017

4th Annual Saints Twilight 5K Invitational

Are you a former track or cross country runner? Do you want to participate in a collegiate 5K meet and/or stay for the party? Runners must run under 25 minutes (males) or 30 minutes (females). Would you like to see your former teammates, coaches and current team members? This event is for you! RSVP by Aug. 18 to receive a free alumni singlet.

Friday, Sept. 1 | 6 p.m. Men/6:25 p.m. Women – Followed by After Party | Channahon Community Park/Heroes West in Joliet
Complimentary

 

Stephen Neal Concert

Party with us as we host our very own Stephen Neal (Cservenyak) ’13 for a private concert on the Quad. He’s an up-and-coming country music artist and former Fighting Saint baseball player! Stephen is taking Nashville by storm having performed with Chris Young, Joe Nichols, Granger Smith, Trace Adkins, and Michael Ray, just to name a few. Food trucks will be on site and open for service, so bring your family, friends, chairs/blankets for this end of summer concert. To learn more, visit stephennealmusic.com.

Friday, Sept. 8 | 7 p.m. | Quad
Complimentary

 

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 13  | 5-7 p.m. | Motherhouse C103
Complimentary

 

October 2017

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2017
Come back to USF for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend! Join fellow alumni, families, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university for reunions, athletic events, a tailgate, kids activities, awards dinner, live band, mass, brunch, and much more. Whether you graduated this year or 50 years ago, there is something for everyone. Visit stfrancis.edu/alumni/hcrw for more details.

Saturday, Oct. 7 & Sunday, Oct. 8 | Joliet, IL

 

Annual Alumni Meeting
Want to learn about the Alumni Association or get more involved? Join our alumni networks and Board of Directors for the annual meeting open to all alumni to listen as programming is discussed and implemented, and bring your ideas. Networks meeting include: African American Alumni Network (4A), Business Alumni Network (BAN), Education Alumni Network (EAN), Mass Communication Alumni Network (MCAN), and Nursing Alumni Network (NAN).

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 7:30 a.m. breakfast; 8 a.m. meeting | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse Third Floor
Complimentary

 

Distinguished Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony
All are invited to join us for dinner as we honor this year’s honored year alumni (classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967 and before) and our alumni award winners presented by Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., USF President. Winners are selected by college based on their outstanding professional and personal successes and/or involvement in civic, cultural, and charitable activities. Want to nominate a worthy candidate? Visit stfrancis.edu/alumni/awards.

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 6 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse Third Floor
Honored Year Alumni & Award Winners Complimentary/$15 per person

 

“The Fortunate Sons” – Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band
The Fortunate Sons are a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band formed to bring the ultimate experience to the stage. Using original vintage gear and instruments, accurate costumes, and spot-on musical ability, The Fortunate Sons instantly conjure up the full experience of the best songs that’ll keep fans engaged and dancing all night. Light snacks are provided and drinks will be available at the bar.

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 8 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse Third Floor
Honored Year Alumni & Award Winners Complimentary/$15 per person

  

Inaugural Accounting Alumni Reunion
Sponsored by College of Business & Health Administration

Accounting alumni, let’s show our numbers! Join fellow alumni and faculty for an evening of networking and reminiscing. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Hosted by: Current and Former Accounting Faculty

Thursday, Oct. 12 | 6-8 p.m. | Presidents & Moes Room
Complimentary

 

Day of Giving
Join alumni, parents, friends, and students across the nation for USF’s fourth annual Day of Giving. Make your yearly donation during this 24-hour period and continue the academic tradition for fellow Saints. Your gift directly supports students and programs at USF.

Friday, Oct. 13 | All day
Online at stfrancis.edu/dayofgiving

 

Technology for Teachers: Teaching & Learning in 1:1 Environments
Sponsored by Regional Education Academy for Leadership (REAL)
This technology workshop is designed for teachers interested in exploring, uncovering, and implementing strategies in a device rich classroom. Register at stfrancis.edu/real/ed-tech.

