Events and Regional Gatherings

Homecoming 2014

Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Homecoming Liturgy and Spirit of Saint Xavier Awards
11:00 a.m., McDonough Chapel of the Mother of Mercy

Join the Saint Xavier community as we gather for the Liturgy of the Word, which will include a blessing for the recipients of the Spirit of Saint Xavier Awards -- alumni who in word and deed exemplify Saint Xavier University’s Core Values of respect, excellence, compassion, service, hospitality, integrity, diversity and learning for life.    

A reception honoring the alumni awards recipients will immediately follow in the Butler Reception Room 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Service Through Action Team (S.T.A.T.) Brown Bag Project
6:00 p.m., SXU Diner Atrium

In the spirit of our Mercy heritage, alumni, students, staff and faculty are invited help us prepare lunches for local shelters and organizations who serve our neighbors in need. Donations of peanut butter, jelly, snacks and juice pouches are always appreciated. If you would like to donate a product or a monetary donation to offset the cost of this project, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at alumni@sxu.edu or 773-298-3316. 

**Parents are welcome!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Academic Distinguished Alumni and the O'Brien Student Leadership Awards
6:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room

Members of the SXU community will honor those alumni and students whose words and actions emulate the operating ethos of Saint Xavier University.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Homecoming Celebration!

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Gilhooley's Grande Saloon

Calling all staff, faculty, alumni and SXU senior students! Let's get Happy at Our Homecoming Celebration.  Includes complimentary appetizers and beverages.

**Parents are welcome!

Celebration Dinner for Benefactors, Scholars and President's Club Members
6:30 p.m., Butler Reception Room - Invitation only 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Comics For Cougars
6:30 p.m. Doors Open --  Shannon Athletic Center Auxiliary Gymnasium 

7:00 p.m. Reception 
8:00 p.m. Performance

Local comedians, Pat McGann (Late Night with David Letterman) and WGN news personalities, Ana Belaval and Mike Toomey, join SXU alumni and friends as we LOL in honor of Homecoming 2014!

$35 p/p (21+)  includes show admission, light appetizers and refreshments.  Cash bar. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support SXU student scholarships.

Limited seating, in the Scarlet Section, is available for those who wish to purchase tables of 10. 

**Parents are welcome!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cougar 5K Run/Walk
9:00 a.m., Smith Morris Quad

Join alumni, students, parents and friends of SXU in the 14th Annual Cougar 5K Run/Walk. All participants receive a long sleeve t-shirt, refreshments and a ticket to the football game upon request. The course starts and finishes on the campus and runs through Evergreen Park.

Homecoming Pre-Game Tailgate/ VIP tent!
12:00 p.m., Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field

In addition to a pre-game reunion celebration for the classes of  '09, '04, '99, '94, '89, '84, '79, '74 and '69  Alumni and Parent Relations welcomes reunion groups from all SXU schools and senior students. Guests will have an opportunity to watch the game from the tent while enjoying cuisine offered by specialty food trucks. Come and indulge in all the great flavors of SXU!

$15 p/p (21+) includes admission to the tent, snacks, beverages, beer and wine. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support SXU student scholarships.  Children are free.

Back by popular demand! COUGAR CUBSan entertainment area for kids which will include a jumping jack; tattoos; face painting; craft projects and more!

SXU Football Vs. University of Saint Francis (Ill.)
1:00 p.m., Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field

It's sure to be an exciting match as our SXU Cougars face off against the University of Saint Francis. All alumni who register at the SXU Alumni Hospitality Tent will be given free admission to the game!

Alumni Games
Various Times

For information on Alumni Game please contact the Office of Athletics.

Gilhooley's 5th Quarter Party   
5:00 p.m., Gilhooley's Grande Saloon     

Immediately following the game head over to Gilhooley's for a 5th quarter celebration and an awesome finale to Homecoming 2014!  

**Parents are welcome!

Contact and Registration

Registration information and much more to come!

Class Volunteer

Interested in gathering a group of classmates for a reunion? Become a Class Volunteer!

Join in the fun by becoming an official class volunteer. Work with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the SXU National Alumni Board to reach out to members of your class year and help plan Homecoming activities for fellow classmates.

To find out more information about becoming a Homecoming Class Volunteer, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 773-298-3316 or alumni@sxu.edu