Schedule of Events

  • Schedule of Events
  • Billiken Traditions
  • Reunions
  • Family-Friendly Events

Thursday, September 24

7:15 p.m.
Billikens Night at Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium
Cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers with fellow Billikens. All fans purchasing a special Billikens Night Theme ticket will receive a Billikens themed Cardinals cap! Tickets can be purchased online at www.cardinals.com/billikens or over the phone by calling 314-345-9000.  Please note, the Cardinals are coordinating this special offer, and tickets are limited.

Friday, September 25

Noon to 7 p.m.
Blood Drive
Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room
Kick off the weekend by giving back to those in need! Make an appointment by calling American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or schedule an appointment to donate blood online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. When registering, use the sponsor code “SLU.” Although we honor appointments first, walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

1 p.m.
School of Nursing White Coat Ceremony
St. Francis Xavier College Church (Ceremony)
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms 170 and 171 (Reception)
Join us as the School of Nursing welcomes sophomore students to the field of health care while emphasizing the importance of compassionate care and scientific proficiency. The ceremony will also honor the 2015 alumni merit recipient and feature keynote speaker John O'Leary.

4:30 to 7 p.m.
Parks College Happy Hour
Field House Pub & Grill (510 N. Theresa)
Join Parks alumni, faculty and staff for a happy hour. Appetizers provided. Cash bar. The Class of 1965 is invited to attend from 4:30 to 6 p.m. before the Golden Billiken Dinner.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Fine and Performing Arts Reception
Samuel Cupples House, McNamee Gallery
Join students, faculty and alumni at the Faculty Exhibition for drinks and appetizers and learn about recent accomplishments for all four areas of the Department of Fine and Preforming Arts.

5 to 7:30 p.m.
School of Education Alumni Happy Hour
Humphreys (3700 Laclede Ave.)
Reunite with former classmates over food and drinks.

5 to 6 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Golden Billiken Reception
Samuel Cupples House
Join fellow A&S classmates from 1965 and earlier for a cocktail reception.

5 to 7:30 p.m.
John Cook School of Business Reunion Celebration
Cook Hall, Shanahan Atrium
Join alumni from all undergraduate and graduate programs for appetizers, drinks and conversation. The Class of 1965 will be recognized from 5 to 6 p.m. before the Golden Billiken Dinner.

6 to 10 p.m.
Golden Billiken Dinner, Class of 1965
DuBourg Hall
$45 per person
It’s time to celebrate the Class of 1965! Join us for cocktails, dinner and music to celebrate 50 wonderful years. 

6 to 8 p.m.
Taste of Midtown
Hotel Ignacio
$15 per person
Explore the tastes and sounds of the Midtown area – with food from the area’s best establishments – all on the grounds of Hotel Ignacio. Must be 21 or older to attend. 

6 p.m. Cocktail Hour, 7 p.m. Dinner & Ceremony
SLU LAW Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame
Missouri Athletic Club (405 Washington Avenue)
$100 per person
Join alumni and friends of SLU Law to honor the 2015 inductees. An invitation will be mailed separately. For additional information and to register, visit law.slu.edu/order-fleur-de-lis.

8 p.m.
Outdoor Movie: TBD
University Quad
Bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy a SLU tradition with your friends and family.  This family-friendly movie selection will be announced at a later date.  Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Saturday, September 27

7:30 a.m. Check In Opens, 8 a.m. Race
14th Annual Cheryl Cavallo Hustle for Your Health 5K
Allied Health Building
$15 per child and $20 per student/adult
Sponsored by the Physical Therapy Student Council as a fundraiser for the Cheryl Cavallo Scholarship.

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Doisy College of Health Sciences Pancake Breakfast
Allied Health Building, Fresh Gatherings (Ground Floor)
$7 per person (meal swipes not accepted)
Join family, alumni and friends for an all-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, sausage, and a variety of beverages prepared by Nutrition and Dietetics students. 

