Alumni Events 2021-2022

The Alumni Events page highlights all upcoming University of St. Francis alumni events, including outings, music events and more! Please note the following:

  • Some events have unique registrations with their listings; be sure to check for special registration links.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Board Appreciation Dinner
We will honor our Alumni Board members for all the time they commit to the USF Alumni Association in a unique way at our annual dinner. Members will drive-thru to pick up their pre-selected meals from Joliet’s own Al’s Steakhouse from masked alumni friends. Meals can be taken home or join us for a socially-distanced meal inside.

Thursday, May 13
5:30-6 p.m. pickup/6 p.m. dinner
Al’s Steakhouse, Joliet
Complimentary; Reservations Required

Pat Sullivan Golf Outing
Details and registration available at gofightingsaints.com.

Friday, June 4
Inwood Golf Course, Joliet

Mass Communications Alumni Network (MCAN)
Join us, whether you’ve never been to a meeting or attend regularly, as our Mass Communication Alumni Network (MCAN) gathers to share ideas, plan events, and network with students and fellow alumni. The professional group is open to all alumni and fosters relationship building.

Saturday, June 12
10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Yoga on the Quad
Start your morning with a relaxing yoga session on the Quad, led by Jessica Monu, Ph.D., assistant professor of Recreation and Sport Management. No experience is necessary, and Dr. Monu will show modified versions of each position. Please bring your own mat and face mask. Social distancing will be practiced.

Saturday, July 10
8:45 a.m. check-in | 9-10 a.m. yoga
USF Quad | Rain Location: San Damiano Hall
Complimentary; Registration Required
Limited Tickets Available

Drive-In Movie
Drive on over to your University of St. Francis for a family-friendly movie! We’ll be showing a popular flick the whole family will enjoy. Pop the popcorn, pack the snacks and a cooler, and snuggle up in the safety of your own vehicle.

Saturday, July 17
Movie starts at 8:30 p.m. | Come as early as 8 p.m.
St. Clare Campus Parking Lot (1550 Plainfield Road, Joliet)
Complimentary
Limited Tickets Available

15th Annual Mystery Progressive Dinner
Hop back in time to the days of traditional dining and social clubs. We will travel together to tour three different mystery supper clubs for a three-course meal, taking in their relaxing but upscale atmospheres. Transportation is provided, so all night you can sit back and relax – and eat! 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 to secure your spot!

Saturday, August 14
5 p.m. USF shuttle departure/return 11 p.m.

$60 per person
($5 of each transaction is a donation)
Limited Tickets Available

7th 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. 20 to receive a free alumni singlet.

Friday, Sept. 3
6 p.m. Men/6:25 p.m. Women – Followed by After Party
Channahon Community Park/Heroes West in Joliet
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Alumni Network Meetings
Join us, whether you’ve never been to a meeting or attend regularly, 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 and masks are required. RSVP for the Zoom link to attend virtually.

Business Alumni Network (BAN) 9 a.m.; Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse 3rd floor or via Zoom
Mass Communications Alumni Network (MCAN) 10:30 a.m.; Tower Hall 4th Floor or via Zoom

Saturday, Sept. 25
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Annual Alumni Meeting
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 and bring your ideas.

Saturday, Oct. 2
9 to 10 a.m.
Board Members – San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Alumni Guests – RSVP for Zoom Link
Complimentary | RSVP Required

5th Annual Accounting Reunion & Retirement Celebration
Hosted by: Professors Amanda Dore, Tony Zordan, and Sara Leone
Accounting alumni and students, let’s show our numbers! Join fellow alumni, current students and faculty for an evening of networking and reminiscing. We will celebrate Dr. Tony Zordan as we honor his recent retirement. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and masks are required.

Thursday, Oct. 7
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Chicago Haunted Pub Tour
Enjoy a ghoulishly good night touring haunted spaces in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The private tour will include spooky stories of gangsters and mobsters, and we’ll stop in a few pubs as we go to enjoy hors d’oeuvres (included) or to sample local drinks (cash bar)!

Saturday, Oct. 16
5 p.m. Depart USF/6:30 p.m. Tour
Chicago, IL
$40 per person ($5 of each transaction is a USF donation)
Registration Required; Limited Space Available

Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) Induction Reception
This event commences the 10th annual Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program for alumni and student participants this academic year. We will participate in ice breakers getting to know our mentor/mentee. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served and masks are required. Interested in participating in this elite program that matches alumni with students based on career goals and interests for a mentorship? Apply at www.stfrancis.edu/sam.

Thursday, Nov. 4
6 p.m.
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Complimentary
Registration Required; Limited Space Available

Alumni Board Committee Meetings
Alumni Board members are asked to join us for six spring committee meetings. Breakfast will be served.

Engagement & Young Alumni – 8:30 a.m.
Nominating & Homecoming/Reunion – 9:45 a.m.
Scholarship & Constitution – 11 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6
Alumni Center, Motherhouse 2nd floor/Zoom
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Scrap That Selfie
Do you need a professional head shot for work or to update your LinkedIn profile? A professional head shot has a “shelf life” of about two years. Wear business professional attire and stop by our event for a complimentary photo session. Let us help you represent your best self in a public way! All alumni, students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Presidents Room, Tower Hall 1st floor
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Alumni Network Meetings
Join us, whether you’ve never been to a meeting or attend regularly, 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 and masks are required. RSVP for the Zoom link to attend virtually.

Business Alumni Network (BAN) 9 a.m.; Executive Conference Room, Motherhouse 3rd floor or via Zoom
Mass Communications Alumni Network (MCAN) 10:30 a.m.; Tower Hall 4th Floor or via Zoom

Saturday, Nov. 13
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Alumni Board Christmas Dinner & Gift Exchange
Now a tradition, Alumni Board members are invited to join us for our Christmas dinner to show our appreciation during the holiday season for all your hard work throughout the year If you’d like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift worth $20. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Thursday, Dec. 2
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Al’s Steakhouse, Joliet
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Breakfast with Santa
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, a balloon artist, holiday coloring pages, and a visit with our “Bernie” Saint Bernard dogs from Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue.

Saturday, Dec. 4
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 transaction is a USF donation)
Registration Required; Limited Space Available

Broadway in Chicago – “Frozen”
A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first. Join us on a trip to see one of the most influential animated Disney movies as it comes to life on stage as an unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerful performances.

Saturday, Jan. 15
2 p.m. performance; depart USF 12:30 p.m.
Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago
$50 per person/$60 with transportation
($5 of each transaction is a USF donation)
Registration Required; Limited Space Available

Did you enjoy the event? Let us know!

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. Then twice each year, in May and December, we will draw a name and give away two $25 Amazon gift cards! The more alumni events you attend, the more opportunities to fill out a survey and the greater your chances to win.  See you soon!