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.

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We appreciate your feedback! If you join us for an event, we ask that you please 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.

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Click here to register for the below events.

(Note: Some events have unique registrations with their listings.)

 

April 2018

Senior Celebration 
Spend the evening celebrating the Class of 2018! All seniors will receive alumni swag and enjoy raffle prizes, a photo booth, pizza, appetizers, and fun! All students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Seniors, RSVP by 4/16 for a $5 food and beverage ticket!

Shuttles provided departing USF at 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.
Shuttle will depart from Crest Hill Lanes at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Crest Hill Lanes, 905 Theodore St.
Complimentary

SAM End-of-Year Dinner & Awards Presentation
Mentors and mentees will come together to celebrate a successful year of networking, professional growth, and developing strong partnerships. Award winners and distinguished leaders will be recognized. Dinner will be served.

Wednesday, April 25
6 p.m.
Heroes West Sports Grill, Joliet
Complimentary

 

May 2018

Cinderella & Italian Village Lunch
Join us on this day trip beginning with lunch at the famous Italian Village in Chicago’s theater district. Then, we’ll make our way to Cadillac Palace Theatre for Cinderella. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

Wednesday, May 2
10:45 a.m. depart USF/6 p.m. return
Italian Village & Cadillac Palace Theatre
$75 per person by March 15/$85 after
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available

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 bluestemearthfestival.com for more information about this free event!

Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sullivan Recreation Center & Quad
Complimentary

Administrator Academy #1221 
Sponsored by: Regional Education Academy for Leadership (REAL)
This Administrator Academy will cover the Role of Athletic Directors in Managing Conflict in Interscholastic Athletic Programs.

Wednesday, May 23
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Presidents Room, Tower Hall 1st Floor
$250 per person – Register online at stfrancis.edu/real/admin-acad

 

June 2018

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 1
9 a.m. Shotgun Start
Inwood Golf Course, Joliet
$160 per person/$640 foursome

AFCU Symposium “With Living Stones: Building a Franciscan Future Together” | This event has a special registration page here.
This biennial Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities conference consists of 25 academic institutions committed to the Catholic and Franciscan spiritual and intellectual traditions promotes scholarship and curricula that, in keeping with the vocations of Saints Francis and Clare, to address the needs of the poor, attend to the environment, and promote peace. We will explore three common characteristics, relationships, sacramentality and groundedness in the Gospel from three incredible speakers – Dr. Timothy Johnson, Sr./Dr. Mary Beth Ingham and Sr. Nancy Schreck.

June 5 – 7
All day event
Main Campus
$295 per person/$150 per alum

Italy Trip
Sponsored by: Dr. Donna Metlicka, Associate Professor of Education
Join us on this spectacular adventure as we visit Rome (Vatican City, Colosseum, Roman Forum), Amalfi Coast (Positano, Capri), & Sicily (Syracuse, Mt. Etna, Palermo) and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and certainly the tastes of this beautiful country. This small group cultural trip is open to alumni, students, family, and friends of USF. Contact Dr. Donna Metlicka for more information at (815) 740-3644 or dmetlicka@stfrancis.edu.

June 6 – 19
$4500 per person

Park Tavern & Zanies Comedy Club
Laugh the night away with us as we begin with hors d’oeuvres at Park Tavern Rosemont and walk to Zanies Comedy Club for a hilarious evening of fun. We guarantee you’ll have a great time with fellow alumni.

Saturday, June 9
6:30 p.m. Departure/Midnight Return
Rosemont, IL
$50 per person by April 30/$60 after
($5 of each ticket is a donation to USF)
Limited Tickets Available

 

July 2018

“Pay It Forward” Service Days
Sponsored by: University Ministry
Geared towards high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, we hope you’ll consider sending your school-aged children to earn 20 service hours to apply towards their high school requirement. The day begins with a morning activity with University Ministry, four different service experiences in the area, and end the day with a reflection. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

July 9-12
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
$60 per person – Register online at stfrancis.edu/payitforward

 

August

13th Annual Mystery Progressive Dinner
Are you looking for a culinary adventure by land or by sea? Join us as we tour three different mystery surf ‘n turf restaurants 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. 11
5 p.m. (USF shuttle bus departure)
$65 per person (includes food and transportation)
($5 of each ticket is a USF donation)
Limited Tickets Available – two ticket limit per alum

 

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