8:30 a.m.
Parks College Fly-In Breakfast
Parks Airport, Cahokia, Illinois
$5 per person
Proceeds will benefit Parks College student groups. 

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Doisy College of Health Sciences Open House
Allied Health Building
Join family, alumni and friends of the Doisy College of Health Sciences for an open house, including tours of the building and the chance to mingle with current students and faculty. 

9 to 10:30 a.m. 
School of Nursing Open House
Nursing Building
Join alumni, families and friends of the SLU School of Nursing for an open house, including tours of the Learning Simulation Laboratory and demonstrations by faculty and students.

10 a.m. to noon
Department of Psychology Open House
Morrissey Hall, Second Floor
Alumni, family and friends are invited to visit our classrooms, research labs, and service centers in our new location. Come and enjoy complimentary coffee and conversation with our faculty and students.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m
SLUMA Open House
Saint Louis University Museum of Art (3663 Lindell Blvd.)
Visit alumnus Tim Drone's (A&S '72, GR '75, MBA '77) collection, "Painting the Midwest," and chat about the artwork with Director of Museums and Galleries Petruta Lipan at SLUMA, Go! Magazine's 2015 readers’ choice for “Best Art Gallery.”

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Billiken Wiffleball Classic
Vandeventer Field
Join the fraternity and sorority life community at Saint Louis University for a family-friendly wiffleball tournament. Play with your students or as an alumni member of your organization; all are welcome to participate. Snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit SLU’s Emergency Student Aid Scholarship. Event is complimentary, but registration is required. 

11:30 a.m. Check-In Opens, Noon Program
Alumni Merit Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon
Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room
$10 per person
Join President, Dr. Fred Pestello, faculty, staff and friends as we honor the 2015 Alumni Merit award recipients.

2015 Alumni Merit Award Recipients:

  • David Zemelman ’73, ’76 – College of Arts & Sciences
  • Norman Freiberger ’59 – School of Dentistry
  • Michael P. McNulty ’82 - John Cook School of Business
  • Jorge F. Seda ’69 - Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology
  • Laura L. Kuensting ’87, ’94, ’12- School of Nursing
  • Richard Ward ’58 - Institute of Technology
  • Mark Marshall ’77 - Doisy College of Health Sciences
  • Darigg C. Brown ’02- College for Public Health & Social Justice
  • Larry L. Cockell ’79 - School for Professional Studies
  • Tiffany Anderson ’94, ’01 – School of Education
For additional information, visit alumni.slu.edu/alumnimerit

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Food Truck Festival
Georgetown Parking Lot
Join us for lunch! Some of St. Louis’ favorite food trucks will be on campus serving up their fresh eats.

Noon to 2 p.m.
Reception with the Jesuit Community
Busch Student Center, Outdoor Amphitheater
Meet and mingle with members of SLU’s Jesuit Community and other students, families and alumni. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Noon to 2 p.m.
Student Success Center Open House
Busch Student Center, Student Success Center , Third Floor
Meet with career development specialists to hear about their services offered and how they can provide expertise for students, alumni and parents. 

Back to Class
Join SLU Experts & Faculty for these special presentations.
Busch Student Center 
1 to 2 p.m. – Rooms 251 A & B
“Theatre 101: The Impulse to Perform”
Speaker: Mark Wilson
Join us for an interactive exploration of the origins of theatre and ritual. Participants will unite to recreate a probable scenario based on the essay, “Theatre As It Was”, by the famous theatre scenic designer and theorist, Robert Edmond Jones. Sponsored by the Fine and Preforming Arts Department.

2 to 3 p.m. - Rooms 253 A and D
“Liturgy and the Work of Ethics”
Speaker: Jeff Bishop, M.D., Ph.D.
When we worship God together, the liturgy often appeals to our senses and imagination, not only with words and stories, but with music and images as well. Do these uses of imagination have anything to do with ethical living? Dr. Bishop explains how they do. Sponsored by the College of Philosophy & Letters

3 to 4 p.m. – Rooms 251 A & B
“Finding God in Daily Life”
Speaker: Chistopher Collins, S.J.
Come meet the author of "3 Moments of the Day: Praying with the Heart of Jesus" and learn about ways to strengthen your prayer life. Sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program.

