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

Upcoming Events


65th Caritas Scholarship Ball
Caritas is one of Joliet’s longest-running black-tie events, raising more than $5 million for scholarships from the generosity of USF’s alumni and friends. Hosts Arvid & Anne Johnson look forward to welcoming you to campus for a wonderful evening of gourmet dining, dancing and fun – all for a great cause. For more information, visit

Saturday, Jan. 29
7 p.m.
$100 per person
Tickets available at

Being held virtually, CareerFest will include local and regional employers offering internships, and full-time positions in business, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits, science, and social services. Using an online platform, students will be able to meet with employers and hiring organizations at their virtual booths through 1-1 sessions and interviews. If you are seeking full-time or internship opportunities plan to participate in CareerFest. You will have a chance to connect with employers in a variety of career fields including business, government, and non-profits who value the skills and experiences unique to students from small, private liberal arts colleges. Be ready to showcase your Career Readiness skills that are so critical in the workforce.
• Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
• Oral/Written Communications
• Teamwork/Collaboration
• Digital Technology
• Leadership
• Professionalism/Work Ethic
• Career Management
• Global/Intercultural Fluency

Friday, February 11
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
To register, visit and click events after Jan 1, 2022, then click register. It is FREE for students and alumni to attend.
Or, click here to register as an Employer (January 28 deadline)

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

Scrap That Selfie Head Shots
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 for this complimentary photo session. Let us help you represent your best self in a public way!

Capacity is limited. Upon arrival to the event, attendees must provide proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within one week prior to the event. Original documentation and photos of original documentation will be accepted. A face covering must be worn at all times except when instructed by the photographer to remove it.

Thursday, Feb. 24
3-5:30 p.m. Headshots
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Complimentary; Registration Required
Limited Space Available

Events coming soon.

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
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

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, sponsorship, or more information at (815) 740-3464.

Friday, June 3
9 a.m. Shotgun Start
Inwood Golf Course, Joliet

Events coming soon.

Kidzfest is an annual, free event in Downtown Joliet hosted by the Joliet City Center Partnership and sponsored by USF! Kids of all ages can attend! Activities include games and giveaways, pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, and sing & dance along with excellent DJ entertainers. All activities are FREE!

Saturday, August 6
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details forthcoming on

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!