Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 25

School of Dentistry Alumni Reunion Dinner
St. Francis Xavier College Church (lower level) | $30 per person
Reminisce with your classmates as we present the School of Dentistry Alumni Merit Award.
2014 Recipient: Quentin Dahm, D.D.S. (Dent ’67)

Friday, September 26

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 online at When registering, use the sponsor code “SLU.” Although we honor appointments first, walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board.

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 in all areas of the Fine and Performing Arts Department.

4:30 to 7 p.m.
Parks College Happy Hour
Field House Pub & Grill (510 N. Theresa)
Appetizers provided. Cash bar.

4:30 to 6 p.m.
College for Public Health & Social Justice Alumni Merit Award Presentation
Salus Center
Join alumni and friends of the College for Public Health & Social Justice to honor the 2014 alumni merit award recipient. Parking is available in the Spring Hill Parking Lot located on Lafayette Avenue.
2014 Honoree: James Siemianowski (MSW ’82).

5 to 6 p.m.
Business School 50-Year Reunion Celebration
Cook Hall, Shanahan Atrium
Join fellow 1964 Commerce and Finance classmates for a cocktail reception before the Golden Billiken Dinner.

5 to 6 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Golden Billiken Reception
Samuel Cupples House
Join fellow A&S classmates from 1964 and earlier for a cocktail reception.

5 to 7:30 p.m.
College of Education and Public Service Alumni Happy Hour
Humphrey’s (3700 Laclede Avenue)
Reunite with former classmates over food and drinks.

6 to 10 p.m.
Golden Billiken Dinner, Class of 1964
DuBourg Hall
$45 per person
It’s time to celebrate the Class of 1964! 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.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Executive Master of International Business (EMIB) Celebration
Cook Hall, Shanahan Atrium
Join fellow EMIB alumni from all classes for appetizers, drinks and networking. An invitation will be mailed separately.

8 p.m.
Outdoor Movie: Toy Story 3
Tegeler Field
Bring your blankets and pillows and enjoy a SLU tradition with your family. Watch what happens to your favorite toys Woody, Buzz, and friends when Andy goes to college. Sponsored by The Standard.

Saturday, September 27

7:30 a.m.
Check In Opens

8 a.m. Race Begins
13th Annual Cheryl Cavallo Hustle for Your Health 5K
Allied Health Building
$15 per child and $20 per student/adult
Must register by Sept. 3 to guarantee a commemorative T-shirt.
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)
Cost: $7
Join alumni and friends for an all-you-can-eat pancake 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.
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 faculty.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parks College and Institute of Technology Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony and Reception
Il Monastero (3050 Olive St.)
2014 Honorees: Terrance Matter (Parks ’64) and John O’Neill (IT ’59).

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
School of Nursing Open House
Nursing Building
Join family, alumni 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.

11 a.m. to Noon
Doisy College of Health Sciences Alumni Merit Award Presentation
Allied Health Building, Multipurpose Room (Third Floor)
2014 Honoree: William Hopfinger, PT (Doisy ’78).

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Merit Awards Ceremony and Reception
Boileau Hall
2014 Honorees: Nicole Creed (Math ’95). Peter Derenski (Psychology ’71), Edwin Heigl (Sociology ’79), James Godsil (Political Science ’67; MA- Urban Affairs ’69), Stanley Paur (English ’67).

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Billiken Wiffleball Classic
Vandeventer Field
Join the Fraternity and Sorority Life community at Saint Louis University for a family-friendly wiffleball tournament. You can play as an alumni member of your organization; however 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.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
School of Nursing Alumni Merit Award Ceremony and Luncheon
Nursing Building
$10 per person
2014 Honoree: Patricia Potter RN, PhD, FAAN (Grad Nurs ’78, ’02)

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 talk about their services and provide expertise for students, alumni and parents.
12:30 p.m.
SLU vs. Lindenwood-Belleville, Men’s Ice Hockey
Webster Groves Ice Arena (off campus at 33 E. Glendale Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119)
Pay at the door- admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children
For more information, visit

1 to 4 p.m.
Open House for the Law School’s New Home
Joe and Loretta Scott Hall (100 N. Tucker Blvd.)
Tour the newly renovated downtown location of SLU LAW. Shuttle service will be available from the Frost Campus, or on-street parking is available.