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Service Project
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom 173
Help make fleece-tie blankets for patients in need (while supplies last). The blankets will be donated to patients at the SLU Cancer Center. Volunteers must be able to cut and tie fleece blankets; there is no sewing involved. If you are not able to attend the service project but still want to support this cause, completed blankets can be dropped off at the registration tent.

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology Open House
McDonnell Douglas Hall
Join family and friends of Parks College for an open house. 

1 to 4 p.m.
Campus Trolley Tours
See the wonderful developments happening around campus on this special trolley tour. Trolleys will be boarding from the Georgetown Loop behind Griesedieck Hall. The last tour departs at 3:30 p.m. 

2 to 5 p.m.
SLU Fest
University Quad
Join us for games, treats and fun for Billikens of all ages.  Also enjoy live music from local band Griffin and the Gargoyles - sponsored by Spectrum Brands.

2 to 4 p.m.
John Cook School of Business Open House
Cook Hall
Come home to Cook Hall to reminisce with fellow business alumni and visit with students, parents and friends! Light refreshments provided. 

3:30 to 5 p.m.
Movie and Meet and Greet: Marshall the Miracle Dog
Center for Global Citizenship
Join us for a special movie screening of “Marshall the Miracle Dog.” Meet Marshall the labrador retriever as well as the author and producer Cyndi Willenbrock and director and SLU alumnus Jay Kanzler before the movie. Presented by the Gruenberg Society and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

4 to 7 p.m.
A Pouring on the Patio
Samuel Cupples House
Enjoy wine and smooth jazz on the patio of the historic Samuel Cupples house. Pre-registration is not required. 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Billikens of the Last Decade (BOLD) Reunion
Humphrey’s
$5 per person
Join Billikens of the Last Decade (BOLD) for a pre-game happy hour before the Homecoming and Family Weekend soccer game! BOLD reunion classes (2005, 2010 and 2015) will be honored at the event.

5:15 p.m.
Homecoming and Family Weekend Mass
Saint Francis Xavier College Church
All are welcome to attend Catholic Mass. Step aside from the hectic pace of university life to immerse yourself into God's love and grace by worshiping with a Spirit-filled community. Families of all faith traditions are invited to worship with us. 

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Billiken Tailgate
Tegeler Field
Gather with students, families, and alumni for music, food and fun at the Billiken Tailgate. Festivities include face painting, photo booth and games. To avoid waiting in line, purchase food and drink tickets in advance with your registration. Tickets are $2 each; average meal is five tickets (entrée = two tickets each; sides, dessert, soft drinks = one ticket each). Additional tickets will be available for purchase on site. SLU Students can exchange a meal swipe or flex points for 5 tickets. 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
President’s Circle Barbecue
Hermann Stadium
President’s Circle members are invited to join University President Dr. Fred Pestello for a special barbecue. An invitation will be mailed separately.  For more information about the President’s Circle, visit giving.slu.edu/givingprograms.

6 p.m.
Golf Cart Parade
Enjoy the annual golf cart parade. The parade begins at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza, travels through the heart of campus and ends at Hermann Stadium. 

6 to 8 p.m.
Parks College and Institute of Technology 50-Year Reunion, Class of 1965
McDonnell Douglas Hall
$15 per person
Join alumni and spouses for appetizers, drinks and reminiscing in the rotunda. 

6:30 p.m.
Tau Kappa Epsilon 60th Anniversary Banquet
Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room
$65 per person
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity invites its active and alumni members to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Epsilon-Alpha chapter. Members may bring spouses/guests. Please note that the event costs $65 per person or $130 per couple. Registration includes dinner, open bar, and silent auction.

7:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Game And Fireworks
Hermann Stadium
Cheer for the Billikens as they take on the University of Central Arkansas Bears in this year's Homecoming and Family Weekend game. Our annual fireworks show will begin at halftime. Free admission with your Homecoming and Family Weekend registration. Tickets can be picked up at the Registration Tent.

Sunday, September 27

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

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Golden Billiken Brunch (Class of 1964 and Earlier)
St. Francis Xavier College Church, Lower Level
Wrap up the weekend with fellow Golden Billikens.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Brunch with the Billiken
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom
Tickets Required. $15 per person ($10 for children under 10). SLU Students can exchange a meal swipe or flex points for admission.

Friday, September 25

8 p.m.
Outdoor Movie: TBD
University Quad
Bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy a SLU tradition with your friends and family.  This family-friendly movie selection will be announced at a later date.  Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Saturday, September 27

2 to 5 p.m.
SLU Fest
University Quad
Join us for games, treats and fun for Billikens of all ages.  Also enjoy live music from local band Griffin and the Gargoyles - sponsored by Spectrum Brands.

5:15 p.m.
Homecoming and Family Weekend Mass
Saint Francis Xavier College Church
All are welcome to attend Catholic Mass. Step aside from the hectic pace of university life to immerse yourself into God's love and grace by worshiping with a Spirit-filled community. Families of all faith traditions are invited to worship with us. 

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Billiken Tailgate
Tegeler Field
Gather with students, families, and alumni for music, food and fun at the Billiken Tailgate. Festivities include face painting, photo booth and games. To avoid waiting in line, purchase food and drink tickets in advance with your registration. Tickets are $2 each; average meal is five tickets (entrée = two tickets each; sides, dessert, soft drinks = one ticket each). Additional tickets will be available for purchase on site. SLU Students can exchange a meal swipe or flex points for 5 tickets. 

6 p.m.
Golf Cart Parade
Enjoy the annual golf cart parade. The parade begins at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza, travels through the heart of campus and ends at Hermann Stadium. 

7:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Game And Fireworks
Hermann Stadium
Cheer for the Billikens as they take on the University of Central Arkansas Bears in this year's Homecoming and Family Weekend game. Our annual fireworks show will begin at halftime. Free admission with your Homecoming and Family Weekend registration. Tickets can be picked up at the Registration Tent.


Friday, September 25

5 to 6 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Golden Billiken Reception
Samuel Cupples House
Join fellow A&S classmates from 1965 and earlier for a cocktail reception.

5 to 7:30 p.m.
John Cook School of Business Reunion Celebration
Cook Hall, Shanahan Atrium
Join alumni from all undergraduate and graduate programs for appetizers, drinks and conversation. The Class of 1965 will be recognized from 5 to 6 p.m. before the Golden Billiken Dinner.

6 to 10 p.m.
Golden Billiken Dinner, Class of 1965
DuBourg Hall
$45 per person
It’s time to celebrate the Class of 1965! Join us for cocktails, dinner and music to celebrate 50 wonderful years. 

Saturday, September 27

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Billikens of the Last Decade (BOLD) Reunion
Humphrey’s
$5 per person
Join Billikens of the Last Decade (BOLD) for a pre-game happy hour before the Homecoming and Family Weekend soccer game! BOLD reunion classes (2005, 2010 and 2015) will be honored at the event.

6 to 8 p.m.
Parks College and Institute of Technology 50-Year Reunion, Class of 1965
McDonnell Douglas Hall
$15 per person
Join alumni and spouses for appetizers, drinks and reminiscing in the rotunda. 

6:30 p.m.
Tau Kappa Epsilon 60th Anniversary Banquet
Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room
$65 per person
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity invites its active and alumni members to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Epsilon-Alpha chapter. Members may bring spouses/guests. Please note that the event costs $65 per person or $130 per couple. Registration includes dinner, open bar, and silent auction.

Sunday, September 27

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Golden Billiken Brunch (Class of 1964 and Earlier)
St. Francis Xavier College Church, Lower Level
Wrap up the weekend with fellow Golden Billikens.

