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Eight Reasons to Come Back to Campus for Homecoming

Every year, Saint Louis University welcomes thousands of Billiken alumni and family to campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend. With more than 40 events throughout the weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy – reunions, family activities, great food, service projects and exciting athletics.

This year’s event will be held Sept. 22-25, and attendees are able to register online now.

Just in case you haven’t made up your mind yet, here are eight reasons to return to campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

  1. Enjoy the weekend’s best firework show during half-time of the Homecoming and Family Weekend soccer game.

    Men's soccer fireworks show
  2. Sample food from awesome local restaurants while strolling through campus at the second annual Food Truck Festival.

    Food Truck Festival
  3. Serve others by making a blanket for a patient in need at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center.

    Homecoming service project
  4. Learn more about the upcoming election from SLU’s faculty experts and view pieces from Persuasive Politics on display at Saint Louis University's Museum of Art.

    Exterior of SLUMA
  5. Be inspired by the achievements of outstanding alumni recognized at the annual Alumni Merit Awards.

    2015 Alumni Merit Award Winners
  6. Share a love of good food with students, alumni, friends and other foodies at an outdoor cookout hosted by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    SLU's teaching garden
  7. Meet up with members of the class of 1966, 1991, 2006, 2011 and 2016 at reunion events. Reunions are also planned for Presidential Scholar alumni, alumni who studied at SLU Madrid and Oriflamme alumni.

    Golden Billikens
  8. Cheer on your favorite departments, staff, student groups and faculty members at the golf-cart parade, a much celebrated Homecoming and Family Weekend tradition.

    Billikens in the Golf-Cart Parade