Back to Class
Join SLU Experts & Faculty for these special presentations.
Busch Student Center

11 a.m. to Noon - Rooms 352 and 353
“Gateway to Opportunity: Starting Your Career in St. Louis”
Learn from St. Louis-area alumni about their career paths as they offer advice on how to take advantage of opportunities in the city of St. Louis. Sponsored by: Office of Career Services, Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Community Relations.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Rooms 253 A and D
“Happy 250th Birthday, St. Louis”
Speaker: Tom Finan, Ph.D.
Join Dr. Finan as he examines St. Louis’ historic milestone, and highlights the contributions SLU has made to the city's development.

1 to 2 p.m. - Rooms 251 A and B
“Celebrating 70 years of Inclusion at SLU”
Speaker: Stefan Bradley, Ph.D.
Join Dr. Bradley, director of the African American Studies department, as he explores the history and impact of SLU’s monumental decision to desegregate the University in 1944. Sponsored by the Black Alumni Association.

2 to 3 p.m. - Rooms 253 A and D
"Failure Forward: Leadership in Tough Times"
Speaker: Mike Shaner, Ph.D.
Every individual, group and organization will fail at some point of their lives. It cannot be prevented, and the way we react to failure determines how we face the future. Success is inspirational; failure is educational! This class is on “Failure 101.”

3 to 4 p.m. - Rooms 251 A and B
“A Team Approach to Managing a Concussion”
Speaker: Kitty Newsham, Ph.D., ATC
Learn about current approaches to treating concussions and how these approaches are being applied to SLU student athletes.


1 to 2:30 p.m.
Service Project
Busch Student Center, St. Louis Room
Make fleece tie blankets for patients in need. See page 10 for additional information.

1 to 3 p.m.
Parks College and Institute of 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
Next to Dolphin Pond
Join us for games, treats and fun for Billikens of all ages.

2 to 4 p.m.
Next to Dolphin Pond
Enjoy music from local band Griffin and the Gargoyles. Frozen custard from Ted Drewes will be available for sale. Concert sponsored by Spectrum Brands.

2:30 to 4 p.m. p.m.
Meet the Artist Reception
Saint Louis University Museum of Art (3663 Lindell Blvd.)
See alumnus Richard Winter’s collection “The Dream” and meet Harry Weber, the local artist known for his legendary bronze sculptures, which include many of the Cardinals’ statues outside of Busch Stadium. Wine and cheese provided, and the first 24 families will receive an Official Major League Baseball signed by a Cardinals Hall of Fame player.

3 to 4:30 p.m.
John Cook School of Business Open House
Cook Hall
Come home to Cook Hall to reminisce with fellow business alumni, families and friends! Enjoy refreshments and activities for children.

3:30 to 5 p.m.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Open House
DeMattias Hall, Multipurpose Room
Families and alumni are invited to visit Demattias Hall, the fraternity and sorority life residence hall on-campus. Enjoy seeing chapter rooms and interacting with current chapter members, alumni, and families.

4 to 5 p.m.
Meet the President
Busch Student Center, Outdoor Amphitheater
Meet and mingle with the 33rd President of Saint Louis University, Dr. Fred Pestello. Light refreshments provided.

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

4 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Game
Hermann Stadium
Cheer for the Billikens as they take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. Free admission with your Homecoming and Family Weekend registration.

5 to 7 p.m.
Billikens of the Last Decade (BOLD) Reunion
Join the classes of 2004-2014 for a Homecoming reunion! The Class of 2004, the winning class of the 2014 Battle of the BOLD, will be recognized at the event.

5:15 p.m.
Homecoming & Family Weekend Mass
St. 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.

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. 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.
Tickets Required. 

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 barbeque. An invitation will be mailed separately. For more information about the President’s Circle, visit

6 p.m.
Golf Cart Parade
Enjoy our traditional 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 1964
McDonnell Douglas Hall
$15 per person
Join alumni and spouses for appetizers, drinks and reminiscing in the rotunda.

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 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 on the Quad.

Sunday, September 28

10:30 a.m.
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
Enjoy a brunch with the Billiken and other SLU students, families and alumni before you depart.
Tickets Required. $15 per person ($10 for children under 10).