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


We appreciate your feedback! If you join us for an event, we ask that you take a moment to fill out our survey and let us know how we did– in order to help improve USF alumni and family programming. 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.

ALSO, if you have a suggestion to make our event programming better, please let us know here!


Click here to register for the below events.

Note: Some events have unique registrations with their listings.

April 2019

Fall Student Recital II
USF music students perform solo repertoire for voice, piano, guitar, and orchestral instruments. Visit for more information.

Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sexton Auditorium
Free Admission

Jazz Ensembles Concert
The USF jazz combos perform a concert of jazz favorites as well as their own compositions. Visit for concert details.

Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
Elder Brewing Co. (218 E. Cass Street, Joliet)
$3 cover charge

Joliet Symphony Orchestra: “War and Peace”
The JSO is joined by a plethora of special guests as it explores the dichotomy of music written about war and peace, including Holst’s “Mars: The Bringer of War” and Handel’s “Overture from Royal Fireworks Music.” The concert ends with Beethoven’s monumental “Choral Fantasy,” featuring faculty piano soloist Jiafeng Yan and USF’s Schola Cantorum and Claritas Master Chorale (Paul Laprade, director) joining forces with the JSO to present Beethoven’s vision for peace and joy through art and music. Visit to purchase tickets.

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m.
Sexton Auditorium
Tickets Required

May 2019

Broadway in Chicago Series: “Chicago” & Lunch at Italian Village
Join us on this day trip beginning with lunch at the iconic Chicago landmark restaurant, Italian Village, open since 1927. Then we’ll make our way to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for “Chicago,” set amidst the razzle-dazzle of the 1920s, where a housewife/nightclub dancer murders her lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes those around her by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer. Take the USF transportation or meet us there!

Wednesday, May 8
Departure from USF at 10:45 a.m.; return to USF at 6 p.m.
Italian Village & Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
$60 per person, includes lunch
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available

Ireland & England Cultural Trip – Sponsored by the Department of Music and Performing Arts
Journey to the land of Shakespeare, The Beatles, and the Titanic on a small-group trip with something for everyone: natural wonders, castles, cathedrals, and royal pageantry plus live performances of music and plays. For more information, contact Dr. Alex Dee at or enter Trip ID #166425 at to see the full itinerary.
Registration deadline: October 15, 2018.

Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 19
Departure and Return Times TBD
$3,899 per person

Communications SEO/Social Workshop
Come and join us for our FREE workshop on social media and search engine optimization. All are welcome to attend. Presented by the Mass Communication Alumni Network and CMMA program.

Saturday, May 11 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Mac Lab (Tower Hall, 4th Floor)

Barcelona & Paris Trip (Sponsored by Dr. Donna Metlicka, College of Education, and Dr. Deb Workman, Department of History)
Our group will spend about half of our time in Barcelona and half in beautiful Paris, with a trip to Normandy. We will visit churches, museums, shops, restaurants, and the beautiful beaches! A special focus will be on WWII and how it affected these two timeless cities. Cost includes guided tours, transportation, airfare, hotels, breakfasts, and five dinners. For more information, contact Dr. Donna Metlicka at or Dr. Deb Workman at

May 16-31

June 2019

White Sox Game & Patio Party 
Join alumni and friends as we host a Patio Party before the White Sox play the New York Yankees! The party includes an all-you-can-eat baseball buffet with wine and beer and provides an excellent field-view view from the right-center field warning track. It’s a great place to watch batting practice and the first-half hour of the game. Then, we’ll move to our seats to enjoy a night of baseball and friends.

Saturday, June 15
3:15 p.m. (USF Shuttle Bus Departure); Party 4:40 p.m.; Game 6:10 p.m.
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
$75 per person, includes food and transportation
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available

6th Annual Football Golf Outing
Calling all football alumni, coaches, fans, parents and anyone who wants to support St. Francis football! Join your friends and reserve your space today for the annual football golf outing that gets better each year. The outing includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch, dinner and giveaways. Contact Jason Fiske ’09, ’10 at 815-988-7822 or John Goolsby ’08, ’09 at 630-796-9202 with questions or to reserve your spot by June 15.

Saturday, June 29; 9:30 a.m. registration
Inwood Golf Course, Joliet
$115 per person

July 2019

Wisconsin Day Trip: Mars Cheese Castle, Brat Stop Lunch & Jelly Belly Factory
Join us as we travel by bus north to Wisconsin on a trip that begins at the legendary Mars Cheese Castle, where you can sample and shop for cheeses, meats, and wines from around the world. We’ll then head to lunch at the Brat Stop, also known as “The Bratfather,” world famous for all things brat and cheese related. Our trip will end at the Jelly Belly factory for a guided tour, free samples, interactive exhibits and games, a walk through the Jelly Bean Art Gallery, and a visit to the candy store and fudge counter.

Saturday, July 20
Departure from USF Motherhouse at 8 a.m.; return to USF at 5 p.m.
$25 per person, includes transportation and lunch
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available

Football Kickoff Smoker
Join the USF football team alongside alumni, family, and friends as we host the 2019 season kickoff smoker. For questions or to RSVP, please contact Coach Joe Curry at 815-641-5961 or

Saturday, July 27
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Jameson’s Pub, Joliet
$25 per person

August 2019

14th Annual Mystery Progressive Dinner – Breweries
Join us as we tour three different mystery breweries for a three-course meal. Beer samples will be included. 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. 10
Shuttle departure from USF at 5 p.m.
$60 per person, includes food and transportation
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available