Family Weekend 2011


Family Weekend 2011

Event Details

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Late registration is available at the check-in tent between Griesedieck and DuBourg halls for $35 per person. Payment at the registration tent must be made by cash or check, credit cards will not be accepted.

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Family, Fun, & Fitness
3 to 10 p.m.
Simon Recreation Center
Stay fit while enjoying the company of your family. Those family members registered for Family Weekend will have access to the Simon Recreation Center Facilities during these hours.

Parents Jazz Reception
4 to 6 p.m.
Busch Student Center Outdoor Atrium
Enjoy refreshments and connect with other parents and Saint Louis University faculty and staff while enjoying Rhythm and Blues music. Sponsored by the Billiken Parent Association.  

SLU vs. Charlotte, Women’s Volleyball

7 p.m.
Chaifetz Pavilion

Saturday, September 24
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Career Services Presentation: Job Searching
10 a.m.
Busch Student Center
Join presenter, Kim Reitter, Ed.D., Director of Career Services, to learn useful job search strategies that will help you gain a competitive edge.

School of Nursing Open House
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Nursing Building, Medical Center
Join alumni and friends of the SLU School of Nursing for an open house, including tours of the newly renovated Learning Simulation Laboratory and Heritage Hall.

Department of Psychology Open House
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Shannon Hall
Join alumni and friends of the SLU Department of Psychology for an open house, including tours of the research labs as well as the Psychological Services Center and the Center for Application of Behavioral Sciences.

College of Arts & Sciences “Meet the Dean” Reception
Noon to 1 p.m.
Busch Student Center
Visit with the newly appointed dean, Michael D. Barber, S.J., to hear about highlights of the college.

Sword Fighting Demonstration
1 to 3 p.m. 
University Quad
Join the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies for demonstrations of authentic medieval techniques of fighting with sword, dagger, spear, and others. 
Grand Center’s “Dancing in the Street”
1 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the kickoff of Grand Center’s fall art season. Please visit for more information.

Campus Tram Tours
1 to 4 p.m. 
See the wonderful developments happening around campus on this special tram tour.  Trams will be boarding from the Georgetown Loop, behind Greisedieck Hall.

Family Fun Area
1 to 5 p.m.
University Quad
Joins us for games, treats and fun for Billikens of all ages.

Tour the newest facilities at the Medical Center: Health Sciences Education Union and Recreation Stadium
1 to 3 p.m.
Medical Center
Located in the heart of the Medical Center, the brick and glass 30,000-square foot Education Union is a learning and social gathering place. With a focus on interprofessional education, the Education Union provides many ways for students from the different colleges and schools at the Medical Center to collaborate. Located just steps from the Education Union, the recreation stadium features a NCAA regulation-size soccer field encircled by an eight-lane, 400-meter, NCAA-regulation track.

Parks College & Institute of Technology Open House
1 to 4 p.m.
McDonnell Douglas Hall
Join alumni and friends of Parks College and the Institute of Technology for an open house, including tours of the historic timeline and new civil engineering labs, aviation simulations, student project displays and more!

“Back to Class”
Join us for two special faculty presentations!
◊  The Archaeology of Saint Louis University 
1:30 to 2:15 p.m. 
Busch Student Center 
Join presenter Dr. Tom Finan, from the Department of History and the Director of the Center for International Studies, to learn more about the landscape history of Saint Louis University and how we are literally walking on St. Louis' past.
◊  College Life in the Movies
3 to 4 p.m. 
Busch Student Center
Hear from a panel of faculty members as they discuss the ways in which college life has been depicted on the silver screen, with clips from some of their favorite (and perhaps least favorite) films.   The faculty panelists include:
Dr. James Scott, Professor of English and Director of the SLU Film Studies Certificate Program
Dr. Paaige Turner, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Communication
Dr. Vijay Dixit, Professor of Physics
Dr. Mike Shaner, Professor of Management
Dr. Avis Meyer, Professor of Communication

Concert and Ice Cream Social
2 to 4 p.m.
University Quad
Enjoy frozen custard from Ted Drewes while listening to music from local band, Griffin & the Gargoyles.

A Pouring at the Cupples House
4  to 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Cupples House
Enjoy wine and smooth jazz on the patio of the historic Samuel Cupples House.  For more information, please visit   

Billiken Tailgate
5 to 7 p.m.
U.S. Bank Plaza
Gather with your classmates as Billikens from near and far join together for music, food and fun at the Billiken Tailgate.  

Homecoming Parade
6  p.m.
Enjoy our traditional golf cart parade, led by University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

Men’s Soccer Game & Fireworks
7:30 p.m.
Hermann Stadium
Cheer for the Billikens as they take on the Missouri State Bears in this year’s Homecoming game.  Our annual fireworks show will begin at halftime.  

Sunday, September 25
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Sword Fighting Workshop for Beginners
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Il Monastero
Bob Charron will provide instruction to interested beginning students.  Topics will include understanding the sword, the structure of the fight, tempo, and the system of postas.  No experience necessary. Please, no children under the age of 14.   For additional information and to register, please e-mail Thomas at 

Alumni Mass
10:30 a.m.
St. Francis Xavier College Church
Submit prayer intentions at All intentions will be remembered in the Sunday Mass. 

Brunch with the Billiken
11:30 a.m.
Wool Ballroom, Busch Student Center

Contact Information
Busch Student Center, Suite 313
Saint Louis, MO 63103

Date & Location
Date: 9/23/2011 to 9/25/2011
Location: Saint Louis University
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