Thursday, September 24

7:15 p.m.
Billikens Night at Busch Stadium
Busch Stadium
Cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers with fellow Billikens. All fans purchasing a special Billikens Night Theme ticket will receive a Billikens themed Cardinals cap! Tickets can be purchased online at www.cardinals.com/billikens or over the phone by calling 314-345-9000.  Please note, the Cardinals are coordinating this special offer, and tickets are limited.

Friday, September 25

8 p.m.
Outdoor Movie: TBD
University Quad
Bring your blankets and pillows to enjoy a SLU tradition with your friends and family.  This family-friendly movie selection will be announced at a later date.  Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

Saturday, September 27

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Doisy College of Health Sciences Pancake Breakfast
Allied Health Building, Fresh Gatherings (Ground Floor)
$7 per person (meal swipes not accepted)
Join family, alumni and friends for an all-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, sausage, and a variety of beverages prepared by Nutrition and Dietetics students. 

8:30 a.m.
Parks College Fly-In Breakfast
Parks Airport, Cahokia, Illinois
$5 per person
Proceeds will benefit Parks College student groups. 

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Billiken Wiffleball Classic
Vandeventer Field
Join the fraternity and sorority life community at Saint Louis University for a family-friendly wiffleball tournament. Play with your students or as an alumni member of your organization; all are welcome to participate. Snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit SLU’s Emergency Student Aid Scholarship. Event is complimentary, but registration is required. 

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Food Truck Festival
Georgetown Parking Lot
Join us for lunch! Some of St. Louis’ favorite food trucks will be on campus serving up their fresh eats.

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Service Project
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom 173
Help make fleece-tie blankets for patients in need (while supplies last). The blankets will be donated to patients at the SLU Cancer Center. Volunteers must be able to cut and tie fleece blankets; there is no sewing involved. If you are not able to attend the service project but still want to support this cause, completed blankets can be dropped off at the registration tent.

1 to 4 p.m.
Campus Trolley Tours
See the wonderful developments happening around campus on this special trolley tour. Trolleys will be boarding from the Georgetown Loop behind Griesedieck Hall. The last tour departs at 3:30 p.m. 

2 to 5 p.m.
SLU Fest
University Quad
Join us for games, treats and fun for Billikens of all ages.  Also enjoy live music from local band Griffin and the Gargoyles - sponsored by Spectrum Brands.

3:30 to 5 p.m.
Movie and Meet and Greet: Marshall the Miracle Dog
Center for Global Citizenship
Join us for a special movie screening of “Marshall the Miracle Dog.” Meet Marshall the labrador retriever as well as the author and producer Cyndi Willenbrock and director and SLU alumnus Jay Kanzler before the movie. Presented by the Gruenberg Society and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Billiken Tailgate
Tegeler Field
Gather with students, families, and alumni for music, food and fun at the Billiken Tailgate. Festivities include face painting, photo booth and games. To avoid waiting in line, purchase food and drink tickets in advance with your registration. Tickets are $2 each; average meal is five tickets (entrée = two tickets each; sides, dessert, soft drinks = one ticket each). Additional tickets will be available for purchase on site. SLU Students can exchange a meal swipe or flex points for 5 tickets. 

6 p.m.
Golf Cart Parade
Enjoy the annual golf cart parade. The parade begins at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza, travels through the heart of campus and ends at Hermann Stadium. 

7:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Game And Fireworks
Hermann Stadium
Cheer for the Billikens as they take on the University of Central Arkansas Bears in this year's Homecoming and Family Weekend game. Our annual fireworks show will begin at halftime. Free admission with your Homecoming and Family Weekend registration. Tickets can be picked up at the Registration Tent.

Sunday, September 27

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Brunch with the Billiken
Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom
Tickets Required. $15 per person ($10 for children under 10). SLU Students can exchange a meal swipe or flex points for admission.



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