Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017: A Landmark Celebration

This year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend will feature a special Mass and fireworks display under the Arch to kick off the University’s 200th anniversary.

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It’s a landmark celebration not to be missed! We hope to see you back on campus – and under the Arch – Sept. 21 – 24.

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Schedule of Events hcfw logo

Sipping cocktails at our new Progressive Patio event, showing Billiken pride at a reimagined tailgate before the soccer game, snapping photos at children's activities, touring the new residence halls — with more than 30 events throughout the weekend, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Student Performance Showcase, sponsored by Homecoming and Family Weekend Student Subcommittee
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Alumni Merit Recognition Ceremony
Busch Student Center, Saint Louis Room, 6 - 9:30 p.m., $10

Friday, Sept. 22
 School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony & Reception
Ceremony: College Church, 1 p.m.; Reception: Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms, immediately after; complimentary

School of Nursing 90th Anniversary Kick-Off Reception
School of Nursing Patio, 4 - 6 p.m., complimentary

90th Anniversary Celebration for Parks College
St. Louis Downtown Airport (4300 Ventor Drive, Sauget, Ill.), 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Garden to Table Dinner
SLU Teaching Garden, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Kids 12 and under: $7, Adult single ticket: $15, bundle price for Garden to Table and North Campus Patios Event: $25

Black Alumni Association Happy Hour and Networking Event
Center for Global Citizenship, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., $15

Golden Billiken Dinner for the Class of 1967
DuBourg Hall, Pere Marquette Gallery, 6 p.m., $45

Women’s Volleyball Game
Chaifetz Arena, 7 p.m.

Micah 20th Anniversary Reunion
Boileau Hall, 7 - 9 p.m., $5 

Progressive Patio Party
Multiple locations on the North Campus, 7:30 p.m., $15, bundle price for Garden to Table and North Campus Patios Event: $25

The Mentalist, sponsored by the Student Activities Board 
Cook Hall, AB Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23

Hustle for Your Health
Doisy/SLU Medical Track, 8 - 11 a.m., Adult Pre-Registration: $28, Day-of registration: $35; SLU Student: $20; Child (6 - 12): $20; Children 5 and under: complimentary

Parks College Fly-in Breakfast
St. Louis Downtown Airport (4300 Vector Drive, Sauget, Ill.), 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under

Doisy College of Health Sciences Open House Tours
Allied Health Building; 9 - 11 a.m.

Doisy College of Health Sciences Pancake Breakfast
Fresh Gatherings Cafe, Allied Health Building, 9 - 11 a.m., $8

Breakfast and Madrid Campus Update featuring Paul Vita, Director and Academic Dean, Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
Cupples House Patio, 9:30 a.m.

Black Alumni Association 27th Annual Ernest A. Calloway Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Saint Louis Room, Busch Student Center, 9:30 a.m. - noon

School of Nursing Luncheon and Open House
School of Nursing, 10 a.m. - noon

Capturing Time: The Dedication of Bicentennial Plaza
Bicentennial Plaza (located between Grand and Griesdieck Halls), 10:30 a.m.

Campus Trolley Tours
BSC Bus Circle, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

New Residence Hall Tours
Grand Hall and Spring Hall, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Billiken Tailgate and Pep Rally , sponsored by Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow
Fred Weber Parking Lot at Chaifetz Arena, noon - 2 p.m. (Food prices will vary by food truck.)

Golf Cart Parade, sponsored by Student Activity Board 
Begins at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza, 12:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer Game: Billikens vs. Stanford
Hermann Stadium, 2 p.m.

Bicentennial Mass and Kick-Off Celebration
Arch Grounds, 5:30 p.m., fireworks to follow Mass

5-, 10- and 25-year Undergraduate Reunions (for the Classes of 2012, 2007 and 1992)
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark (1 S. Broadway), Three Sixty Rooftop Bar, 7 p.m., $30

Black Alumni Association Happy Hour
Olive Bar, 3037 Olive St., 7 - 11  p.m.

Black Alumni Association Young Black Alumni Party
The Marquee Restaurant & Lounge, 1911 Locust St., 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Black Alumni Association Sunday Worship Service
Greater Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 10 a.m.


St. Francis Xavier College Church, 10:30 a.m.

Occupational Therapy 25th Anniversary Brunch
Allied Health Building, Multipurpose Room, 11 a.m.

Golden Billiken Brunch (for the Class of 1967 and earlier)
College Church, Lower Level Ballroom, 11:30 a.m.

Brunch with the Billiken
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms, 11:30 a.m., $15, children under 12: $10, meal swipes accepted for current students



Parents, please call 314-977-2805
Alumni, please  call 314-977-2348