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Events for SLU Families

Connect with other Billiken Parent and Family Association members at Homecoming and Family Weekend, Fall Welcome events, Family Trivia Night and BPFA Day at Chaifetz Arena.

Volunteer at Welcome and Preview Events

There are numerous events throughout the year — in and outside of St. Louis — that welcome potential students and parents to our Billiken Family. If you are enthusiastic, friendly and interested in helping parents feel secure about their decisions before, during and after their student transitions to SLU, this is the perfect opportunity for you. To get involved,  email

Fall Welcome Events

Saint Louis University officially welcomes all of our incoming students and families by providing specific activities and programs to help acclimate you to the University. Students and families are encouraged to participate in our  Fall Welcome programming. The schedule for fall 2022 will be posted over the summer.

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend is a combined weekend to celebrate both SLU Alumni and Billiken families. This is an event for Billiken parents and family members — if you graduated from SLU or not — to join your students on campus for several days of fun.

The purpose of this joint weekend:

  • For current families to visit their students on-campus for the weekend
  • For alumni to commemorate and celebrate their time here at Saint Louis University
  • For families to experience Saint Louis University through their students' eyes
  • And so much more

The schedule typically includes a variety of exciting events including a movie on the Quad, faculty presentations, campus tours, a service project, Billikens soccer game and fireworks.

Visit the Homecoming and Family Weekend page. Dates and details for 2022 will be coming soon!

Family Trivia Night

The Billiken Parent and Family Association hosted its 12th Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction fundraiser on  April 23, 2022. This BPFA trivia event and silent auction benefited the Jonathan C. Smith, Ph.D. Memorial Endowed Scholarship.