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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018: A Grand Celebration

This year's Homecoming and Family Weekend will celebrate SLU's 200th anniversary with A Grand Celebration, a special event along Grand Boulevard that will feature live music, food and fun activities for all ages. Per tradition, the evening will cap-off with SLU's signature fireworks display. 

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Don't miss this special Bicentennial Homecoming and Family Weekend! We hope to see you back on campus Sept. 27 - 30.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 27
Always at the Frontier: Saint Louis University 1818-2018*

Bicentennial Exhibit at Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Alumni Merit Recognition Ceremony
Busch Student Center, Saint Louis Room, 6 – 9 p.m.
$10 per person; $80 per table

Student Showcase Performance
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms, 7 – 9 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Game vs. Rhode Island
Hermann Stadium, 7 p.m.

* = indicates an event celebrating SLU's bicentennial

Friday, Sept. 28

SLU Fleur de Lis Floral Art Walk*
Various Locations on campus and in Midtown Friday and Saturday, hours vary by location

School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony and Reception
St. Francis Xavier College Church, 1 p.m.; Reception: Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms, immediately following the ceremony Invitation Group: School of Nursing students, parents and alumni

Field Hockey Game vs. La Salle
SportPort International (12525 Sportport, Maryland Heights, MO 63043), 3 p.m.

Reflections and Insights: Margaret Lazzari, artist talk*
Saint Louis University Museum of Art, Community Galleries, 3663 Lindell Blvd., noon

A Lifetime in Art: Margaret Lazzari, Honored Alumna, Exhibit Opening*
Saint Louis University Museum of Art, Community Galleries, 3663 Lindell Blvd., 4 – 7 p.m.

175 years of SLU LAW – The Dodransbicentennial Celebration
Scott Hall, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Garden to Table
SLU’s Teaching Garden, South Campus, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Adult single ticket: $20, $7 children 12 and under

Garden to Table and Progressive Patio Bundle
This option includes a reduced rate for individuals who plan to attend both Garden to Table and Progressive Patio. Please note, these events are hosted on both sides of campus and a shuttle will be provided to guests who register for this option.
Various locations on North and South Campus, 5:30 – 10 p.m.
$35 per person

School of Nursing 90th Anniversary Gala
6 – 10 p.m. (Cocktails at 6 p.m.; Dinner from 7 – 10 p.m.)
Please contact Jane Baum at jane.baum@slu.edu for more information.

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

Golden Billiken Dinner (Class of 1968)
DuBourg Hall, Pere Marquette, 6 – 10 p.m.
$45 per person

Progressive Patio Party
Various patios on North Campus, 7 – 10 p.m.
$20 per person

Women’s Volleyball Game vs. VCU
The Pavilion at Chaifetz Arena, 7 p.m.

* = indicates an event celebrating SLU's bicentennial

Saturday, Sept. 29

Hustle for Your Health 5K and Family Fun Walk
Doisy/SLU Medical Center Track, 8 – 10 a.m.
$20 adults/SLU student; $10 for ages 13-17; complimentary for children 12 and under; $25 for day-of registration

Hustle for Your Health 5K and Family Fun Walk and Doisy Pancake Breakfast Bundle
This option includes a reduced rate for individuals who would like to register for both events. Please note, children 11 and under are complimentary for the run, but there is a charge to attend the breakfast.
Hustle for Your Health
Doisy/SLU Medical Center Track, 8 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast
Fresh Gatherings, 9 a.m.
$28 adults/SLU student; $18 for ages 12-17; $8 children $12 and under; $32 for day-of registration

Breakfast and CME Current Topics for the Practicing Physician – Issues from the Shoulder Up
Education Union, South Campus, Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.; CME 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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

Madrid Campus Reception with Paul Vita
Cupples House 9:30 a.m.

Doisy College of Health Sciences Pancake Breakfast and Open House
Allied Health Building, Fresh Gatherings, 9 – 11 a.m.
$10 per person

Ernest A. Calloway Black Alumni Association Prayer Breakfast
Busch Student Center, Saint Louis Room, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Family Concert with Jim Gill, hosted by School of Education
Tegeler Field, 10 a.m.

School of Nursing Open House
School of Nursing, 10 – noon

Paint by Numbers*
McGannon Hall, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Campus Trolley Tours
Busch Student Center Bus Circle, Noon – 3 p.m. (last tour departs at 2:40 p.m.)

Clinical Health Sciences Alumni and Student Reception
Fresh Gatherings Patio, Noon – 2 p.m.

You are Unique! The Future of Personal Genomics, A Discussion with Spencer Wells, Ph.D., CEO of Insitome
Il Monastero, 2 p.m.

Student Government Association Alumni and Student Reception
Busch Student Center, SGA Commons, 2 – 4 p.m.

Honors Program 80th Anniversary
Cupples House, 4 p.m.

Alpha Delta Pi Celebrates 30 Years at SLU
Center for Global Citizenship, 4 p.m.

Master of Health Administration’s 70th Anniversary
Doisy Research Center, 9th Floor, 4 p.m.

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Dedication
Business School, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Golf Cart Parade
Lipic Plaza at the Clock Tower, 5 p.m.

Undergraduate Reunion Class Parties for the Classes of 1993, 2003, 2008, 2013
University Quad, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
$30 per person

A Grand Celebration*
Grand Boulevard, 3 – 9:30 p.m.

* = indicates an event celebrating SLU's bicentennial

Sunday, Sept. 30

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

Golden Billiken Brunch for the Class of 1968 and earlier
Lower Level Ballroom (College Church), 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Brunch with the Billiken
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Adult meal: $15, children 12 & under: $10, current students can use meal swipes

Women’s Volleyball Game vs. Davidson
The Pavilion at Chaifetz Arena, noon

Check-in, Hospitality and Shuttle Information 

North Campus Check-in and Late Registration
Quad
Friday: 3 – 8 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

South Campus Check-in and Late Registration
Between Hickory Garages
Friday: 4 - 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shuttles
BSC Bus Circle and Hickory Garages
Friday: 5 – 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – noon

Hospitality Area North Campus Tent
Off the Quad
Friday: 3 – 7 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.