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

2021

Alumni Network Meeting
Join us, whether you’ve never been to a meeting or attend regularly, as our alumni network gathers to share ideas, plan events, and network with students and fellow alumni. The professional group is 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

Homecoming & Reunion
A number of exciting events are being planned for 2021 Homecoming and Reunion, and we hope to see you there! Click here for event schedules and registration.

Friday, Oct. 1-Saturday, Oct. 2
Registration 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

Ambassador Day
Ambassador Day at the University of St. Francis is a special opportunity for community leaders, elected officials and university partners to become more engaged in the university’s mission and further understand the importance of USF within our community. During the event, attendees hear the State of the University Address by USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:30 a.m., Turk Theater (Moser Performing Arts Center)
Complimentary | Registration Required

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

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. 11
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
Special registration link coming soon.

2022

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

Alumni Board Committee Meetings
Alumni Board members are asked to join us for six spring committee meetings focused on different alumni engagement efforts. Breakfast will be served.

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

Saturday, Feb. 19
Alumni Center, Motherhouse 2nd floor
Complimentary; Registration Required

Etiquette Dinner
We are partnering with the Career Success Center and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) to host this networking opportunity for both alumni and students. An etiquette expert will guide us through a three-course meal. Proper etiquette during formal dining is important. Join us as we learn this life skill together! Don’t forget to bring business cards to share if you have them. Complimentary, professional head shots will be available.

Thursday, Feb. 24
5 p.m. Headshots; 6 p.m. Dinner
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Complimentary; Registration Required
Limited Space Available

Virtual Mindfulness & Meditation
Join us for a relaxing virtual event in which Steve Wettergren, an experienced practitioner, will lead a soothing meditation focused on mindfulness. Learn the method to eliminate stress and worry while restoring your natural state of peace. Please have a piece of chocolate available as it will be incorporated into the event. No experience required.

Wednesday, March 16
9 to 10 p.m. CST
Complimentary; Registration Required for Zoom Link

Alumni Network Meeting
Join us, whether you’ve never been to a meeting or attend regularly, as our alumni network gathers to share ideas, plan events, and network with students and fellow alumni. The professional group is 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

Saturday, April 2
Complimentary | RSVP Required

Alumni Board Meeting
We invite our alumni board of directors to bring their ideas and committee notes to participate in the April meeting. Breakfast will be served.

Saturday, April 2
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Board Room, Motherhouse 2nd floor
Complimentary; Registration Required

Bunny Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt
Hop your way to the front of the line for our 8th 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!

Saturday, April 9
8:30 to 10 a.m.
Sullivan Recreation Center
$10 adult/$8 children (4-18)/Kids 3 and under are free
Special registration link coming soon.

Class of 1972 50th Reunion at Commencement
Congratulations on your upcoming 50th reunion from the University of St. Francis in 2022! We started a new tradition at USF and would love to include and honor you at our May Commencement ceremony. You will process down the aisle with the graduating class of 2022 in full graduation regalia with an “alumni” banner. President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. will also formally recognize your group during the ceremony. It’s a very memorable experience and reflection of the legacy you’ve left at St. Francis and we hope you’ll join us for this special event.

Saturday, May 7
11 a.m. Celebration Lunch & Gown Pick-Up
1 p.m. Commencement Ceremony
Student Common Area, 2nd Floor, LaVerne & Dorothy Brown Science Hall
Complimentary; Registration Required

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!