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse Third Floor
$30 per person

 

Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) Induction Dinner
This event commences the Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program for alumni and student participants this academic year. A dinner will be served as we participate in ice breakers getting to know our mentor/mentee. Interested in participating in this elite program that matches alumni with students based on career goals and interests for a mentorship?  Apply at stfrancis.edu/sam.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 6 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse Third Floor
Complimentary

 

November 2017

Alumnae Volleyball Reunion
Join Coach Currier and fellow alumnae and their families for the last game of the season!  Pizza will be served.

Thursday, Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. Game/8 p.m. Pizza Party | Sullivan Recreation Center, Second Floor Balcony
Complimentary

 

“Hamilton”
Have you been waiting to see the hottest show in town? Join fellow USF alumni for “Hamilton,” the story of America’s Founding Father, an immigrant from the West Indies who became Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. You won’t want to miss this!

Thursday, Nov. 16 | 5:45 p.m. depart USF/7:30 p.m. performance | The PrivateBank Theatre, Chicago
$110/$120 with transportation ($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available

 

Business Alumni & Student Speed Networking Event
Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network & Student Business Association
Calling all business alumni! We hope you’ll consider participating in this event that fosters networking with both alumni and students. It gives students a chance to meet several business alumni in a “speed networking” format and quickly ask questions about the field and gain insider expertise. There will also be time for open networking so everyone can continue the conversations. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, Nov. 9 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse Third Floor
Complimentary

 

26th Annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference
Join the English Department at the University of St. Francis as it holds its 26th annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference (formerly known as ELL) featuring author and award-winning reporter/columnist Maudlyne Ihejirika as keynote speaker and panels featuring student writers majoring in various disciplines.

Saturday, Nov. 18 | 9 a.m. | Tower Hall
Complimentary Conference, Optional Lunch
Register at
stfrancis.edu/academics/english/ell
Contact ell@stfrancis.edu for more information.

 

 

December 2017

Breakfast with Santa | This event has a special registration page here.

Our annual Christmas tradition continues with a delicious breakfast and visit with Santa Claus! Take photos with St. Nick and sip some hot cocoa while nibbling on holiday cookies. Activities include face painting, balloon artist, holiday coloring pages, and a visit with our “Bernie” Saint Bernard dogs from Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue.

Saturday, Dec. 2 | 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Sullivan Recreation Center
$10 adult/$8 children (4-18); Kids 3 and under are free
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)

 

Christmas Caroling Service Day
Sponsored by the Business Alumni Network
Looking to spread some holiday cheer this Christmas?  Put on your best Christmas sweater and/or hat and join us for an afternoon of singing festive songs to the senior citizens at Sunny Hill Nursing Home.  Lyrics will be provided.  Meet in the main lobby.

Sunday, Dec. 3 | 12:30 p.m. | Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet
Complimentary

 

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) 8:30 a.m.; Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse Third Floor
Education Alumni Network (EAN) 9 a.m.; Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse Second Floor
Mass Communications Alumni Network (MCAN) 10:30 a.m.; C222, Motherhouse Second Floor
African American Alumni Association (4A) 11 a.m.; Cultural Center C164, Motherhouse First Floor

December 9
Complimentary

 

January 2018

Alumni Blackhawks Game
Join your fellow USF alumni to watch your Chicago Blackhawks take on the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center! Take the USF shuttle or meet us at the game.

Friday, January 12 | 5:30 p.m. departure/7:30 p.m. game | 300 Level, United Center, Chicago
$90 or $100 w/ transportation ($5 of each ticket is a donation to USF)
Limited Tickets Available

 

 61st Annual Caritas Scholarship Ball
Join us for a lively evening of cocktails, dinner, and auction at this year’s black-tie event to benefit scholarships at USF.  For more information, visit stfrancis.edu/caritas.

Saturday, Jan. 27 | 6 p.m. to Midnight | Location TBD

Interested in Graduate School? Contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu/admissions/graduate for more information.

SUGGESTIONS

Do you have an idea for an alumni event? Please share it with us!