Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

 

Click here to register for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend events!
All ticket sales are final with no refunds.
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.
 

Saturday, Oct. 7

Annual Alumni Meeting

Want to learn about the Alumni Association or get more involved? Join our alumni networks and Board of Directors for the annual meeting open to all alumni to listen as programming is discussed and implemented, and bring your ideas. Networks meeting include: African American Alumni Network (4A), Business Alumni Network (BAN), Education Alumni Network (EAN), and Mass Communication Alumni Network (MCAN).

7:30 a.m. breakfast; 8 a.m. meeting
San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Complimentary

Alumni Baseball Game

Join Coach Brian Michalak and participate or watch from the dugout while the older alumni take on the younger alumni! Meet the current Fighting Saints team. Morning includes batting practice, home run derby, infield/outfield practice and game. Bring your families to watch from the stands!

9 a.m., Gillespie Field, Joliet
Complimentary; Register by Sept. 22 for a free game shirt

Alumnae Softball Game

Bring your family and friends and join us for this annual alumnae vs. Lady Saints softball game! Spend the afternoon with fellow alumnae for this slow-pitch game before the tailgate and football game. Hosted by Coach Amanda Jensen.

9 a.m., Inwood Softball Complex, Joliet
Complimentary; Register by Sept. 22 for a free game shirt

 
Homecoming Tailgate & Football Game

Join the USF family for our Homecoming tailgate and football game! Fun for all ages, enjoy free food, music, giveaways, children’s activities and other great fun before the big game. Stop by the Alumni table for your FREE t-shirt!

11 a.m. Tailgate (Sponsored by the Alumni & Family Relations Office and Student Activities Board)
1 p.m. USF vs. Missouri University of Science & Technology
Joliet Memorial Stadium
Complimentary

Hospitality Room

Are you looking for a place to meet your classmates or rest your feet? Stop by our Hospitality Room, grab a snack, relax, mingle with friends, and view our alumni photos and artifacts. Enjoy your time in a room designed in honor of our alumni.

Noon to 6 p.m., Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse 2nd Floor
Complimentary

USF History in Photos

Lots of great memories will be on display! Reminisce with old pictures while USF archivist Gloria Hendrickson will be on hand to assist you with questions and requests. Find pictures of you and your classmates on campus and obtain your own personal copies of any photos of interest.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Uno Lounge, Tower Hall 1st Floor
Complimentary

Football Alumni Reunion

Join Coach Curry and other Saints football alumni and friends after the Homecoming football game for food, drinks and camaraderie!  We’ll celebrate the past, present, and future of the Fighting Saints football team.

4 p.m., McBride’s on 52, Joliet
Complimentary

Campus Tour

The University of St. Francis campus has changed dramatically in the last few years including many beautification efforts as well as our new St. Clare Campus, the Plaster Center (downtown), and the new science building currently under construction. It is a campus and university filled with both beauty and Franciscan spirit. Come and take a tour with us and see all the amazing changes happening at USF! Led by Student Ambassadors.

4:30 p.m., San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Complimentary

Doctoral Alumni Reunion

Did you receive your doctorate degree from USF? Please join us as we gather and network with fellow doctoral alumni and faculty. Stay for The Fortunate Sons, a CCR tribute band, immediately following and enjoy the evening at your alma mater. A buffet dinner will be served.

6 p.m.
Classrooms A&B, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Alumni & Faculty Complimentary/Guests $15

Distinguished Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony

All are invited to join us for dinner as we honor this year’s honored year alumni (classes of 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967 and before) and our alumni award winners presented by Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., USF President. Winners are selected by college based on their outstanding professional and personal successes and/or involvement in civic, cultural, and charitable activities. Want to nominate a worthy candidate? Visit stfrancis.edu/alumni/awards.

6 p.m. San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Honored Year Alumni & Award Winners Complimentary/$15 per person

The Fortunate Sons – Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band

The Fortunate Sons are a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band formed to bring the ultimate experience to the stage. Using original vintage gear and instruments, accurate costumes, and spot-on musical ability, The Fortunate Sons instantly conjure up the full experience of the best songs that’ll keep fans engaged and dancing all night. Light snacks are provided and drinks are available at the bar.

8 p.m. San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Honored Year Alumni & Award Winners Complimentary/$15 per person

Young Alumni Night Out

Bring your friends and join fellow alumni for a fun night out at McBride’s on 52 in Joliet. Register by Sept. 29 for a $5 drink voucher!  Hosted by the Young Alumni Committee of the Alumni Association Board.

8 p.m., McBride’s on 52, Joliet
Complimentary

 

Sunday, Oct. 8

Alumni Memorial Mass

All alumni and friends are invited to worship as a community of faith as we celebrate our homecoming and offer thanks for our lives and remember those alumni and friends who have gone before us. Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, the university’s chaplain, will be our celebrant.

9 a.m.  St. Joseph Chapel, Motherhouse 3rd Floor
Complimentary

Assisian Club Brunch

Honoring the classes of 1967 and before, we welcome you and a guest for a lovely brunch to celebrate your reunion.  We will be inducting the 1967 class into the Assisian Club, a distinguished honor specifically for the 50th reunion class, while celebrating all alumnae who graduated 50+ years ago.  Join us as President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. hosts this event in honor of you – our special guests.

10 a.m., San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Alumnae Complimentary; Guests $15

Campus Tour

The University of St. Francis campus has changed dramatically in the last few years including many beautification efforts as well as our new St. Clare Campus, the Plaster Center (downtown), and the new science building currently under construction. It is a campus and university filled with both beauty and Franciscan spirit. Come and take a tour with us and see all the amazing changes happening at USF!  Led by Student Ambassadors.

Noon, San Damiano Hall, Motherhouse 3rd floor
Complimentary

 

Thursday, Nov. 2

(Forthcoming)

Alumnae Volleyball Reunion

Join Coach Currier and fellow alumnae and their families for the last game of the season!  Pizza will be served.

7 p.m. Game/8 p.m. Pizza Party
Sullivan Recreation Center, 2nd Floor Balcony
Complimentary

General Information

Directions to Campus: Call 877-811-ALUM or click here if you need a map or directions to campus.

 

Hotel Recommendations: We recommend you make your hotel reservation early and take advantage of the USF discount rate.

Comfort Inn North
3235 Norman Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435
815-436-5141
Mention you’re with USF when you call for a discounted rate.

Hampton Inn
3555 Mall Loop Dr.
Joliet, IL 60431
815-439-9500
Click HERE to book at a discounted rate.

Hampton Inn
1521 Riverboat Center Drive
Joliet, IL 60436
815-439-9500
Click HERE to book at a discounted rate.

Harrah’s Joliet Hotel & Casino
151 N. Joliet St.
Joliet, IL 60432
815-740-7800

 

Parking: Parking space on campus is limited.  Guests are welcome to park in campus lots and can disregard USF parking permit restriction signs. Click here for a campus map.

Dress for the Weekend: Dress is generally casual, although you may want to wear a jacket and tie or dress to Sunday Mass and brunch. Comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities and tours are recommended. Wear your favorite USF attire!

 

Homecoming/Reunion Photo Archive

 

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